Update: USBC on Saturday confirmed the 900 in this Twitter post:"18-year-old two-hander Jimmy Schmitzer rolled 900 last night in Norco, CA. Formal approval pending. Would be 21st in history."
I saw some reports Saturday morning at various places on the Internet about another 900 series being shot Friday night, so I posted a question asking for details on my Facebook page.
John Foltz then posted this: "Two hander, Jimmy Schmitzer. Norco, CA at a Brunswick facility. 18 years old with a VG Nano."
A Google search for Jimmy Schmitzer turned up a big-time college football recruit from Texas of that name, but also this on Storm's website about a young bowler of that name shooting 300s and an 800.
Rich Timmons sent me an email saying he was on adjacent pair and watched Schmitzer's 900.
Timmons said he watched every shot starting midway through the second game by Schmitzer and, "The ONLY shot I saw in his last 20 or so that was marginal was a slightly high hit in the second game that took out the 4-9. His last 12 shots were nails."
It was just April 12 that John Martorella Sr. rolled a 900 series at Domm’s Bowling Center in Greece N.Y.
Here is the blog I did on that 900, with details on past 900s, both certified, questioned and unjustly unrecognized.
USBC-Approved 900 Series (21)
Jeremy Sonnenfeld (R), Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 2, 1997
Tony Roventini (L), Greenfield, Wis., Nov. 9, 1998
Vince Wood (R), Moreno Valley, Calif., Sept, 29, 1999
Robby Portalatin (L), Jackson, Mich., Dec. 28, 2000
James Hylton (R), Salem, Ore., May 2, 2001
Jeff Campbell II (R), New Castle, Pa., June 12, 2004
Darin Pomije (R), New Prague, Minn., Dec. 9, 2004
Robert Mushtare (R), Fort Drum, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2005 and Feb. 19, 2006
Lonnie Billiter Jr. (R), Fairfield, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2006
Mark Wukoman (R), Greenfield, Wis., April 22, 2006
P.J. Giesfeldt (R), Milwaukee, Dec. 23, 2006
Rich Jerome Jr. (R), Baltimore, Dec. 22, 2008
Chris Aker (L), Winnemucca, Nev., Oct. 30, 2009
Andrew Teall (R), Medford, N.J., Nov. 2, 2009
Andrew Mank (R), Bellevue Ill., March 18, 2010
William Howell III (L), Middletown, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2010
Matt Latarski (R), Medina, Ohio, Nov. 28, 2010
Bob Kammer Jr. (R), Crown Point, Ind., Jan. 8, 2011
John Martorella Sr. (R), Greece, N.Y., April 12, 2012**
Jimmy Schmitzer (R), Riverside, Calif., April 20, 2012**
** Pending formal approval by the United States Bowling Congress.