WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The GVSU Rifle Club recently concluded the National Rifle League (VT Winter Postal League) this month. The league was comprised of 33 teams and 265 individuals this season. Competitors reside throughout the United States. The league consisted of 10 postal matches beginning in January. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. The top four shooters from each team contribute towards the overall team score. This season, the Lakers had four individuals participate in the league. All shot air rifle (standing). The course of fire was 40 shots fired at 10 meters.
GVSU finished 16th overall in the team standings. The club finished in sixth place in the Central Division of the Western Conference. In total, the team amassed 14,171 (out of 16,000) during the season. Chico Rod & Gun Club (California) set a league record with 15,913 to finish in first place.
This was the first time the Lakers fielded a full team in the league. The team earned “Rookie Team” of the year honors.
The Laker entries had the following season averages:
Cassie Coulston-Gerigk: 375.8
Alexander Straith: 372.2
Katheryn Karas: 364.4
Mahmoud Salih: 310.3
Coulston-Gerigk earned recognition as a “Top Shots” for finishing in the top 10 in air rifle in the Western Conference. She finished in ninth place. Straith just missed the list, finishing in 11th place.
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