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Spring Pistol League On Thursdays!

The Spring Pistol League started last Thursday, March 27th, with a record number of pistol shooters! Most of the regulars showed up and a bunch of newbies too. League shooting is a great deal of fun. There’s still room for a few more shooters!

Just another reminder the Spring League is on Thursdays ~5pm in the Naval Science building 1400 East 100 South. You can park just east of the building after 6pm or north of 100 South after 3pm. Sometimes the Parking Nazis are out in the east parking lot and will extract $6 from you to park or you can park across 100 South. We shoot until everybody is done so it really doesn't matter when you show up but the biggest crowd is between about 5:30 & 6:30. It usually finishes up around 9pm.

Any questions or comments can be directed to me or Allen Johnson. rsheya AT canyonheating DOT com.

Also: One of our Pistol Marksmanship instructors, Leonard Wojcik, has a Rock Chucker reloading press and RCBS powder measure he wants to sell. If you're interested in them drop me a note & I'll put you two in touch with each other.



News of the U of U Pistol Team

The University of Utah Pistol Team (sponsored by UPMS) did exceedingly well in the Intercollegiate Pistol Championships held at Fort Benning, Georgia. Wyatt Brown made first team All American in Air Pistol and Lexi Lagan made second team All American in Womens Sport Pistol. Lexi went on to finish 3rd overall (OVERALL!) by 1 point, with an individual aggregate score of 1604. Second place went to Frank Czerda of USNA with a score of 1605, first place went to Joseph Totts of Ohio State with a score of 1613. Lexi won the Women's Individual Aggregate by 18 points over second place and 38 points over third place. She also finished second in Open Air Pistol with a score of 561! First place went to Alana Townsend with a score of 568, third went to Anthony Veith with 559. Three of our other Collegiates, Gage Coates, Nic Flinner and Chris Bolejack shot personal bests in Air Pistol. Kudos to our excellent coaching staff: Elwood Powell, Leonard Wojcik and Matt DeLong. Well done Utes!

U of U shooter wins national championship despite pistol malfunction



THE 2014 UTAH STATE CHAMPIONS ARE:

  • Men's Air pistol - Brad Collins
  • Women's Air pistol - Alexis Lagan
  • Standard Pistol - Eugene Mishchenko
  • Men's Air Rifle - Rich Sheya
  • Women's Air Rifle - Samantha Little

Congratulations to our 2014 State Champs!



THE 2013 UTAH STATE CHAMPIONS ARE:

  • Men's Air Pistol - Don McGraw
  • Women's Air Pistol - Alexis Lagan
  • Standard Pistol - Eugene Mishchenko
  • Free Pistol - Don McGraw
  • Rapid Fire Pistol - Andrew Weese
  • Men's Air Rifle - Rich Sheya

Congratulations to our 2013 State Champs!



THE 2012 UTAH STATE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS ARE:

  • Open Air Pistol - Don McGraw
  • Women's Air Pistol - Alexis Lagan
  • Open Air Rifle - Rich Sheya
  • Center Fire - Robert Maust
  • Free Pistol - Don McGraw
  • Rapid Fire Pistol - Arnie Vitarbo
  • Women's Sport Pistol - Lexi Lagan
  • Standard Pistol - Eugene Mishchenko

Congratulations to the 2012 State of Utah Champions!



THE 2011 UTAH STATE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS ARE:

  • Open Air Pistol - Don McGraw
  • Women's Air Pistol - Amanda Orfanos
  • Open Air Rifle - Rich Sheya
  • Center Fire - Matt DeLong
  • Free Pistol - Don McGraw
  • Rapid Fire Pistol - Eugene Mishchenko
  • Women's Sport Pistol - Ashley Davis
  • Standard Pistol - Brad Collins

Congratulations to the 2011 State of Utah Champions!



ASHLEY DAVIS IS NATIONAL WOMEN'S FREE PISTOL CHAMPION; UPMS TEAM TAKES THIRD IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Read more about the incredible accomplishments of our shooters in our July Newsletter!


NEW PERSONAL BEST SCORES - JULY 2010 PTO

Continuing the trend from June, more personal best scores were shot at our July PTO, Don McGraw shot another personal best in the Air Pistol and Free Pistol. Don's new PB free pistol score moves him into the top 3 all time scores shot on our range.

Brian Oberg set a person best in Air Pistol. Eugene Mishchenko shot a personal best in Standard Pistol. Tony Thompson set 2 new personal best scores in Standard Pistol and Center Fire.



NEW NATIONAL RECORDS & PERSONAL BEST SCORES - JUNE 2010 PTO

At our June PTO, the Utah Precision Marksmanship Society is pleased to have hosted the event that set several new US National Records. Arnie Vitarbo set not one, but two US National records for his age group.

