Match Update: Robinson Splits Matches in the Week of 8 January 2018

Robinson bounced back from a loss to West Springfield Tuesday (1149-1161) to beat Centreville Wednesday (1164-1012)!

Captain Emily Fisher shot 297 – 24 and Jacob Bzdafka shot 286 – 15 in a tough loss to West Springfield, while Robinson took all of the top eight spots vs Centreville the next night:

Jacob Bzdafka, 293 – 17
David Linkh, 292 – 21
Emily Fisher, 291 – 18
Grace Cason, 290 – 20*
Jack Curry, 290 – 13
Jack Kersey, 288 – 19
Matt Chehovin, 287 – 16
Stefan Arseneau, 286 – 17*

*shot 100 in prone

 

 

 

 

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 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.

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, Jamie McCarty, and Jack Curry, who fired a team score of 2296.

Max Brabston was high scorer for our team, and shot 583, the highest men’s score. Emily Fisher’s 579 was also among the top 10 scores. Jamie McCarty’s 574 was 13th among individuals, and Jack Curry’s 560 was equally important to both our 25 point margin over today’s 4th place team, and yesterday’s 1 point victory in our high school league championship.

Many of our teammates earned Excellence in Competition (EIC) pins, with valuable CMP Cup match points toward their high school career goal of Distinguished Marksman.

* Earning gold pins were 5: Max Brabston, Emily Fisher, Jamie McCarty, David Linkh, and Jack Curry.
* Earning silver pins were 3: Alison Chapman, Grace Cason, and Stefan Arseneau (who shot a 542 today).
* Earning bronze pins were 7: Alex North, Ryan Clark, Kat McGrail, Ben Jackson, Trevor Hill, Emma Ruffing, and Jack Kersey.

Other individual achievements included a personal best kneeling and number of bulls-eyes by Collin Manuel. Grace Cason earned top honors among our freshman, scoring 545. Alex North was high scorer among our sophomores.

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.

Wolfpack at JORQ in NC

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 (’15) are pictured with several other Wolfpack team members.

Good luck to all this season!

Photo credit: Bridget Lee-Young/http://www.capshooters.com/

 

 

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 a new national record could not be set. Regardless, Emily’s performance was extraordinary, with a near-perfect score of 298 out of 300, including 26 of 30 bullseyes.

51 teams competed In the precision rifle class. The top 2 teams scored 1156 out of 1200, with number of bullseyes the tie-breaker. 3rd through 5th place teams all scored only 2 points less. Our Robinson HS-1 team of: Emily Fisher, Max Brabston, David Linkh, and Jack Curry finished 4th, edging our Potomac High School League rival, Woodson, by 7 bullseyes.

Our Robinson HS-2 team of: Jamie McCarty, Rayaan Khan, Connor Manuel, and Braeden O’Quinn scored an impressive 1065, with Jamie and Rayaan both scoring in the 580s.

The Robinson HS-3 team of: Jacob Bzdafka, Thomas Nolan, and Erik Huddock were one athlete short, but fired a 756, with Jacob earning his varsity letter with a score of 265.

Congratulations to all our competitors, several of whom fired personal best scores.