Robinson Rifle Team
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2 months ago
Congratulations on a long, successful run!The time has come to announce my retirement from sport shooting as an athlete. I actually decided in March, but only now was I able to get my family together and do it the way I wanted. The picture here not only shows all of my international medals, but more importantly, my family. These are the people who helped make it happen. Thanks mom and dad for, well, everything! I can never thank you enough for your guidance, encouragement, teaching me good morals and habits, support, and love. I hope I can be half the parent to my kids as you were to me. My wife, Katy, and my children - for always believing in me, encouraging me, and certainly giving me some good advice along the way.
I also must thank a ton of other people. Shooting is mainly an individual sport, but success does not come alone. I may miss some people, but here’s the short list: my coaches: Paul Adamowski, Ed Shea, Randy Pitney, Dave Johnson, and Dan Durben. All of them helped shape me as an athlete and person. Thank you! My teammates and competitors. It was fun and you all helped make it that way. My sponsors: Anschutz, Bleiker, Pardini, Walther, Eley, RWS, Champion, AHG, Kustermann, Hitex, Shaklee, Salon Samui, among others. USA Shooting and the USOPC. Without those two organizations, none of this would have happened. The University Of Alaska Fairbanks. Drs. Hana Grégrová, Yuman Fong, and Ashok Shaha - these three saved my life and helped me get back to competing when I had thyroid cancer. Heather Linden and the staff at Sports Med in Colorado Springs - they put me back together after some serious physical issues before and after London. Because of them, my career not only continued, but got even better. Per Sandberg - my best friend. You’ve always been there in every situation and you’ve had such a positive impact on my life. The world needs more people like you. Lastly, thanks to all the fans out there!
So why retire a year before the next Olympics? Simply put, it’s time. Sure, there’s logic to it, but it’s also a feeling. It’s time to move on to other things, to exercise other talents and grow as a person. I’m ready and excited for it.
I had a great run. I shot for 23 years, 22 of which were on the National Team/National Development Team. The total international medal tally is 69, individual and team. There were some World Records in there, lots of National Records, National Championships, NCAA Championships, etc. Above that, however, I hope I was able to be a positive role model for others with sportsmanship, humility, work ethic, and such. Being successful is nice, but being a good person is more important.
Thanks to all, it’s been wonderful. I’m incredibly thankful I was able to play a game I loved for so long. Now it’s time for some other interesting and fun adventures! ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
The CMP Jr 3P Air Rifle match has begun for the Robinson Rifle Team.
To watch the match live go to <http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-centers/live-target-images/>, select Camp Perry, and we are on lanes 21 to 30. On Monday, our match begins at 8am - same link and lanes. ... See MoreSee Less
Robinson Rifle Team is at Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.
4 months ago
Equipment check at the 2019 CMP Jr Air Rifle Championships has begun for the team ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago
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Today we completed the Potomac High School Rifle League Small Bore season. After all of the results were tallied we ended up with 12 of the 17 league awards. Congratulations to:
FIRST TEAM: Jack Kersey, Jacob Bzdafka, and Scott Patterson.
SECOND TEAM: Grace Cason, Andrew Morris, Sally Reeke, and Stefan Arseneau.
HONORABLE MENTION: Isaac Vanderhorst, William Walton, Payton Peppard, Grant Benson, and Trevor Hill. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, we had three teams compete in the American Legion Virginia State Championships. Our Gold Team scratched out a hard fought win with a score of 2304-116x by only one point over the second place team who had a score of 2303-123x. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson (586-38x, also top match shooter), Grace Cason (581-31x), and Jack Kersey (577-27x). ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago
Yesterday the Rams competed in the American Legion Northern Virginia Regional Match. Our Robinson Gold team took first place with a score of 2331. They will go on to compete in the Virginia Championships in Charlottesville on 4 May. Out top shooters were Sally Reeke 587-40x, Scott Patterson 583-35x, and Grace Cason 582-38x. ... See MoreSee Less