RI: Metric Prone Regional Results

The 2011 RI Metric Prone Regional / State Championship drew 20 competitors from 4 New England states. This year’s one-day metric prone regional brought about a change to the course of fire from prior years. A second Dewar match was added thus transforming the 120-shot match into a 160-shot match. The match started off with a 40-shot 50 yard iron sights match. Veteran Chet Ruscio nudged out junior Alex Martin by just two X’s. Both fired a 391 with Chet placing 17 shots in the X-ring. The match remained tight through the next eight competitors as two fired a 390, two fired a 389, two fired a 388, and two fired a 387.

The second match was an iron sights Dewar match. George Pantazelos dominated the match, dropping just 7 points and notching 19 X’s. Brian Jylkka was second dropping 12 points. The next eight competitors dropped between 13 and 18 points. The third match was another Dewar match; this one fired using any sights. George Pantazelos continued to dominate and fired a 396. Second place went to Lisette Grunwell-Lacey; she tallied a 391-27X, beating out Chuck Cannon by just 11 X’s. The fourth and final match was a 40-shot 100 yard any sights match. Greg Tomsen fired the best match score of the day, 397-23X. Second place went to George Pantazelos after recording a 393-19X.

For the overall aggregate, the gold medal went to George Pantazelos. His score of 1570-77X crushed the competition. Greg Tomsen earned the silver after racking up a score of 1556-69X edging out bronze medalist Lisette Grunwell-Lacey by just one point.

In the class awards Joe Graf’s 1152-57X took the Expert medal. The Sharpshooter medal went to Robert Roland; he fired a 1505-51X, and the Marksman medal went to Mark Wujtewicz after he tallied a 1486-38X. Kyle Hanrahan, a junior, shooting in his first NRA sanctioned match was the only Master in the match. Firing a 1397-18X was all it took to win the Master medal.

The 2011 State Champion is Joe Graf.

Complete results can be downloaded here: 2011-ri-metric-regional (PDF, 20KB)

About Joe Graf

Joe Graf started shooting competitively as a junior in 1983 in both smallbore and high power rifle. After completing his junior career, he turned his attention to focus on smallbore rifle. In addition to shooting competitively, Joe has been the director of the RI Smallbore Rifle League since 1993, the Director of Smallbore Competition for RI State Rifle & Revolver Association since 2005, a member of the 2007 National Four Position Indoor Championship team, and Executive Officer of the RI State Rifle & Revolver Association since 2010. He is a National Record Holder, member of the Smithfield Sportsman's Club, the Blackhawk Rifle Club, and Digby Hand Schuetzenverein. He is a contributor to pronematch.com.
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