Fairfax, Virginia - Last week we told you about the newest round of NRA Competitive Shooting Trivia, which asked "Who was the winner of the Wimbledon Cup in 1974?" What we didn't tell you is that answer is actually a person very near and dear to us here at NRA - our very own Greg Connor, Manager of the Silhouette Deparment.
2012 marks Connor's 25th year of service to the NRA, but back in 1974, then Chief Warrant Officer Connor was a member of the United States Marine Corps Shooting Team.
Connor's win is chroncicled in the book The National Matches: 1903 -2003 The First 100 Years. Along with his picture (at right), the caption reads, "Greg Connor put the old 5V 1,000 yard target 'to bed' in style in 1974 with a fine 100-19V winning score in the Wimbledon Cup... Connor is one of the Marine Corps finest all-around riflemen, excelling in both High Power and Smallbore competition."
Carol Whitney of Shorewood, Wisconsin correctly identified Connor as the winner of the 1974 Wimbledon Cup, winning a 2011 NRA National Matches Under Armour polo shirt. Congratulations, Carol!
We'll have more trivia for you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more! You never know when your competitive shooting knowledge may win you a great prize.