Held August 8, 2015 – hosted by Blue Trail Range, Wallingford, CT
Michael Acampora on firing line.
One day after attending an extensive week-long training camp with Coast Guard Academy’s Head Coach Richard Hawkins, Michael Acampora proved that he could apply what he had just learned in the classroom out on the firing line. Posting a grand aggregate score of 1174, he was easily declared the Connecticut State Outdoor Smallbore Rifle 3-Position Champion for 2015. While his score of 580 in the Iron Sight aggregate was good enough to lead by a wide berth of ten points for the day, his incredible personal best score of 594 in the Any Sight Aggregate (200 prone; and, 197 in standing and kneeling) demonstrated that he is well on his way to a great shooting career. The son of Mike and Christa Acampora of Hamden, Connecticut, he will enter his junior year at Xavier High School and is one of the top guns on their Varsity Rifle team, under the tutelage of Aaron King.
He began shooting at the age of nine as a member of the Blue Trail Range Junior Rifle Club with Head Coach David Lyman, has attended National Championships at both Camp Perry and Bristol, Indiana, and recently participated in the International Smallbore & Air Rifle Championships at Ft Benning, Georgia in June.
Fellow teammate, Xavier Junior Jacob Lagace was 2nd overall with an aggregate score of 1150, garnering him 1st Place Sharpshooter/Marksman. He was the only competitor to post two Match Winner perfect 200 scores for the day; the Prone Metallic and Any Sight Kneeling (yes, kneeling) matches. He was also the Match Winner in the Metallic Sight Kneeling event with a score of 198. Xavier Senior Dylan Lorence posted an 1150 for 3rd Overall and was 1st Sharpshooter/Marksman with a 200 in the Any Sights Prone Match. Kudos to Xavier High School for posting the top three scores in the match! They should be a force to reckon with in this year’s high school league.
Complete results can be found by clicking here Results CT State Outdoor 3Pos Championship 2015.08.08. For pdf of article, click here Article State 3Pos Championship 2015.08.08. For match program, click here Program CT State Championship 3Position 2015.08.08 FINAL
Blue Trail Range Match Results