Our Thanks to Larry Sawyer for this news on Jr shooting at Perry.
Thought you might like some info on my junior club, the Minnesota Centershots. We just returned from Camp Perry, where the NRA held their annual National 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championships and Training Summit from July 1-3 at the CMP's 80-firing point electronic air rifle range, right on base, just to the right of Petrarca Range. Then on July 4-6th, USA Shooting and the CMP teamed up to hold their own National Championships at the same range. Here's a short write-up:
The Minnesota Centershots/MRRA team went to Camp Perry, Ohio for the NRA 3-Position Air Rifle Championships and the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic 3-P Air Rifle Championship on June 30, 2009. The team consisted of Emily Quiner, Alex Geisar, Adam McInerney and Patrick Sunderman, who were the Minnesota State 3P Air Rifle Champion Team. Emily Quiner is also the Women’s 2009 USAS Junior National Champion in International Air Rifle, gaining the title in April at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
The NRA 3-Position Air Rifle Championship is an open championship, but to make it to the USAS National Junior Olympic Championships, held by USA Shooting, school-age juniors had to qualify in State Junior Olympic competitions where the top teams and individuals advance to the Junior Olympic Nationals. The national event took place on the CMP’s new electronic-target equipped air gun range at Camp Perry. 231 shooters and 43 teams were at Camp Perry for the four days of competition that ended July 6th, 2009.
The Centershots/MRRA shot well enough at the NRA Championship event to garner 5th place overall. Then, just two days later, at the USAS/CMP National Junior Olympic Championships, team members Alex Geisar (576), Patrick Sundermann (586) and Adam McInerney (581) all shot personal best scores the first day to land the team in place 5th overall, rounded out by Emily Quiner's 584/600. The second day they staved off a barrage of great scores to garner 12th place in the final standings. At least two national records were recorded by other competitors during the match, so it was a brutally tough competition. The Centershots team returned home more experienced and with their game at a whole new level. On July 20th, most of that group will return to Camp Perry to compete individually in the NRA Smallbore National Championships.
Maybe Larry could bring us back a picture. Good Shooting Center Shots !