2022-2023 Season Recap

On December 7, 2022, we defeated the Washington-Liberty Generals 1147 to 1022 in our first Potomac High School Rifle League match of the year. Our top three shooters were Emory B 291-15x(center shots), Cassidy R 289-16x, and Samuel N 285-12x.

The Robinson Rifle Team was defeated on January 5, 2023 by the WT Woodson Cavaliers 1156 to 1129 in our second Potomac High School Rifle League match of the year. Our top three shooters were Jackson W 285-16x(center shots), Emory B 285-14x, and Sienna W 283-15x.

January 11 we squeaked by the Lake Braddock Bruins 1154 to 1152 to get the win and raise our season record to 2 wins and 1 loss. Our top 3 shooters were Cassidy R 292-11x(center shots), Samuel N 289-15x and Emory B 288-12x.

The Robinson Rams defeated the IWLA Mavericks 1144 to 1113 on January 18 in our fourth Potomac High School Rifle League match of the season to bring our record to 3 wins and 1 loss. Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 291-17x(center shots), Sienna W 285-14x and Emory B 285-12x.

On Tuesday Tuesday, January 24, the team lost to the West Springfield Spartans 1166 to 1149.  Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 295-19x(center shots) with the high score for the match, Jackson W 288-20x and Samuel N 284-16x.

Saturday, January 28, the Robinson Rifle team overpowered the Centreville High School Wildcats 1145 to 1106 to bring our season record to 4 wins and 2 losses. Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 294-15x, Jackson W 289-15x and Emory B 285–15x.

In our last high school league regular season match of the year, the team defeated the Landon (MD) School Bears 1135 to 1082. We finished the season with a 5 and 2 record tied for third place in the league. Our top three shooters last night were Cassidy R 291-14x(center shots), Samuel N 284-12x, and Sienna W 281-13x.

On Saturday, February 18, we concluded the Potomac High School Rifle League Winter Sports season with the Regional Match.  We didn’t do as well as we hoped, finishing fourth of the ten teams.  Our top three shooters in the match were Cassidy R 584-34x, Emory B 576-26x and Samuel N 572-29x.  For our seniors, congratulations on your achievements. For returning athletes, let’s learn from this and build toward next season! 

Camp Perry Trip, 2023

In July, we took a team to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) 3P Air Rifle Junior Nationals at Camp Perry, Ohio.

The first match was the Junior Olympic 3P Team match which the team placed 4th in the scholastic category with a score of 2,301-124x only 12 points out of first place. Our top three shooters were Sam N 584-35x, Emory B 577-29x and Jackson W 573-31x.

The second match was the CMP National Championship which the team placed in 3rd, 3 points out of 2nd, with a score of 2298-98x. Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 579-23x, Sam N 577-27x and Emory B 575-27x.

Overall, a great showing for the team and proof that all of the hard work pays off!

Match results, 2021-2022 season

In our first match of the ’21-’22 Potomac High School Rifle League Match on 16 December 2021, the Robinson Rams defeated the West Potomac Wolverines 1131(50x) to 1057(25x). Our top shooters were Grant B 294(20x), Thomas M 293(17x) and Alex M 283 (8x).

On Wednesday, 12 Jan 2022, the Robinson Rams out shot the West Springfield Spartans 1138(55x) to 1124(42x). Our top 3 shooters were Grant B 297(20), Alex M 283(14x), and Thomas M 283(11x). Our next high school league match will be on 26 Jan against our rivals – Woodson High School.

On Saturday 22 Jan, the team won a hard fought match against the Centreville HS Wildcats 1132-53x to 1085-38x. Our top shooters were Grant B 295-24x, Thomas M 286-12x and Alex M 285-11x. First year shooter and last minute fill in Emory B shot his first high school match, as a counter, and fired a very respectable 266-6x to help the team to the win.

On Wednesday 26 Jan, we lost to the WT Woodson Cavaliers 1162-67x to 1143-54x. Our top shooters were Grant B 295-21x, Thomas M 288-12x and Alex M 283-12x.

The team lost to the league leading Lake Braddock Bruins 1175-79x to 1149-54x on Saturday 30 Jan. Our top shooters were Grant B 296-18x, Alex M 287-14x and Thomas M 285-11x.

