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Women's Rugby Dominates Great Lake's 7's Tournament

Women's Rugby Dominates Great Lake's 7's Tournament

Women's Rugby Hosts Great Lake's 7's Tournament, only gives up one score all day.

Apr 7, 2022

GVSU Women's Rugby Represented on All-American Teams

GVSU Women's Rugby Represented on All-American Teams

Anna Corgan named to All-American Team

Apr 7, 2022

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

GVSU Rifle and Pistol Club Compete at the National Championship

Apr 7, 2022

GVSU Rowing: Percy Priest Sprints and Lubbers Cup Regatta

GVSU Rowing: Percy Priest Sprints and Lubbers Cup Regatta

GVSU Rowing: Percy Priest Sprints and Lubbers Cup Regatta

Apr 5, 2022

WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE RIFLE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE RIFLE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE RIFLE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

Mar 12, 2022

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Swim Nationals

It was a bittersweet moment for the GVSU Swim club as they ended their season with the biggest meet of the year. Eight swimmers flew down to Atlanta, Georgia for Nationals where they competed against 115 teams and a total of 2,001 swimmers. They scored a total of 4 points and it came from Veronica Lidy in her 400 IM (5:14.13). We had some career best swims from some of our swimmers. Shaun Walkowiak (freshman) swam at his first nationals meet and had some killer times. Walkowiak competed in four different relays and swam one individual event.

His individual event was the 50 backstroke (27.55) where he dropped 0.39 milliseconds. Walkowiak said, “I had a great time with all of my teammates, cheering them on and swimming with them. It definitely encourages me to make the cut again next year to experience it again!” We had six other swimmers who competed for their first time at nationals as well ( Jonah Cox, Dom Ferracciolo, Erin Marshall, Jay Patterson, and Rachel Patterson). Cox swam the 50 backstroke (28.29) as well along with four relays. Ferracciolo competed in four relays and the 50 breaststroke (29.16) where he dropped 1.34 seconds. Marshall swam three relays and one tough individual event of the 200 butterfly (2:32.66). Jay Patterson swam four relays and competed in two individual events of the 50 butterfly (24.76) and the 50 freestyle (22.92). Jay also broke the 50 butterfly record. Last but not least, Rachel Patterson competed in three relays and four individual events of 50 freestyle (26.91), 100 backstroke (1:06.68), 50 backstroke (30.72) and 100 freestyle (58.44). Rachel also had time drops in all her individual events. Our last two swimmers, Skylar Gottschalk and Veronica Lidy, both seniors, had competed in one other nationals their freshman year. Unfortunately, due to Covid, they lost two chances to swim at Nationals their sophomore and junior years. For these two swimmers it was sadly their last swim meet of their careers. Both Gottschalk and Lidy dropped time in every event they swam over the weekend. Gottschalk competed in three relays and four individual events of 100 breaststroke (1:16.55), 50 backstroke (31.79), 50 breaststroke (34.68) and the 100 IM (1:08.28). Lidy swam

in three relays and three individual events of 400 IM (5:14.13), 200 IM (2:26.99), and the 200 Freestyle (2:11.63). It was a bit of a stressful meet for the team and a happy but sad ending for the seniors. But this meet will be one these eight swimmers never forget.

April 25, 2022

SNOW COUNTRY ENGLISH MATCH SERIES RECAP

WYOMING, MI – The GVSU Rifle Club recently wrapped up the 2021-2022 Snow County English Match season, hosted by the SEMNO High Masters Shooting Team. In total, five Lakes competed in the series. The course of fire for each match is 60 shots, in prone position, at 50 feet on the metric target. There are six matches; however, the season aggregate is determined by the highest four matches.

 

Sophomore Katheryn Karas was the top junior/collegiate shooter in the series this season.

