We had a good turnout this past weekend. On Saturday the conditions for the 3X600 were a bit tricky with multiple wind changes. Peter White finished with a 597-38 shooting F class open. Kyle Machalowski was first Marksman with a 483-2. Marine Reservist Ed Espinoza was first Sharpshooter with a 575-15. Mike Barranco was the high Expert finishing with a 579-15 nine points ahead of Junior Kasey Nelson in second place. Charlie Machalowski easily won the Master class with a score of 586-25. The High Master class Robert Taylor finished in second place shooting a 579-16 behind Jim Oconnell with a 585-16. Not to be outdone Bob Gill shot a 597-25 to win the match by a substantial margin.
Sundays Across the Course match started out calm with the winds steadily increasing, by the last relay at 600 conditions were “interesting” to say the least. In the Marksman Class Kyle Machalowski again finished in first place with a 706-6 edging out fellow Junior Jake Nelson by one point. Junior Lane Ichord won the Expert class shooting a Master score of 764-16. In the Master class Mike and Mike (Miller and Barranco) battled it out both shooting a 769 with Miller edging out Barranco with a 23 X count compared to Barranco with a 19 X, Dirk Seeley rounded things out finishing 3rd with a 760-19. The tough conditions at 600 were reflected in the scores (except for Bob Gill who went ahead and shot a 197 anyway) Jim Oconnell was first High Master with a 769-20. Junior sensation Sagen Madalena showed the rest of us how it’s done easily winning the match with a 777-24.
Remember that there are no club matches in July and August since the Coalinga team will be training and leaving for the National Matches. Hopefully we will see a repeat of the turnout in September as competitors gear up for the Regional Championship the first weekend in October.scan0001scan0001