Competing in the NRA National Pistol Championships for the first time is a thrill, but the experience is even better when your team comes in third. For Chief Warrant Officer 3 Glenn Ryther, Captain of the Marine Corps Reserve Pistol Team, his first time at Camp Perry led to a historic finish for his team, and a showing that other teams won't soon forget. CWO3 Ryther and his team were recently featured in New York's Time Herald-Record to chronicle their amazing first appearance at Camp Perry.
Town of Newburgh detective leads reservist shooters
TOWN OF NEWBURGH — Glenn Ryther tries to spend a little time with a gun every day. Live rounds at least once a week. BB guns with his kids at home. Pulling the trigger on an unloaded pistol over and over to perfect the movement. It's been that way since the U.S. Marine Corps reservist joined the Corps' pistol team two years ago in Quantico, Va.
All that practice has helped Ryther, a Town of Newburgh police detective, earn recognition as part of a nationally top-ranked military reserve pistol team. His team took third at the National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio.
It was the best finish ever for a Marine Reserve team. The squad competed July 11-19 at the tournament, which is considered the World Series of shooting sports, and finished ahead of every other reserve team in the nation. It ended up just one point out of second place. More than 100 teams, including active-duty teams, competed.
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