WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in two Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in May. Orion's Monthly Virtual Matches are a fun way for users to compare scores with other teams and shooters from across the country. The air rifle competition consisted of 60 shots fired from the standing position. The smallbore rifle competition consisted of 60 total shots fired from prone, standing, and kneeling positions.
33 competitors participated in the air rifle event, including seven Lakers. Leading the way was senior, David Cantillon (Orland Park, Illinois). He posted a score of 582.4 (out of 654), good for 5th place overall. Sophomore, Joseph Lentine (Saline, Michigan), finished 7th overall with a score of 581.0. Rounding out the three person team was senior, Christian Yap (Northville, Michigan), who finished 8th with a score of 575.9. The team score of 1739.3 was good for second among the 12 participating teams and a season high for a Laker team.
Full Air Rifle Results: http://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.732645133.1
Laker shooters posted strong scores in the smallbore competition also. Lentine finished 4th with a score of 527 (out of 600), a personal best. Yap posted a score of 509, good for 6th. Lentine and Yap were joined by Head Coach Cameron Zwart for the team competition. They posted a score of 1562, good for second overall.
Full Smallbore Results: http://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.732645515.1
The mission of the GVSU Rifle 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.
Up next, the GVSU Shooting Club will be at South Kent Sportsman's Club (Dorr, Michigan) for their monthly silhouette match on June 10, 2017.