WILLIAMSTON, MICHIGAN – Two students from the Grand Valley State University Shooting Club competed in a National Rifle Association Conventional Prone Regional at the Capitol City Rifle Club on May 21, 2017. The match was hosted by the Michigan Rifle & Pistol Association. The match consisted of 160 total shots fired in the prone position at various distances.
Junior, Christian Yap (Northville, Michigan) finished 16th in the match with a score of 1452 (out of 1600). He posted a score of 348 (out of 400) on the Dewar course, 373 on the 100 yard course, 359 on the 50 meter course, and 372 on the 50 yard course.
Junior, Sidney Selvig (Dorr, MI) posted a score of 1459, good for 15th place. She posted a score of 373 on the Dewar course, 370 on the 100 yard course, 345 on the 50 meter course, and 371 on the 50 yard course.
"Neither Christian nor Sidney had shot this type of match before. It can be challenging to change distances and content with an ever changing wind. I think it was a good learning experience and they should perform much better the next time out," remarked Head Coach Cameron Zwart, who fired the match also and finished 12th with a score of 1568.
The mission of the GVSU Shooting Club is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in smallbore rifle and precision air rifle. Students with all levels of skill are able to have a safe and enjoyable time at the shooting range while interacting with other students and shooting. All equipment, including rifles and ammunition, is provided. The team meets Tuesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (1331 Nagel SW, Wyoming). New members are welcome through the school year.
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