Shooting Sports USA - January 2018 - 4

COMPETITORS' CORNER
With great sadness, we learned that Olympic gold medalist and former NRA Board
member Lt. Col. Lones W. Wigger, Jr. passed away last December. He was 80 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Kay; his sons Ron and Danny; his daughter
Deena; and two grandchildren. A list of Mr. Wigger's accomplishments could fill a
bookcase. Read Hap Rocketto's touching tribute to Wigger. Another one to read is his
obituary in the New York Times.
In other news, the 2018 NRA Junior Smallbore Camp will be relocating to the site of
the NRA Smallbore National Matches in Bristol, IN. The camp will be led by NRA National
Coach Development Staff Instructor Paul Davis, who will be joined by engaging NCDS
members and Certified Instructors and Coaches from across the country. Additionally, the
camp will have housing and food options included. More details to come in February.
This month's issue of Shooting Sports USA focuses on rifle shooting in various forms.
Author Jim Shults starts us off, sharing his tips and techniques for sighting-in your rifle
on page 24.
Lt. Col. Lones W.
Wigger, Jr.

I'm happy to introduce a new author, Susan Katz Keating. Be sure to read her debut
feature for the magazine on the 2017 International Sniper Match held at Ft. Benning, GA,
on page 34.
Last month, we published the first of Glen Zediker's "Climbing the High Power Ladder"
series. The focus is on moving your classification past Marksman. You can read the latest
installment starting on page 40.
Fifteen years ago, the very first F-Class World Championships were held in Canada.
In 2017, the Championships returned to Canada with triple the number of entries,
representing the growing popularity of F-Class competition. Read Larry Bartholome's
coverage of the match on page 46.

Chip Lohman to Retire
NRA Publications Deputy Executive Director Chip Lohman was the Managing Editor of
Shooting Sports USA for seven years before I took the reins. Lohman announced his
retirement in December, effective February 2018. Under his leadership, the magazine
navigated the transition from print to the digital format we still use today, a move not
initially well-received by some of the readership. Lohman was able to win over loyal
readers while at the same time increasing subscriptions by utilizing the increased page
count the digital format offered to produce a better magazine. After taking the position of
Deputy Executive Director, Lohman, in addition to the administrative duties of the role,
focused on technical innovation, improving the NRA Publications Test Range by leaps
and bounds. He still found time to provide guidance and encouragement to staff, which
helped me, and so many others here at NRA, thrive. We've been fortunate to have his
expertise to rely on. Congratulations, Chip, here's to a very happy retirement!
NRA Publications Deputy
Executive Director
Chip Lohman

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JANUARY 2018 | SSUSA.ORG

John Parker
Managing Editor, Shooting Sports USA


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