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Thursday, July 25, 2013

National Record Set by Junior Shooter at Virginia State Pistol Championship

It is now official - Walker Buckman set a new junior national record at the Virginia State Pistol Championship at Fairfax Rod & Gun Club last month!  Walker, a 17-year old shooter from Lovettsville, Virginia, shot an incredible score of 298-16x in the .22 National Match Course, smashing the old junior national record.  Walker was also the open winner of the .22 900 aggregate portion of the state championship match with a score of 880-37x.

As it turns out, the Virginia State Championship served as a good warm-up for Walker, who followed up his record-setting performance a few weeks later by winning the junior national pistol championship at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.
SSgt David Carlson, Head Coach, Marine Corps Pistol Team, Weapons Training Battalion MCB Quantico said,
"On behalf of the United States Marine Corps Pistol Team, we would like to extend our congratulations to Walker.  We know that a lot of hard work and dedication went in to developing that championship performance, both on his part and for those that helped him along the way.  We look forward to hearing more great things about our young champion in the future, and look forward to seeing him next year during our season.  Congratulations!"
VSSA echos those comments.  Congratulations, Champ, on an incredible summer of shooting, and it's only half over.

Hat tip to VSSA Pistol Committee Chairman Joe Fisher.

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