 

Match 1:

http://www.semno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-2022-Snow-Country-Match-1-4.pdf

 

Alexander Straith             592.6

Katheryn Karas                  585.0

Cassie Coulston-Gerigk  574.3

Tristan Bruizeman            570.6

Jacob Schorr                       511.1

 

Match 2:

http://www.semno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-2022-Snow-Country-Match-2-7.pdf

 

Cassie Coulston-Gerigk  592.4

Alexander Straith             591.5

Katheryn Karas                  583.9

Tristan Bruizeman            558.8

Jacob Schorr                       513.9

 

Match 3:

http://www.semno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-2022-Snow-Country-Match-3-12.pdf

 

Katheryn Karas                  593.6

Cassie Coulston-Gerigk  593.5

Alexander Straith             589.0

Tristan Bruizeman            563.1

Jacob Schorr                       521.6

 

Match 4:

http://www.semno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-2022-Snow-Country-Match-4-9.pdf

 

Katheryn Karas                  602.6

Alexander Straith             591.5

Cassie Coulston-Gerigk  587.7

Tristan Bruizeman            531.9

 

Match 5:

http://www.semno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-2022-Snow-Country-Match-5-8.pdf

 

Katheryn Karas                  600.4

Alexander Straith             589.4

 

Match 6:

http://www.semno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-2022-Snow-Country-Match-6-4.pdf

 

(No Laker Entries)

 

Grand Aggregate:

http://www.semno.org/2022/03/26/2021-2022-snow-country-grand-aggregate-preliminary-results/

 

Katheryn Karas                  2381.6

Alexander Straith             2365.0

Cassie Coulston-Gerigk  2347.9

Tristan Bruizeman            2224.4

Jacob Schorr                       1546.6  

 

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

April 20, 2022

RIFLE & PISTOL PARTICIPATES IN ORION MONTHLY MATCHES

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.

Air Rifle Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2022030110154981.1

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).

Smallbore Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2022030110264045.1

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

April 20, 2022

RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB VS. ALUMNI TEAM RECAP

WYOMING, MICHIGAN- Nine competitors, including four alumni, competed in the 8th Annual Alumni Match at the Grand Rapids Rifle and Pistol Club on April 14th. The match faced members of the current team against former members in three position smallbore rifle, standing air rifle, and air pistol.

 

In the smallbore competition, the current team compiled a score of 786 (out of 900). The current team had contributing scores shot by Alexander Straith (271), Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (267), and Katheryn Karas (248). Tristan Bruizeman (245) and John Martin (208) were alternates. The alumni team posted 795 points to win the smallbore match. Alumni scoring team members included Cameron Zwart (275), April Chernoby (264), and Adam Gleason (256). The match format was 10 shots each in prone, standing, and kneeling positions on the metric target. Gleason was permitted to shoot on the conventional target, since he last shot smallbore in 2008.  

 

In the air rifle competition, the current team complied a score of 648 (out of 872). The current team had contributing scores from Straith (331.5) and Karas (316.5). The alumni team, with Chernoby (322.4) and Zwart (315.2) shot a 637.6. The match consisted of 40 shots in standing position. Although precision class rifles were used, no other gear was permitted.

 

For the first time in the history of the event, air pistol was added. The current team dominated the event, 1147-959. Martin (325), Bruizeman (286), Karas (281), and Coulston-Gerigk (255) fired the contributing team scores for the current team. Straith (184) was an alternate. The alumni team had contributing scores from Zwart (277), Gerry Cooke (272), Gleason (217), and Chernoby (193). Cooke, Gleason, Chernoby had no prior air pistol experience.

 

In addition to shooting, all competitors enjoyed pizza provided by Leroy McCormick. Cooke was the lone charter club member present. Chernoby and Zwart continue their streak of shooing in every alumni match since inception. This was the first alumni match for Gleason.

 

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

April 18, 2022

NATIONAL AIR PISTOL LEAGUE RECAP

WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The GVSU Pistol Club recently wrapped up the Orion National Air Pistol League. Ten teams competed in the league this season. Each match of the nine-match season consisted of 60 shots unsupported, from the standing position, fired with an .177 caliber air pistol. Each shot was scored in integer, allowing for a maximum score of 10 points per shot and 600 points per competitor in each weekly game. The top four individual scores per team were dynamically added together to constitute the team score for that week's game. Members of the Laker team were joined by others from their home range to represent Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club in the league this season. Overall, the team finished in sixth place in the league with a 5-4 record. All the Laker entries set personal bests during the league season, including John Martin, who set an all time Laker record with a score of 542.

