The 2017 U.S. Roberts Mens Prone Team regained possession of the prestigious trophy defeating the British 3838 to 3827. The USA Randle Womens Prone Team also won its match with Great Britain 2304 to 2289. So both trophies are back in the USA! Go USA!

Roberts Team Firing members were Eric Uptagrafft who posted the match high score of 391, on the international targets, Hank Gray, Mark Del Cotto, Morgen Dietrich, Kevin Nevius, Howard Pitts, Mike Seery, Billy Azzinaro and Matt Chezem. Wind coaches were Team Captain Patti Clark, Team Coach Shawn Carpenter, Team Adjutant Hap Rocketto, Reserve Shawn Wells and Reserve Mike O’Connor. Martha Kelley was in the scoring room as U.S. observer.

The Randle Team members were led by Edie Fleeman and Martha Kelly.  Firing team members included Michelle Bohren, Lily Davenport, Ruby Gomes, Elizabeth Harty, Ginger McLemore and Chris Rakyta for the win. The Randle Ladies were coached by Kevin Nevius, Mike O’Connor, Joe Graf, Hank Gray, Kerry Spurgin and Eric Uptagrafft.

Editor’s note: The full match report for the Roberts Team match will be published in a future edition of the SSUSA digital magazine. Special thanks to Roberts Team Adjutant Hap Rocketto for the Roberts Match Report, and Elizabeth Harty for the article at SSUSA with the view as a competitor on the winning Randle Team.  Check out the full story on the Randle Team Match from Elizabeth Harty over at

A big difference from shooting NRA Smallbore Nationals at Bristol, IN, and other competitions here in the U.S. is the wind flags. In England, they use wind socks which require a lot more wind to move compared to the thin strips of material we use in the United States.


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