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Permanent link for GVSU Club Swim Competes at the College Club Swimming Central Regionals on January 11, 2022

On November fifth through the sixth, the GVSU swim club competed at the College Club Swimming Central Regionals in Madison Wisconsin. At the meet, 17 teams competed and we placed 15th overall with 48 points. 46 points coming from the women and 2 coming from the men. At this meet, we had some very good swims and even some national cuts. Shaun Walkowiak made his nationals cut in the 50 backstroke, Skylar Gottschalk made her nationals cut in the 50 breaststroke earning the team 5 points, and Erin Marshall made her nationals cut in the 200 butterfly earring 15 points for the team. Marshall said, “I had a lot of fun at this meet! I was so happy when I got a national cut, I wasn’t expecting to do as well as I did. I loved swimming in a relay with my friends and getting to watch the other relays. Everyone did a really good job!” Our men's and women’s relays also had some good swims that earned us some points as well. An experience the whole team enjoyed and will remember is watching a swimmer from another team swim 1,000 yards of butterfly. Overall this meet had some great swims by all our swimmers and many great memories were made in Madison Wisconsin.


Permanent link for GVSU Club Swim at the NDSC Irish Invitational on January 11, 2022

On December 4th, 2021 the GVSU swim club attended the NDSC Irish Invitational. They competed against a total of 15 teams, placing 13th overall with 67 points. 12 swimmers made the drive to Notre Dame, and for a few this was their first meet of the semester. Out of those 12 swimmers the women earned 33 points, putting them in 12th, while the men earned 34 points, putting them in 12th as well. Our distance swimmers of the meet, Jonah Cox and Veronica Lidy, earned us the most points. Lidy scored 9 points in the 200 IM (2:37.46) and 15 points in the 500 Freestyle (6:23.85). She contributed 24 points to the team. While Cox scored 9 points in the 500 Freestyle (5:43.44) and 9 points in the 100 Backstroke (1:03.76). He also gained us another 18 points. However, they weren’t the only ones to do good as we had a lot of great swims at this meet. Dom Ferracciolo earned us another 9 points with his swim in the 200 Breaststroke (2:29.77). Ferracciolo said that it felt good to get back in the water again. He enjoyed being with the team and getting the opportunity to cheer on his friends. Rosie Champion also had some good swims in her 50 freestyle (29.34), 50 butterfly (32.25), 100 IM (1:17.69), and her 50 breaststroke (39.00). Champion said, “Notre Dame was a great time! I did my personal best of the season and I believe that the team as a whole did pretty well! Though we didn’t get the most points of the meet, it was still a great environment all around! Everyone on the team was cheering and supporting each other the entire time. It was an amazing feeling to see the team be all together and happy to be there!”


Permanent link for Rifle & Pistol Participates In Orion Monthly Match on January 10, 2022

WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in December. Orion's Monthly Virtual Matches are a fun way for users to compare scores with other teams and shooters from across the country. The air pistol match consisted of 40 shots at 10 meters, the air rifle competition consisted of 60 shots also at 10 meters, and the smallbore competition consisted of 60 shots fired in prone, standing, and kneeling position at 50 feet.

Two Lakers participated in the air pistol event. Leading the way was John Martin (Holly, Michigan). Martin posted a top stage of 89 (out of 100) on his way to a 342 (out of 400). His score was good for 3rd place overall. Additionally, it was a season-best. Jacob Schorr (East Grand Rapids, Michigan) shot a 248 for 11th place. As a team, the pair was second place overall.

Air Pistol Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021120317215111.1

Leading the way in the air rifle event was Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan). He posted a score of 586.8 (out of 654), good for sixth place overall. He was joined by Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan), and Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan), in posting a team score of 1738.1, good for third place overall. Coulston-Gerigk shot a 583.7, with a high target of 99.4. Karas shot 567.6.

 

Air Rifle Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021120317182866.1

In smallbore, Straith led the Lakers with a score of 546 (out of 600). The score was good for second place. Coulston-Gergik finished third, with a score of 533. Schorr displayed his versatility in rounding out the team score with a tally of 467, finishing sixth. Together, they finished first place as a team with 1546 (out of 1800). Karas finished fourth with a score of 532.

