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WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in the 10th Annual International University Air Rifle Match in early November. The match was a postal match. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. The match consisted of 40 total shots fired from the standing position at 10 meters. In total, Lakers made up six of the 21 individual entries and one of the four-team entries. COVID-19 likely limited entries, which were 59 individuals and 12 teams in 2019. Competitors hailed from multiple states and Switzerland.


Aliah Lloyd (Kalamazoo, Michigan) led all Lakers with a score of 374 (out of 400). She posted target scores of 96 (out of 100), 95, 92, and 91. Her efforts resulted in a first-place finish overall. Lloyd finished second in 2019 with a score of 381.


Lloyd was joined by Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Livonia, Michigan), Collin Fox (Grand Ledge, Michigan), and Alexander Straith (Birmingham, Michigan) in posting a team score of 1476 (out of 1600). The score was best among all entries for the second consecutive season. The State University of New York at Plattsburgh finished in second, 116 points behind. The University of Fribourg (Switzerland) was third. 


All Lakers landed in the top 10. Coulston-Gerigk was second with 368, Fox was third with 367, Straith was fourth with 367, Mark VanEvery (White Lake, Michigan) with seventh with 350, and John Martin (Holly, Michigan) was ninth with 338. 


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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