Shooter Spotlight: Walt Walter

The purpose of the “Shooter Spotlight” is to help shooters get to know their fellow competitors a little bit better. We cover a wide range of shooters from “Marksman to Master.” This is the 59th interview in the series.

Walt Walter. Photo by NRA Media Relations


Where to you call home?
Flat Rock, NC

How long have you been shooting?
Since 1939

How did you get involved in shooting competitively?
Started shooting smallbore in a league

What is a little known fact about yourself that your fellow competitors might not know?
Have a glacier in Antarctica named after me. “WALTER GLACIER”

What do you consider your finest shooting achievement.
I guess winning two national team matches.

What is your favorite pre-match meal?
Breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs and wheat toast.

What is your favorite post match drink?
Used to be Irish coffee.

Do you have a favorite shooting range?
Love to shoot at Asheville Rifle & Pistol Club

Do you have any short term and/or long term goals?
To compete in the smallbore nationals once again.

What shooting skills are currently focusing your energy on?
Currently having neck problems which is preventing me from competing with a sling. Limited to high power F-class.

Thanks Walt for sharing a little bit about yourself with the community!

About Erik Hoskins

Erik Hoskins is a Double Distinguished Smallbore Rifleman, member of the 1600 club, multiple U.S. Dewar Team Members, four time NCAA All-American team member, a member of the Norwich University Athletic Hall of Fame, and a successful local and regional shooting champion. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 3 children.
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