The 2017 Centreville Cup Challenge consisted of a 60 shots standing and a 3×20 match on October 29, 2017 @ the IWLA Arlington/Fairfax Bucky Sills Range.
Congratulations to Robinson Gold, who took second and third place overall in the precision category.
Special congratulations go to Captain Emily Fisher (not pictured), who scored first place for individual precision in both matches with 585-36 and 587-37 in the qualifiers then added top scores to achieve 688.5 and 690.4 in the finals (respectively).
The Robinson rifle team participated in the Maryland Junior Precision Air Rifle and 3P Metric State Championships, hosted by the Seaford High School NJROTC program, on Sunday 10 SEP 2017 in Centreville, MD.
Congratulations to our teams, who placed second and third in each championship match.
Special mention for individual performances by Emily Fisher, (5th place standing with 565-25x) and Emily, Jack Curry, and David Linkh, who placed 7, 8, and 9 in the 3P event, respectively.
Kat and Dillon McGrail, Jack Kersey and Jack Curry all participated in the CMP Camp in Anniston, AL. Dillon finished with a 460 (15th place) and is well on his way to obtaining his Letter, Kat finished with a 488 (12th place), Jack Kersey with a 557 (6th place), and Jack Curry finished with a 573 (3rd place). Both Jack Kersey and Jack Curry made it into the finals with Jack Kersey finishing 5th and Jack Curry finishing 4th. Additionally, Jack Curry won the Guts match.
Filling 11 of 33 precision slots at the CMP 3P Camp in Annapolis this past week, our Robinson Rifle athletes excelled, with 7 of our athletes earning personal bests. This included Riley Blackburn, who earned his varsity letter. Way to go, Riley!
Grace Cason was among our athletes who garnered 5 of the top 10 spots in the EIC Cup Match at the end of camp, including 4 of the 8 slots in the finals, where Robinson finished 1-2-4-5. Earning Gold was Emily Fisher, while Jacob Bzdafka earned Silver. They were followed by Stefan Arseneau and Alison Chapman.
Emily also earned 4 EIC points towards her HS career goal of Junior Distinguished Shooter!
Earlier in the week, Jacob Bzdafka won top honors in the Guts Match. Congratulations to all our athletes for a week of hard work, with excellent results.
Congratulations to all our athletes for a week of hard work at both camps, the excellent results show that practice and patience pays off. Thank you to thecmp.org and also to our parents for making it all possible.
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 match), Max Brabston and David Linkh both scoring 569.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program ran the National 3P Championships on Friday, and the Robinson Gold Team placed 36th overall with leaders Max Brabston shooting 577 and Emily Fisher scoring 576.
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 traveled around the country this summer and was designed to build on the curriculum taught at the CMP weeklong three-position junior air rifle camps. Participants received three days of
intensive training in the standing position
Dan Durben and Sommer Wood were the camp directors and chief instructors. Both joined the program in 2004.
~Durben is an Olympian, and former U.S. Olympic Rifle and Paralympic Shooting Team Coach. Outside of camps, Durben is a physics professor at Black Hills State University, and the school’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.
~Wood is a graduate of Clemson University where she competed on the Clemson Air Rifle Team, and earned her MFA from Barry University. She coaches marksmanship, and organizes shooting events year round for CMP as the Camps and Clinics Coordinator.
~Completing the camp staff were a group of accomplished CMP staff members and college rifle team shooters who served as assistant directors, gunsmiths, and camp counselors.
In addition to this top notch set of instructors, the camp material included contributions from speakers who have Olympic and National Team backgrounds.
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.