Sunday, March 20, 2011

Seery Tames the Cat and Takes Day 3

Michael Seery took the oddly shifting winds in stride to defeat all comers in day three of the Western Wildcat. Michael's brilliant 1599-121X was good by a point over Nancy's 1598-115X. Former AMU superstar Steve Goff was third overall with 1597-115X. The Master Class saw Trinidad, CO. resident Lige Harris rise to the occasion and claim his first class win with a 1597-102X.

The Expert class was again a battle between Jim Cobb and Stuart Lind with Cobb coming out on top with a 1595-101X over Lind's 1592-108X. I think it is safe to say that these two will be getting a letter from the NRA with a new card attached! Jim Evenson's excellent write-up on the battle in the Expert class can be viewed here

Sharpshooter Mick Walker isn't walking away from his fellow class shooters, he's running! Mick's 1581-88X outdistanced class runner-up Conrad Laroux's 1574-69X. This gives Mick a big lead in the agg for the class win. Smallbore newcomer Rob Nabower is beginning to figure things out as his 1570-61X just fell short of day three Marksman class winner Luke Harper's 1573-79X. Luke is a product of the Phoenix Rod and Gun Club's junior smallbore program administered by Mr. Fred Shapiro.

The Metallic sight agg was indeed a close one as all three at the top posted a 3195 but Michael Seery emerged as our Winner with his 249X total. Steve Goff was second with 234X's and Tarl Kempley was third with 233X's. The Class winners are by now familiar names as Layton took the Master Class with a fine 3186-209X. Cobb just squeaked by Lind with a 3185-211 to claim the Expert class award. Walker dominated the Sharpshooters by 25 points with his 3157-176X. Predictably Luke Harper stole the show in the Marksman class with a 3137-133X, though fellow junior shooter Gage Clark is still in the hunt with a 3125-118X.

The three day totals for the grand agg were not yet posted when I left the range but I will re-cap all the action later tonight. A final note, the Wildcat banquet was again a catered affair with barbeque pork sandwiches and all the fixin's. Class win and 1600 sweatshirts were handed out and it appeared that a good time was had by all attendees.
That's it for now as I'm off to the range!


No comments: