WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club recently participated in the 2022 NRA Precision Air Rifle 3 Position Junior Sectional. The match consisted of 60 shots fired over the course of three positions: prone, standing, and kneeling. 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 and Pistol Club. Leading the Lakers was Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) who finished in fourth place. She shot a personal best 570 (out of 600). Her strength was the sling positions, posting a 197 (out of 200) in prone and 195 in kneeling. Connor Wardrop (Grand Rapids, Michigan) was seventh with a score of 505. His top target was a 90 in prone.
Karas teamed up with three others to represent Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club. The team posted an aggregate score of 2310 (out of 2400).
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
Posted by Seth Williams on Permanent link for THREE POSITION AIR RIFLE JUNIOR SECTIONAL RECAP on March 21, 2022