Rifle & Pistol Club

Club Information & Plans

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MISSION

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.

TRYOUTS

The club does not hold tryouts. New members, regardless of experience, are welcome year-round. Questions regarding club membership can be directed to Club President Katheryn Karas or Head Coach Cameron Zwart. A completed Club Sports Tryout Waiver must be completed before participating. 

PRACTICE

The club meets Tuesday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM during the school year and Monday and Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM during the summer. Practice attendance is not mandatory to be a member of the club; however, regular practice attendance is expected. In shooting, it’s persistence that pays the biggest dividends—constant, steady practice, week in and week out, all year long.

RANGE

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509)

RIFLE TEAM

The rifle team is a member school of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference. In the regular season, the schools compete in monthly postal matches (October-January). A postal match is a competition in which competitors fire separately on their home ranges and exchange scores. Five shooters are predesignated by each team with the top four individual scores contributing towards the overall team score. The conference championship match is hosted by a member school in February. An intercollegiate rifle club national championship is held in March. The team participates in various other local, regional, and national matches hosted by the American Smallbore Shooting Association (ASSA), Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), National Rifle Association (NRA), National Rifle League (Vermont Winter Postal League), and USA Shooting (USAS) throughout the year. 

PISTOL TEAM

The team participates in Orion's National Air Pistol League. The 11-week league runs from January to April. All team members shoot the league matches with the top four individuals contributing to the team’s aggregate score. The team will participate in various other local, regional, and national matches hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), National Rifle Association (NRA), and USA Shooting (USAS) throughout the year.

PARA TEAM

Paralympic shooting, also known as shooting para sport, is an adaptation of shooting sports for competitors with disabilities. The rules governing Paralympic competition are those used by World Shooting Para Sport. Those rules take into account the differences that exist between disabilities allowing ambulant and wheelchair athletes to compete shoulder to shoulder. The shooting disciplines match athletes of the same gender, or occasionally both genders, with similar disabilities, against each other, both individually and in teams. Paralympic shooting competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke. Depending on the existing limitations (degree of body trunk functionality, balance while seating, muscle strength, mobility of both upper and lower limbs), and on the skills that are necessary in Shooting, athletes are divided into three classes: 

     SH1: Pistol and Rifle competitors that do not require a shooting stand.

     SH2: Rifle competitors who have no ability to support the weight of the air rifle with their arms and therefore require a shooting stand.

     SH3: Rifle competitors with visual impairment. 

FUNDRAISING

The GVSU Rifle & Pistol Club is always accepting cash donations or in-kind contributions. Please consider an online donation to the Team Fund.

Team Schedule

2022-23 Schedule

Date

Location

League/Association

Match Name

Results

08/25/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Shooting Sports Foundation

National Shooting Sports Month -  Air Rifle

Results

08/25/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Shooting Sports Foundation

National Shooting Sports Month -  Air Pistol

Results

08/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

August 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

08/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

August 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

08/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

August 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

09/17/2022

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

September Monthly Match

Results

09/18/2022

University of Akron- Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range

Non-Conference

Zippy Open - Smallbore

Results

09/18/2022

University of Akron- Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range

Non-Conference

Zippy Open - Air Rifle

Results

09/18/2022

University of Akron- Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range

Non-Conference

Zippy Open - Air Pistol

Results

09/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

September 2022 - Orion's Three Position Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

09/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

September 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

09/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

September 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

09/30/2022

Virtual

MidwayUSA Foundation

Hometown Challenge

 

10/01/2022

South Kent Sportsmen's Club

Michigan Rifle & Pistol Association

2022 Michigan State Championship 3-Position Outdoor Conventional Smallbore

 

10/08/2022

Chief Wa-Ke'-De Range

Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association

2022 Indiana State Championship Smallbore Conventional Prone

 

10/13/2022

Postal

Non-Conference

GVSU vs. SUNY Plattsburgh - Air Rifle

 

10/13/2022

Postal

Non-Conference

GVSU vs. SUNY Plattsburgh - Smallbore

 

10/15/2022

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

October Monthly Match

 

10/25/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

October 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

 

10/25/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

October 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

 

10/25/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

October 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

 

10/27/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

October 2022 - Smallbore

 

10/27/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

October 2022 - Air Rifle

 

11/03/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #1

 

11/15/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

November 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

 

11/15/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

November 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

 

11/15/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

November 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

 

11/17/2022

Postal

Non-Conference

12th International University Air Rifle Match

 

11/19/2022

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

November Monthly Match

 

11/20/2022

Button Rifle Range - Morehead State University

Non-Conference

Eagle Open - Smallbore

 

11/20/2022

Button Rifle Range - Morehead State University

Non-Conference

Eagle Open - Air Rifle

 

