Burlington, VT –-(Ammoland.com)- School may be out for the summer, but for the University of Vermont Shooting Sports Club (UVMSSC), preparations for next year are already underway.
Members of our Pistol Team (Graham Cochrane, Will Cain and Ray Trainque) were selected to participate in last month’s MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup and received scholarships to cover costs and entry fees for the event.
These scholarships were provided by Larry Potterfield and MidwayUSA and allowed 14 junior competitors from across the United States the opportunity to compete in the match. Shooters from UVM made new friends and met up with old friends such as Brian Lee from the Yale Pistol Team. Brian is good friend of our team members and coaches.
In addition to the Bianchi Cup, several members of the team continue to compete in USPSA competitions with the Green Mountain Practical Shooters, while holding weekly practices to defend several titles taken last year.
While some of the most senior members of the Pistol Team have graduated and moved out of state, the appointment of Laura Michalak as the new captain ensures more victories for the 2013-14 shooting season. Ms Michalak first got into competitive shooting when she came to UVM in 2011 after graduating from high school in Chicago.
Her skill at the range showed in March, when she took first place in the Rimfire Division at the Scholastic Pistol Program Nationals at Fort Benning. In only two years of competitive shooting she has led a squad to a national win, and her goal this year is to take a perfect season. Her personal goal is to be the best shooter on the team. She feels, “there are too many boys in the top spots.”
The shotgun team will also be coming into the fall semester under the leadership of Gregory Roy. UVMSSC head coach Mike MacDuff had kind words to share about the new captain.
“Greg Roy was chosen by his teammates to lead the shotgun team this year. Greg is a junior this upcoming year and has grown astronomically in talent on the trap and skeet ranges. Just two years ago he had a shooting average of 39/50 and now is shooting a 49.2/50 on the trap field.”
As always, without the support of our sponsors, none of this would be possible. While the dog days of summer are fast approaching, the UVM Shooting Sports Club will remain active and head into the school year in full force.Contact: Kevin Cafferky – UVM Shooting Sports Club President [email protected]