All Japan National Team members for 2005 and 2006 selected

    02/02/05

    Japan

    Naoko_Sekine_5041.jpg The Japan Bowling Congress has selected the All Japan National Team members for 2005 and 2006 at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center in Tokyo, January 15-16.

    The 12 men and 12 women squad is headed by well known Masaru Ito (men's captain, 27) and Naoko Sekine (women's playing manager, 32, pictured) and Ayano Katai (women's captain, 27).

    The three players are the oldest players on either team. The men's team age average is 22, while the age average of the women's squad is slightly higher, 23.


    All Japan National Team - Men:
    Masaru Ito (captain, 27);
    Tomoyuki Sasaki (18); Toshihiko Takahashi (21); Hirofumi Morimoto (26); Yoshinao Masatoki (21); Tomokatsu Yamashita (22); Masaaki Takemoto (23);
    New: Daiki Ikeda (21); Shoji Kawada (19); Toshiya Nozaki (23); Makoto Endo (21); Shunsuke Kochi (18).

    All Japan National Team - Women:
    Naoko Sekine (Playing Manager, 32); Ayano Katai (captain, 27);
    Rie Totsuka (19); Mihoro Kawamura (23); Yuka Tsuchiya (25);
    New: Haruka Matsuda (25); Kaori Ishiduka (18); Kumi Fukuda (22); Natsumi Otsubo (18); Maki Nakano (19); Kanako Ishimine (24); Risa Suzuki (21).