Air Force dominates the lanes at 2016 Armed Forces Bowling

By Armed Forces Sports | Armed Forces Bowling | May 24, 2016

Hosting the 2016 Armed Forces Bowling Championship at Travis AFB, Calif., Air Force took first place in the men’s and women’s team and daily challenge events at the annual championship held May 11-13. 

Air Force women dethroned defending champions Army with an overwhelming 20,963 total pins to Army’s 16,296 pins.  Navy placed third overall with 15,134 pins. 

Army Staff Sgt. Rose Brown of Fort Bliss, Texas won her third consecutive Armed Forces Women’s Bowling individual title, throwing for a total pin count of 4,530.  Air Force Tech. Sgt. Natasha Sanchez of Kunsan Air Base, South Korea brought home silver with 4,408 pins.  Air Force Master Sgt. Kristin Odekirk of Hurlburt Field, Fla. scored 4,301 pins for the bronze medal. 

On the men’s side, Air Force Master Sgt. Joshua Chambliss of Little Rock AFB, Ark. lead Air Force to their second straight Armed Forces Men’s Bowling title. Chambliss took the overall men’s title with 4,771 pins, lifting them to gold with a total team score of 18,473 pins.  Army took silver with 17,668 pins followed by Navy (17,551 pins) and Marine Corps (16,852 pins) placing third and fourth respectively. 

Followed by Chambliss on the podium for the clean sweep were fellow Air Force bowlers Airman 1st Class Joshua Cramer of Kunsan AB, South Korea (4,665 pins) and Master Sgt. John Hughes of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (4,521 pins) winning the silver and bronze respectively. 

The Air Force took first place in all other daily challenge competitions except for the King and Queen Challenge. The flying high bowlers in blue won the Women’s Team Challenge; the Men’s Team Challenge; Mixed Double Challenge (Sanchez and Chambliss); Women’s Doubles Challenge (Sanchez and Ibarra); and Men’ Doubles Challenge (Hughes and Chambliss) where they edged out the Army by a single pin (2,331 pins to 2,230 pins).

Army’s Brown defended her King and Queen Challenge crown for the second year in a row, dominating the men’s overall champion Chambliss by a score of 222 pins to 199. 

The Armed Forces Bowling Championship features the best bowlers through the Service branches.  Each Service conducted a qualification round to represent their branch at Travis AFB prior to the Armed Forces Championship. 

Complete Results:



FINAL OVERALL ARMED FORCES STANDINGS

WOMEN:

1st Place - Air Force 20,963 pins

2nd Place - Army 16,296 pins

3rd Place - Navy 15,134 pins

MEN:

1st Place - Air Force 18, 473 pins

2nd Place - Army 17,668 pins

3rd Place - Navy 17,551 pins

4th Place - Marine Corps 16, 852 pins


WOMEN'S OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

1st Place - SSG Rose Brown, Ft Bliss, TX (4,530 pins)

2nd Place - TSgt Natasha Sanchez, Kunsan, Korea (4,408 pins)

3rd Place - MSgt Kristin Odekirk , Hurlburt Field, FL (4,301 pins)

4th Place - SRA Valerie Ibarra, Aviano AB, Italy (4,207 pins)

5th Place - PSI Ashley Gray, NB Norfolk, VA (4,031 pins)

6th Place - SRA Tonya Criss, Andrews AFB, MD (3,947 pins)

7th Place - SFC Chandres Bolden, U.S. Army Recruiting BN, OH (3,857 pins)

8th Place - ITI Melanie Griffith, USS Essex (3,846 pins)

9th Place - HMCS Debbie Simon, Naval Hosp Guam (3,634 pins)

10th Place - ISI Tina Tanner, NB Norfolk, VA (3,614 pins)

11th Place - SFC Kristen Wynn, Ft Campbell, KY (3,500 pins)

12th Place - MAJ Kimberly Nelson, Ft Campbell, KY (3,409 pins)

MENS'S OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

1st Place - MSgt Joshua Chambliss, Little Rock AFB, AR (4,771 pins)

2nd Place - A1C Joshua Cramer, Kunsan AB, Korea (4,665 pins)

3rd Place - MSgt John Hughes, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (4,521 pins)

4th Place - MSgt Tyler Selden, Langley AFB, VA (4,516 pins)

5th Place - SGT Brian Sargent, Ft Bliss, TX (4,493 pins)

6th Place - SPC Chris Johnson, Kaiserslautern, Germany (4,479 pins)

7th Place - CW04 Jeffrey Gac, Lemoore CA Wing (4,427 pins)

8th Place - LT Leon Platt, Sub Squadron 16  (4,424 pins)

9th Place - MSgt Donnie Thompson, Camp Lejeune, NC (4,402 pins)

10th Place - DCI Guy Cruise, Afloat Training Norfolk, VA (4,363 pins)*

11th Place - CPT Scott Lenstch, USAR, NM (4,363 pins)*

12th Place - SSG Brian Dimuzio, ARNG, MI (4,333 pins)

13th Place - MMNC Daniel Blakeslee, Sub Squadron 20 (4,332 pins)

14th Place - SSgt Sean Williams, Camp Lejeune, NC (4,305 pins)

15th Place - MGySgt Lance Volpp, MCB Quantico, VA (4,160 pins)

16th Place - Maj Timothy Zelek, MCB Quantico, VA (3,985 pins)

* Tie breaker from Singles Challenge Competition.


13 MAY 2016 - WOMEN'S SINGLES CHALLANGE

1st Place - SSG Rose Brown, Ft Bliss, TX 1,080 pins

2nd Place - SRA Valerie Ibarra, Aviano AB, Italy 1,072 pins

3rd Place - PSI Ashley Gray, NB Norfolk, VA 1,026 pins

4th Place - TSgt Natasha Sanchez, Kunsan, Korea 1,014 pins

5th Place - MSgt Kristin Odekirk , Hurlburt Field, FL 1,014 pins

6th Place - SFC Chandres Bolden, U.S. Army Recruiting BN, OH 966 pins

7th Place - ITI Melanie Griffith, USS Essex 918 pins

8th Place - SRA Tonya Criss, Andrews AFB, MD 911 pins

9th Place - ISI Tina Tanner, NB Norfolk, VA 896 pins

10th Place - HMCS Debbie Simon, Naval Hosp Guam 858 pins

11th Place - MAJ Kimberly Nelson, Ft Campbell, KY 828 pins

12th Place - SFC Kristen Wynn, Ft Campbell, KY 818 pins


13 MAY 2016 - MENS'S SINGLES CHALLANGE

1st Place - SPC Chris Johnson, Kaiserslautern, Germany 1,192 pins

2nd Place - CW04 Jeffrey Gac, Lemoore CA Wing 1,192 pins

3rd Place - MSgt John Hughes, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska 1,150 pins

4th Place - 2nd Place - SGT Brian Sargent, Ft Bliss, TX 1,149 pins

5th Place - DCI Guy Cruise, Afloat Training Norfolk, VA 1,149 pins

6th Place - MSgt Joshua Chambliss, Little Rock AFB, AR 1,136 pins

7th Place - A1C Joshua Cramer, Kunsan AB, Korea 1,118 pins

8th Place - CPT Scott Lenstch, USAR, NM 1,118 pins

9th Place - MSgt Donnie Thompson, Camp Lejeune, NC 1,101 pins

10th Place - SSgt Sean Williams, Camp Lejeune, NC 1,097 pins

11th Place - LT Leon Platt, Sub Squadron 16, 1,092 pins

12th Place - MSgt Tyler Selden, Langley AFB, VA 1,071 pins

13th Place - SSG Brian Dimuzio, ARNG, MI 1,067 pins

14th Place - MMNC Daniel Blakeslee, Sub Squadron 20 1,042 pins

15th Place - Maj Timothy Zelek, MCB Quantico, VA 992 pins

16th Place - MGySgt Lance Volpp, MCB Quantico, VA 974 pins


12 MAY 2016 - MIXED DOUBLES COMPETITION

1st Place -Air Force #1 Sanchez (1,136 pins)/Chambliss (1,264 pins) Total: 2,400 pins

2nd Place- Air Force #3 Odekirk (1,099 pins)/Selden (1,225 pins) Total: 2,324 pins

3rd Place-Army #4 Brown (1,207 pins)/Sargent (1,092 pins) Total: 2,299 pins

4th Place-Navy #3 Gray (1,025 pins)/Gac (1,272 pins) Total: 2,297 pins

5th Place-Air Force #4 Criss (1,000 pins)/Cramer (1,176 pins) Total: 2,176 pins

6th Place-Air Force #2 Ibarra (1,052 pins)/Hughes (1,119 pins) Total: 2,171 pins

7th Place-Army #2 Wynne (984 pins)/Johnson (1,153 pins) Total: 2,137 pins

8th Place-Navy #1 Griffith (991 pins)/Platt (1,121 pins) Total: 2,112 pins

9th Place-Navy #2 Tanner (970 pins)/Cruise (1,104 pins) Total: 2,074 pins

10th Place-Army #3 Bolden (954 pins)/Dimuzio (1,105 pins) Total: 2,059 pins

11th Place-Army #1 Nelson (871 pins)/Lentsch (1,136 pins) Total: 2,007 pins

12th Place-Navy #4 Simon (897 pins)/Blakeslee (1,093 pins) Total: 1,990 pins

*13th Place-Marine Corps #1 Donnie Thompson Total:1,139 pins

*14th Place-Marine Corps #2 Sean Williams Total: 1.128 pins

*15th Place-Marine Corps #3 Lance Volpp Total: 1,097 pins

*16th Place-Marine Corps #4 Tim Zelek Total: 1,002 pins

*Marine Corps does not have a female team. Males participated in this competition to be eligible for all competitions crown.


