National Air Rifle Championships on June 22-23, 2017

Five members of the Robinson Rifle team earned invitations to the 2017 National Three-Position Air Rifle Championships in Port Clinton, OH on June 22-23. Thursday, USAShooting ran the National Junior Olympic 3 Position (3P) Air Rifle Championships with strong showings from Emily Fisher with a 582 (placing 72nd individually for the …

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Robinson Takes Bronze in 3P Junior Olympics Qualifier

On February 18-19, 2017, the Robinson Rifle team participated in a virtual Junior Olympic qualifier match in conjunction with the Potomac High School Rifle League championship. The Robinson Gold Team took third place in the Precision Division, earning bronze medals. Congratulations to our Robinson Gold team of: Max Brabston, Emily Fisher, …

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Robinson Alumni at Junior Olympic Qualifier in NC

The Carolina Academy of Precision Shooters hosted one of the two 2017 Junior Olympic qualification events in North Carolina on January 6-8, 2017. The North Carolina State Wolfpack participated; four out of the 11 members of the team are Robinson Rifle alumni. Zach Eisenberg (’16), Caitlyn Ford (’14), Lucas Kozeniesky (’13), and Claire Spina …

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Emily Fisher Leads Robinson Rifle Team, Besting National Record

Besting national records in all categories for Air Rifle, Individual, 3×10, Precision Class, Emily Fisher earned 1st place honors among 192 individual competitors in the December 2016 Blueridge Postal Match, hosted by Rutherfordton-Spindale Central High School in North Carolina. As it was a postal match, with targets mailed in, unfortunately …

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Team’s most famous alumni visits practice

After having just returned from competing in Men’s 10m air rifle at the Rio Olympics, Lucas Kozeniesky graciously came to practice with his former high school team, the Robinson Rams, at 6 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the NRA HQ range.

Athletes and coaches were equally excited by his visit, with several selfies taken with our most famous alum. Those in attendance heard first-hand about competing at the Olympic level, and the thrill of walking in the opening ceremony. Apparently it was quite a walk – over a kilometer – for the procession to get into the stadium.

As we heard, Olympic officials raised an issue a mere 30 minutes before the qualification match was to begin.

Team photo opportunity

They stated that the tape (holding weights) on Lucas’ rifle was not allowed, and had to be removed. After discussion, it was determined that requiring removal of the tape was not in accordance with the rules, but that the weights still had to be removed. During this critical time, Lucas was forced to perform surgery on his rifle to reinstall the weights needed for balance, and could not go through his pre-match preparation routine, as his competitors were doing. As always, Lucas showed courage and perseverance, finishing 21st.

Those following the Women’s 10m air rifle competition may be aware that Sarah Scherer endured a similar ordeal – except she was forced to remove her tape in the brief period between qualification and he final, where she finished eighth (last).

Regardless, we are proud of our Olympians, and thankful to Lucas for giving back to our Robinson Team. Go NC State Wolfpack (a.k.a. Robinson South)!

 

Robinson Team Members Attend Air Rifle Standing Clinic

Several Robinson Rifle team members attended an advanced clinic in Annapolis, MD July 27-29. The camp was held in the gym at Annapolis High School, and shot on CMP’s portable electronic targets. This is the same Megalink system that is used at the CMP North and South ranges. This Advanced Standing Air Rifle Camp …

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Robinson Team Members Attend IWLA Air Rifle Clinic

Several Robinson Rifle team members attended a three position clinic at the Isaak Walton League on July 25-29.

The clinic was led by the head coach of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Richard Hawkins. Coach Hawkins has a long and distinguished history as a coach with top level shooters.  He provided guidance and feedback on the three shooting positions, diet and wellness, mental preparedness, match strategies, and tips about how to shoot at the collegiate level.

Thanks to Coach Hawkins for your time, Coach Kanellis for organizing, the Arlington Fairfax Chapter of the Isaak Walton League staff for hosting, and all the coaches and parents who helped keep the wheels turning that week!

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