WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club recently participated in the 2022 NRA Precision Standing Air Rifle Junior Sectional. The match consisted of 40 shots fired in standing position. Sectional tournaments are registered indoor matches conducted at numerous locations throughout the country. Competitors may select the most convenient location. After firing, scores are sent to NRA where they are nationally ranked, and any national records are recorded. When all tournaments have been fired and entered in the NRA database, a national results bulletin is compiled online, listing every score for that year’s sectional matches (https://competitions.nra.org/results-and-records/national-matches-results/nra-national-indoor-rifle-pistol-championship-results/).
The Lakers totaled two of the eight entries in the local sectional match, which was held at Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club. Leading the Lakers was Katheryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan). She finished third overall with a score of 381 (out of 400). She had a high target of 97 (out of 100). Connor Wardrop (Grand Rapids, Michigan) shot a 294, for eighth place.
In the team match, Karas teamed up with three others to represent their home range, Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club. The team finished first with a score of 1545 (out of 1600).
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