Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 32

FEATURE | F-CLASS
shooting, given the conditions. Everyone else
who was in the lead, except for Dan Biggs,
dropped too many points. In the end, 2013 World
Champion Kenny Adams won the Bronze,
Dan Biggs the Silver medal and Emil Kovan
won the Gold medal and title of 2014 F-Open
National Champion.
Individual Grand Aggregate
F-OPEN

F/TR

Emil Kovan

1587-83X

Jim Crofts

1574-59X

Dan Biggs

1585-83X

Derek Rodgers

1573-65X

Kenny
Adams

1585-61X

William Litz

1563-58X

Other F-Open winners were Dan Biggs as the
High Grand Senior, Shiraz Balolia as the High
Senior, Christine Harris with High Woman and
Rhys Ireland came down from Canada to win
the Junior Champion title.
A ton of medals, cash and donated prizes were
awarded to the competitors at the awards dinner. Many thanks are due to the companies that
supported the event. It was also announced that
Nightforce Optics would be paving the parking
lot at the 1,000-yard range and Berger Bullets will
build a classroom/stat building.
The 2015 F-Class Nationals will be held in
Phoenix again next October, so make plans to
come and join the fun. Cooler weather has been
ordered. See you all there. *

SOME "ANCIENT" F-CLASS HISTORY

F

-Class shooting in the USA started
alongside Long-Range sling
matches in the late 1990s. There
was only one category then, which
meant you could shoot whatever rest
and caliber you wished. Early adopters
included J.J. Conway and Bill Wylde.
The 2005 U.S. F-Class Team organized
the first F-Class National Championships at Camp Butner, NC, with
135 shooters attending, 66 percent
of whom shot in the F-Open class.
In the ten-year history of F-Class, the
F-Open discipline has been won four
times by senior or grand senior shooters. John Brewer was 73 when he won
in 2004. In fact, the top three places
were all seniors or grand seniors. In
2007 Bob Bock won as a 65-year-old
senior in Raton, NM. Jim Murphy was
a 65-year-old senior when he won in
Lodi, WI. Finally, Larry Bartholome won
in 2013 at Raton at the age of 73, even
though he felt like 103.

32

JANUARY 2015 | SHOOTINGSPORTSUSA.COM

THEY ALL
STARTED
SHOOTING
F-CLASS AS
SOON AS IT
BEGAN IN
THE USA.

So why did these old gents win so
many times? Well, here is my thought.
They all started shooting F-Class as
soon as it began in the USA. They
also had many years of top level competitive experience in a number of
disciplines including Long-Range.
Experience does pay off, even if the
body goes to hell.
However, if we look at the F/TR side
of the house, the only senior or grand
senior to win is Dan Biggs, who won in
both 2008 (Lodi, WI) and 2009 (Camp
Butner, NC). Of course, Dan was only 69
at Lodi. The other 8 years were won by
the young whippersnappers. I should
mention that one of those, Brad Sauve,
won the F/TR title three times (2004,
2006 and 2007). F/TR is a younger man's
game it would seem. The primary reason
being that few older shooters try it or
like it. Of interest is the fact that all of
these senior/grand senior champions are
members of Team Berger, and still shoot.


http://www.SHOOTINGSPORTSUSA.COM

Shooting Sports USA - January 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - January 2015

Table of Contents
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - Cover1
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - Cover2
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 3
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 4
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 5
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - Table of Contents
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 7
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 8
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 9
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 10
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 11
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 12
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 13
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 14
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 15
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 16
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 17
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 18
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 19
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 20
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 21
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 22
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 23
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 24
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 25
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 26
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 27
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 28
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 29
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 30
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 31
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 32
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 33
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 34
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 35
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 36
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 37
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 38
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 39
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 40
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 41
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 42
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 43
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 44
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 45
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 46
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 47
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 48
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 49
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 50
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 51
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - 52
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - Cover3
Shooting Sports USA - January 2015 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/susa_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_200906
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com