WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in October. 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.
Five Lakers participated in the air pistol event. Leading the way was John Martin (Holly, Michigan). Martin posted a top stage of 83 (out of 100) on his way to a 319 (out of 400). His score was good for 10th place overall. Close on Martin’s heels was Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan). Bruizeman finished in 14th place with a 310. In the team event, Martin and Bruizeman were joined by Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) to post a 914 (out of 1200), good for fifth place.
Air Pistol Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021100915284158.1
Leading the way in the air rifle event was Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan). He posted a score of 586.2 (out of 654), good for third place overall. He was joined by Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan), and John Martin (Holly, Michigan), in posting a team score of 1707.9, good for second place overall.
In smallbore, Straith led the Lakers with a score of 547 (out of 600). The score was good for first place. Coulston-Gergik finished third, with a score of 527. Martin displayed his versality in rounding out the team score with a tally of 501, finishing fourth. Together, they finished first place as a team with 1575 (out of 1800).
The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis on 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