Last weekends tournament at the Boone Valley Ikes club outside of Webster City, Iowa is in the books.
Saturdays HBR 100-200 started out chilly with temps in the high 40's but the shooting was hot for the 6 power shooters. With sixteen 6 power guns on the property, Wisconsin resident and long time HBR competitor Craig Nagel hammered out a 250-19X for the 100 yd. win. Randy Robinett pushed Craig hard with a 250-17X for second place followed by four more 250's.
In the afternoon's 200, it was another Wisconsinite, Steve Rosendale, on top. Steve rapped out a dandy 248-4x for the 200 yardage win with Craig Nagel and Iowan Dean Walther right there with 247-6X and 247-4X respectively.
The HBR 100-200 Grand Agg shook out with Craig Nagel winning with a 497-25X followed by Dean Walther's 497-18X.
In Sunday morning's VFS 100, Russ Stiner put down a tidy 250-21X for the 100 yard win followed by 5 shooters bunched up with 250-20X's. By the third match at 100, the Webster City quirks were starting to surface and quite a few experienced competitors found themselves looking at a '9' when the flags showed the shot should have dropped right in there.
For Sunday afternoon's VFS 200 yd. event, South Dakota resident Al Nyhus shot the single 'clean' with a 250-6X followed by Brett Stiner. Russ Stiner's 10X's was pretty impressive for those conditions at 200.
The VFS Grand came down on Al Nyhus' side of things with a 500-26X for the Grand Agg. win.
In the Two Gun, Dean Walther showed how consistency matters by snagging the title with a 994-46X. Dean won without winning a yardage witch is a testiment to a true solid performer that there's at the top every time. Well done, Dean!
A couple shots over my bench of the the range before the VFS 100:
Chad Hilton and his son playing some catch over the lunch break.
We were fortunate to have a nice young couple there shooting BR for the first time. Eric and Wendy impressed everyone with their desire, positive attitude and in general just being nice young people to be around. Mike Bigelow and Randy Robinett provided each of them with a gun, rests, ammo, flags...in short, everything they needed...and coached them on Friday's practice day and on Saturday and Sunday's tournament days. Hats off to Mike and Randy for stepping up and mentoring the next generation of BR shooters, Well done!
Good shootin' -Al