With a score of 6392-507X, Morgen Dietrich of Ankeny, Iowa, is the winner of the 2021 NRA Conventional Prone National Championship, held July 11-16 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.
The National Smallbore Conventional Prone grand aggregate is drawn from the any sights and the metallic sights match aggregates. Classified as a Master, Dietrich scored 3199-264X in the any sights aggregate, winning it outright, with 3193-243X in metallic, good for third place.
Morgen Dietrich with the U.S. Cartridge Company Trophy after winning the2021 Smallbore Conventional Prone Any Sight aggregate.
William E. Neff of Parsippany, N.J., was the runner-up in the Conventional Prone Nationals grand aggregate with a score of 6390-490X. Neff a Master-class shooter, also garnered High Military Veteran and Intermediate Senior honors.
In third place was Kevin Nevius of Gibsonburg, Ohio, with 6389-477X. A Master-class competitor, Nevius went on to win the combined Smallbore Rifle Prone and Metric grand aggregate.
A Master-class shooter, Virginia McLemore of Socorro, N.M., secured the High Woman title with a score of 6389-468X. Her score also gave her the High Senior award.
A Sharpshooter, John Hamilton of Corydon, Ind., took the High Junior title with a score of 6343-367X. As for High Intermediate Junior, that award went to Master-class shooter Tyler Brunetti of Easton, Conn., with 6249-267X.
In addition, Dietrich’s score netted him High Civilian honors.
Morgen Dietrich’s targets: 20X card at 100 yards (top), final 50-yard target which gave him the overall win and the 20X finish.
Back in May, Dietrich won the Iowa State High Power Across-the-Course Championship with a score of 790-37X. The match, held at the Des Moines Rifle and Revolver Club, was his second consecutive Iowa state rifle title.
Camp Atterbury, an Indiana National Guard training facility, is the new home of the NRA National Matches. Earlier this month, Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb fired the ceremonial first shot on to kick off the inaugural Smallbore Nationals.
The NRA Precision Pistol Nationals wrapped up July 25 and F-Class Long-Range Nationals will conclude on July 30. Next up at Camp Atterbury and the NRA National Matches are the 2021 Fullbore Rifle National Championships. You can view all the results here.
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