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2020 Illinois Service Rifle Championship

 

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2020 Sherwood Coul Trophy
Liam McKenna

 

2020 Bliss Trophy
The Jim Vaughn Experience
Jim Vaughn, Mark Aussieker, John Holliger, Konrad Powers

 

 

The skies were clear and blue as the Illinois State Rifle Association conducted the 2020 Illinois Service Rifle Championship. Perfect weather greeted the 37 competitors who came from four different states to shoot at the well manicured facilities of Milan Rifle Club's 600 yard rifle range.

Things got started in the standing position at the 200 yard firing line. Six time Service Rifle champion Konrad Powers led the field with his score of 198 for the 20 shots. But that was only a single point better than Liam McKenna's 197. Hoosier Alex Vitous had a 195 and Jim Appleby fired a 194.

The competitors remained at the 200 yard line for the second stage fired from the sitting position as two rapid fire strings. Four separate shooters fired perfect scores of 200 in this event but it was McKenna's 13 tie-breaking X's that got him the win in this stage. Just behind were three time Service Rifle champion Tim Klauer's 11X, Jim Vaughn's 8X, and Vitous with a 7X.

After dropping a point in sitting, Powers still led McKenna for the overall lead but it was only by the razor thin margin of a single X. Vitous remained in third place two points behind and Appleby was five points down in fourth.

The action now moved to the 300 yard line and the rapid fire prone stage. Three shooters managed perfect scores of 200 for their 20 shots. Jim Vaughn led with 11 X's while Appleby and Pat Boyle each fired a 9X. McKenna and Vitous both fired 199's here.

There was now a shakeup in the standings with McKenna rocketing to the top and Vitous two points behind him. Powers sunk to third and three points back. Appleby was in fourth while Boyle now moved into fifth.

Time was running out to catch McKenna as we moved to 600 yards and the final stage of slow fire prone. But a few points here or there could make the difference between adding a repeat champion or crowning a new one. Showing his prowess at the long line, John Lowe outsmarted the conditions and came away with the winning score of 198. Three shooters were just behind with 197's including Powers' 13X, eight time champion John Holliger's 6X, and Boyle's 4X.

With Powers firing a 197 at 600 yards and being three points behind, McKenna would need to shoot at least a 194 in slow prone to force a tie for the overall lead. His 194-7X did just that with him and Powers tying with identical aggregate scores of 790. Not only that, but Vitous also finished with a 790. A three-way tie for the lead that had to be broken by total X-count.

In the end, McKenna's 38 total X's just edged out Powers' 37 and Vitous' 29 to win the Sherwood "Woody" Coul trophy. A single X made the difference in the tightest Service Rifle championship win since Klauer's 2014 winning margin of 2 X's.

Individual Championship
September 5, 2020
 
Class Competitor 200SF 200RF 300RF 600SF Aggregate
Service Rifle
Champion
Liam McKenna 197-8 200-13 199-10 194-7 790-38
             
HM Konrad Powers 198-8 199-14 196-2 197-13 790-37
HM Alex Vitous 195-4 200-7 199-7 196-11 790-29
HM James Appleby 194-4 198-11 200-9 195-10 787-34
HM Mark Aussieker 193-3 197-5 197-4 196-8 783-20
HM John Holliger 191-2 198-11 195-5 197-6 781-24
HM John J. Lowe 190-2 196-3 195-5 198-9 779-19
HM Tim Klauer 185-3 200-11 197-5 193-4 775-23
HM Donald R. Bauer 185-3 199-6 197-9 194-4 775-22
HM Benjamin Pickel 187-1 197-2 198-8 193-6 775-17
HM James Vaughn 186-3 200-8 200-11 188-10 774-32
HM Jim Hutchinson 192-4 198-6 195-3 187-2 772-15
HM Lee Wells 184-3 196-9 196-6 193-8 769-26
HM Jim Hayes 193-5 193-8 194-1 189-3 769-17
HM Jon B. Casillas 180-1 199-7 193-6 196-7 768-21
HM Michael A. James 189-3 193-3 194-2 190-3 766-11
HM Gary Sindt 185-2 198-6 194-4 185-3 762-15
             