Smallbore Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021120317234410.1

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=80818

 

 


Permanent link for Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference December Recap on January 10, 2022

WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The GVSU Rifle Club concluded month three of the five-month Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference season in December. The conference is currently composed of 12 teams from the Midwest and East Coast. Member schools include Bowling Green State University, Georgia Military College, Grand Valley State University, Hillsdale College, Liberty University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, University of Akron, University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In the regular season, the schools compete in monthly postal matches in three-position smallbore rifle and precision air rifle. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. Four predesignated shooters contribute towards the overall team score.

Air Rifle Individual:

Season Rank                                           December Total

19. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                          549

20. Alexander Straith                                      553

28. Kathryn Karas                                           526

32. Tristan Bruizeman                                    531

39. Jacob Schorr                                            511

40. Mahmoud Salih                                        471

44. John Martin                                               DNF

73. Joseph Martin                                           DNF

Air Rifle Team:

Season Rank                                                       December Total

  1. University of Akron                                     2305
  2. Liberty University                                       2249
  3. University of Michigan                               2239
  4. North Dakota State University                   2215
  5. Hillsdale College                                       2193
  6. Grand Valley State University                   2159
  7. Georgia Military College                           2089
  8. Michigan Technological University           DNF
  9. Michigan State University                        543
  10. Purdue University                                    DNF

T-11. Bowling Green State University               DNF

T-11. University of Wisconsin-Superior             DNF

Smallbore Individual:

Season Rank                                            December Total

14. Alexander Straith                                    547

20. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                         545

24. Katheryn Karas                                      527

28. Tristan Bruizeman                                 503

36. Jacob Schorr                                         442

45. Mahmoud Salih                                     442

49. John Martin                                           DNF

55. Joseph Martin                                        DNF

Smallbore Team:

Season Rank                                                       December Total

  1. University of Akron                                   2207
  2. Liberty University                                     2200
  3. North Dakota State University                 2171
  4. University of Michigan                             2122
  5. Grand Valley State University                  2122
  6. Georgia Military College                          1957
  7. Purdue University                                    DNF
  8. University of Wisconsin-Superior            1652
  9. Michigan Technological University           DNF
  10. Bowling Green State University               1289
  11. Michigan State University                         DNF

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=80818

 


Permanent link for Rifle Club Wins International University Air Rifle Match on December 13, 2021

WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in the 11th Annual International University Air Rifle Match in early November. The match was a postal match. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. The match consisted of 40 total shots fired from the standing position at 10 meters. In total, Lakers made up eight of the 32 individual entries and two of the eight-team entries. Competitors hailed from multiple states and Switzerland.

Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan) led all Lakers with a score of 374 (out of 400). She posted target scores of 96 (out of 100), 95, 92, and 91. Her efforts resulted in a first-place finish overall. Coulston-Gerigk finished second in 2020 with a score of 368. The Lakers landed two others in the top 10; Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan) was second with 360 and Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) was fifth with 352.

The afore mentioned athletes were joined by Tristian Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan in posting a team score of 1415 (out of 1600). The score was best among all entries for the third consecutive season. Conference rival, Georgia Military College finished in second, 30 points behind.

A second Laker team, comprised of John Martin (Holly, Michigan), Jacob Schorr (East Grand Rapids, Michigan), Joseph Martin (South Bend, Indiana), and Mahmoud Salih (Caledonia, Michigan) was fifth overall with a score of 1201.

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=80818


Permanent link for Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference November Recap on December 13, 2021

WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The GVSU Rifle Club concluded month two of the five-month Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference season in November. The conference is currently composed of 12 teams from the Midwest and East Coast. Member schools include Bowling Green State University, Georgia Military College, Grand Valley State University, Hillsdale College, Liberty University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, University of Akron, University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In the regular season, the schools compete in monthly postal matches in three-position smallbore rifle and precision air rifle. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. Four predesignated shooters contribute towards the overall team score.

