Sponsored by the Connecticut State Rifle & Revolver Association (“CSRRA”)
held in memory of Ralph Gilnack Jr., Middlebury Junior Rifle Club Coach and long-time supporter of the shooting sports, 6/19/33 ~ 2/14/2015
Welcome! This year, the Connecticut State Rifle & Revolver Association celebrated the 84th Anniversary of this prestigious match. Merit Medals, sponsored by the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program at www.odcmp.org) and the Katz family (Cos Cob, Connecticut), were presented to each competitor firing in the Sub-Junior and Junior portions of the match—Gold for Juniors & Silver for Sub-Juniors with the Gallery Match logo on the front, and a percentage noted on the back of the medal based on their fired score (100%, 99%, 98%, 97%, 96%, 95%, 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%, and 50%). 99% medals were awarded to Emma Acampora, Blue Trail Range, and Kaitlyn Kutz, Cos Cob Rifle & Revolver Club, in the Sub-Junior and Junior categories, respectively, both firing 199’s. The two young shooters are also the recipient of a Ruger® 10/22® RB Carbine (1103), donated by Blue Trail Range Corporation and Friends of Stratford PAL in memory of Ralph Gilnack Jr., Middlebury Junior Rifle Club, and long-time supporter of the shooting sports. Lapua ammunition, donated by veteran shooter Jay Sonneborn, was also donated (all awards, of course, are subject to local, state, and federal laws). Ernst Renner, Killingly, also fired a 199, earning him the Senior Individual Match Winner for the 2nd year in a row. For a detailed commentary of the results and photos, visit the association’s website the end of March – www.csrra.com.
A match of this magnitude, held over six days requires a tremendous amount of volunteer hours. Thank you to our host, Blue Trail Range and their staff; Johnathan Chamberlain, Michael Acampora, and Cuozzo family for statistician support; Grandma Woessner and the Suffield moms for hosting the Prep School afternoon; and, to the coaches, parents, athletes, and staff that promoted the match. If you enjoyed yourself, talk a fellow competitor into participating next year; if not, give one of the Match Directors a call and let’s see what we can change to make 2015’s match even better. Enjoy the results!
Blue Trail Range Match Results