Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Congratulations to young Noah Barker of Winfield, who has captured High Sub-Junior honors in the 50-meter Metallic Sight Match at the National Prone Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.  Barker, who shoots locally for the Putnam County Gun Club Junior Smallbore Team, fired a 394 (of a possible 400) with 22 x-ring shots on his way to the win.

Barker also acquitted himself well in the 10o-yard Metallic Sight Match. He finished 3rd in the Sub-Junior category with a score of 393 and 18 x-ring shots. His three-match aggregate score of 1184 (out of a possible 1200) ranked second in the category, just one point behind winner Sammy Richardson of Helena, Ala.

One of Barker’s teammates, Catherine Kauffelt of Charleston, placed fourth in the Expert Civilian category in the 50m Metallic Sight Match. Kauffelt fired a 398 with 22 x-ring shots.

The competition isn’t over yet. I’ll update as the results become available.