Junior Olympic Resident Qualifiers
December 1, 2018
Greetings from the ORPA Junior Pistol Team!
The ORPA Junior Pistol Team finished off 2018 with the Junior Olympic Resident Qualifiers on December 1, 2018, at the University of Akron. There were 7 shooters in sport pistol, and 8 shooters in the air competition. The Junior Olympic Resident Qualifiers is a match designed to determine who will be invited to travel to the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, CO next spring. This is a huge opportunity for all junior shooters across the country. In Colorado Springs, they will be competing to see who the national champions are that will compete in the Junior Olympics. In Men’s Sport Pistol, in third place was Connor Richardson with a 468/600. In second was Tyler Knouff with a 512, and in first place with a score of 526 was Ethan Clark. This score of 526 got Ethan an automatic invite to go to Colorado Springs, CO this next spring. For Women’s Sport Pistol, third place was taken by Amanda Ackerman with a score of 471. In second place was Reagan Phillips with a score of 477. The first place spot was taken by Grace Praisler who had a score of 480. The shooters next competition was in air pistol. In Men’s Air, for third place was Tyler Knouff with a score of 465 - 3x. In second came Kyle Klinehoffer with a 505 - 7x. Taking first place, Ethan Clark had a score of 514 - 5x. In the Women’s Air, the third place shooter was Amanda Ackerman with a score of 495 - 0x. There was a very close score between first and second place. In second is Grace Praisler with 516 - 2x. Beating Grace by only 2x was Reagan Phillips, with a score of 516 - 4x. Overall, it was a great day for all. The Juniors next competition will be the Camp Perry Open air match on January 19-20, 2019. This will be at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. The competition consists of two 60-shot air matches, as well as the finals and super-finals. Check back in with Gunsmoke or on ORPA.Net to see future scores and news from the ORPA Junior Pistol Team!
Pictured from left to right: Tyler Knouff, Grace Praisler, Coach Totts, Reagan Phillips, Amanda Ackerman, Hailey Donohue, Kyle Klinehoffer (not an ORPA team member), Ethan Clark, Connor Richardson.