WOMEN'S DOUBLES COMPETITION

1st Place-Air Force #1 Sanchez (1,202 pins)/Ibarra (1,070 pins) Total: 2,272 pins

2nd Place-Army #2 Brown (1,181 pins)/Bolden (939 pins) Total: 2,120 pins

3rd Place-Air Force #2 Odekirk (1,157 pins)/Criss (948 pins) Total: 2,105 pins

4th Place-Navy #1 Griffith (985 pins)/Gray (994 pins) Total: 1,979

5th Place-Navy #2 Tanner (904 pins)/Simon (939 pins) Total: 1,843 pins

6th Place- Army #1 Wynne (803 pins)/Nelson (833 pins) Total: 1,636 pins

MEN'S DOUBLES COMPETITION

1st Place-Air Force #1 Hughes (1,104 pins)/Chambliss (1,227 pins) Total: 2,331 pins

2nd Place-Army #1 Sargent (1,173 pins)/Dimuzio (1,157 pins) Total: 2,330 pins

3rd Place-Air Force #2 Selden (1,115 pins)/Cramer (1,202 pins) Total: 2,317 pins

4th Place-Navy #2 Platt (1,145 pins)/Blakeslee (1,108 pins) Total: 2,253 pins

5th Place-Army #2 Lentsch (1,081 pins)/Johnson (1,105 pins) Total: 2,186 pins

6th Place-Navy #1 Gac (1,053 pins)/Cruise (1,109 pins) Total: 2,162 pins

7th Place-Marine Corps #1 Volpp (1,006 pins)/Thompson (1,080 pins) Total: 2,086 pins

8th Place-Marine Corps #2 Zelek (989 pins)/Williams (1,018 pins) Total: 2,007 pins


11 MAY 2016 - TEAM CHALLENGE COMPETITION

WOMEN:

1st Place - Air Force: TSgt Natasha Sanchez (Kunsan, Korea) 1,069 pins; MSgt Kristin Odekirk (Hurlburt Field, FL) 1,031 pins; SRA Valerie Ibarra (Aviano, Italy) 1,013 pins; SRA Tonya Criss (Andrews AFB, MD) 1,088 pins

Total: 4,201 pins + <497 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 4,698 pins

2nd Place - Army:

SFC Kristen Wynn (Ft Campbell, KY) 895 pins; MAJ Kimberly Nelson (Ft Campbell, KY) 877 pins; SSG Rose Brown (Ft Bliss, TX) 1,062 pins; SFC Chandres Bolden (U.S. Army Recruiting BN, OH) 998 pins

Total: 3,832 pins + <503 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 4335 pins

3rd Place - Navy:

ISI Tina Tanner (NB Norfolk, VA) 844 pins; HMCS Debbie Simon (Naval Hosp Guam) 940 pins; ITI Melanie Griffith (USS Essex) 952 pins; PSI Ashley Gray (NB Norfolk, VA) 986 pins

Total: 3,722 pins + <408 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 4,130 pins


MEN:

1st Place - Air Force:

MSgt Tyler Selden (Langley AFB, VA) 1,105 pins; MSgt John Hughes (Elmendorf AFB) 1,148 pins; A1C Joshua Cramer (Nellis AFB, NV) 1,159 pins; MSgt Joshua Chambliss (Little Rock AFB, AR) 1,144 pins

Total: 4,556 pins + <567 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 5,123 pins

2nd Place - Army:

SGT Brian Sargent (Ft Bliss, TX) 1,079 pins; CPT Scott Lenstch (USAR, NM) 1,028 pins; SPC Chris Johnson (Kaiserslautern, Germany) 1,029 pins; SSG Brian Dimuzio (ARNG, MI) 1,004 pins

Total: 4,140 pins + <649 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 4789 pins

3rd Place - Marine Corps:

MSgt Donnie Thompson (Camp Lejeune, NC) 1,082 pins; Maj Timothy Zelek (MCB Quantico, VA) 1,002 pins; SSgt Sean Williams (Camp Lejeune, SC) 1,062 pins; MGySgt Lance Volpp (MCB Quantico, VA) 1,083 pins

Total: 4,429 pins + <550 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 4,779 pins

4th Place - Navy:

LT Leon Platt (Sub Squadron 16) 1,103 pins; CWO4 Jeffrey Gac (Lemoore, CA Wing) 1,010 pins; DCI Guy Cruise (AFLOAT TRNG, Norfolk, VA) 1,006 pins; MMNC Daniel Blakeslee (Sub Squadron 20) 1,089 pins

Total: 4,208 pins <545 Baker pins>

TEAM TOTAL: 4,753 pins

Information compiled by Mr. Kenneth Polk

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