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News | May 12, 2016

Air Force Men, Women lead Armed Forces Bowling Team Challenge

By Armed Forces Sports Armed Forces Sports

Air Force bowlers led the charge as both men’s and women’s teams take the Team Challenge of day one of the 2016 Armed Forces Bowling Championship held at Travis AFB, Calif. on May 11th.

Air Force Senior Airman Tonya Criss led all women bowling for a total of 1,088 pins.  Air Force Airman 1st Class led all men with a score of 1,159 pins. 

Air Force men and women are currently in first place, followed by the Army in both divisions.

Marine Corps and Navy men are currently ranked third and fourth respectively after day one.  Navy women sit in third place, as Marine Corps did not field a women’s team this year. 

Day Two of the tournament on May 12, will feature the Doubles and Mixed Doubles Challenges.

Complete Scores:



1st Place - Air Force:

TSgt Natasha Sanchez (Kunsan, Korea) 1,069 pins

MSgt Kristin Odekirk (Hurlburt Field, FL) 1,031 pins

SRA Valrie 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


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, Armed Forces Sports