EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - The Grand Valley State University Rifle Club competing in an air rifle match at the Demmer Shooting Sports, Education, and Training Center on October 2nd. The match consisted in 60 shots for men and 40 shots for women fired in the standing position at a distance of 10 meters.
Sophomore, Alexander Straith (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), finished fourth overall in the men's competition. He led the Lakers with a score of 540 (out of 600). He had a top target of 94 (out of 100) which also led all Laker shooters. "Alexander is picking up right where he left off last season," remarked Head Coach Cameron Zwart.
Senior, David Cantillon (Orland Park, Illinois), finished sixth in the men's division with a score of 526. Freshman, Conner Kiel (Benton Harbor, Michigan), posted a score of 374 in his first career shoulder to shoulder match.
The lone Laker woman competitor, Lauren Smith (Lansing, Michigan), finished fifth in the division with a score of 341 (out of 400).
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.