Madison, NC – During the first two weekends of June 2012, Remington and Bushmaster sponsored two of the biggest and best long range and high-power rifle competitions of the year at the Remington-Bushmaster Open-Long-Range Regional Championship and the Freedom Group Classic- High-Power Regional Championship.  Both matches were hosted by the Western Pennsylvania .30 Cal League at Reade Range in Fallen Timber, Pennsylvania.

“Remington and Bushmaster, along with the entire Freedom Group Family of Companies, are proud to have sponsored, participated in and provided instruction during the events,” said Ken Roxburgh, Team Captain and Coach – Remington rifle Team.  “Long range and high power rifle competitions are part of America’s heritage and it’s great to see such a wide variety of competitors, which included men, women, teenagers, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines enjoying competitive shooting.”

A record turnout was seen at both matches and competitors consisted of civilians and members of the active duty military and reserves.  Remington hosted an awards ceremony and barbeque at the conclusion of each match.  In addition, a myriad of cash awards including firearms from Remington, Marlin and Bushmaster were awarded for achievement in the following categories:

Remington-Bushmaster Open-Long-Range Regional:

  • High Score- Any Rifle/Any Sight-1000 yds. John Howell (Civilian Competitor)  Score: 1188-60x
  • High Score-Any Rifle/ Iron Sight-1000 yds. Brian Litz (Civilian Competitor) Score: 1194-70x
  • High Score-Palma Rifle-1000 yds. Capt Trevor Hengehold (USMCR) Score: 1190-65x
  • High Score- Junior Competitor-Any Rifle/Any Sight-1000 yds. Tommy Ferraro (Age 14) Score: 1127-27x
  • High Score- Junior Competitor- Any Rifle/ Iron Sight- 1000 yds. Joe Hendricks, Jr. (Team Remington) Score: 1126-29x
  • High Score- Senior Competitor- 1000 yds. Gerry Sanders (Civilian Competitor) Score: 1179-47x
  • High Score- Grand Senior Competitor- 1000 yds. David Brantner (Civilian Competitor) Score: 1164-42X
  • High Score- F-Class Open- 1000 yds. Don Nagel (Civilian Competitor) Score: 1172-41x
  • High Score- F-Class FTR-1000 yds. James Crofts (Civilian Competitor) Score: 1141-27X

Freedom Group Classic High-Power Regional Championship:

  • High Military Match Rifle Champion- Sgt Sheri Gallagher, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Score: 795-43x
  • High Civilian Match Rifle Champion- Joseph Hendricks, Sr. (Team Remington) Score: 790-38x
  • High Military Service Rifle Champion- SSGT Tyrell Cooper, USAMU Score: 788-30x
  • High Civilian Service Rifle Champion- Sara Rozanski-Armenta ( Team Remington) Score: 781-24x
  • High Junior Service Rifle Champion- Nathan Evagash ( Pennsylvania Junior State Team) Score: 769-17x
  • High Senior Match Rifle Champion- Dr. Jack Jones (Civilian Competitor) Score: 785-26X
  • High Woman Champion- Bianca Kerin (Civilian Competitor) Score: 716-8x
  • High Military Reserve Champion- Garey Diefenderfer (USAFR) Score: 766-12x
  • High Marine Corps Champion- GySgt Joshua Peterson (USMC) Score: 783-26x
  • High Individual Team Match Score on Match Rifle Team – Sgt Sheri Gallagher (USAMU) Score: 499-36x
  • High Individual Team Match Score on Service Rifle Team- Cpl N. Sookdeo (USMC) Score: 487-19x
  • High Individual Team Match Score on Junior Service Rifle Team- Trent Thomas (Pennsylvania Junior State Team) Score: 476-16x

Freedom Group Classic-High-Power Regional Championship (4) Person Team Match Results:

  • High Military Match Rifle Team- USAMU Cooper Score: 1978-90x
  • High Civilian Match Rifle Team- Remington-Bushmaster Roxburgh Score: 1960-77x
  • High Military Service Rifle Team- USMC Scarlet– 1923-60x
  • High Civilian Service Rifle Team- Berger-Reade Senior Score: 1882-37x
  • High Junior Service Rifle team – Pennsylvania Juniors Thomas Score: 1858-31x

Image courtesy Remington Arms Company

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