11/30/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

November 2022 - Smallbore

 

11/30/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

November 2022 - Air Rifle

 

12/02/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #2

 

12/13/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

December 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

 

 

12/13/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

December 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

 

12/13/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

December 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

 

12/15/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

December 2022 - Smallbore

 

12/15/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

December 2022 - Air Rifle

 

01/05/2023

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #3

 

01/07/2023

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

National Rifle Association

Metric 3-Position Open Sectional

 

01/07/2023

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

National Rifle Association

Precision Air Rifle Standing Open Sectional

 

01/14/2023

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Precision Air Rifle 3-Position Open Sectional

 

01/24/2023

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

January 2023 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

 

01/24/2023

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

January 2023 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

 

01/24/2023

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

January 2023 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

 

01/26/2023

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

January 2023 - Smallbore

 

01/26/2023

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

January 2023 - Air Rifle

 

01/28/2023

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Intercollegiate Sectional - Smallbore

 

01/28/2023

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Intercollegiate Sectional - Air Rifle

 

01/28/2023

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Intercollegiate Sectional - Air Pistol

 

2021-22 Results

Date

Location

League/Association

Match Name

Results

09/28/2021

Rockford Sportsman's Club

Precision Rifle Series

September 2021 - PRS Rimfire

Results

Recap

09/30/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

September 2021 - Orion's Three Position Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

09/30/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

September 2021 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

09/30/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

September 2021 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

09/30/2021

Postal

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Aces Postal 3rd Quarter 2021 

Results

10/03/2021

South Kent Sportsmen's Club

Michigan Rifle & Pistol Association

2021 Michigan State Championship 3-Position Outdoor Conventional Smallbore

Results

Recap

10/09/2021

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

2021 October Monthly Match

Results

Recap

10/16/2021

Chief Wa-Ke'-De Range

Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association

2021 Indiana State Championship Smallbore Conventional Prone

Results

Recap

10/26/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

October 2021 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

10/26/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

October 2021 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

10/26/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

October 2021 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

10/28/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

October 2021 - Smallbore

Results

Recap

10/28/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

October 2021 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

11/02/2021

Postal

Non-Conference

GVSU vs. SUNY Plattsburgh - Smallbore

Results

Recap

11/02/2021

Postal

Non-Conference

GVSU vs. SUNY Plattsburgh - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

11/04/2021

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #1

Results

Recap

11/16/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

November 2021 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

11/16/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

November 2021 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

11/16/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

November 2021 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

11/18/2021

Postal

Non-Conference

11th International University Air Rifle Match

Results

Recap

11/20/2021

Morehead State University

Non-Conference

Eagle Open

Results

Recap

11/21/2021

West Virginia University

Non-Conference

Walther Cup

Results

Recap

11/30/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

November 2021 - Smallbore

Results

Recap

11/30/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

November 2021 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

12/02/2021

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #2

Results

Recap

12/09/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

December 2021 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

12/09/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

December 2021 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

12/09/2021

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

December 2021 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

12/16/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

December 2021 - Smallbore

Results

Recap

12/16/2021

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

December 2021 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/06/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #3

Results

Recap

01/06/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 1 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/08/2022

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

National Rifle Association

Metric 3-Position Open Sectional

Results

Recap

01/08/2022

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

National Rifle Association

Precision Air Rifle Standing Open Sectional

Results

Recap

01/15/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Precision Air Rifle 3-Position Open Sectional

Results

Recap

01/15/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 2 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/22/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 3 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/23/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

2022 National Air Pistol League - PRESEASON

Results

01/25/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

January 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

01/25/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

January 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

01/25/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

January 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

01/25/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 1 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

01/27/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

January 2022 - Smallbore

Results

Recap

01/27/2022

Postal

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

January 2022 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/27/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 2 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

01/29/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Intercollegiate Sectional - Smallbore

Results

Recap

01/29/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Intercollegiate Sectional - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/29/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Intercollegiate Sectional - Air Pistol

Results

Recap

01/29/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 4 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

01/30/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Lafayette Gun Club at Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club

Results

Recap

02/03/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #4

Results

Recap

02/05/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 5 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

02/06/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club at Capital Area Sportsmens League

Results

Recap

02/08/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 3 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

02/10/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle Leauge

Match 4 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

02/11/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 6 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

02/13/2022

Capital Area Sportsmen's League

USA Shooting

2021-2022 Rifle/Pistol State Junior Olympics

Results

Recap

02/18/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 7 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

02/19/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Precision Air Rifle Junior Sectional

Results

Recap

02/19/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Precision Air Rifle 3-Position Junior Sectional

Results

Recap

02/20/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Group Therapy at Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club

