USAF WOMEN AND ARMY MEN BOWL THEIR WAY TO OVERALL TEAM GOLD

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Lackland AFB, TX - The Skylark Lanes was filled with bowlers from across the Services to compete at the 2012 Armed Forces Bowling Championship 14-18 May at Lackland AFB, TX. The Air Force Women cruised their way to overall gold throughout the tournament by knocking down 19,328 pins.  The Marines took silver, followed by the Army and Navy.  Overall women’s champion was Capt Danielle Crowder (USAF) with 5,069 pins.  MSgt Wanda Volpp from the Marine Corps earned silver with 4,832 pins; with USAF TSgt Kristin Odekirk knocking down 4,820 pins. 
 
On the Men’s side, the Army led by over 600 pins on their way to gold.  USAF squeezed by the Navy for silver, with the USMC Men placing fourth.  USAF SMSgt Marty Bedford captured gold with 5,646 pins.  Army’s SPC Adam Ahmad grabbed silver by bowling a total of 5,532 pins.  Navy’s DC2 Mike Zyllus took bronze with 5,353 pins.   

The Marine Corps will host next year’s championship in 2013, with the site to be announced soon.  The Armed Forces Bowling Championships have been competed for over 40 years.  For more information please visit www.armedforcesports.com or check us out on Facebook at, www.facebook/armedforcessports.    

Complete 2012 Bowling Results:

Men's Team Challenge Event (6 Games)
1st place Air Force 5503 pins
2nd place Navy 5497 pins
3rd place Army 5489 pins
4th place USMC 5098 pins

Women's Team Challenge Event (6 Games)
1st place Air Force 4891 pins
2nd place USMC 4408 pins
3rd place Army 4122 pins
4th place Navy 1979 pins

Men’s Doubles Competition (6 Games)
1st place (Navy) CW03 Joe Gomez and DC2 Mike Zyllus, 2891 pins
2nd place (Army) SPC Adam Ahmad and SSG Allan Smith 2761 pins
3rd place (USAF) SMSgt Marty Bedford and SMSgt Randy Lightsey 2638 pins

Women’s Doubles Competition (6 Games)
1st place (Air Force) Kristin Odekirk and Capt Danielle Crowder 2639 pins
2nd place (USMC) MSgt Wanda Volpp and LCpl Denna Goddard 2257 pins
3rd place (USAF) MSgt Annette Gagarin and SSgt Natasha Sanchez 2245 pins

Mixed Doubles Competition (6 Games)
1st place (Air Force) Capt Danielle Crowder and SMSgt Marty Bedford 2585 pins
2nd place (Air Force) TSgt Kristin Odekirk and SMSgt Randy Lightsey 2505 pins
3rd place (Army) SFC Waykisha Minottt and 1SGT Thomas Wynn 2378 pins

Men’s Singles Competition (6 Games)
1st place (Army) SPC Adam Ahmad 1507 pins
2nd place (Air Force) SMSgt Marty Bedford 1431 pins
3rd place (Air Force) SSgt Josh White 1380 pins

Women’s Singles Competition (6 Games)
1st place (Air Force) Capt Danielle Crowder 1286 pins
2nd place (Air Force) SSgt Natasha Sanchez 1226 pins
3rd place (USMC) MSgt Wanda Volpp 1221 pins

Men’s Armed Forces Championship All Events (Total Pins)
1st place (Air Force) SMSgt Marty Bedford 5646 pins
2nd place (Army) SPC Adam Ahmad 5532 pins
3rd place (Navy) DC2 Mike Zyllus 5353 pins

Women’s Armed Forces Championship All Events (Total Pins)
1st place (USAF) Capt Danielle Crowder 5069 pins
2nd place (USMC) MSgt Wanda Volpp 4832 pins
3rd place (Air Force) TSgt Kristin Odekirk 4820 pins

Men's Armed Forces Championship All Events Teams (Total Pins)
1st Place Army 21381 pins
2nd Place Air Force 20747 pins
3rd Place Navy 20666 pins
4th Place USMC 19649 pins

Women's Armed Forces Championship All Events Teams (Total Pins)
1st Place Air Force 19328 pins
2nd Place USMC 17363 pins
3rd Place Army 15655 pins
4th Place Navy 7610 pins