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)