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2021 Meeting Schedule
December 12. (Sunday) - Board 10AM, Membership 12:30PM - GRRC Red Shed. Agenda

Former Minnesota Smallbore junior Shooter, Patrick Sunderman has qualified to shoot
for Team USA at the Summer the Olympics in Toyko!
Minnesota Junior Shooters Go To 2021 Junior Olympics

Six Minnesota Juniors qualified for the Junior Olympics this year. The Junior Olympics are going to be held in Hillsdale, MI in May. All of the Precision Centershots team members qualified for air rifle, smallbore or both! Representing Minnesota at the Junior Olympics will be Allison Buesseler, Julianna Hays, Megan Jaros, Tanner Barth, Nathan Engman and Parker Sullivan. (Click for more).

In Other Junior Shooter News

Allison Buesseler qualified for the American Legion Air Rifle Nationals (only top 15 shooters in the nation get an invitation). Plus, the Centershots Team finished 3rd at the CMP Regionals to earn an invite to the CMP 3-Position Air Rifle Nationals at Camp Perry this July. It is going to be a busy spring and summer for their parents!

The Forest Lake Times Interview with the Buesseler sisters.
Minnesota Junior Rifle shooter, Allision Buesseler signed to shoot on the University of Kentucky rifle team. University of Kentucky is a NCAA Division 1 Rifle Team. Allision will join the team this coming fall (2021). MRRA wishes Allision great success at college and on the rifle team.

Due to the governor's WuFlu closure order the MN State Airgun Championship, scheduled for Dec. 13th, has been canceled.
Congratulations to Pat Scully for his F-Class National Championship Win!

Congratulations to our Minnesota Juniors for their finish in the Junior Olympic Championship in Colorado Springs.
Results - Men | Results - Women
A Report from Junior Chairman Bill Buesseler: Click Here

Pictured are: Sporter Team: Coach Paul Preblich, Michael Driscoll, Joesph Brennan, Jack Martin and Kaleb Rutgers. The Precision Team are: Nathan Engman, Tanner Barth, Gavin Barnick, Allison Buesseler and Coach Bill Buesseler. On the far right is Army Marksmanship Unit team member and former Minnesota Junior Patrick Sunderman.
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.

George Minerich, MRRA President

George Minerich, MRRA President

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

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