Rhys Ireland (pictured, above left), an American student living in Toronto and a member of the F-Open United States Rifle Team won the 2017 F-Open Canadian National Championship with a score of 434-30Vs. Triumphing over 160 other competitors, Ireland was awarded the Wylde Trophy, along with the traditional ceremonial sash and a gold plaque.
In the F-T/R Canadian National Championship Jeff Rorer (pictured, above right) of North Carolina and a member of F-T/R Team USA, took second place, winning a sliver medal with a score of 420-25Vs. Rorer is a regular shooter at Camp Butner, NC, where he developed his talent for the shooting sports.
Mitchell Fitzpatrick (left) and Robby Burton receive their awards.
Following close behind Rorer in third place was Robby Burton of Virginia—also a member of F-T/R Team USA, scoring 428-25Vs and winning a bronze plaque. Burton began shooting competitively in 2012, previously he was a competitive golfer, soccer player, and triathlon runner.
Mitchell Fitzpatrick of F-T/R Team USA won the Under-25 Canadian National Championship with a score of 406-24Vs and was awarded a gold plaque. Fitzpatrick first started shooting F-Class in 2013 at the age 16.
Special thanks to Walt Walter for the match report.