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WHAT'S IN YOUR RANGE BAG,

KIM ROWE?
BY MICHELLE CERINO

What are your first memories of
handling a firearm?
Growing up, my family was not
outdoors oriented, so I never even
touched a firearm until long after I
was married. It started with occasional pistol
plinking with a .22 LR. Eventually, I moved on
to defensive calibers like 9mm, setting the goal
to get my CCW-which I did.
How did you begin competitive shooting?
My husband, Charles Rowe, began competing
with service rifle in 2011, so I accompanied
him to the matches to watch. When he came
home from Nationals at Camp Perry in 2012,
he surprised me with a White Oak service rifle
upper, with the hope that I would compete
with him instead of just watching. Getting that
upper was the best gift I had ever received.
Once I shot my first competition, I was totally
hooked. I ended up going Distinguished
in May 2017, at which point I immediately
changed my focus from XTC to High Power
Long-Range. I always knew that was where
my heart was in the sport, but I had a goal to
become Distinguished so I had to see that out.

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What are your major accomplishments in the shooting sports?
Over the past few years I've had a
great run. My proudest moment
was winning Wimbledon at the
2018 NRA Nationals during a
triple shoot-off against Norm
Crawford. That's about as exciting
and stressful as this sport gets. I
also won the 2018 Remington Band of Brothers
match and finished second at the 2019 NRA
Mid-Range Nationals with a score I was really
proud of. I dropped only one point over four
days of shooting with a 2399-185X. Bob Gill
won that year with six more Xs. I won the
Ohio State Long Range Championship twice
(2017 and 2019) and was a firing member on
teams that won several National Team Trophies,
including the Roumanian, the Herrick and the
Mid-Range National Team trophy twice. All
were coached by my husband-which makes it
that much more fun. 
I hold 13 National Records-10 individual
and three team. Being a member of the U.S.
National Rifle Team is a great honor (I shot on
the USA Team in the America Match in Bisley,
England, last year). Being coached by
Emil Praslick was a wonderful experience, one I
will not soon forget. I also am lucky enough to
participate in supporting Team USA F-T/R.
PHOTO BY CHARLES ROWE

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or the first Range Bag article
of 2020, we talk to high power
rifle shooter Kimberly Rowe.


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