by Tommy Steadman, pmdc staff
Eighteen competitors from three states entered the second annual NRA metric regional and Georgia state championship hosted by River Bend Gun Club. This dual championship was actually two simultaneous NRA sanctioned tournaments that included a regional championship 2400 and a “paper” metric state championship using the scores from the metric regional tournament to determine the 2010 metric smallbore prone Georgia state champion and junior Georgia state champion.
The north Georgia weather was near perfect for a smallbore prone match except for biting cold temperatures in the 30’s during the first match each morning. However, the temperatures rapidly moderated under bright, clear skies and the wind during the competition ranged from dead calm to variable at 3 to 5 MPH.
Wayne Forshee, Senoia, GA, posted a score of 2336-95 to win both the metric regional championship and 2010 metric state championship. Forshee narrowly beat silver medalist Dennis Lindenbaum of Marietta, GA. Charlie Kemp experienced rifle problems related to the cold temperatures both days but still managed to nip Michael Rossi by one point to take the Bronze medal and tied the NRA any sight 100 yard national record with a score of 396 in Match 7. Kemp was also high senior.
The metric junior state championship went to Cartersville, GA’s Jimmy Holliday who is also the 2010 conventional junior state champion.
Senoia, GA’s Cindy Forshee took High Woman honors and, with teammate Tommy Steadman. won the 2-person team championship.
Complete match results can be downloaded here: 2010-ga-metric-state-champ (PDF, 33KB)