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4/25/2017

2017 US Army Junior Air Rifle National Championship, January 27 & 28, 2017

Nine Minnesota Juniors shooters traveled to Georgia to attend Junior Air Rifle National Championship at Fort Benning. The match was shot on January 27 & 28, 2017. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosted the match. Pictured with the Minnesota Juniors is Patrick Sunderman member of the AMU and former MN Junior competitor. We are all very proud of our Junior Shooters!
Minnesota Junior Shooters (left to right): Dana Buesseler, Kamila Kisch, Abby Buesseler, Allison Buesseler, Elizabeth Ewert, Seth Olson, Riley Miller, Jack Kotok Kaleb Rutgers and Patrick Sunderman AMU


A History of the United States National Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Championship 1919-2013
By Hap Rocketto
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MRRA 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

March 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM Board Meeting, 12:30 PM Membership Meeting, Splitrocks Entertainment Center.
June 24, 2017 - Board Meeting, MRC (to start after match)
October 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM Board Meeting, 12:30 PM Membership Meeting, Splitrocks Entertainment Center.
December 9, 2017 - Board Meeting, Time and Location TBA

Splitrocks (formerly Stars and Strikes)
Entertainment Center
5063 273rd Street Wyoming MN 55092
651-462-6000
www.splitrocksmn.com

All members are invited to attend the Board of Directors Meetings.


After being missing for 42 years, the combined (adult & Jr.) MN State Champion Air Rifle traveling trophy has resurfaced. It appears to have been hanging in a shooters basement since 1973. No, it was not in Lance Peters basement. The Montgomery Precision Air Rifle tournament started in 1969. Since the trophy has been found will go back to using it. I hope to have it on display at the MN Air Rifle Championship on New Year's Eve.

As a side bar, it is hard to believe that air rifle started in the 60's. Most shooters think of air rifle as being a relatively new sport.

There are many years missing names / years from the trophy and I hope to fill in the gaps. The plaque has tags for 1969 through 1973, plus I have information for several more years. If you have any records of MN State Air Rifle Champion's please email me or call me with the information. I am looking for the winner's name, year won and if you have it the score.
So far I have the following information:
1969 - C. Peterson (tag) 1969 - H. Woltman (tag) 1970 - C. Peterson (tag)
1971 - H. Woltman (tag) 1972 - H Woltman (tag) 1973 - L. Peters (tag)
1978 - L. Peters 1980 - L. Peters 1981 - L. Peters
1983 - L. Peters 1984 - L. Peters 1986 - R. Lund
1988 - L. Peters 1991 - R. Lund 1994 - L. Peters
2008 - E. Quiner, JORC. 2011 - Alex Giesar, JORC.

Many thanks to Rodney Lund for recovering the trophy. We were also very lucky that Rod Lund Called Lance Peters to get his records. Lance gave Rodney his information a couple of days before he passed away. In several years there may not have been an adult championship but there was a Junior Olympic Championship. In those years we will use the JORC winner if it is submitted.

So if you won the MN Air Rifle Championship or know someone that has or have an old match bulletin, please send the name, year and score (or bulletin) if available to me. I will have tags made and placed on the trophy.

Contact:
George Minerich, MRRA President
george.minerich@q.com
(320) 293-2933

George Minerich, MRRA President


The NRA has announced it's moving the 2017 National Matches (Rifle) to Camp Atterbury IN. It also announced a schedule change. Shooting Sports USA
All competitors planning to attend the 2017 Nationals should plan accordingly.
-First Shot Ceremony - July 7
-Welcome BBQ (afternoon) - July 7
-Across the Course - July 8-13
-Mid-Range - July 14-19
-Long-Range - July 20-25

Congratulations to Brad Yliniemi with his 100 shot Offhand score of 985-30X

Ten girls from American Heritage Girls troops in Minnetonka and Bloomington spent a fun Saturday at the Minneapolis Rifle Club (MRC). They started out learning about firearms and firearm safety, then getting in a little practice. We even got some of the moms to take a shot at it. In the end the girls earned their Shooting Sports Badge.

Thank you to MRC for hosting the event and the Minnesota Rifle and Revolver Association for providing ammunition, food, instruction and coaching. The girls hope to do it again soon!

Kirsten Rohmann
Coordinator, AHG MN0408



The MRRA would like to congratulate Erik Rhode for his pending state record of 599-39x fired on the 300, 500 & 600 yd MRP course held at NSRC May 14-15, 2016.
Match Results Here

2016 Spring Newsletter


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Those looking to join or current NRA members who wish to renew can click on the "Join NRA" image above.
Doing so will directly benefit the MRRA.
The Minnesota Rifle and Revolver Association wishes to congratulate the following Minnesota Junior Shooters for receiving first round invitations to the 2014 National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships (JORC) to be held in April at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

In Women's Smallbore Rifle, Samantha Peterson, Abby West, and Carmen Fry. In Men's Smallbore Rifle, Eric Hazelton and Patrick Sunderman. In Women's Air Rifle, Abby West, Elizabeth Ewert, Samantha Peterson, and Grace Taschuk. And in Men's Air Rifle, Luke Taschuk, and Patrick Sunderman.

Congratulations to all the above Junior Shooters for their accomplishment on Qualifying.

Any Minnesota Juniors receiving 2nd round invites will be posted once 2nd round invites are released.


President George Minerich has passed on this copy of the first MRRA State Championship from 1932.

Downloadable Copy


This cast of characters is the 2013 State Association Match Rifle National Champion Team.
The Rumbold Match was fired on Monday (8/5/2013) @ Camp Perry OH.

 

MN Juniors compete at the Junior Olympic Championships, April 2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Elizabeth Ewert, Shelby Sandstrom, Carmen Fry, Abby West
(Left to Right)
Missing from the picture is Samantha Peterson.


Five Juniors Represent Minnesota at 2012 National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships.

Read More Here


I've republished 3 articles written by Larry Sawyer for the MRRA Newsletter.
Reprinted with the gracious permission of Larry Sawyer.

Successful Standing | Successful Standing (Part 2) | Top 3 Prone Mistakes


An open invitation to international competitors from President George Minerich.

Invitition 66kb


New Minnesota Smallbore Prone Aggregate Championship! More Information Here
MRRA is proud to announce the addition of official MRRA Merchandise.
Support the MRRA with your purchase. Promote MRRA by wearing it.
NEW MRRA Merchandise page

I've added a link to CAPT'N BOB'S BIG GLOSSARY OF HIGH POWER SHOOTIN' TERMS to the "About Shooting" Page.
Webmasters Note: I'm looking for a member who would like to contribute a brief synopsis on Pistol and/or Smallbore shooting to add to the "About Shooting" page. Anyone interested can contact me at webmaster@mrra.org. Heck, I'll even give you full credit!
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