MA Patrick Boyle 188-2 199-7 200-9 197-4 784-22
MA Richard F. Hartley 186-2 197-5 193-5 189-4 765-16
MA Tom Jones 180-0 191-6 194-6 196-8 761-20
MA Craig A. Zuidema 176-0 196-5 196-4 191-6 759-15
MA James Friend 189-4 198-8 198-7 172-2 757-21
MA Greg Vitous 176-1 196-7 194-6 187-3 753-17
MA Mike Symmers 174-2 188-1 184-2 195-8 741-13
MA Cole Aussieker 175-4 184-1 190-3 157-2 706-10
             
EX Ben Holliger 176-2 198-7 197-9 195-7 766-25
EX Lawrence Ingram 191-2 195-4 198-11 180-3 764-20
EX Scott M. Dzekute 177-0 191-5 195-6 190-7 753-18
EX Michael Curry 171-1 192-2 197-6 187-5 747-14
EX Brenda Jones 185-0 187-2 184-4 177-1 733-7
EX Andrew Friend 185-2 177-3 177-2 176-2 715-9
EX Dave Kleinschrodt 160-2 187-1 182-1 176-2 705-6
             
SS Trenton Lievens 177-3 194-3 191-2 183-4 745-12
SS Maia Pickel 71-0 157-0 167-1 118-0 513-1
             
MK Richard D. Hartley 183-1 198-9 193-3 189-1 763-14
MK John A. Wells 163-0 188-1 145-2 169-1 665-4
MK Russell L. Friend 162-0 171-1 172-0 149-0 654-1

 

Governor's Ten
 
Class Competitor 200SF 200RF 300RF 600SF Governor's Ten
1 Liam McKenna 197-8 200-13 199-10 194-7 790-38
2 Konrad Powers 198-8 199-14 196-2 197-13 790-37
3 James Appleby 194-4 198-11 200-9 195-10 787-34
4 Patrick Boyle 188-2 199-7 200-9 197-4 784-22
5 Mark Aussieker 193-3 197-5 197-4 196-8 783-20
6 John Holliger 191-2 198-11 195-5 197-6 781-24
7 John J. Lowe 190-2 196-3 195-5 198-9 779-19
8 Tim Klauer 185-3 200-11 197-5 193-4 775-23
9 Donald R. Bauer 185-3 199-6 197-9 194-4 775-22
10 Benjamin Pickel 187-1 197-2 198-8 193-6 775-17

 

 

 

 

