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Jamestown, NY, shot the same score but just three Xs less for second, while Deanna Binnie shot a 381-12X. Swanson emerged as the 2012 any sight champion with an 1105-38X. Tarl Kempley shot an 1103-32X for second, while Weiss was third and top woman with a 1097-29X. Don Holcroft, Yale, MI, was the high intermediate senior with a 1056-31X, while Hap Rocketto posted a 1053-31X for senior honors. With the any sight scores entered into the computer, it took just a keystroke to tabulate the final results. Tarl Kempley amassed 2295 points and 108 Xs to be crowned the 2012 Three Position National and Civilian Champion. Weiss was second and woman champion, while Luoma took home third place as well as collegiate and junior titles. Hap Rocketto, adjutant of the 2009 Roberts Team, had last shot three position at Perry ten years ago when he first became eligible for the intermediate senior title which he won. In his first appearance since that win, he emerged victorious, winning the 2012 Robert K. Moore Trophy emblematic of the senior championship. When asked if he would defend his title he replied, “I understand that Fred Cole has announced he will be returning and wants firing point 90 to coincide with his age. I am friendly with Fred Cole, but I am no Fred Cole and could never match his legendary run of senior victories. I am retiring from position competition at Perry.” Having won the first prone match of the position phase, Hank Gray repeated the feat by winning the first match of prone—the metallic sight Dewar, with a 400-34X. Mike Anti, an Olympic silver medalist, and Captain Chris Abalo, both posted 400-32Xs with second place going to Anti. Army rifleman Joe Hein had a perfect 400-27X to best Zachary Connell, a promising junior from Massachusetts, 400-26X, while Steve Kern, 400-24X, took third. In the day’s final contest,
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40 shots at 50 meters, Palma Team member Kent Reeve won with a 400-31X. Randle Team veterans, Ginger McLemore and Katie Bridges, fought it out for second and third respectively with a pair of 400-30Xs. The first daily aggregate went to Reya Kempley who out Xed Kern, 1198-85X to 1198-69X. Ben Swanson was third with an 1197-83X. When shooting resumed for the second day of metallic sights, Matthew Chezem began making a bid for the collegiate title by winning the Dewar with a 400-34X. Air Force Second Lieutenant Mike Seery, just graduated from Colorado Springs, shot a 400-33X to best Alabama junior Sam Richardson’s 400-31X by two Xs for second. As the targets were moved to 100 yards, conditions worsened and Stephen Angeli posted the day’s only 400. Two Connecticut shooters, junior Eric Petty and Camp Perry veteran Greg Tomsen finished second and third with 399-27X and 398-29X. Abalo posted the only clean in the meter match with a 400-27X. Bill Burkert, the reigning intermediate position champ, was second with a 399-29X and Norton’s 399-26X was good for third. Abalo won the second daily aggregate with an

1197-78X. J. Michael O’Connor was second, ahead of Angeli, 1195-69X to 1194-82X. With two days of metallic sight competition over, only simple addition would be required to determine the iron sight champions. Abalo put together a two day total of 2393-159X for the Hoppe Trophy and the metallic championship. A 2390-164X by Reya Kempley was second and Angeli pulled into third with a 2389-163X. The end of the metallic sight aggregate means that team day is next. The top 22 scores shot by competitors using British-legal equipment are named to the Dewar Team. This year’s Dewar was captained by West Point Coach Ron Wigger and coached by Carolyn Millard Sparks, the first woman to be named to be an official of this team. Dewar team members were, in order of finish in the iron aggregate: Abalo, Reya Kempley, Angeli, Anti, Farmer, Kevin Nevius, Swanson, Gray, Justin Tracy, Seery, Remington Lyman, Tarl Kempley, Mark Gould, Chezem, Peter Church, Hein, Reeve, Connell, Norton, and Garrett Spurgeon. Reserves were Sarah Kramer and Spencer Cap. Matt Chezem shot a 396-21X and was awarded the Ned

The top prone contenders (l. to r.) Reya Kempley, Carson City, NV; Captain Chris Abalo, Fort Michell, AL; and third place Michael Anti, Colorado Springs, CO.



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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
Member Info
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Competitor’s Corner
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Bag Check
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Product Focus
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Geissele Triggers — Revisited
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 Northeastern Regional Field Target Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA National Smallbore Outdoor Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA Long Range Rifle Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Coming Events
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