Air Rifle Individual:

Season Rank                                          November Total

13. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                        567

20. Alexander Straith                                    561

28. Kathryn Karas                                        524

36. Tristan Bruizeman                                 512

37. John Martin                                           515

42. Jacob Schorr                                        495

61. Mahmoud Salih                                     423

71. Joseph Martin                                        501

 

Air Rifle Team:

Season Rank                                        November Total

  1. University of Akron                             2287
  2. Liberty University                                2259
  3. University of Michigan                         2241
  4. North Dakota State University             2238
  5. Hillsdale College                                 2193
  6. Grand Valley State University              2167
  7. Georgia Military College                      2125
  8. Michigan Technological University      1758
  9. Purdue University                               2214

10. Michigan State University                        1343

T-11. Bowling Green State University            DNF

T-11. University of Wisconsin-Superior          DNF

 

Smallbore Individual:

Season Rank                                         November Total

13. Alexander Straith                                    550

25. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                          521

31. Katheryn Karas                                      497

33. John Martin                                            480

35. Tristan Bruizeman                                  474

40. Jacob Schorr                                         448

47. Joseph Martin                                       467

58. Mahmoud Salih                                     382

 

Smallbore Team:

Season Rank                                                       November Total

  1. University of Akron                                 2239
  2. Liberty University                                    2211
  3. North Dakota State University            2121
  4. University of Michigan                           2136
  5. Purdue University                                    2095
  6. Grand Valley State University             2048
  7. Georgia Military College                        1871
  8. Michigan Technological University   1590
  9. University of Wisconsin-Superior      1485
  10. Michigan State University                     1419
  11. Bowling Green State University         0

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=8081


Permanent link for Rifle & Pistol Participants In Orion Monthly Match on December 13, 2021

WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in November. Orion's Monthly Virtual Matches are a fun way for users to compare scores with other teams and shooters from across the country. The air pistol match consisted of 60 shots at 10 meters, the air rifle competition consisted of 60 shots also at 10 meters, and the smallbore competition consisted of 30 shots fired in prone, standing, and kneeling positions at 50 feet.

Three Lakers participated in the air pistol event. Leading the way was Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan). Bruizeman posted a top stage of 84 (out of 100) on his way to a 310 (out of 400). His score was good for 13th place overall. Close on Bruizeman’s heels was John Martin (Holly, Michigan). Martin finished in 15th place with a 304. In the team event, Martin and Bruizeman were joined by Joseph Martin (South Bend, Indiana) to post a 854 (out of 1200), good for fifth place.

Air Pistol Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021110515540063.1  

Leading the way in the air rifle event was Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan). She posted a score of 583.4 (out of 654), good for third place overall. She was joined by Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan), and Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan), in posting a team score of 1690.0, good for second place overall. Straith shot a 581.2, with a high target of 100.2. Karas shot 546.0.

Air Rifle Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021110515442304.1

In smallbore, Straith led the Lakers with a score of 269 (out of 300). The score was good for second place. Coulston-Gergik finished third, with a score of 266. Karas displayed her versatility in rounding out the team score with a tally of 264, finishing fourth. Together, they finished first place as a team with 799 (out of 900).

Smallbore Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021110515580750.1

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=8081


Permanent link for Rifle Competes In Walter Cup on December 3, 2021

MORGANTOWN, WV – For the first time, the Grand Valley State University Rifle & Pistol Club traveled to West Virginia University to participate in the Walther Cup on November 21st. The precision air rifle event consisted of 60 shots fired in the standing position. The match was identified as a national ranking competition by USA Shooting. There were four 2020 Tokyo Olympians and a 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist in the field.

Individual Results:

Place   NAME                                1        2          3           4            5          6     TOTAL

70        Cassie Coulston-Gerigk   98.9   102.3   102.2     98.4     100.1    94.4   596.3

92        Alexander Straith              97      95.5      95.1     99.2       98.8     97.2   582.8

98        Katheryn Karas                97       98         96.1     95.8     97.7       94   578.6

108     John Martin                       90.7     84.4      91.9     92.3     92.9       93   545.2

109     Tristan Bruizeman             92       85.6      90.9     88.6    93.6        91.3    542

112      Mahmoud Salih                 76.8     83.9     81.2    80.7       77.7     82.8   483.1

Full Results: https://www.walthercup.com/results.html

After the match, the team spent several hours exploring Coopers Rock State Forest (Bruceton Mills, WV).

