By Kyle Jillson | August 6 2012 16:45

A competitor takes to the line with his rifle at the NRA/Springfield M1A Match

Port Clinton, Ohio - High Power matches began yesterday at 7:30 am. After a little rain, competitors were called to the line for the official start. It was a perfect setting — the sun was shining, the air was cool and all were ready to take on the range.

On Viale Range, the sixth annual NRA/Springfield M1A Match (featuring $27,000 in cash and merchandise prizes) brought a number of new people out to the field, breathing new life into the long famous piece of equipment.

Edwin G. Agle of Beavercreek, Ohio took the top $2,000 prize and M1A medallion with a score of 477-13x. But he wouldn't be alone – the top fifty competitors were also awarded M1A medallions. And some were even lucky enough to win various Springfield firearms. The final results for the NRA/Springfield M1A match are posted below.

NRA/Springfield M1A Match 543
Place Competitor Score
1       Edwin G. Agle 477-13x
2       Nick Till 475-8x
3       William B. Walter 474-6x
4       Thomas Rider 473-12x
5       Shawn McKenna 473-4x

Competitors also engaged in a little more cooperative competition a little further down at Rodriguez Range. That's where the Whistler Boy and NRA 2nd Amendment team matches took place.

NRA Highpower Team Matches require a spotter to record progress

NCRPA Green, consisting of Mary London, James London and coach David McFarling, won the Whistler Boy Trophy. Mary finished with a score of 479-8x while James ended up with a 483-10x. That combined a score of 962-18x was enough for the team to receive one Buschmaster Firearm along with a Whistler Boy Trophy Plaque and medallion.

Whistler Boy High Power Trophy Match — Match 434
Place Team Name Score
1       NCRPA GREEN 962-18x
2       CA Grizzlies White Oak 953-25x
3       Lewis and Clark Junior Gold 953-21x

USAMU-MATCH took the 2012 overall 2nd Amendment Championship title and also the High Match Rifle Team title. USAMU-MATCH consisted of SGT Sherri Gallagher and SSG Brandon Green of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit. For their efforts, each team member received an NRA 2nd Amendment Plaque and a $20 VISA gift card. The 2012 High Service Rifle team was USMCR GOLD with a score of 983-31x. The High Civilian Team went to PIG AND A POKE with a score of 982-38x.

Congratulations to all of our new champions. Results from today's High Power Team matches will be up soon.

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