WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in four virtual (postal) matches during the month of September. A virtual match is a competition in which competitors fire on their home ranges and exchange scores online.
Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches
Air Rifle: The air rifle competition consisted of 60 shots fired from the standing position at 10 meters. In total, there were 64 individual and 24 team entries, including three individuals and one team from GVSU. Leading the way was Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Livonia, Michigan) with a score of 580.0 (out of 654), good for 14th place. Close behind was Collin Fox (Dimondale, Michigan) at 16th place with a score of 573.2. John Martin (Howell, Michigan) was 24thwith 536.2. The trio combined to finish sixth in the team match with a total of 1689.4.
Air Pistol: The air pistol consisted of 40 shots fired from 10 meters. John Martin was the lone Laker participant. He finished 15th with a score of 270 (out of 400). He bested his previous high score by 13 points.
Smallbore: The smallbore competition consisted of 60 shots fired in kneeling, prone, and standing positions at 50 feet. Lakers were four of the 13 individual entries. Collin Fox shot a 500 (out of 600) for fifth place. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk was sixth with 498. John Martin shot 491 for seventh place. Combined, the trio finished second in the team event with a combined score of 1489. Mark VanEvery (White Lake, Michigan) shot a personal best 423 in his first air rifle match.
Air Rifle: Hosted by the Rio Salado Sportsman's Club (Mesa, Arizona), the match consisted of 60 shots fired from the standing position at 10 meters. In total, there were 96 competitors. The lone Laker entry was Collin Fox. He shot a 551 (out of 600) good for fourth in the open (21 and over) class and 46th overall.
The mission of the GVSU Rifle Club is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in smallbore rifle and precision air rifle. Students with all levels of skill are able to have a safe and enjoyable time at the shooting range while interacting with other students and shooting. All equipment, including rifles and ammunition, is provided. The club meets Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. this semester at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509). New members are welcome year-round.
Up next, the Lakers will be competing in a non-conference virtual match against SUNY Plattsburgh.
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