Results

Recap

02/24/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

February 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

02/24/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

February 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

02/24/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

February 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

02/25/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 8 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

02/26/2022

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

Conference Championship - Smallbore

Results

Recap

02/26/2022

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

Conference Championship - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

02/27/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Cowley 4-H Shooting Sports at Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club

Results

Recap

03/01/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 5 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

03/03/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 6 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

03/03/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #5

Results

Recap

03/04/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 9 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

03/06/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Seaford NJROTC at Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club

Results

Recap

03/11/2022

Postal

National Rifle League

Week 10 - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

03/12/2022

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

Michigan Rifle & Pistol Association

2022 Michigan State Championship Smallbore Indoor 3-Position

Results

Recap

03/12/2022

Jackson County Sportsman's Club

Michigan Rifle & Pistol Association

2022 Michigan State Championship Air Rifle Standing

Results

Recap

03/13/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Eldorado NJROTC at Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club

Results

Recap

03/17/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Indoor Smallbore Conventional Position Junior Sectional

Results

Recap

03/20/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club at Palmyra Sportsmens Association

Results

Recap

03/27/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club at Maspenock Rod and Gun Club

Results

Recap

03/30/2022

Postal

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Aces Postal 1st Quarter 2022 

Results

03/31/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

March 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

03/31/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

March 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

Recap

03/31/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

March 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

Recap

03/31/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

SEMNO High Masters

Snow County English Match #6

Results

Recap

04/02/2022

The X Count

American Smallbore Shooting Association

National Championship - Smallbore

Results

Recap

04/03/2022

The X Count

American Smallbore Shooting Association

National Championship - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

04/03/2022

Virtual

Orion National Air Pistol League

Grand Rapids Rifle Pistol Club at Arlington Fairfax IWLA

Results

Recap

04/07/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 7 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

04/07/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 8 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

04/07/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Indoor Smallbore Conventional Position Open Sectional (Individual)

Results

04/07/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Indoor Smallbore Conventional Position Open Sectional (Team)

Results

04/07/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

National Rifle Association

Air Pistol Open Sectional

Results

04/12/2022

Postal

Civilian Marksmanship Program

2022 CMP Smallbore Postal - 3x20

Results

04/12/2022

Postal

Civilian Marksmanship Program

2022 CMP Smallbore Postal - Metric Prone

Results

04/14/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

Exhabition 

GVSU vs. Alumni - Smallbore

Results

Recap

04/14/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

Exhibition

GVSU vs. Alumni - Air Rifle

Results

Recap

04/14/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

Exhibition

GVSU vs. Alumni - Air Pistol

Results

Recap

04/21/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 9 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

04/21/2022

Postal

Mid-State Rifle League

Match 10 - Smallbore 4x10

Results

Recap

04/23/2022

Chief Wa-Ke'-De Range

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Conventional Outdoor Prone 1600

Results

04/28/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

April 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

04/28/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

April 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

04/28/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

April 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

05/13/2022

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Camp Perry Open - Smallbore

Results

05/14/2022

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Camp Perry Open - Air Rifle

Results

05/14/2022

Gary Anderson Competition Center

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Camp Perry Open - Air Pistol

Results

05/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

May 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

05/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

May 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Virtual Match

Results

05/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System

May 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match

Results

06/25/2022

Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club

Meijer State Games  

International Air Rifle - Precision Class

Results

06/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System   

June 2022 - Orion's Standing Air Rifle Match 

Results

06/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System   

June 2022 - Orion's Air Pistol Virtual Match  

Results

06/30/2022

Virtual

Orion Scoring System     

June 2022 - Orion's 3P Smallbore Rifle Virtual Match

Results

07/02/2022

Chief Wa-Ke-De Range     

American Smallbore Shooting Association     

Haven Williams Conventional Prone Regional – Iron Sights

 

07/03/2022

Chief Wa-Ke-De Range     

 American Smallbore Shooting Association 

Haven Williams Conventional Prone Regional – Any Sights

 

2022-2023 Roster

2021-22 Team

First Name

Last Name

Year

Discipline

Hometown

Previous School/Team

Katheryn

Karas

2nd

Rifle / Pistol

Carleton, MI

St. Mary Catholic Central High School

John

Martin

4th

Rifle / Pistol

Highland, MI

Milford High School

Mahmoud

Salih

2nd

Rifle / Pistol

Caledonia, MI

Caledonia High School

Grayce

Tappy

1st

Rifle

Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High School

2022-2023 Coaching Staff

Title

Name

Season

Alma Mater

Head Coach

Cameron Zwart

8th

Grand Valley State University

Assistant Coach

Leroy McCormick

4th

Grand Valley State University

Assistant Coach

Timothy Schmeltzer

6th

Montcalm Community College

Faculty Advisor

Gerry Cooke

7th

Grand Valley State University

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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

Team History

TEAM HISTORY

2020-21:

Coach Zwart led the Laker team to fifth-place finishes in the 2020-21 WIRC regular season in both air rifle and smallbore. The team won the 10th Annual International University Air Rifle for a second consecutive season.

