Junior Air Rifle National Championship Results

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosted the Junior Air Rifle National Championships on 1-3 February 2018 in Ft. Benning, GA.

The Robinson Gold team (Stefan Arseneau, Grace Cason, Jack Curry, and Emily Fisher)  placed 18th overall.

Congratulations to Captain Emily Fisher for her 5th place individual score of 1232.9 77x !

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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 Rifle Alum earns spot on Team USA for Air Rifle

Team alumnus and rising NC State Wolfpack senior adds another title to his already impressive resume: Olympian.

Photo: USA ShootingLucas Kozeniesky went to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Airgun, June 3-5, 2016 in Camp Perry, Ohio, charting the top score in the event on Friday and Saturday before turning in another strong performance Sunday to secure a spot on the 2016 Olympic Team.

This final part of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Airgun consisted of three straight days of Qualification, as well as three separate Finals. Each day’s qualifying scores and points from the event Finals were added to each competitor’s score to get a cumulative total.

Mathematically, he had one of the two Men’s Air Rifle slots locked down prior to the last day’s Final with dominating, world-class Qualification scores each of the three days of competition. His 20 points in the finals sessions were the most by any shooter in the competition.

Lucas finished the competition with a cumulative total of 1902.4, clinching the top spot by more than 18 points (1883.8). He fired scores of 634.5 Friday, 633.5 Saturday and ended strong Sunday at 634.4.

“My confidence level was really high heading into the weekend and I trusted my training, which allowed me to be successful.” He chalks this accomplishment up to his focus on mental management in the weeks leading up to the Trials.

“This is probably the first match where all of my training came together at one point – everything was calculated, everything went well, everything was on call, I knew exactly what was going on the entire time and it was just a really good match,” he said. “That was the goal – I just wanted to have a really good performance and the reality of what was happening didn’t really hit me until 10 shots away from the finish where it was like ‘Oh my God!’ This was probably my best match ever!”

The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5 through 21. The dates on which he and his team will compete have not yet been made available.

Info courtesy of NCState and USAShooting. Pictures courtesy of USA Shooting.

Three Robinson Rifle Seniors Picked Up for College Rifle Teams

Robinson Rifle Team 2015

In a rare and unique year for the Robinson Rifle team, three of the 2015-2016 team seniors are recruited by colleges to compete on their Rifle Team!

Hayley Carroll Ole Miss RifleHayley Carroll was picked up to join the Ole Miss Rifle team. She had a stellar year as one of the varsity members of the undefeated Robinson Rifle team in 2015-2016, to include qualifying to compete in the 2016 Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs and receiving the Top Shot award in Air Rifle for the team. Congratulations Hayley. Read the press release from Ole Miss.

Zach Eisenberg CollegeZach Eisenberg was picked up to join the NC State Rifle team. He had a great year as one of the varsity members of the undefeated Robinson Rifle team in 2015-2016, to include qualifying to compete in the 2016 Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs and receiving the Top Shot award in Smallbore Rifle for the team. Congratulations Zach. Read the press release from NC State.

Nick Kanellis CollageNick Kanellis was picked up to join the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Rifle team. He excelled this year as one of the varsity members of the undefeated Robinson Rifle team in 2015-2016, to include qualifying to compete in the 2016 Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs in both Air and Smallbore. Congratulations Nick and great luck competing for such an honorable school.

Congratulations to all three of our seniors for dedicating the last four years to building their shooting skills on the Robinson Rifle team and accomplishing the next step on the path of competitive rifle by going on to compete at the college level. You will be able to follow their success on the college Rifle Team pages in the future.

Robinson Caps Undefeated Season with a Regionals Record Breaker

Regional Champions 2016Robinson Rifle Team sweeps the season with a win at regionals that not only caps an undefeated season, but also broke the previous regional record. With a team score of 2328, Robinson won the regional tournament and beat the previous 60 shot regional record of 2306.

Top shooters for the team were senior Hayley Carroll with 590/600, senior Nick Kanellis with a 588/600 and senior Zach Eisenberg with a 579/600 and senior Keegan Miller with a 571/600. What an amazing season Robinson Rifle. Congratulations on an amazing season!

Robinson Rifle Goes Undefeated for the Season

Robinson Team 2015-2016

Robinson Rifle goes undefeated with win #10 for the season. Robinson beat a tough Mavericks team to squeak out win #10 in the PHSRL season final match with a score of 1167 to 1156.

Top shooters for Robinson were senior Hayley Carroll with 294/300, senior Nick Kanellis with a 294/300, senior Zach Eisenberg with a 291/300, senior Keegan Miller with a 288/300, and junior Jamie McCarty with a 287/300.

Congratulations Robinson Rifle for an undefeated season. Now onto Regionals!

Robinson Rifle Qualifies 5 Team Members for the Junior Olympics

Junior Olympics 2016Robinson Rifle is proud to announce that 5 of our team members qualified to compete in the USA Shooting Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs in April. The following team members received their invitations yesterday:

Hayley Carroll
Zach Eisenberg
Nicholas Kanellis
Jason Katz
Keegan Miller

Great shooting team and Go Rams!