February 24th – WDAZ features Hometown Star Karleigh Gause
February 13th and 14th – Open 3P State and Sectional in Grand Forks, ND
Our club hosted the Open State and Sectional 3P matches where we had seven juniors competing. Karleigh Gause shot a fine score to come out on top in the sectional to win the Gold Medal. She fell just short in the State match taking second place there. A good time was had by all. Cully Gause along with the club supplied pastries, cookies and Gatorade. Good shooting Karleigh!
Feb 12th – Grand Forks Herald publishes video article highlighting Junior Shooters
Is rifle shooting a good sport for kids? Chief junior instructor Steve Martin of the Forks Rifle Club teaches area youth concentration, patience and safety through rifle shooting both for competition and for fun. Click here to watch video.
February 6th and 7th – Junior 3P State and Sectional in Minot, ND
Our junior team traveled to Minot, ND to compete in the ND State and Sectional Junior 3-P championships. Weather and a variety of factors slashed our numbers to two competitors. Tyler Linneman placed 5th in the state match where he set a new state record of 198 (this beat his old record of 197). He also placed 3rd in the sectional to take the bronze medal. First year shooter Fionna Osbourne competing in her first match ever shot a personal best in the State match then proceeded to set a new personal best in the sectional match. Congratulations Tyler and Fionna
February 5th and 6th – Joe Martin places 8th at Ohio Valley Conference Championships
Joe Martin one of our ex-juniors who is attending the University of Tennessee at Martin competed in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships. He shot a 575 in smallbore and a 583 in air rifle for a total of 1158. This placed him 8th overall. This earned him All-Conference honors plus he was named Athlete of the Week by his College. Congratulations Joe!
February 5th and 6th – Becky Martin competes in Inter-collegiate matches in Fargo, ND
Becky Martin another one of our ex-juniors traveled to Fargo, ND to compete in the Inter-collegiate matches. She competed in Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Smallbore. She qualified for Air Rifle and Smallbore but has yet to see if she qualifies for Air Pistol as there are only 30 in the nation that can qualify. Good luck Becky!
January 16th+17th - JORC in Minot, N.D. (Air Rifle and .22 Rifle)
The Forks Junior Rifle team traveled to Minot, ND on January 16th and 17th 2016 to participate in the Junior Olympic Championships. We had 4 boys and one girl competing for the chance to go to Colorado Springs, Colorado where the Olympic Training Center is located. You can qualify one of three ways. You can either shoot a minimum qualifying score, be the state champion or wait to see if your score is good enough to get an invite. There are only 72 boys and 72 girls selected in the 22 rifle category, and around 140 in each air rifle category. Karleigh Gause is on the bubble in both the Air Rifle and 22 categories. Tyler Linneman is on the bubble in the 22 category. They are both waiting patiently hoping for the chance to compete at the Olympic Training Center.
January 9th - Air Pistol JORC in Devils Lake, N.D.
The pistol JORC was held on January 9th 2016 in Devils Lake, ND. Wyatt Gunsallus was the lone Air Pistol shooter from our club. He came close to shooting a personal best in the match but it wasn’t enough to qualify him for the match in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sad to say but this is Wyatt’s last year to qualify for this, But Wyatt still has the rest of this year to shoot as a junior. Good luck to him!