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Laker Dance Team Announces Annual Fall Clinic Date

Laker Dance Team Announces Annual Fall Clinic Date

Laker Dance Team announces annual fall clinic for Sunday, November 7th, 2021.

Oct 26, 2021

GVSU Hockey Announces Date for Alumni Night

GVSU Hockey Announces Date for Alumni Night

GVSU Hockey to host Alumni Night and celebrate the 2011 National Championship Team.

Oct 4, 2021

Rifle & Pistol Club Accepting New Members

Rifle & Pistol Club Accepting New Members

The Grand Valley State University Rifle & Pistol Club is participating in several events in the future designed to educate and recruit new members for the upcoming school year. 

Aug 10, 2021

Daniel Ribbink Selected to Coach Men's & Women's Bowling

Daniel Ribbink Selected to Coach Men's & Women's Bowling

Grand Valley State University Club Sports has hired Daniel Ribbink as the next head coach for the Bowling team. Ribbink is a United States Bowling Congress Bronze-Level coach. Ribbink was also a former team captain at Cornerstone University.

Jul 30, 2021

Matt Sekosan Selected to Coach GVSU Women's D1 Hockey Team

Matt Sekosan Selected to Coach GVSU Women's D1 Hockey Team

Bringing his wealth of knowledge from a variety of levels within the hockey community, Matt Sekosan looks ahead to the future of ACHA Division 1 Womens Ice Hockey at Grand Valley State University.

Jul 23, 2021

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Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference October Recap

WYOMING, MICHIGAN – The GVSU Rifle Club began the five-month Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference season in October. The conference is currently composed of 12 teams from the Midwest and East Coast. Member schools include Bowling Green State University, Georgia Military College, Grand Valley State University, Hillsdale College, Liberty University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, University of Akron, University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In the regular season, the schools compete in monthly postal matches in three-position smallbore rifle and precision air rifle. A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. Four predesignated shooters contribute towards the overall team score.

Air Rifle Individual:

14. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                      561 (Out of 600)

17. Alexander Straith                                 557

24. Kathryn Karas                                     537

31. Tristan Bruizeman                               500

32. John Martin                                         489

36. Jacob Schorr                                       478

44. Mahmoud Salih                                   382

64. Joseph Martin                                      DNF

Air Rifle Team:

  1. University of Akron                              2287
  2. Liberty University                                 2285
  3. University of Michigan                          2253
  4. North Dakota State University             2248
  5. Hillsdale College                                  2198
  6. Grand Valley State University              2155
  7. Georgia Military College                      2132
  8. Michigan Technological University      1677

T-9. Michigan State University                  DNF

T-9. Bowling Green State University         DNF

T-9. Purdue University                              DNF

T-9. University of Wisconsin-Superior       DNF

 

Smallbore Individual:

22. Alexander Straith                                    541

32. Cassie Coulston-Gerigk                         521

34. Katheryn Karas                                      509

36. John Martin                                            501

40. Tristan Bruizeman                                  485

51. Jacob Schorr                                          413

61. Joseph Martin                                         358

65. Mahmoud Salih                                       230

Smallbore Team:

  1. University of Akron                               2251
  2. Liberty University                                 2189
  3. North Dakota State University             2115
  4. University of Michigan                          2104
  5. Purdue University                                 2092
  6. Grand Valley State University               2072
  7. Georgia Military College                       1938
  8. Michigan Technological University        1583
  9. Bowling Green State University            1057
  10. University of Wisconsin-Superior          379
  11. Michigan State University                     DNF

Full Results: https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/5D0D867D-F5A4-298A-380CA7C7130CCB65/wirc_scores_2021-22_october.pdf  

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

 

November 15, 2021

GVSU Sweeps Suny Plattsburgh In A Pair of Rifle Matches

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.  

Full GVSU Results: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f75138fd-7d0a-3131-9bdb-512df0f38b1c

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

November 12, 2021

GVSU Club Softball takes the series against FSU 3-0

The GVSU club softball team competed in their last fall season games against Ferris State University this past Sunday (11/7). GVSU went 3-0 in the tripleheader against the bulldogs. The scores were as follows: Game 1 (13-3), Game 2 (11-0), and Game 3 (15-0). Our player of the week was sophomore Emily Fontaine. Fontaine was 6/8 (.750) at the plate with five singles, a triple, and a walk. She played shortstop, third base, and even threw an inning on the mound, including one strikeout. She threw a combined no-hitter with our pitcher of the week freshman Bella Chinavare. Chinavare threw five strikeouts and allowed one walk in only three innings of pitching. GVSU finished their fall season going 11-1 in conference play and 15-3 overall. Currently, GVSU shares the Great Lakes East Conference title with Central Michigan University. GVSU’s first game back is March 27, 2021, with a home tripleheader against CMU for the conference title. Anchor Up!

November 10, 2021

Rifle & Pistol Participates in Orion Monthly Match

WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in three Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in October. 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.

Five Lakers participated in the air pistol event. Leading the way was John Martin (Holly, Michigan). Martin posted a top stage of 83 (out of 100) on his way to a 319 (out of 400). His score was good for 10th place overall. Close on Martin’s heels was Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan). Bruizeman finished in 14th place with a 310. In the team event, Martin and Bruizeman were joined by Kathryn Karas (Carleton, Michigan) to post a 914 (out of 1200), good for fifth place.

Air Pistol Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021100915284158.1

Leading the way in the air rifle event was Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan). He posted a score of 586.2 (out of 654), good for third place overall. He was joined by Cassie Coulston-Gerigk (Wayne, Michigan), and John Martin (Holly, Michigan), in posting a team score of 1707.9, good for second place overall. 

Air Rifle Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021100915251939.1

In smallbore, Straith led the Lakers with a score of 547 (out of 600). The score was good for first place. Coulston-Gergik finished third, with a score of 527. Martin displayed his versality in rounding out the team score with a tally of 501, finishing fourth. Together, they finished first place as a team with 1575 (out of 1800).

Smallbore Results: https://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2021100915323482.1

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis on 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

November 5, 2021

Rifle Team Competes In State Championship

BRISTOL, INDIANA – Cool temperatures and gusty wind conditions greeted 17 shooters, including two current members of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club, who competed in the Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association’s Prone Conventional Smallbore State Championship at the Chief Wa-Ke'-De on October 16, 2021. The individual match consisted of 160 total shots fired in the prone match at various distances. The Indiana resident with the highest aggregate score is declared the State Champion.

 

The top Laker shooter was first-year member Tristan Bruizeman (West Olive, Michigan). He posted a score of 1440-20x (out of 1600-160x) for 14th place. He had a 378-4x on the 50-yard course, 342-0x on the 50-meter course, 365-6x on the Dewar course, and 359-10x on the 100-yard course

 

Another first year Laker shooter, Joseph Martin (South Bend, Indiana), also participated in the match. He finished in 15th place with a score of 1406-7x. He was the top Indiana resident in the junior and collegiate class.

 

Full Results:        https://sjvrpa.wildapricot.org/resources/Individual%20Matches.pdf

                                https://sjvrpa.wildapricot.org/resources/Aggregate%20Matches.pdf

 

The mission of the GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis on 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

 

Taylor Trudeau
October 27, 2021