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November 29, 2021
Rifle Range Maintenance
We have completed a berm repair project on The TRPC 100- and 200-yard ranges. The side berm between the two ranges was in need of raising and the 100-yard backstop needed to be reconditioned as well.
A crew of member volunteers came in on Monday the 22nd and cut and removed trees. They then proceeded to remove dirt that had eroded from the bottom of the 100-yard backstop and left-over dirt from the pistol ranges parking area and used it to raise and lengthen the side berm between the two rifle ranges. On Tuesday the 23rd our volunteers returned and rebuilt the target frame holders for the 100-yard range and by the end of the day the range was again open for your use along with increased parking for the pistol ranges.
If you get a chance, please be sure to thank the following volunteers. Equipment operators: Mark Franecki, Mark Turner, Gene Pohlman; Tree removal experts: Ron Chambers, John Ilzhoefer, David Blakemore, John Jebavy. Most of these people performed multiple jobs and the work would have never been completed without them and I would like to personally thank them all.
Alan M. Wilson, Rifle Director
September 29, 2021
TRPC Rifle Competitor At National Matches
At the 2021 National Rifle Matches this year, Texas sent a strong team including TRPC member John Ilzihoefer. In The National Trophy Rifle Team Match, competing against both military and civilian teams, Texas was third overall, repeating as the Soldier Of Marathon civilian team winner with team Captain- John Ilzihoefer.
Next up was the National Infantry Trophy Team Match, again, with Texas third overall and claiming The Leather Neck civilian team trophy with John Ilzihoefer competing. Due John coaching the winning civilian National Trophy Team he was also named Team Captain to The 2021 Elihu Root Team made up of the high civilian competitors for the matches. Providing assistance during these team matches was our own rifle director, Mark Turner.
Roy Plumlee Coaches Juniors To National Championship
Supporting the 2021 TSRA junior pistol team at Camp Perry this year was our own Roy Plumlee. The following is his report. The team consisted of four juniors who were allowed to shoot all three team matches with .22 pistols. The "Texas" juniors won their team match "class". The young shooters required almost no "coaching." The team consisted of two male and two female shooters. One of the male shooters is a regular at our bullseye matches. The team captain was a 16 yr. old girl who was already in college. The other girl's father was a shooter whose pistol sport was international rapid fire. She was a small girl who shot one of her father's pistols, It was an interesting experience. I have coached many adult teams both rifle and pistol. This one was the easiest and most interesting by far.