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=80818

 

 


Permanent link for Rifle Competes In Eagle Open on December 1, 2021

MOREHEAD, KY – After a one-year pause, the Grand Valley State University Rifle & Pistol Club returned to Morehead State University Rifle to participate in the Eagle Open for the fourth time on November 20th. The event consisted of matches in both three position smallbore rifle (60 shots fired in the kneeling, prone, and standing positions) and precision air rifle (60 shots fired in the standing position).

In the smallbore, the Lakers were led by Cassie Coulston-Geirgk (Wayne, Michigan). She posted a score of 547-14x (out of 600-60x), was good for 18th place, and was tops amongst collegiate competitors. Close behind was Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) in 20th place with a personal best score of 544-14x. Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan) shot a 538-10x for 25th place. Rounding out the team score was Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan) with a score of 481-7x in 43rd place. Together, the four posted a team score of 2110-45x, a season-high.

Coulston-Gerigk continued her strong shooting in air rifle as well. She was the top collegiate with a personal best score of 577-30x (out of 600-60x), good for 12th place. Straith was 40th with a score of 549-14x. Karas continues to make a statement in her first year by posting a score of 547-15x for 41st place. Bruizeman, another first-year shooter, shot a personal best 531-8x for 46th place. The team score was 2204, another season-high.

Full Results: https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/5D0D867D-F5A4-298A-380CA7C7130CCB65/2021_eagle_open_air_rifle_results.pdf

Not to be outdone by his peers, John Martin (Holly, Michigan) set a record of his own during the team dinner before the match. Martin consumed 16 habanero chicken wings on his way to earning his place on the “Wall of Flame” at Wings, Etc. Grill & Pub (Fort Wayne, Indiana).

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=80818


Permanent link for Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference October Recap on November 15, 2021

WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The GVSU Rifle Club began the five-month Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference season in October. The conference is currently composed of 12 teams from the Midwest and East Coast. Member schools include Bowling Green State University, Georgia Military College, Grand Valley State University, Hillsdale College, Liberty University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, University of Akron, University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In the regular season, the schools compete in monthly postal matches in three-position smallbore rifle and precision air rifle. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. Four predesignated shooters contribute towards the overall team score.

Air Rifle Individual:

14. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                      561 (Out of 600)

17. Alexander Straith                                 557

24. Kathryn Karas                                     537

31. Tristan Bruizeman                               500

32. John Martin                                         489

36. Jacob Schorr                                       478

44. Mahmoud Salih                                   382

64. Joseph Martin                                      DNF

Air Rifle Team:

  1. University of Akron                              2287
  2. Liberty University                                 2285
  3. University of Michigan                          2253
  4. North Dakota State University             2248
  5. Hillsdale College                                  2198
  6. Grand Valley State University              2155
  7. Georgia Military College                      2132
  8. Michigan Technological University      1677

T-9. Michigan State University                  DNF

T-9. Bowling Green State University         DNF

T-9. Purdue University                              DNF

T-9. University of Wisconsin-Superior       DNF

 

Smallbore Individual:

22. Alexander Straith                                    541

32. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                         521

34. Katheryn Karas                                      509

36. John Martin                                            501

40. Tristan Bruizeman                                  485

51. Jacob Schorr                                          413

61. Joseph Martin                                         358

65. Mahmoud Salih                                       230

Smallbore Team:

  1. University of Akron                               2251
  2. Liberty University                                 2189
  3. North Dakota State University             2115
  4. University of Michigan                          2104
  5. Purdue University                                 2092
  6. Grand Valley State University               2072
  7. Georgia Military College                       1938
  8. Michigan Technological University        1583
  9. Bowling Green State University            1057
  10. University of Wisconsin-Superior          379
  11. Michigan State University                     DNF

Full Results: https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/5D0D867D-F5A4-298A-380CA7C7130CCB65/wirc_scores_2021-22_october.pdf  

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, and air pistol. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time interacting with fellow students and engaging in marksmanship. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets. The club meets Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming). Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected.

Please consider supporting the GVSU Rifle Club through a tax-deductible charitable contribution: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=80818

 



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