As promised, NRAblog has all the photos from last night's awards ceremony. The collection includes your top three finishers from Matches 5 and 6 as well as the special awards winners from both the Smallbore Rifle and Smallbore Hunting Rifle Championships. 

These Silhouette competitors love to have fun and, as the photos show, they went with a Hawaiian theme for the awards ceremony.

The 2009 NRA National Smallbore Silhouette Championships have come to a close, and Cathy Winstead-Severin clinched both Championship titles, as well as the High Woman title for both Championships. Here are your winners from both Championships:

Smallbore Rifle Championship:

  • First Place: Cathy Winstead-Severin: 111
  • Second Place: William Motl: 108
  • Third Place: Derek Greenaway: 107
  • High Sub-Junior: Jorge Velasquez: 87
  • High Intermediate Junior: Kolby Rasmussen: 100
  • High Junior: Tyler Kamp: 104
  • High Senior: Loren Peter: 96
  • High Super Senior: Wayne Weems: 70
  • High Woman: Cathy Winstead-Severin: 111
  • Team Champions: Texas State Gold: 214

Smallbore Hunting Rifle Championship:

  • First Place: Cathy Winstead-Severin: 108
  • Second Place: William Zander: 105
  • Third Place: Laura Goetsch: 104
  • High Sub-Junior: Rachel Rayment: 81
  • High Intermediate Junior: Elisabeth Steiger: 97
  • High Junior: Tyler Kamp: 98
  • High Senior: Bob Snyder: 85
  • High Super Senior: Wayne Weems: 57
  • High Woman: Cathy Winstead-Severin: 108
  • Team Champions: Belgrade Air Shooting Sports: 205

Congratulations to the 2009 Champions! A photo slideshow from the awards ceremony will be posted tomorrow. We’ll see you in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania for the 2010 Championships.

The Smallbore Hunting Rifle Match 6 has concluded, and Junior shooter Kolby Rasmussen shot his way to first place with a score of 35 out of 40. Enrique Kuess, Jr. also scored a 35, but Rasmussen won the shoot-off, and Kuess, Jr. would have to settle for second place.

Coming in third is Laura Goetsch, who shot a 34. Fellow female shooters Cathy Winstead-Severin and Joy Cox also scored a 34, but a shoot-off determined the tiebreaker.

The matches comprising the Smallbore Silhouette Championships have concluded, so we’ll have Championships results for you very soon, as well as photos from the awards ceremony.

Female shooters were on the top of the leader board at this morning's Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Match 5. Susan Peery took top honors with a score of 38, and familiar name Cathy Winstead-Severin shot a 37 to secure a second place standing.

Coming in third was Paul Davis with a score of 35. Davis was tied with William Zander, Mark Pharr, and Enrique Kues, Jr., but Davis knocked down a perfect 10 turkeys, breaking the tie for third place.

Rumor has it that Winstead-Severin shot her way to the title of Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Champion, but we'll have to wait until final results are posted to confirm.

The competitors are gearing up for this afternoon's Smallbore Hunting Rifle Match 6, so stay close for results from that match, as well as your 2009 Champions.

When NRAblog’s Kerrin Brinkman was offered a open slot to compete in the final day of the Smallbore Silhouette Championships, she couldn’t resist.

Although she can’t officially place in the competition or win an award, Brinkman was thrilled to be able to bring Silhouette competition to NRAblog’s readers from a first hand perspective.

”I’m glad that I can show our readers what Silhouette is about from a new shooter’s point of view,” said Brinkman. “I hadn’t shot a smallbore rifle until practice shots this morning.”

Brinkman was able to hit one of 10 chicken targets, but she's confident that her skills will improve throughout the day. "I've got some great people helping me through, and I'm learning a lot. Silhouette is a very hard, but very fun discipline," offered Brinkman.

Stick around to see how Brinkman fares in her Silhouette debut and for more news and coverage from the final day of competition from the 2009 NRA Smallbore Silhouette Championships.

Here are photos from todays Smallbore Silhouette Awards Ceremony from Matches 1 through 4. Your top three winners from each match are pictured receiving their awards from Deputy Match Director Brad Schuppan.

Check back with NRAblog tomorrow for complete coverage from the final day of competition at the 2009 Smallbore Silhouette Championships at the NRA Whittington Center.

In this afternoon's Smallbore Hunting Rifle Match, Cathy Winstead-Severin continued her consistently amazing shooting with a score of 38 out of 40, but she would have to settle for second place. William Zander shot a nearly perfect score of 39, edging out Winstead-Severin for the win.

Coming in third was Sub-Junior Elizabeth Steiger with an impressive score of 37. As a Sub-Junior, Elizabeth will be quite the force to be reckoned with after a few more years competing in the Smallbore Silhouette community.

Later tonight we'll have photos from this evening's awards ceremony that includes both today and yesterday's matches, so come back to NRAblog for more coverage from the 2009 Smallbore Silhouette Championships.

Chief Line Officer Frank Callahan

At the NRA Whittington Center's Smallbore Silhouette range, a booming voice can be heard over the loudspeaker, calling range commands for competitors. That voice belongs to Chief Line Officer Frank Callahan, the man who essentially runs the firing line.

As a member of the NRA's Silhouette Committee, Callahan knows his stuff when it comes to silhouette competition. His years of experience with the NRA's Silhouette Championships are an asset to the match staff and competitors, and his job is of the utmost importance.

From atop his perch, Callahan is responsible for issuing range commands, keeping time, and ensuring safe range practices. Callahan has an eagle's eye view from his tower, watching over competitors when the line is hot, and keeping an eye on target setters when the line is cold. He even let NRAblog come up to his tower to get some photos and experience Callahan's duties first-hand.

The second Smallbore Rifle match has concluded, and it looks as though Junior shooter Tyler Kamp has won with a score of 38 out of 40. Yesterday’s winner Bill Motl had to settle for a third place finish with a score of 37.

Cathy Winstead-Severin shot consistenly, taking a second place finish with a score of 37. Although Motl also shot a 37, Winstead-Severin hit all 10 turkeys to Motl’s eight, breaking the tie.

With a second place finish in yesterday’s Smallbore Rifle match, and a first place finish in the Smallbore Hunting Rifle match, Winstead-Severin’s score today puts her in a good position to take both Championships if she continues to shoot consistently high scores.

We’re moving on into the second Smallbore Hunting Rifle match, so come back to NRAblog to see if Winstead-Severin can hold on to her early lead.

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