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BY HAP ROCKETTO // PHOTOS BY H.Q. MOODY

Illinois’ Matt Durdan (2154-43X) was second. Samantha Peterson traveled from Minnesota and was rewarded with the sub junior title. Team competition is a paper match that combines two individual scores to determine a winner. The Kempley siblings, Tarl and Reya, registered as The K Team to win the team championship going away with a combined score of 4524-145X. The Pennsylvania Shooting Academy, Wilson and Distinguished Rifleman Wes Robinson, had an aggregate of 4483-118X for the silver, while The Illinois State Rifle and Pistol Association’s Nakata and Rick Arnold were third with a 4325-89X. As soon as the position shooters completed their match, the prone competitors moved onto the line for an afternoon practice. The next morning, 40 prone shooters, some of whom were holdovers from position, did battle with metallic sights. Each of the two days would be a 1200 point aggregate of 40 shots at 50 meters, a Dewar, and 40 shots at 100 yards. The normally quiet Wa-Ke‘-De range saw unusual swirling winds. Nevertheless, Nancy Tompkins, a prone standout with either a centerfire or rimfire rifle, took the early lead with an 1172-55X. Spurgeon made a run on prone at just four points behind Tompkins. Katie Bridges’ 1159-55X put her in third. There was a whole host of scores in the 1150 range. However, what would normally be a healthy lead in a conventional match, was not as comfortable for the leaders on the demanding metric target. The hot and windy weather continued as Kevin Nevius, the only person to hold both the metric and conventional prone national titles, burst out of the pack with a scope, scoring an 1176-56X. Ron Wigger, West Point rifle coach, was second on the strength of his 1169-54X. Four shooters found themselves in a tie for third place after shooting an 1165. Octogenarian Joe Farmer had 51Xs. Major Dave Cloft,

USA, put 52 in the X-ring, and Tompkins shot 46Xs, while Spurgeon bested them all with 55Xs for third. When the two days of shooting was totaled, Tompkins’ 2337-101X enabled her to add the 2012 NRA National Metric Prone Smallbore Rifle National Championship to her 1998 National High Power Championship and two National Long Range Championships. Unable to overcome his four-point, first-day deficit, Spurgeon earned silver with a 2333-115X, as Nevius made enough headway with a 2328-96X to take bronze. Shooting a 2324-94X earned Wigger service laurels. Farmer was the senior champion after he carded a 2318-98X, while Katie Bridges topped Bohren for the women’s title, 2320-108X to 2310-91X. Randle and Roberts Team veteran Ginger McLemore fired a 2306-91X to take Intermediate Senior honors. Luoma’s 2286-92X lead all juniors, while Nakata

and Quintin Miller were one and two in the Intermediate Junior category. Peterson put her stamp on the Sub Junior championship as she repeated her position performance in prone. Shooting in the paper team match as the U.S. National Team-Palma, Nevius and Cloft edged out the Western Wildcat Women, Tompkins and McLemore, for the title; 4648-195X to 4643-192X. Third place went to Very Young and Very Old—-a team of junior Bridges and senior Farmer, who shot a 4638-206X. The third Metric Champions entered the history books as the brass was swept up and gear packed away. The range quickly emptied as some headed home, while many of the competitors headed east to Camp Perry for another week of hard holding. For all the scores, see http://www.nrahq.org/compete/ natpdf/metric-champ-12.pdf.

The Wa-Ke’-De rifle range in Bristol, IN, can support 200 shooters and is a convenient drive to Camp Perry for the conventional matches that follow.

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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012
Competitor’s Corner
Contents
Contents
Shooter’s News
Bag Check
Product Focus
Geissele Triggers — Revisited
2012 Northeastern Regional Field Target Championships
2012 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships
2012 NRA National Smallbore Outdoor Championships
2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships
2012 NRA Long Range Rifle Championships
A Page From History
Coming Events
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