On Groundhog Day, we were victorious against the Mavericks 1143-58x to 1032-23x bringing our record up to 4 wins and 2 losses on the season. Our top 3 shooters were Grant B 294-24x, Thomas M 290-16x and Alex M 283-12x.

We closed out our Potomac High School Rifle League season with a victory against Yorktown High School 1138- to 1082. The team finishes the match season with 5 wins and 2 losses. Our top 3 shooters today were Grant B 293-19x, Alex M 287-14x, and Will W 285-15x.

On Saturday 12 February we had six athletes selected to compete in the Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL) regional match. Congratulations to Grant B, Thomas M, Alex M, Will W, Emory B and Patrick D. Overall in team competition, the Robinson Rifle Team placed fourth of nine teams. Our top three shooters were Grant B 587–37x, Thomas M 577-28x, and Alex M 568–22x. Awards were presented to the PHSRL All Metro Teams, our awardees were Grant B, who was selected to the PHSRL All-Metro First Team, and Thomas M, Alex M, Will W, who were also selected as All-Metro Honorable Mentions.

Team alum Lucas K helps TeamUSA take silver in Tokyo

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics featured a new event, the 10-meter air rifle mixed team competition.

Class of 2013 alumni and two-time Olympian Lucas Kozeniesky and his partner Mary Tucker clicked as a team to earn a silver medal for the United States at the Asaka Shooting Range on July 27, 2021.

Full story: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2021/July/27/Lucas-Kozeniesky-And-Mary-Tucker-Take-Silver-In-Air-Rifle-Mixed-Team

Other photos: https://flickr.com/photos/113515359@N08/sets/72157719633736984

NBC Sports broadcast: https://youtu.be/aoLw-rpI1CI

The PHSRL Hardy Cup at IWLA

The Potomac High School Rifle League trophy was unveiled 10/24/2020. The Cup is named after Coach Emeritus Bob Hardy, who was one of the key figures in reviving the League under an air rifle format.

This perpetual trophy will be kept on display at the Sills Range, and each year’s school champion will have their name engraved on it. We thank Coach Bob for his faithful service and leadership!

RIP Coach Bob Hardy

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Coach Bob Hardy. Coach Hardy was the heart and soul of the Robinson Rifle Team for many, many years. He was a great coach, extraordinary mentor and ambassador of the sport. There is no replacement for this incredible gentleman. He will be profoundly missed.

Update: obit posted here 

Coach Hardy’s memorial service will be held July 9th at Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 11:00. Burial will follow.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation https://t2t.org/ in Bob’s memory.

If you’d like to send a card, please message us on Facebook or email webmaster@robinsonrifle.org for the address.

Second place for the regular PHSRL season!

In the fourth week of the Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL) we were soundly defeated by Woodson High School, 1552-89x to 1515-59x.  

On a positive note, we locked ourselves into second place for the season.  Great job, team!

Our top shooters on Saturday were Payton P (385-20x), Grant B (382-18x), and Isaac V (388–24x).

Week Three, two matches!

It took three weeks, but we finally out shot Woodson High School in a Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL) match.  On Saturday, January 23, 2021, we shot a 1531-76x while Woodson scored a 1524-74x.  We are now trailing Woodson by 10 points, in aggregate, for the season with one match to go.  Our top shooters on Saturday were Grant B (385-23x), Thomas M (383–20x) and Isaac V (382–16x).     

On Sunday, January 17, 2021 we competed in the Palmyra Invitational which continues through the end of January.  Our top Air Rifle shooters were Devin P (572-30x), Isaac V (570-28x) and Payton P (564-21x).  The top Smallbore shooters were Payton P (560-21x), Isaac V (556-21x) and Thomas M (549-15x).

Week Two of the shortened season

We had our second Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL) match of the year on Saturday January 16, 2021.  This week, the team improved 18 points and scored a 1536-78X.  Unfortunately our rivals at Woodson High School also improved and scored a 1551-79x.  So far in season aggregate score, we are in second place trailing first place Woodson by 17 points.  Our top shooters were Thomas M (387-20x), Isaac V (385-21x) and Grant B (384-21X).