This year during the championship, the 1000-yard range at Ben Avery was renamed the Middleton “Mid” Thompkins Range. As part of the dedication, the new Berger Bullets range building and new parking lot sponsored by NightForce Optics were opened.
The Palma matches marked the beginning of the individual aggregate championship. The F-TR winner was the 2013 National Champion Derek Rodgers, with an outstanding score of 1234-50X.
On the F-TR end of the range, Bryan Litz line coached Michigan Rifle Team F-TR to their win. Team Irregulars, captained by Wade Fillingame, finished in 2nd. Third place went to U.S. F-TR Team Blue, coached by Jim Crofts.
When all the F-Open score sheets were tallied, the Spindle Shooters received bronze, Lapua/Brux was awarded silver, and the F-Open Team Champions and gold medal winners were none other than Third Generation Shooting.
The highlight of the match, and perhaps even the week—were the team championships. The course of fire is 20 shots at 1000 yards. The Sling team match winner was Team Phoenix. Second went to U.S. National Tompkins and 3rd was Two Worlds, coached by Lindsay Peden.
At the same time Nancy Tompkins’ team, U.S. National Tompkins, was sending X's down range, the F-TR teams were doing their best to do the same. In the end, the 1000-yard match gold was won by U.S. F-TR Team Blue, 2nd place went to The Irregulars and in 3rd came the Quad Shots. The Quad Shots did not shoot the Palma match, so they were excluded from the team aggregate.
The Team Championship is determined by adding the Palma match score and 1000-yard scores, for a total possible score of 2600-260X. In the Sling division, bronze went to Team Challenger, silver to Team Phoenix and the champions were U.S. National Tompkins!
1st U.S. National Tompkins 2563-127X
2nd Team Phoenix 2560-122X
3rd Team Challenger 2555-112X
1st Third Generation Shooting 2551-100X
2nd Lapua/Brux 2544-108X
3rd Spindle Shooters 2544-90X
1st U.S. F-TR Team Blue 2513-67X
2nd The Irregulars 2510-75X
3rd Michigan Rifle Team F-TR 2498-60X
1st Trudie Fay 1242-64X
2nd Bryan Litz 1238-66X
3rd John Whidden 1237-76X
1st Bob Sebold 1236-63X
2nd Christine Harris 1235-45X
3rd Dan Bramley 1230-54X
1st Derek Rodgers 1234-56X
2nd Scott Harris 1220-46X
3rd Matt Schartzkopf 1216-38X
Photos by Berger Bullets