Navy, Army Win Bowling; Airman, Soldier Take Overall
By Master Sgt. Stephen Barrett, USA
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Apr. 19, 1996 Air Force Maj. Mark Seifert and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Debra Smith captured overall titles at the armed forces bowling championships. Nearly 50 bowlers competed in the four-day event held recently at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Seifert, stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., averaged 205 in winning the 1995 combined championship. That pace was 1.5 pins better than Army Sgt. 1st Class Ray Porritt of Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Third place went to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Frederick of the Detroit Military Entry Processing Station. Following Frederick was Army Staff Sgt. Bill Anthony of Fort Eustis, Va., the defending men's champion. Air Force Senior Airman Bob Sense of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., was fifth.
Smith easily captured the women's crown, rolling a 199.2 average in claiming the title. The Fort Huachuca, Ariz., soldier cruised to a 10-pin victory over teammate Maj. Debra Riefflin of Army's Military District of Washington. Riefflin was also the runner-up in 1995.
Third was Tech. Sgt. Christina Coy of Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. Fourth went to Petty Officer 1st Class Lana Mink of Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, the 1995 women's defending champion. Army Chief Warrant Officer Elaine Riggs (Columbus, Ohio) took fifth.
Navy took the men's overall bowling championship, followed by Army, Air Force and Marine Corps. Army captured the women's overall team title, followed by Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
In singles competition, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Bev Brennan of Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii, took the women's competition. Brennan averaged 205.5 in beating Smith. Riefflin took third, followed by Mink and Riggs.
Anthony grabbed the men's singles competition, averaging nearly 216 pins per game. This was more than nine pins per game better than Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Cowles (Naval Medical Center, San Diego). Frederick took third, followed by Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Bill Eckley (Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan) and Porritt.
Riefflin and Anthony combined to capture the mixed doubles title with nearly a 203 average. Their win was more than five pins per game better than Navy's Chief Petty Officer Dee Foust (Sasebo Fleet Activity, Japan) and Petty Officer 1st Class John Pangburn (Miramar Naval Air Station, Calif.). Siefert and Air Force Capt. Patricia Fox (Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.) took third.
In women's doubles, Smith and Riefflin combined for a 193.3 average to take the event. Army teammates Capt. Madeline Bondy (Fort Knox, Ky.) and Sgt. 1st Class Karen Mayfield (Fort Story, Va.) took second place, with third going to the Air Force team of Coy and Staff Sgt. Karen Clacken (Brooks).
Siefert and Master Sgt. Steve Bergan (Scott Base) teamed to win the men's doubles title. The duo combined for 2,555 pins -- an average of 212.9. The Navy pair of Frederick and Cowles took second, followed by Pangburn and Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Bozarth (Long Beach, Calif.).
In the one-day team competition, the Air Force team of Coy, Clacken, Fox, Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Boutwell (Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.), Master Sgt. Catherine Faber (Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.) and Senior Airman Karin Bagley (Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas) took top honors in the women's competition. Army finished second, followed by Navy and Marine Corps.
Porritt and Anthony helped Army men take their one-day team event. The two combined with Sgt. 1st Class Tony Szeluga (Fort Campbell, Ky.), Sgt. Alton Betts (Fort Hood, Texas), Staff Sgt. Clark Blosser (Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii) and Chief Warrant Officer Danny Berardi (Wiesbaden, Germany) for the title.
Each competitor rolled six games per event, with individual scores from all events combined to decide the overall champions.
WOMEN'S TOP TEN -- OVERALL COMPETITION
Dbls Dbls Team Sgls Total Avg.
Debra Smith (A) 1172 1192 1187 1229 4780 199.2
Deb Riefflin (A) 1148 1152 1097 1153 4550 189.6
Chris Coy (AF) 1204 1042 1173 1104 4523 188.5
Lana Mink (N) 1091 1130 1155 1140 4516 188.2
Elaine Riggs (A) 1134 1180 1055 1135 4504 187.7
Karen Glacken (AF) 1074 1166 1128 1120 4488 187.0
Suzanne Neigum (A) 1095 1127 1156 1104 4482 186.8
Maddie Bondy (A) 1190 1117 1104 1051 4462 185.9
Patti Fox (AF) 1122 1142 1125 1065 4454 185.6
Bev Brennan (N) 1081 1055 1066 1233 4435 184.8
MEN'S TOP TEN -- OVERALL COMPETITION
Dbls Dbls Team Sgls Total Avg.
Mark Siefert (AF) 1276 1194 1278 1171 4919 205.0
Ray Porritt (A) 1217 1197 1273 1198 4885 203.5
Kevin Frederick(N) 1245 1220 1191 1215 4871 203.0
Bill Anthony (A) 1110 1282 1183 1295 4870 202.9
Bob Sense (AF) 1226 1275 1232 1087 4820 200.8
Mike Cowles (N) 1251 1191 1112 1237 4791 199.6
Bill Eckley (MC) 1238 1108 1215 1201 4762 198.4
Steve Bergan (AF) 1279 1159 1130 1192 4760 198.3
Jeff Long (N) 1124 1239 1184 1187 4734 197.3
Tony Szeluga (A) 1210 1142 1241 1124 4717 196.5