The 2015 Smallbore Championships closed out today with the Metric Any Sight Match. The conditions changed remarkably from metallic sights with a benign wind and comfortable temperatures.
A 398-28X shot by Howard Pitts won the meter match with the Dewar going to Joe Farmer who shot a 398-26X and then fired 393-25 which game the any sight title with an 1189-78X. The aggregate score was also a new senior record, held by Farmer with an 1188. In second place was Rob Wigger with an 1184-72X followed by bronze medalist Kevin Nevius who complied an 1183-72X
The Metric Champion was Hank Gray, from the AMU, who shot a 22347-126X. Nancy Tompkins 2342-115X was second and Allen Thomas, who posted a 2341-110X, was third.
The Iron Man, William Marciniak, a junior from New Jersey, was presented The Lones Wigger Trophy for amazing the highest aggregate score over the four smallbore Championships.
Gold, silver, and bronze winners: Hank Gray, Nancy Tompkins, and Allen Thomas.
About Hap Rocketto
Hap Rocketto is a Distinguished Rifleman with service and smallbore rifle, member of The Presidents Hundred, and the National Guard’s Chief’s 50. He is a National Smallbore Record holder, a member of the 1600 Club and the Connecticut Shooters’ Hall Of Fame. He was the 2002 Intermediate Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion, the 2012 Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion a member of the 2007 and 2012 National Four Position Indoor Championship team, coach and captain of the US Drew Cup Team, and adjutant of the United States 2009 Roberts and 2013 Pershing Teams. Rocketto is very active in coaching juniors. He is, along with his brother Steve, a cofounder of the Corporal Digby Hand Schützenverein. A historian of the shooting sports, his work appears in Shooting Sports USA, the late Precision Shooting Magazine, The Outdoor Message, the American Rifleman, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s website, and most recently, the apogee of his literary career, pronematch.com.
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Just want to credit Joe Graf for the photos.