A hallmark win for an NRA National Matches legend
My #1 moment from 2012 was watching Carl Bernosky win his tenth overall High Power Rifle Championship at Camp Perry this past summer.
With more than 30 years of shooting experience, Bernosky is something of a shooting legend. He has won three titles in my nearly five years of working at NRA.
This past year's win would have been Bernosky's eleventh championship had it not been for a defeat in 1981 at the hands of Chief Warrant Officer 4 David I. Boyd II (namesake of the Marine Gunner D. I. Boyd II Trophy). The National Matches are made up of a Match Rifle Championship and a Service Rifle Championship, with the leader of the two becoming the overall winner. Historically the Match Rifle champion goes on to win it all but, in a rare occasion at Camp Perry, Boyd outshot Bernosky by one point with the service rifle and took home the prestigious Mumma Trophy.
After this past year's awards ceremony I had the opportunity to sit down with Bernosky and pick his mind about this year's win, his shooting history, training regimen and more. With no plans to slow down, I'm sure we'll be seeing Bernosky at the top of Camp Perry's podium for years to come.
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