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ASSA National Prone Championships

Jul 25 '17 | By admin | Views: 260 | Comments: 3

The Prone course of fire consists of four 40 shot matches, shot in 20 shot strings, which total a 1600 point daily aggregate. The first match is shot at 50 yards and the second at 50 meters. The third match is called the Dewar comprised of 20 shots fired at 50 yards and 20 shots at 100 yards. The last daily match will be 40 shots at 100 yards.


Day one of the Prone Championships Monday 7/24 was delayed due to rain, and a mutual decision was made to begin the matches on Tuesday. Metallic and Any-Sight Team matches will be fired in the afternoons after Metallic and Any-Sight aggregates.


=== Day One ====================== 

The first day of the Prone competition started with twenty competitors. The Senior and Intermediate-Senior shooters were ready for Prone, and shot to an early lead. As the day progressed it was a familiar group battling for the top three spots in each match.


50 Yard: The Metallic 50 Yard match had five shooters with a 400, and most of the competitors hanging close. Kenneth Benyo and Larry Parker tied with a 400-36x and Benyo was match winner via tie breaker on his second stage.


50 Meters: Larry Parker won the 50 Meter match with the sole 400.  Parker was leading at the midpoint of the day’s shooting with the only perfect 800. Five other shooters trailed with 798-799.


Dewar match: The third of four stages the Dewar match featured the leaders battling for the top three places. Kathy Livingstone fired a 400-28x followed by Eric Gestl 400-25x and Tobin Sanctuary 399-31x….After the match, there was a still five competitors aiming for first place. In the Aggregate with the 100 yard match remaining. Parker and Livingstone currently led the fiel having each only dropped one point.


100 Yards: The last match of the day was the 100 Yard match. As usual the daily aggregate was decided with the longest distance. William Burkert shot the only 400 of the day with 19x. There were several shooters with more x’s but they dropped important points


Metallic-Sight Aggregate

1596 114x   Eric Gestl  – Match Winner

1595 116x   Kenneth Benyo – 1st Master

1594 210x   Tobin Sanctuary 2nd Master


Heading into tomorrow’s Day-2 Metallic sights, the following shooters round out the top ten:

1594 116x    Kathy Livingstone – 1st Expert/Sharpshooter

1594 110x    Larry Parker

1593  97x    William Burkert

1592 113x    Michael Carter

1590 100x   Terry Glenn

1589  95x    Harrison Callahan

1589  85x    Frank Linkowsky   



=== Day Two ====================== 

50 Yard: The competitors came to the line ready for Metallic 50 Yard match with eight shooters with a 400, and another six shooters right behind with 399. The top three shooters all had 400 with Tobin Sanctuary 36x, William Neff 35x, and Michael Carter 34x.

50 Meters: The same three competitors battled for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This time Carter won the match with the only 400, followed by Sanctuary and Neff.

Dewar match: The leaderboard was changing after Kenneth Benyo 399-32x, Eric Gestl 399-31x, and William Neff 399-30x posted the top three scores.

100 Yards: The last match of the day was the 100 Yard match. Just like Day one, only one shooter was able to fire the elusive 400 at 100 yards.  This time it was Eric Gestl with 400-24x


The Day-2 Aggregate Had three shooters tied at 1596.  The top three were determined by x-count:

1596 124x  William Neff

1596 122x  Tobin Sanctuary

1596 107x  Terry Glenn


Metallic-Sights Grand Aggregate

When all the shots were fired on day two, the same three shooters from Day 1 Metallic Sights held the top three slots in the Metallic-Sights Grand Aggregate. Sanctuary edged out Benyo for 2nd place by one point and they both had 243x.  


The match had a three way tie entering the last 100 yard match, and Gestl 400, Sanctuary 399, and Benyo 398 decided the final standings:

3191 219x   Eric Gestl  – Match Winner

3190 243x   Tobin Sanctuary 2nd Place, High Junior

3189 243x   Kenneth Benyo – High Intermediate Senior

Seven of the top ten scores in the Metallic-Sights Grand Aggregate were fired by Senior and Intermediate Senior competitors.