2019-20:

Coach Zwart led the Laker team to a third-place finish in the 2019-20 WIRC regular season and Championship in air rifle. The team finished fourth in the regular season and fifth in the Championship in smallbore. Coach Zwart was named WIRC Smallbore Coach of the Year a fourth time. Christian Yap earned 1st All Conference Air Rifle Team. The team finished second in air rifle and third in smallbore in the 2020 NRA Collegiate Sectional. The Laker team qualified a team record 18 individuals for the 2020 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Championship, which was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team won the 9th Annual International University Air Rifle match in their first appearance in the competition. The team finished first in the 2020 Mid-State Rifle League for a fourth consecutive season.

2018-19:

Coach Zwart led the Laker team to its highest finish in the 2018-19 WIRC regular season rankings in school history, finishing third in smallbore and second in air rifle. The team also set high water marks at the WIRC Championship earning a third-place finish in smallbore and third place finish in air rifle. For his efforts, Coach Zwart was named the WIRC Air Rifle Coach of the Year for the second time. 11 individuals qualified for the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship in Fort Benning, Georgia. The team earned national runner-up honors in posting a school record aggregate score of 4447. The Lakers had four individuals finish in the top 15 in the aggregate rankings and Aubrey Jackson earn 2nd All Star Team honors in air rifle. The team finished first in the Mid-State Rifle League for a third consecutive season. Aliah Lloyd became the first club member to qualify for the USA Shooting National Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2017-18:

Coach Zwart led the Laker team to a third-place finish in the WIRC regular season in smallbore and air rifle. The team finished the WIRC Championship match fourth in smallbore and fifth in air rifle. Coach Zwart was named the WIRC Smallbore Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season. Nine individuals qualified for the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship in Fort Benning, Georgia where the team finished third. Christian Yap earned 1st All Star Team honors in air rifle. The team finished first in the Mid-State Rifle League for the second consecutive season.

2016-17:

Coach Zwart led the Laker team in finishing fifth in smallbore and fourth in air rifle in the WIRC regular season. In the WIRC Championship, the team finished fourth in both smallbore and air rifle. The team earned WIRC Most Improved Smallbore Team and WIRC Most Improved Air Rifle Team honors. Coach Zwart was named WIRC Smallbore Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. The team made its first NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship appearance in Fort Benning, Georgia, finishing seventh. Seven individuals qualified for the Championship. The team joined the Mid-State Rifle League and finished first overall.

2015-16:

In his first season, Coach Zwart led the Laker team to a sixth-place finish in the WIRC regular season in smallbore and air rifle. The team finished four in both disciplines in the WIRC Championship. The team earned honors as the WIRC Most Improved Smallbore Team and WIRC Most Improved Air Rifle Team. Coach Zwart was named the WIRC Smallbore Coach of the Year, WIRC Air Rifle Coach of the Year, and GVSU Club Sports Coach of the Year. The team qualified its first two individuals (Gregory Quante, Alex Cyburt) to compete in the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship in Fort Benning, Georgia.

2003-2004:

Coach Priddy led the team to a sixth-place finish in the 2003-2004 WIRC regular season and WIRC championship match in smallbore. The team finished seventh-place in the WIRC regular season and WIRC championship match in air rifle. Individually, Dan Cole finished fifth place in the WIRC smallbore handicap (most improved) award. 

2002-2003:

Coach Priddy led the team to a ninth-place finish in the 2002-2003 WIRC regular season in smallbore. The team finished in eighth-place finish in the WIRC championship match in smallbore. 

WIRC Individual Results          WIRC Team Results          Roster Photograph

2001-2002:

Coach Priddy led the team to an eighth-place finish in the 2001-2002 WIRC regular season in smallbore. The team finished seventh-place in the WIRC championship match in smallbore. Individually, April Chernoby finished third place in the WIRC smallbore handicap (most improved) award. 

WIRC Individual Results          WIRC Team Results

2000-2001:

Coach Priddy led the team to a seventh-place finish in the 2000-2001 WIRC regular season in smallbore. The team finished ninth-place in the WIRC championship match in smallbore. 

WIRC Individual Results          WIRC Team Results

1995-1996:

The club was founded by a group of students led by Gerard "Gerry" Cooke. The late Michael "Mike" Stone was the first Head Coach.



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