2017 National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Position Championship Day One
The 2017 National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Position Championship opened up with 40 shots prone on the A23 target with metallic sights. Just like the prone matches it took hard holding to place and John Pitts won with a 400-36X. Two Xs behind was Elizabeth Ewert and Jeff Philips grabbed third with 400-33X.
Standing follows prone and Lisette Grunwell-Lacey and George Norton fought it out with the both shooting 17X but Grunwell-Lacey posted a 396 to the former Iron Man’s 397.
The last 40 shots kneeling often determine the winner of an aggregate as scores approach prone perfection. Olympian Bill Beard posted a 398-27X to come away with the win. New Hampshire junior Tobin Sanctuary gave Beard a run for his money as he shot a 397-26X. Norton pulled into third just one X behind Tobin.
Aggregate results have Norton with a solid lead at 1193-72X. Antonio Gross is in second having shot an 1189-66X. Grunwell Lacey is standing on an 1187-61X for third but being challenged by Patrick Sunderman who is one point behind but 12Xs ahead.
While the old saying, “Where there is scope there is hope” applies in all cases it will take a lot of hope to displace the leaderboard.
Again, thanks to Joe Graf, my able cub reporter for the data.