New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Hosts International Rifle Festival Competition
TROY, NY — -(AmmoLand.com)- Twenty nine competitors traveled to the Iroquois Rod & Gun Club in Rotterdam, NY on July 18th and 19th for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s 2009 International Rifle Festival competition. Some of the state’s finest competitors took part in this event – including 2008 Olympian Sandy Fong. Both smallbore rifle (.22 caliber) and air rifle matches were conducted under international rules, with medals awarded in both the Scholastic class (under age 21) and Open class (age 21 or over).
Notable performances included the battle between Justin Tracy (Farmington, NY) and Terry Glenn (Auburn, NY) for the Open class gold medal in the smallbore rifle prone event. Justin edged out Terry by a single point — 1173 vs. 1172 – to take gold medal honors. Chelsea-O Halliday (Corinth, NY) took Scholastic gold medal honors with an 1141 total.
Heather Tillson (Galway, NY) garnered gold medal honors in the Open 3-position (prone, kneeling, standing) smallbore rifle competition with a 1096 total. Steve Hahn (Middle Grove, NY) fired the same score to take gold medal honors in the Scholastic class.
In the air rifle competition, Sandy Fong (New York, NY) fired a 577 total to take the gold medal in the Scholastic class. In the Open class, competitor Heather Tillson easily took the gold medal with a 576 total.
The Festival was fortunate to have a dedicated and experienced statistical staff. Marie Hahn, Ted and Tom Helveston, and Kate Meyer evaluated approximately 3,000 record shots to determine the medalists for the Festival.
The NYSRPA thanks the competitors and staff for making the 2009 International Rifle Festival a success!
The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York.