WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in February. 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.


Three Lakers participated in the air pistol event. Leading the way was John Martin (Holly, Michigan). Martin posted a top stage of 86 (out of 100) on his way to a 326 (out of 400). His score was good for fifth place overall. Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan) shot a 315 for eighth place. Kathryn Karas shot 270 for 13th. As a team, the trio was third overall with a combined score of 911 (out of 1200).


Air Pistol Results:


Leading the way in the air rifle event was Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan). He posted a score of 582.7 (out of 654), good for sixth place overall. He was joined by Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan), and John Martin (Holly, Michigan) in posting a team score of 1698.9 (out of 1962), good for first place overall. Karas shot a 561.6 for eighth place. Martin was ninth with a 554.6.


Air Rifle Results:


In smallbore, Karas led the Lakers with a score of 552 (out of 600). The score was good for third place. Straith finished fourth, with a score of 551. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan) rounded out the team score with a 538, finishing sixth. Together, they finished in first place as a team with 1641 (out of 1800).


Smallbore Results:


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.


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