The high power hunting rifle competition began Thursday at the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships held all this week at the club.
Mark Pharr (Round Rock, Texas) was Thursday's match winner in hunting rifle with a score of 34. William Zander (Houston, Texas) was second at 31 and Luke Johnson (Marysville) was third in the open category with a 30.
Peter Sedman (Clifford, Ontario, Canada) was the master class winner with a score of 28. Eric Boos (Little Rock, Wash.) was second with a 28 and Enrique Kuess Jr. (Laredo, Texas) placed third with a 27. Gabriel Guerra (Monterrey, Mexico) was fourth at 26 and Fred Kielbowick (Ridgway) took fifth with a mark of 26. Laura Goetsch (Whites Creek, Tenn.) took sixth place with a score of 26 and Walter Robertson (Fairview) was seventh at 25. Wally Howard (Hazel Hurst) took eighth at 25 and Mark Varner (Lewistown) placed ninth with a 25.
Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) was the AAA class winner with a score of 27. Greg Engel (Flossmoor, Ill.) was second at 25 and Jorge Moreno (Saltillo, Mexico) took third at 25. Brian Launer (Johnsonburg) placed fourth with a 25 and John Shaw (Blackwood, N.J.) took fifth with a 25. In sixth place stood Ron Bain (New Haven, Mo.) with a score of 24. Jerry Tureau (Baton Rouge, La.) was seventh at 23 and Carlos Moreno (Saltillo, Mexico) placed eighth at 23. Harold Frey (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) was ninth with a score of 21.
Richard Franke (Clinton Township, Mich.) was the AA class winner with a score of 28. Gary Dawson (Rochester, Mich.) was second at 22 and Kevin Burge (Terra Alta, W. Va.) was third with a score of 20. Fenton Sandlin (Alba, Texas) was fourth with a score of 19 and Mallory Nichols (Fort Smith, Ark.) took fifth with a score of 18. Robert Jodoin (Endicott, N.Y.) placed sixth with a score of 18 and Owen S. Peters (Richmond, Va.) was seventh with a mark of 17. John McInchak (Erie) was eighth with a 17 and Jason Peterson (Bell Buckle, Tenn.) took ninth at 16.
Benny Grigg (Shelby, N.C.) was the A class winner with a 21. Russell Teale (Queensland, Australia) was second with a 20 and Mary Watkins (Merritt Island, Fla.) was third with a 19. John Pavlik (Russellton) placed fourth at 17 and David Natcher (Springboro) was fifth at 15.
Adam Steppe (South Williamsport) was the B class winner with a 16.