Day One of the Black Hawk Open

Day One of the Black Hawk Open has concluded.  Winner of the English Match was Eric Uptagrafft with a 597-39X, followed by first Master Howard Pitts, 589-36X, second Master Patrick Sunderman, 589-32X close behind.  F-Class was a tight race with Richard Bordelon pulling out the win 596-46 over David Rabin’s 595-38  In the 3-P event, Patrick Sunderman smoked the field with a 1160-148X.  Beautiful weather was being provided by the host the River Bend Gun Club!

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,
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