WYOMING, MI – In a month shortened by COVID-19 restrictions, athletes from the Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in November. 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 rifle competition consisted of 60 shots fired from the standing position at 10 meters. The smallbore competition consisted of 60 shots fired in prone, standing, and kneeling position at 50 feet. The air pistol competition consisted of 40 shots fired in the international standing position at 10 meters.
Leading the way in the air rifle event was senior Alexander Straith (Birmingham, Michigan). He posted a score of 573.1 (out of 654), good for tenth place overall. Straith was joined by senior Collin Fox (Grand Ledge, Michigan) in posting a team score of 1145.4, good for seventh place overall, despite being down a team member. Fox's 572.3 was good for 11th place overall.
In smallbore, Straith led the Lakers with a score of 535 (out of 600). The score was good for first place. Fox finished third, with a score of 532. Together, they held on for a first-place team finish, besting Grand Rapids Rifle and Pistol Club 1067-978.
Full Smallbore Results
Fox was one of only three competitors, and the only Laker, to shoot in the air pistol event. He posted a personal-best 263 (out of 400).
Full Air Pistol Results
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 will resume in-person meetings at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509) on February 2, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. New members are welcome year-round.
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