Georgia’s John Whidden holds a one point lead in NRA Rifle race.

Port Clinton, Ohio – Halfway through a surprisingly sunny Day Two at the NRA Long Range High Power Rifle Championships finds 3-time winner John Whidden in the lead. Firing in day’s first group of relays, he’s joined at the top by rocket scientist (literally) Brian Litz, past champ Michelle Gallagher and a couple of competitors from the International squads.

Finishing second in last year’s competition, Whidden has long been amongst the favorites at Camp Perry’s firing line. “John is one [darn] good shooter,” said one California competitor. “He finds a way. The boy knows what he’s doing out here.”

On the heels of yesterday’s shoot off, Whidden added to his day one total of 399-26x with a Leech Trophy score of 199-10x. With that in mind … here are the preliminary scores:

Tompkins Trophy Match — NRA Rifle Match 500
PlaceCompetitorScore
1      John Whidden598-36x
2      Bryan Litz598-33x
3      Michelle Gallagher598-32x
4      John Friguglietti598-30x
5      Norman Anderson598-28x
6      Bob Gill597-36x
7      Tyrel Cooper597-34x
8      Steve Mcgee597-34x
9      David Luckman597-30x
10      David Calvert597-28x

Image courtesy NRA Blog

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