By PFC Kim Sung-eunJune 22, 2012
DAEGU, South Korea-- Maj. Kimberley Nelson and Sgt. 1st Class Waykisha A. Minott from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command received a total of three medals in the 2012 Armed Forces Bowling Championships held at the Skylark Bowling Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Tx. May 13-19.
Minott placed third in the mixed doubles match, and both Minott and Nelson placed third for the overall Women's match.
During the trials held May 8-13 at AFB, Lackland Tx., Minott, Support Operations platoon sergeant, and Nelson, Support Operations supply branch chief, placed third and fourth with average scores of 160.54 and 130.13 respectively.
Bowling has been a hobby for Nelson throughout her life.
"In high school, my best friend and I would go bowling all the time. Now I bowl during lunch time, Fridays and Saturdays when I can," Nelson said.
Minott started bowling with her family and carried her hobby on throughout her service.
"My mom started me bowling, and every Saturday morning until the age of 17 I bowled in a youth bowling league," Minott said. "In Korea, I bowl on average once or twice a week."
Nelson has used bowling as a unifying medium to bring Soldiers together.
"I used bowling as a unit morale event because it is a fun and physical activity that everyone can enjoy." Nelson said.
Even though Minott and Nelson placed high at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship, they plan to continue improving their game.
"I want to be more consistent with picking up spares, increase my average and learn more about the things I don't know about bowling," Minott said.