At the 2021 NRA Smallbore Metric 3-Position Nationals, Anthony Hotko received the Frank Parsons Memorial Trophy after winning first place in the grand aggregate. The event, the first-ever NRA Smallbore Rifle National Championship at new home Camp Atterbury, concluded on Saturday, July 10 with the awards ceremony.
The National Metric 3-Position grand aggregate is comprised of scores from 40 shots in each of three positions: prone, kneeling and standing at 50 meters with both metallic and any sights. The total is 240 shots.
Anthony Hotko with NRA Director of Competitions Cole McCulloch and NRA Board Member Patti Clarke after winning the Frank Parsons Memorial Trophy.
Hotko hails from Batavia, Ill. Classified as a Marksman, he finished the match with a final aggregate score of 2263-75X. In addition, his score garnered him High Civilian and High Intermediate Junior special category awards.
In second place was Katrina Demerle of Hamilton, Ohio, with 2241-59X. A Master-class shooter, she also received High Woman honors.
Finishing in third place was Lara Spanic of Milwaukee, Wis., who also secured the High Junior award. The Expert-class shooter completed the aggregate with a score of 2241-66X.
Rounding out the 2021 special award winners were High Military Veteran William Beard (2122-50X), High Sub Junior Caelan Schreiber (1266-1X), High Intermediate Senior Jeffrey Doerschler (2175-56X) and High Senior Domingo Otero (2136-41X).
The 2021 NRA Smallbore Rifle National Championships continue with the Conventional Prone and F-Class matches beginning Sunday, July 11. The 2021 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury will continue until Saturday, August 28 with the conclusion of the High Power Rifle across-the-course matches.