Spotlight on All Army Bowling
The All-Army Men and Women’s Bowling Teams offer avid bowlers the opportunity to demonstrate their bowling talent and skills by competing in professional tournaments held across the country. Bowling is not only a challenging and enjoyable sport, but promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and camaraderie. The Army manages 79 bowling centers in the U.S. and Europe as well as Puerto Rico, Korea and Japan. At one of these bowling centers, Soldiers can compete in local tournaments and hone the skills to become part of the All-Army team..
The All-Army Bowling Team competes annually in professional tournaments against other Armed Forces teams across the country. In the 2013 Armed Forces Bowling Championship held April 23-26, Camp Lejeune, NC, the All-Army men’s team came in first place, making it their 3rd consecutive team title. Army Reserve Master Sgt. Daniel Lew of Dublin, CA, took the gold medal for individual men’s category. Master Sgt. Thomas Wynne of Wiesbaden, Germany, followed suit by winning the silver.
The competition for the women’s championship was equally as impressive with the All-Army women team finishing in second place, over the Marine Corp and Navy teams. Army Sgt. Rose Brown of Ft. Bragg, NC, took the gold medal for the individual women’s category. In addition to displaying amazing talent and skill, members of both teams maintained the highest level of professional conduct, attitude and sportsmanship becoming of their professional status.
Individuals interested in joining the All-Army Bowling team should fill out and submit an application. The team welcomes new members and encourages talented bowlers to compete. The following is some of the basic criteria for membership:
- Must be member of the U.S. Bowling Congress
- Must provide league averages from two or more bowling establishments for past 3 years. Minimum averages must be 200 for men and 165 for women
- Must provide information on tournaments you have participated in for past 3 years
- Must provide written reference from the Army MWR Sports Director
Learn more about the All-Army bowling program and how you can become an active participant by contacting your local Family and MWR today.
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