Today marked the beginning of the 2011 USA Rifle and Pistol Nationals down here in Georgia. Shooters checked-in and received their competitor number. Then, they began their equipment check. With the new rule changes and new shooting equipment, some shooters had to make adjustments, while others just breezed through. One of the rules that effected many shooters was the distance between the top of the waistband and the top of the rubber piece on the behind on the pants. Thanks to all those officials, coaches, and parents that were there to assist the competitors with their equipment adjustments.
Once competitors passed their equipment check they took to the practice relays. For Angelina from Michigan State University’s Rifle and Pistol Club, practice was a little on the rough side. Having to deal with temperatures around 70 degrees and a case of nerves they took their toll. Hopefully after today’s practice most of the nerves are out of the way and tomorrow will bring a little cooler weather.
The competition begins tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. eastern time with the first relays. Angelina will be shooting on the second relay that begins at 10 a.m. eastern time.
~Angelina (Rifle Team member)