FWRR Well Represented at ISRPA 300-Yard State Match

The following article will show up as an ISRPA Newsletter later this week. I’m sharing it with FWRR members to show our FWRR folks who participated at the state match.

Gary Mabis works with Tayt Shaffer to get his sling adjusted for Sitting Rapid fire

The ISRPA article starts here:

The Triple Crown series of matches for the ISRPA High Power Championship opened up on Saturday, August 19 with nineteen shooters at the Wildcat Valley Rifle and Pistol Club.  It was a beautiful day for a match and the question was which shooter was going to be the next name on the Wildcat 300 yard Reduced State Championship trophy?  Would Madelyn Schnelle repeat her 2022 championship, would Mike King edge her out of the top slot or – would Jeannie Redicker or Bob Winding be at the top of their game and win this first leg of the championship series?

Saturday 19 August was a beautiful day for the Wildcat 300-yard Reduced Course State Championship

It became evident at 200 yard Offhand that Madelyn had come to shoot as she posted a 196-4X personal best for the stage. 

Kileen keeps score as Madelyn Schnelle shoots on her way to a 196-4X, personal best Offhand score

Mike King shot a 190 and Jeannie Redicker posted a 189 in Offhand.  Jeannie made up some ground at 200 Sitting with a 199-6X; Mike and Madelyn both shot 198’s.   Dave Schnelle and Greg Burget showed that Old Guys can still rule as both of them cleaned the 200 Sitting stage with 200-8X and 200-6X scores respectively.  As the shooters moved back to the 300-yard line, Madelyn was at the top of the Wailing Wall chart with a 394-10X. Mike was trailing with a 388-19X, Creedmooring Jeannie with her 388-13X.

Madelyn Schnelle mentors Kileen Shaffer at the 200-yard Rapid Prone line

Mike made up a little ground at 300 Prone Rapid where he shot a 200-11X clean.  Jeannie Creedmoored Madelyn at that stage with a 198-6X to Madelyn’s 198-5X.  As the match moved to the simulated 600-yard stage, match results were still not settled.  Madelyn was in front with a 592-15X, Mike trailed with 588-30X (an impressive X-count) and Jeannie was in striking distance with a 586-21X score.

But, at the simulated 600-yard stage Madelyn showed that she was the person to beat on this day.  She dropped one point at the 600-yard simulated stage with a 199-7X.  Jeannie followed with a 197-7X and Mike was down one point down from the ladies with a 196-3X.

Jeannie Redicker working on a 197-7X at simulated 600-yard prone

The question was settled; Madelyn had repeated her 2022 300-Yard State Championship, taking the 2023 Championship and CMP Gold Medal with an impressive 791-22X – dropping only 9 points across the whole match.  FWRR’s Mike King took the Silver Medal with a 784-33X and Jeannie Redicker was the Bronze medalist with 783-26X.

The First Expert award for the day went to another FWRR member, Gary Mabis, a Buckeye visitor, with a 761-22X.  High Junior for the day was Miss Emma Branson, also from FWRR, with a 736-15X.  FWRR’s contingent was rounded out by Tayt Shaffer, 12-years old – the most junior Junior, who shot his first State match on Saturday.

Madelyn, Mike and Tayt shoot Offhand

Wildcat Valley 300-Yard State Match Winners;

Mike King, Silver Medal; Madelyn Schnelle, State Champion, Gold Medal; Jeannie Redicker, Bronze Medal; Emma Branson, First Junior and Gary Mabis, First Expert

NOTE: Mike King, Emma Branson and Gary Mabis are FWRR members

Thanks to Lou Famiano and Larry Beardsley who were our “stats” people and kept up with the scoreboard as we shot – and they could not have done their jobs without their scorecard runner, Miss Reese Shaffer.

Young legs run up and down the range a lot faster than “Old Guys”.  Thanks Reese!

What is next on the High Power calendar?  On August 25 and 26, ISRPA will hold a two day Regional Match Course tournament at Camp Atterbury – this is a chance to shoot across the course out to 600-yards and is an excellent tune-up for the State Championship and Governors’ Cup Matches.

The next match of the ISRPA State Championship series is the 100-yard reduced course State Match on September 9th at the Fall Creek Conservation Club.  The series concludes on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 September, with a 2-day full course State Championship at Camp Atterbury.  Saturday will be the State Championship Match and Sunday will be the Governor’s Cup Match – a 1600 point aggregate for the weekend.