2012 NRA High Power Champion Carl Bernosky leads by one at half-way point
Port Clinton, Ohio - Half way through the hunt for the 2013 NRA National High Power Rifle title, defending champion Carl Bernosky is in the lead with a 1193-69x. It is a narrow lead, but a lead nonetheless. One point behind Bernosky is 2009 champion Normal Houle at 1192-49x who himself holds off three very capable shooters by just one point.
With six matches under their belts and six more to go, the championships are at the official half-way point. Two full days of shooting remain for competitors, who have already been thoroughly pummeled by Camp Perry's notorious heat and rain. Just as you cannot argue that, at the end of Major League Baseball's 162-game season, the team with the best record came upon it by chance, the winner of the twelve-match 480-shot High Power title is undisputed.
Bernosky has been in this position before. The winner of ten national championships, he is more than aware of how close the race can get. All of the top shooters are veterans and capable of winning it all. At this point, with these scores, it's nearly a blank slate when shooting begins again tomorrow morning.
Will Bernosky hold on for number eleven, could Houle claim his fourth Mumma Trophy, or will a new champion step up on the podium?
2013 NRA High Power Rifle Championship
||Brandon Keith Green