F Class National Championship Long Range Shooting Match

F Class National Championship Long Range Shooting Match
By Karin Liebetrau
SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2011

Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators Inc.
Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators Inc.

Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- This was the largest match ever held at Winnequah Gun Club – 157 competitors shot very well during the week despite the heavy rain and crazy winds on a couple of days.

Temperatures were cool in the morning and warmed up some during the day. The “Winnequah Wind God” did a super job all week – kept everyone saying “Where did that come from??”

Everyone appeared to have a good time and we received a lot of compliments on how well the match was run, especially with six relays. A big thank you goes to club and nonclub members who helped run the match. The days were long and there were a lot of close scores fired.

A total of 21 NRA National Records were set by F Open and FTR competitors. WGC member Robert Sebold tied a NRA National Record, Mid-Range 600yd, score 150.13. Another club member Rita Nash, won the F Class Open Karin Liebetrau High Woman trophy, score 1249.22.

The 4-Man 1000yd Team Match held on Thursday was cancelled due to rain and strong winds. The Team Aggregate consisted of only the 600yd scores fired that day, no 1000yd scores were used.

The major winners are:

  • Tuesday 600yd Daily Aggregate: F Open MW Robert Bock, NY score 450.32; FTR MW Jeff Rorer, NC score 449.21.
  • Wednesday 1000yd Daily Aggregate: F Open MW David Mann, TX score 448.21; FTR MW Ian Klemm, VA score 443,29.

Thursday 4-Man 600yd Team Aggregate: F Open MW The Long Shots, score 790.36, members David Gosnell, David Bailey, Mark Walker, Ken Dickerman, Coach Michelle Gallagher; FTR MW Team Sinclair, score 771.22, members Brad Sauve, Paul Phillips, Derek Rodgers, Jeff Rorer, Coach Ray Gross.

Friday 1000yd Daily Aggregate: F Open MW Jim Murphy, KY score 440.09; FTR MW John Weil, OR score 432.13.

Grand Aggregate Special Awards: F Open High Senior Jim Murphy, KY score 1331.55; F Open Grand Senior, John Brewer , MS score 1328.62; F Open High Woman Rita Nash, WI score 1249.22; FTR High Junior K Bryan Beem, NM score 1270.23; FTR High Woman Laura Perry, AL score 1307.39.

Grand Aggregate:

  • F Open 1st Place National Champion – Jim Murphy, KY score 1331.55
  • F Open 2nd Place National Champion – Don Nagel, OH score 1330.46
  • F Open 3rd Place National Champion – David Gosnell, CO score 1329.61
  • FTR 1st Place National Champion – Jeff Rorer, NC score 1315.41
  • FTR 2nd Place National Champion – John Weil, OR score 1308.42
  • FTR 3rd Place National Champion – Laura Perry, AL score 1307.39

Congratulations to all the winners new National Record holders. Great shooting by all the competitors and thank you for coming to Winnequah Gun Club. Hope to see you at a match in 2012.

Wi-FORCE promotes and protects the shooting sports, hunting, and the lawful ownership and use of firearms in Wisconsin. We coordinate match schedules of member clubs, sanction the state championship matches, monitor and recommend legislation, and provide training and educational programs for our members, competitors and Wisconsin shooters. Wi-FORCE supports the interaction and education of all individuals and groups interested in the shooting sports and the natural right of citizens to own arms. Visit: www.wi-force.org

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