Seizes the crown from Parker Bohn III and successfully defends against Tom Daugherty
Portland, Maine—Jason Sterner is the PBA King of the Lanes presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon at the conclusion of the 2021 PBA King of the Lanes Series. Sterner took the throne from PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, then defeated Tom Daugherty to retain the crown.
“I’m a humble guy, but this might make me puff my chest up a little bit,” said Sterner. “I’m going to hold onto it as long as I can and they’re going to have to come get it.”
Sterner followed a spare in the ninth with all three strikes in the 10th to force Daugherty to get two strikes and nine to win. Daugherty left a single pin on his first shot in the 10th, leaving Sterner the reigning King.
“I really liked the move on that 4 pin,” Sterner said of his ninth frame. “I knew that gave Tom the opportunity, but I also knew I got to finish on the lane I wanted to, so I went up there, stuck to my routine and made three great shots.”
On his way to the crown, Sterner first beat Portland Lumberjacks manager Tim Mack in the contenders match, rolling the front eight on the way to a 267 game, the highest game by any player in the King of the Lanes Series. Sterner then dethroned Bohn, 245-215, to advance to the final telecast as King.
“I grew up watching Parker on TV, wanting to bowl him,” said Sterner, “and now I have the opportunity. He’s an inspiration. Every time I bowl him, it’s a tough match. I hated to take the crown from him, but I love him.”
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PBA King of the Lanes Presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon Results
Bayside Bowl – Portland, Maine
Saturday, June 19 – 2-3 p.m. ET on FS1
Chris Barnes def. AJ Johnson (earns $3,000), 196-190
Chris Barnes ($10,000) def. Kris Prather ($5,000), 245-225, Barnes becomes the new King
Saturday, June 19 – 3-4 p.m. ET
Parker Bohn III def. Jesper Svensson ($3,000), 212-193
Parker Bohn III ($10,000) def. Chris Barnes ($5,000), 253-233, Bohn becomes the new King
Saturday, June 19 – 4-5 p.m. ET on FS1
Anthony Neuer def. Chris Via ($3,000), 210-187
Parker Bohn III ($10,000) def. Anthony Neuer ($5,000), 247-245, Bohn remains King
Sunday, June 20 – 2-3 p.m. ET on FS1
Jason Sterner def. Tim Mack ($3,000), 267-204
Jason Sterner ($10,000) def. Parker Bohn III ($5,000), 245-215, Sterner becomes the new King
Sunday, June 20 – 3-4 p.m. ET on FS1
Tom Daugherty def. François Lavoie ($3,000), 237-204
Jason Sterner ($10,000) def. Tom Daugherty ($5,000), 225-194, Sterner remains King
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