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.
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.
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