Jr. Rifle Program
Tom Fister – (484) 421-9995 Extension 130 or Email: email@example.com
Practice held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights
One of our Junior Competitors has a feature at USA Shooting (Griffin Lake). The link to the article is here.
- 2022 CMP Nationals, 3 Position Smallbore Champion
- 2022 Junior Olympic National Championships, 3 Position Smallbore U-18 Champion
- 2022 CMP Regional Championships, 3 Position Air Rifle Champion
Griffin began shooting recreationally with his parents at age 5. His interest in target shooting turned competitive at age 11 when Griffin joined the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club Junior Rifle Team, located in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. Over the next several years, Griffin’s marksmanship ability improved with frequent practice, support from fellow shooters and guidance from Ontelaunee head coach Tom Fister. At age 14, as a freshman, Griffin also joined and began to compete with his High School rifle team, the Emmaus Hornets. Now age 17, and a High School senior, he continues to compete in local, High School, state, and national matches. He hopes one day to attend college and shoot at the NCAA level. Griffin’s other hobbies and interests include hunting, fishing, mountain biking and spending time with the family beagle Lulu. Griffin and his family are active members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emmaus.
Note that Griffin is but one example of the successful competitors who have emerged from the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club’s Junior Rifle Program. Please take a moment to congratulate Griffin, Tom Fister and the rest of the team!
Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report 3/11/2020
Our team is at Guthsville tonight for the final indoor match of the Lehigh Valley Prone League. We have some new personal best scores again in 3-Position smallbore. Lizzie has notched it up by one more point to a 564 out of 600. Griffin reached high this time with a 571, and Emma now has a nice 577. There is a correction to last months report concerning the air rifle postal matches. Instead of one, we have two qualifying teams for the CMP Regional match in Ohio. Both teams will be traveling out to Camp Perry, Ohio, for the last weekend of this month. This will be a new experience for several of our younger juniors. A correction concerning the American Legion postal match from last month, Sarah also qualified for a 2nd round individual match. Our match witness from Post 173 of Tamaqua, PA, will be present when we shoot the 2nd round team match and 2nd round individual match this month. The NRA Jr Sectionals are complete and we had 31 competitors in 4-Position smallbore, and 36 in 3-Position. We are able to keep several of the medals here with our Ontelaunee Juniors. There will be an award ceremony at an upcoming club meeting in order to recognize our juniors. Several of our juniors traveled to western PA to represent their high schools in the PA High School State Championship. Emma Rhode out shot all competitors in the 3-Position smallbore match, and is this years State Champion. The final match of the Southeastern Air Rifle League was held last Sunday at Palmyra. Cecelia was the top shooter in the qualification match, Emma 2nd, and Sarah 6th. The top eight shot an elimination style final shoot off. Cecelia held onto her lead for most of the final but would settle for 2nd place to a junior from Seitzland.
Tom Fister, Ontelaunee Jr Rifle
Previous monthly reports:
2017 July Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report Check out the Morning Call Interview: http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-around-the-valley-0709-20170709-story.html