I don't know if it's possible to overstate how huge this is, as the days of the U.S. dominating global bowling have been gone for some time.
Junior Team USA swept the boys' and girls' team events at the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand, the United States Bowling Congress reported.
It's the first time that has ever happened, USBC said in this news release.
And it means Team USA now owns all four World Championships titles as the Team USA men's and women's teams also are the reigning champions.
USBC reported that both title matches were against Singapore, with the boys winning 889-807 and the girls 850-799.
For the Team USA boys in the title match, Chris Via led with a 237 game, Andrew Koff added 230, Marshall Kent 212, and Zack Hattori 210.
"Coming in here with this team, we knew we had a good shot to bring home any medal, and once we snuck in in fourth place, we knew we could make a run," Via said in the release. "Bringing home the gold is an incredible feeling, especially in the team event. This is the one event we wanted most. It's a dream come true."
Kent added the team gold to his gold in singles, silver in doubles with Koff and silver in all-events.
"Gold in singles was pretty sweet, but I'll tell you what, gold in team was much better because I get to share this with three other guys," Kent said in the release. "We are going to remember this our entire lives, especially climbing from fourth."
For the Team USA girls in the title match, Jessica Earnest led with a 217, Amanda Greene added 215, Danielle McEwan 212, and Kelsey Muther 206.
"I think even just being picked to represent Junior Team USA here was a big accomplishment," Earnest said in the release. "We went out and we won team gold and that was our goal from the beginning of the week. And we came out and did it together."
USBC reported that in the semifinals, the U.S. boys beat top seed Sweden 860-822 and the U.S. girls downed two-time defending champion Korea 924-846.
The World Youth Championships runs through Tuesday, with medals awarded in five events: singles, doubles, team, all-events and Masters match play.
All four Team USA girls advanced in the top 24 for Masters match play and Kent and Via advanced for the boys.