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WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in a postal match against the State University of New York at Plattsburgh Marksmanship Club in the month of November. A postal match is a competition in which the competitors fire separately on their home range and exchange scores. The teams faced off in three-position smallbore rifle (60 shots fired in the prone, standing, and kneeling positions) and precision air rifle (60 shots fired in the standing position).
In the smallbore team competition, the Lakers defeated the Cardinals by 135 points, 2103 to 1968 (out of 2400). In the air rifle team competition, the Lakers prevailed by 188 points, 2115 to 1927 (out of 2400). The aggregate team scores were calculated by the top four individual scores on each roster. Combined, the Lakers defeated the Cardinals by 323 points.
In the smallbore individual competition, Lakers occupied the top two spots. The top shooter, Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan), posted a score of 555 (out of 600), a personal best. Alexander Straith (Birmingham, Michigan) was the runner-up with a score of 545. Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) finished fourth with a score of 507, also a personal best. Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan) shot a 496 for sixth place. The top Cardinal shooter, Ethan Hilderbrandt (Plattsburgh, New York), finished third with a score of 514.
Coulston-Gerigk led all competitors in air rifle with a score of 553 (out of 600). Straith finished second with a score of 545. Karas shot a 517 for third place. Rounded out the Laker team, Bruizeman shot a 500 for fifth place. The top Cardinal shooter, Hilderbrandt, finished fourth with a score of 516.
The Lakers are coached by Head Coach Cameron Zwart and Assistant Coach Timothy Schmeltzer. The Cardinals are coached by Head Coach Peter Visconti.
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