ANY SIGHT COMPETITION

=== Any-Sights Day 1 ======

50 Yard: Now that the shooters were shooting any-sights. You better shoot a 400 to stay with the leaders.  400-30x was good for 14th place. Kenneth Benyo won the match with a 400-37x

50 Meters: Nine shooters again cleaned the match. Benyo picked up his second win of the day with an outstanding 400-38x

Dewar match: Eleven competitors cleaned the match with 400’s. Mathew McHale shot an excellent 400-38x to win the Dewar match.  There were FIVE shooters that have not dropped a point prior to the upcoming 100 yd match.

100 Yards: There were six 400’s shot in the 100 yard match.  Tobin Sanctuary won the 100 yard match with a tiebreaker victory over Terry Glenn. Both shooters had 400-37x. Benyo had a 399-30x and the one point dropped him to second overall going into Day 2 Any-Sight, 


Any-Sight Day One Aggregate (Preliminary scores)

On the strength of his 100 yard win, Sanctuary won the Day one aggregate.  Seven other shooters shot 1599, so tomorrow will be a very close finish for the Any-Sights title. Two Junior shooters cracked the top ten, including Tobin Sanctuary with the win.


1600 138x   Tobin Sanctuary – Match Winner (Junior)

1599 139x   Kenneth Benyo – 1st Master

1599 137x   Michael Carter -  2nd Master


Heading into tomorrow’s Day-2 Any-Sights sights, the following shooters round out the top ten:

1599 135x    Terry Glenn

1599 131x    William Neff

1599 129x    William Burkert

1599 123x    Daniel Wesson (Intermediate Jr)

1599 113x    Craig Samuelson 

1598 123x    Matthew McHale

1598 118x    Paul Parker


=== Any-Sights Day 2 ======

Any-Sight Day Two Aggregate (Preliminary scores)

The top three competitors from Day one battled it out again. This time Carter came out on top with a 1600-135x

1600 135x   Michael Carter – Match Winner

1600 131x   Tobin Sanctuary 

1599 139x   Kenneth Benyo 


Any-Sights Grand Aggregate

The top four shooters were really close to see who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Carter pounded the x-ring today, but Sanctuary cleaned day two with another 1600 for an elusive 3200!

3200 269x   Tobin Sanctuary - Match Winner, High Junior

3199 272x   Michael Carter - 2nd Place

3199 258x   William Neff - 3rd Place

3198-268x  Kenneth Benyo – 1st Master


Michael Carter presenting Tobin Sanctuary the Any-Sight Prone Champion award. Tobin shot a 3200 with iron sights!


2017 ASSA PRONE NATIONAL GRAND AGGREGATE

The FINAL Top Three:

Once again like in the 3-Position Championship a Junior shooter (this time Tobin Sanctuary) won the Prone Aggregate match showing the strength of our smallbore junior and collegiate programs in the nation.


The Top 3 competitors in the Prone National Championship


Tobin Sanctuary - Match Winner

Kenneth Benyo – 2nd Place

Michael Carter - 3rd Place



Congratulations to all of the competitors, as well all of those involved in putting on the first ASSA National Championship!


FULL RESULTS AT ASSA

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MikeCarter Coach
Jul 27 '17
Hey Kevin, thanks for the write up. Daniel Wesson is an Intermediate Jr. but Craig Samuelson is an adult. Also, these are preliminary results and the challenge period ends in the morning.
admin Coach
Jul 27 '17
Thanks-Updated.
admin Coach
Jul 28 '17
Any-Sight competition complete:
3200 269x Tobin Sanctuary - Match Winner **
3199 272x Michael Carter - 2nd Place
3199 258x William Neff - 3rd Place

(** Sanctuary shot Iron Sights for all four days!)
Edited Jul 28 '17 Show edit history
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