 

Weekly Results:

 

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1 - 0) 2100 defeats Lafayette Gun Club (0 - 1) 2086

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Martin, John                      66 - 0     79 - 0     81 - 0     86 - 0     76 - 0     76 - 0     464 - 0

Karas, Katheryn                 53 - 0     74 - 0     75 - 0     51 - 0     76 - 0     63 - 0     392 – 0

 

Capital Area Sportsmen's League (1 - 1) 2088 defeats Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1 - 1) 2036

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Bruizeman, Tristan           73 - 1     74 - 0     84 - 1     70 - 0     80 - 1     76 - 1     457 – 4

 

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (2 - 1) 2121 defeats Group Therapy (0 - 3) 1911

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Martin, John                      83 - 0     84 - 0     78 - 0     89 - 1     88 - 0     80 - 0     502 - 1

Bruizeman, Tristan           86 - 0     79 - 1     77 - 1     73 - 0     80 - 0     78 - 0     473 - 2

Karas, Katheryn                67 - 0     56 - 0     54 - 0     72 - 1     69 - 1     75 - 0     393 - 2

Wardrop, Connor             68 - 0     70 - 0     63 - 0     59 - 0     69 - 1     61 - 0     390 – 1

 

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (3 - 1) 2128 defeats Cowley 4-H Shooting Sports (3 - 2) 1778

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Martin, John                      84 - 0     87 - 0     84 - 0     80 - 1     83 - 0     86 - 1     504 - 2

Bruizeman, Tristan           81 - 0     79 - 1     74 - 0     81 - 0     78 - 1     82 - 0     475 - 2

Karas, Katheryn                61 - 0     61 - 0     80 - 0     68 - 0     66 - 0     68 - 0     404 - 0

Wardrop, Connor             68 - 0     59 - 0     64 - 0     69 - 0     57 - 0     65 - 0     382 – 0

 

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (4 - 1) 2040 defeats Seaford NJROTC (1 - 4) 1551

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Wardrop, Connor             85 - 1     61 - 1     64 - 1     72 - 0     70 - 0     72 - 0     424 - 3

Karas, Katheryn                70 - 0     70 - 0     78 - 0     71 - 1     64 - 0     68 - 1     421 – 2

 

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (5 - 1) 2043 defeats Eldorado NJROTC (0 - 6) 1407

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Bruizeman, Tristan           77 - 0     84 - 0     80 - 1     88 - 1     74 - 0     70 - 0     473 - 2

Wardrop, Connor             70 - 0     68 - 0     70 - 0     74 - 0     75 - 1     88 - 0     445 – 1

 

Palmyra Sportsmen's Assoc (6 - 1) 2189 defeats Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (5 - 2) 2046

No GVSU Entries (Spring Break)

 

Maspenock Rod and Gun Club (7 - 0) 2218 defeats Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (5 - 3) 2021

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Karas, Katheryn                66 - 0     73 - 0     70 - 0     76 - 0     76 - 0     57 - 0     418 - 0

Wardrop, Connor             67 - 0     76 - 1     81 - 3     61 - 0     63 - 1     68 - 0     416 - 5

 

Arlington Fairfax IWLA (5 - 3) 2128 defeats Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (5 - 4) 2115

Participant                          ST 1        ST 2        ST 3        ST 4        ST 5        ST 6        Total

Martin, John                      94 - 2     93 - 0     86 - 0     85 - 3     91 - 1     93 - 2     542 - 8

Bruizeman, Tristan           71 - 0     72 - 0     76 - 0     81 - 1     76 - 0     81 - 0     457 - 1

Karas, Katheryn                74 - 1     70 - 0     77 - 2     72 - 0     79 - 1     66 - 0     438 - 4

Wardrop, Connor             72 - 0     69 - 1     71 - 0     74 - 0     75 - 0     69 - 0     430 - 1

 

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

Seth Williams
April 7, 2022



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