WYOMING, MI – The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club participated in two Orion Scoring System Monthly Virtual Matches in September. 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.
Leading the way in the air rifle event was senior, Christian Yap (Northville, Michigan). He posted a score of 580.8 (out of 654), good for 1st place overall. Yap was joined by senior, David Cantillon (Orland Park, Illinois) and sophomore Joseph Lentine (Saline, Michigan) in posting a team score of 1721.5, good for 1st place overall. Cantillon finished 3rd individually with a score of 571.2 and Lentine finished 4th individually with a score of 569.5.
In total, 17 of the 25 competitors in the air rifle event were Lakers. Sophomore, Alexander Straith (West Bloomfield, Michigan), finished 5th overall with a score of 559.0. Sophomore, Ethan Potts (Walker, Michigan) finished 6th overall with a personal best score of 542.6. Freshman, Lauren Smith (Lansing, Michigan), who was competing in her first match as a member of the club, posted a score of 528.6, good for 7th place. The three teamed up to place second overall in the team competition with a score of 1630.2
Full Air Rifle Results: http://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.759860292.1
Yap posted finished 4th individually with a score of 520 (out of 600) in the smallbore event. Yap was joined by Cantillon, Lentine, and Straith in the team competition. The team posted a total score of 2036, good for 1st overall. Cantillon finished 5th overall with a score of 512, Lentine 6th with a score of 504, and Straith 7th with a score of 500.
Full Smallbore Results: http://www.orionresults.com/team/MatchPage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.759861407.1
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 club 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 Lakers are taking on Georgia Military College October 2nd – 5th in a smallbore and air rifle postal match.