WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in March. 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.
Lakers comprised four of the 23 entries in the air pistol event. Leading the way was John Martin (Holly, Michigan). Martin posted a top stage of 94 (out of 100) on his way to a 358 (out of 400). His score was good for second place overall. Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan) shot a 314 for 15th place. Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) shot 301 for 18th. As a team, the trio was fourth overall with a combined score of 973 (out of 1200). Connor Wardrop (Grand Rapids, Michigan) was 21st with a score of 291.
Air Pistol Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2022030110193619.1
Leading the way in the air rifle event was Karas. She posted a score of 588.9 (out of 654), good for sixth place overall. She was joined by Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan), and Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan) in posting a team score of 1758.1 (out of 1962), good for second place overall. Coulston-Gerigk shot a 584.7 for seventh place. Straith was eighth with a 584.5. A second air rifle team of Bruizeman, Wardrop, and Mahmoud Salih (Caledonia, Michigan) finished in fourth place.
In smallbore, Karas led the Lakers with a score of 548 (out of 600). The score was good for third place. Coulston-Gerigk finished fourth, with a score of 546. Straith rounded out the team score with a 530, finishing fifth. Together, they finished in first place as a team with 1624 (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 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