By Kyle Jillson | August 8 2012 13:33

Bernosky closes gap as Army's Gallagher drops shot at Camp Perry

A Marine shooter looks downrange through his scope at the NRA High Power Rifle Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - Longtime competitor Konrad Powers tied the NRA National Championship Record and won the Coast Guard Trophy match this morning at Camp Perry. Powers fired a practically perfect 200-18x, rapid fire, from the sitting/kneeling position.

Finishing behind Powers, SSG Tyrel Cooper's 200-16x was enough to earn second place as Staff Sergeant Leigh Jenks III came in third with a 200-15x. Carl Bernosky, who sat third overall this morning, tied for fourth place in the Coast Guard match with Jonathan O'Neal, SGT Nathan Verbickas and SFC Grant Singley, who all shot a 200-14x.

Konrad Powers inspects his rifle at the NRA High Power Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio

Bernosky's score managed to gain some ground on SGT Sherri Gallagher, NRA's 2010 High Power Rifle champion, who started the morning second overall. Gallagher dropped a point in the Coast Guard match after shooting a 199-12x.

Coast Guard Trophy — NRA Match 445
Place Competitor Score
1       Konrad Powers 200-18x
2       Tyrel Cooper 200-16x
3       Leigh Jenks III 200-15x
4       Jonathan O'Neal 200-14x
4       Carl Bernosky 200-14x
4       Nathan Verbickas 200-14x
4       Grant Singley 200-14x

The race for this year's title is staying very competitive. Not only are the top shooters keeping their scores neck-and-neck, but plenty of competitors are within reach. Final results from the Navy Cup are currently incoming. Then we're off to the to the day's last match — the Army Cup.

Here are some moments from this morning's NRA Coast Guard Trophy match:

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