Team Match
September 6, 2020
 
Class 200SF 200RF 300RF 600SF Aggregate
HM The Jim Vaughn Experience
James Vaughn 192-3 195-7 197-6 199-7 783-23
Mark Aussieker 194-3 193-3 195-7 193-5 775-18
John Holliger 195-4 198-4 194-2 195-5 782-15
Konrad Powers 191-6 200-11 198-8 194-9 783-34
772-16 786-25 784-23 781-26 3123-90
HM Tim's Klowns
Tim Klauer 190-4 200-14 194-2 197-2 781-22
Donald R. Bauer 195-4 190-1 197-4 197-7 779-16
John J. Lowe 184-2 198-7 196-7 198-9 776-25
Alex Vitous 197-6 199-6 194-5 191-6 781-23
766-16 787-28 781-18 783-24 3117-86
MA MAGA
Michael A. James 189-3 199-4 197-4 191-6 776-17
Jon B. Casillas 171-1 198-7 191-5 196-6 756-19
Lawrence Ingram 192-3 195-5 199-9 189-2 775-19
Greg Vitous 177-1 193-5 192-4 193-7 755-17
729-8 785-21 779-22 769-21 3062-72
MA D'ose Guyz
Benjamin Pickel 189-2 198-6 196-2 188-8 771-18
James Appleby 196-5 198-6 198-7 191-4 783-22
Andrew Friend 169-0 184-0 184-0 183-6 720-6
Patrick Boyle 189-4 194-6 199-10 196-9 778-29
743-11 774-18 777-19 758-27 3052-75
MA Jiggle Joint
Brenda Jones 163-0 171-0 185-4 185-4 704-8
Tom Jones 189-2 192-2 190-3 194-5 765-12
Michael Curry 176-1 183-4 193-0 194-8 746-13
Liam McKenna 193-1 198-10 199-9 200-6 790-26
721-4 744-16 767-16 773-23 3005-59
EX Tugging for Gold
Brad Raymond 170-0 177-1 174-4 135-1 656-6
Jerry Rapp 173-2 196-4 194-6 194-5 757-17
Joseph Zmia 178-1 180-0 194-1 183-2 735-4
Farrell Porter 182-3 200-11 190-4 187-5 759-23
703-6 753-16 752-15 699-13 2907-50
EX Hard Dogs
Ben Holliger 186-4 198-6 194-3 169-1 747-14
James Friend 189-2 193-4 193-5 192-7 767-18
Maia Pickel 165-1 159-1 175-2 93-1 592-5
Cole Aussieker 175-2 196-3 194-2 187-3 752-10
715-9 746-14 756-12 641-12 2858-47
Richard D. Hartley 190-6 199-8 182-0 188-4 759-18
Richard F. Hartley 167-3 193-5 185-0 192-7 737-15
357-9 392-13 367-0 380-11 1496-33

 

 

CMP E-I-C Leg Match
September 7, 2020
 
Eligibility Place Name 200SF 200RF 300RF 600SF Total EIC Points
Dist. 1 Alex Vitous 97-2 99-3 100-5 194-8 490-18
Dist. 2 Tim Klauer 96-3 100-4 100-6 193-8 489-21
Dist. 3 James Appleby 97-2 97-3 100-4 195-8 489-17
4 Patrick Boyle 95-1 97-2 99-5 196-7 487-15 6 Point Leg
Dist. 5 Michael A. James 95-2 95-3 98-2 198-7 486-14
Dist. 6 Mark Aussieker 97-1 97-5 99-1 193-6 486-13
Dist. 7 Liam McKenna 98-3 99-5 96-1 193-4 486-13
Dist. 8 James Vaughn 93-1 96-1 98-3 195-8 482-13
Dist. 9 Donald R. Bauer 94-0 99-4 95-2 193-5 481-11
10 Farrell Porter 95-1 98-2 96-1 192-4 481-8
11 Tom Jones 90-1 93-0 96-3 195-8 474-12
12 Ben Holliger 96-1 99-5 93-0 182-4 470-10
13 Cole Aussieker 80-0 97-0 98-3 192-9 467-12
Dist. 14 Jim Hutchinson 93-0 95-0 91-0 188-4 467-4
15 Lawrence Ingram 96-1 92-2 100-3 178-4 466-10
16 Jim Hayes 96-2 89-1 99-2 182-2 466-7
Dist. 17 Richard F. Hartley 90-0 98-4 93-0 183-3 464-7
18 James Friend 94-1 99-2 99-2 172-1 464-6
19 Greg Vitous 87-0 94-1 96-2 186-2 463-5
20 Michael Curry 88-1 92-0 97-1 185-5 462-7
21 Joseph Zmia 88-3 95-4 100-5 178-5 461-17
22 Jerry Rapp 90-1 96-4 96-4 179-3 461-12
23 Richard D. Hartley 90-0 100-5 90-0 175-2 455-7
24 John Halsey 85-0 79-0 89-1 185-1 438-2
25 Andrew Friend 92-1 76-0 91-0 170-3 429-4
Not Eligible 26 Russell L. Friend 83-0 91-0 82-1 166-1 422-2
Dist. 27 Jon B. Casillas 88-1 29-1 97-3 192-7 406-12
15 non-distinguished competitors
11 distinguished competitors
1 ineligible for EIC points
Results are not official until verified by the CMP or appropriate service branch