The first American Smallbore Shooting Association National Championships are in action at the Blue Trail Range in Wallingford, CT, July 21-22 (followed by the  Prone Championships). 


Day one of the Position competition started with thirty-nine shooters on the line for the Iron Sights Position matches. Juniors lead the field on Day one with a Junior shooter firing the winning scores in Prone, Standing, Kneeling and the Aggregate.


PRONE started the competition with two shooters shooting 400. Sophia Cuozzo shot 400-25x edging Peter Fiori who shot a 400-21x by 4 x’s..  


STANDING was won by Fiori with an excellent 393-24x. Second place was Ashley Sprague with 389-13x.  There were eight shooters bunched from 384-389.  The Iron Sights Aggregate would be decided in Kneeling.


KNEELING was another match win for Fiori with a 397-23x edging out Ashley Sprague who fired 397-20x. Third Kneeling was Jeffery Doerschler with 394-22x


When all of day one Metallic Sight matches were completed the top of the standings looked like this:

1189-78x  Peter Fiori  - Winner

1184-52x  Ashley Sprague - High Junior

1179-48x  Sophia Cuozzo - 2nd Overall

1178-58x  Tobin Sanctuary – 3rd Overall

1177-58x  Emma Rhode – High Civilian

1176-54x  Megan Wilcoxson – High Woman

1171-48x  Hope Kavulich – 1st Master

1170-48x  Daniel Wesson- 1st Expert

1170-52x  Amber Schifano

1169-46x  Madilyn Riegel

Senior shooters Jeffery Doerschler (1165-49x) and Mandy Otero (1164-48x) are separated by only one point an heading into the Day-2 Any Sight matches.

The Position standings are not over yet, as day two will be Any Sights, with several shooters ready to move up the scoreboard shooting Scope. Only 10 points separates 3rd and 10th place.  Stay tuned…

*** Day two (Any Sights) results *************************

The weather forecast for today was heating up but no chance of rain. The morning wind took a timeout, and the scores soarded now that competitors replaced their Iron Sights with scopes for today’s competition.

PRONE What a difference a day makes. There were five shooters with a perfect 400, and seven more with 399. Fiori continued his winning ways with a 400-36x, this time edging out Jeffrey Doerschler who had a 399-37x. Prone awards:

400-36x   Peter Fiori  - Winner

399-37x   Jeffrey Doerschler – 1st master

400-33x   Rebecca Picone – 1st Expert

397-23x   Joel Potts – 1st Sharpshooter

398-27x   Graham Wolf – 1st Marksman

STANDING – Scores again were rising as was the temperature.  After the standing scores were final, it is looking like no one is going to catch Fiori.  He followed up his Prone win with another match win in Standing 397-24x.  The race for High Senior Aggregate is still down to the wire after Doerschler and Otero tied in Prone 399, and Standing 376.  Doerschler has a point point lead going into Kneeling.

397-24x   Peter Fiori  - Winner

392-15x   Tobin Sanctuary – 1st master

394-22x   Daniel Wesson – 1st Expert

384-09x   Erin Diehl– 1st Sharpshooter

370-10x   Natalie Davidson – 1st Marksman

KNEELING – Fiori continued his run with a 399-28x to also win the Any-Sight Kneeling match. Top scores in Kneeling were a family affair as Peter Fiori Sr shot a 399-21x!  Jeffery Doerschler was right behind the Fiori's with a 398-23x, which locked up the 1st Senior for Any-Sights.

399-28x   Peter Fiori  - Winner

398-23x   Jeffrey Doerschler – 1st master

399-21x   Peter Fiori Sr. – 1st Expert

391-17x   Erin Diehl– 1st Sharpshooter

388-16x   Natalie Davidson – 1st Marksman

The Any-Sight Aggregate Top 10 were:

1196-88x  Peter Fiori  - Winner

1189-68x  Daniel Wesson - 2nd Overall, High Junior

1185-62x  Ashley Sparague - 3rd Overall, High Woman

1182-65x  Tobin Sanctuary - 1st Master

1182-65x  Sophia Cuozzo 

1176-55x  Rebecca Picone - 1st Expert

1174-63x  Emma Rhode - 1st Unclassified

1174-55x  Peter Fiori Sr. 

1173-73x  Jeffery Doerschler

1173-56x  Peter Fiori Sr. 

1168-45x  Erin Diehl - 1st Sharpshooter


2385-166x  Peter Fiori  - Winner

2369-114x  Ashley Sparague - 2nd Overall, High Woman

2360-123x  Tobin Sanctuary - 3rd Overall, High Junior

2359-120x  Daniel Wesson - High Intermediatte Junior

2355-103x  Sophia Cuozzo - 1st Master

2351-109x  Emma Rhode - High Sub Junior

2340- 95x  Madilyn Riegel

2338-122x Jeffery Doerschler - (High Senior Info only)

2337- 83x  Amber Schifano

2328- 91x  Riegel Christopher Hake

2337- 83x  Amber Scifano - 1st Unclassified

2328- 83x  Erin Diehl - 1st Sharpshooter

2327-101x  Rebecca Picone - 1st Expert

Michael Carter presenting Peter Fiori the 3-Position National Championship award.




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MikeCarter base+authorization_role_coach
Jul 21 '17
Awesome write up for the match. Thank you very much.
MikeCarter base+authorization_role_coach
Jul 23 '17
Thank you very much for the awesome report on our match. You have captured the essence of the competition perfectly. Very much appreciated.
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