Matt Delong also set a new National Record his age group as well. We'd like to offer up our congratulations to these excellent precision marksmen.

On another note of excellence, Don McGraw just shot his personal best on our range in the Air Pistol category. It just so happens that this score also moves Don into the top 10 scores ever shot on our range.

Please congratulate Arnie, Matt and Don the next time time you see them!



ARNIE VITARBO TO GIVE CLINIC 22-23 JANUARY

As has become a local custom, Arnie Vitarbo will be giving a clinic on 22 and 23 January at the U. The typical format is to have a classroom session Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM followed on Saturday with brief classroom introductions and lengthy range sessions with plenty of one-on-one guidance from the expert. Friday: Session to be based on an article he wrote on shooting which he entitled "Pistol Shooting 101-401" in which he will stress the long forgotten simple focus on the basics to improve and maintain winning scores. Saturday times: Air pistol - 0800 - 1000 (will include time on the Rika and SCATT trainers); Standard Pistol: 1000 - 1130; Free Pistol: 1130 - 1300; lunch 1300 - 1400; WSP/CF 1400 - 1500; Rapid Fire 1500 - 1600.

You can learn more about Arnie's rich history in the shooting sports in our most recent newsletter.



MARCH 23, 2009--THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PISTOL TEAM SCORED IMPRESSIVE WINS AT THE NATIONAL INTER-COLLEGIATE PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lindsay Daniels, a senior graduating with a double major in international studies and sociology, as well as a minor in Arabic, is the National Champion in the Women's Air Pistol event. Daniels also finished fourth in the Women's Sport Pistol event. She is only the second athlete in team history to win an individual national championship in pistol shooting. Lindsay also took third place in the women's individual aggregate, the first Utah athlete to achieve this honor. Daniels took All-American honors in the Women's Sport Pistol Event.

Brad Collins, a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, won the qualifying match in the Open Air Pistol event but dropped to second place in the Finals competition, trailing the winner by only 0.6 points out of a possible 609. Collins brought home All-American honors in the Free, Standard and Air Pistol events, only the second athlete in team history to earn that many in one year.

In the team competition, the University of Utah Naval ROTC Standard Pistol team won the national championship in that event, improving their score by more than 100 points since the qualifying match a month ago that earned them a berth at Nationals and overcoming a severe deficit behind Texas A&M. The U's Air Pistol team came in second nationally, a mere six points out of 2400 behind perpetual powerhouse Ohio State. Note that this means they beat traditional powerhouses Navy, Army and MIT.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008--U ATHLETE SWEEPS LOCAL COMPETITION (FROM THE UTAH DAILY CHRONICLE)

U Collegiate Pistol Member Brad Collins, a junior in Mechanical Engineering, swept all three of the events in which he was entered at the Preliminary Tryout for the US National Pistol Team competition held this past weekend at the U. The competition had to be extended to Monday night because Collins ended in a tie with former US Navy shooter Robert Maust. Both shot 557 out of a total of 600 in the Air Pistol event. (For calibration, the winning score at the National Inter-collegiate Pistol Championships this year was 560.) The Finals competition was not decided until the final shot when Collins came out ahead by one tenth point out of a possible 109!

Collins handily won the Standard Pistol event with a score of 536, handily beating U Physics Associate Chair Eugene Mishchenko by 28 points. Again, for reference, the winning score at Collegiate Nationals was 546. (This score would have taken sixth.)

In the Free Pistol event, Collins handily beat Ron Morales, who came all the way from Sacramento CA for the competition. Collins's score was 498 out of 600 and would have qualified him to compete in Collegiate Nationals. These scores also put Collins well on the way to achieving All-American honors in all three events.

The women's events were dominated by Lindsay Daniels, a senior in International Studies who spent the summer studying in Jordan. Jordan fired 342 out of 400 in the Women's Air Pistol event and 516 out of 600 in Women's Sport Pistol.

The team's next competition will be Halloween night. For information on joining the team or just spectating at an event, contact the team coach: Rich Sheya

ABOUT THE UTAH PRECISION MARKSMANSHIP SOCIETY

The Utah Precision Marksmanship Society (UPMS) is a tax-exempt, publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)(3) orporation founded to support amateur athletics, particularly the shooting sports. We are actively involved in: education, training, and competition.

Our primary competitive activities are International and NRA Conventional-style bullseye pistol shooting. For a listing of our upcoming competitions, see the latest match schedule.

We also publish a newsletter.
Our Utah Shooting Guide lists contacts for shooting groups, instructors in various disciplines and locations of shooting ranges around the state.

For additional information, contact Rich Sheya.