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The High Power Regional at Capitan

Capitan High Power Club

THE HIGH POWER REGIONAL AT CAPITAN

This years annual High Power Regional at Capitan had 17 shooters from around the country competing for the gold medal.  On Friday, we shot 2,600 yard matches for a 40 shot aggregate.  Weather on Friday was cool and windy as the first cold front of the season blew thru Lincoln County.  Walt Krafft from Yellville, Ar. had his 6BR whistlin’ dixie with the match win at a 198-11X.  Steve Satern (Satern Barrels) from Esterville, La won the high master class and Mark Woodard from Midland, Tx won the master class.  The second match of the day was won by Bill Rodolph from Alto who “creedmoored” John Leazar from Midland with a 193-6X.  Walt Krafft was the winner of the high master class and John Leazar took top honors in the master class.  The aggregate for the day was won by Walt Krafft, Bill Rodolph won the high master class and John Leazar took the master class.

Saturday dawned with the 17 shooters ready to take on the Regional Championship.  This years regional was a 1,000 point contest (5, 20 shot matches) so we started the day at the 600 yard line.  Ron Zerr from Tucson was match winner with a new range record of 200-14X.  First in the high master class was Walt Krafft.  Tops in the master class was Bill Lamb from Roswell with a 199-8X and top expert was Steve Jones from Capitan.  From there we moved to the 200 yard line for slow fire offhand.  Ron Zerr was again match winner, you are going to see his name a lot in this article and top high master was Dan Peters, an ex AMU shooter, from El Paso, Tx.  The master class was won by Bill Lamb and Steve Jones was tops in the expert class.  While on the 200 yard line we also shoot a 20 shot match of rapid fire sitting.  Ron Zerr again took the match win with Dan Peters again being first in the high master class.  The master class was won by Mark Woodard from Midland and Steve Jones as first in the expert class (you will being seeing Steve’s name a lot as well).

We then moved to the 300 yard line for a 20 shot match of rapid fire in the prone position.  Now I warned you that you would see Ron Zerr’s name a lot and this match is no exception with Ron taking the match win.  Bill Rodolph was first in the high master class and Ray Grado from El Paso took top honors in the master class.  Rounding out the class winners was Steve Jones by winning the expert class.

We ended the day with another 20 shot match from the 600 yard line and yes, you guessed it, Ron Zerr was match winner.  Bill Rodolph was tops in the high master class and Mark Woodard was in first place in the mater class.  Steve Jones had a good afternoon by taking top honors in the expert class.

Ron Zerr easily won the gold medal for the aggregate by posting a new range record for a 1,000 point agg with a 996-51X.  Ron dropped his only points in the offhand match and cleaned all other stages.  The silver medal was won by Bill Lamb proving that shooting steady can pay off!  The bronze medal was won by Bill Rodolph.  Class winners were Walt Krafft in the high master class, Gary Shaver in the master class and Steve Jones in the expert class.  The weather for Saturday was magnificent!  It would be hard to imagine a nicer day.  We had a special Grand Aggregate of all the 600 yard matches fired on Friday and Saturday for the shooters who shot all 4, 600 yard matches.  Walt Krafft from Yellville, Ar. was the top shooter at 600 yards this year and took home the trophy.

Sunday was leg match day;  a 50 shot no sighter CMP, EIC match is conducted.  Bill Lamb was match winner with an outstanding 482-6X.  Weather conditions were fabulous, but unfortunately none of the non distinguished shooters were able to post a qualifying score to earn leg points.  Dustin Van Sickler from Midland, Tx. was the top non distinguished shooter with a 452-5X.

I would like to thank all those who attended this years regional championship and I would especially like to thank Sha Lene Rodolph for her help doing stats!

Hold hard and favor center!

Bill Rodolph, President

Capitan Hi Power Shooting Club, Inc.

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