By Lars Dalseide | August 29 2013 12:56

Rising Senior Todaro edges last year's top college shooter during NRA's 3-Position Rifle Championship

Cadet Joseph Todaro with the Volunteer Trophy at the NRA Smallbore 3-Position Rifle Championships
Cadet Joseph Todaro with the Volunteer Trophy at NRA Championships.

Port Clinton, Ohio - A number of champions took to the stage this summer during the awards ceremony for NRA's Smallbore 3-Position Rifle. Staring with the overall winner Joseph Hall, we saw High Civilian Tarl Kempley, High Woman Amy Fister, and High Collegiate Joseph Todaro.

A cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Todaro won the college title by firing a 2367-148x over the three days of three positioning along the shores of Lake Erie. In addition to High Collegiate, Todaro's total was also good enough to finish in the top ten overall.

"It's a true honor to achieve such an honor," he said following the ceremony. "I can't wait to bring it back to New York."

Cadet Joseph Todaro is a 2012 Second Team NRA Smallbore All-American member. An Engineering Management major, he also serves as the captain of the Black Knights Rifle Team and a two year letterman. An impressive list of accomplishments for someone who started in such an inauspicious way.

"It was my dad's barber," said Todaro. "He's the one who got me started.

"My father owns a salon, He never had any interest in the sport but one his barbers did. One day he asked if I was interested. I went and I loved it. I've been shooting ever since."

NRA's National Smallbore 3-Position Rifle Championships were shot at the Ohio National Guard base Camp Perry this summer from July 17th through the 19th. Comprised of six separate events, shooters fire at targets 50 yards down range from the standing, kneeling and prone position. Prone, as one might expect, turned out to be the best for Todaro.

"I'm comfortable with all three, but prone went especially well this year."

For more on NRA's Competitive Shooting Programs, visit their website at compete.nra.org


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