Time for the latest trivia question from NRA Competitive Shooting history! The question this time around is "Who was the winner of the Wimbledon Cup in 1974?"
For those who are unfamiliar with the Wimbledon Cup, it is a trophy with a rich history, dating back to 1875 when the American Rifle Team traveled to the United Kingdom to compete in the Angol-Irish Championships. The Wimbledon Cup was presented to the American team by Princess Louise as a token of hospitality. The Americans then held an impromptu match among themselves to determine an individual winner for the trophy. Newly promoted Captain Henry Fulton posted the high score among the nine-man team, a 133 of 150 points possible for 30 shots at 1000-yards range.
The Wimbledon Cup was then returned to the United States and placed in annual competition at Creedmoor as the trophy for a long range match open to any rifle, and the trophy is now currently awarded in the NRA National High Power Long Range Championships.
To win, just email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 p.m. EST Monday, March 12. Correct answers will entered into a drawing for a 2011 National Matches Under Armour Polo. Don't forget to put "Trivia" in the subject line of your email. Good luck!