shooting & competition

Shooter Since the Diaper Days

I’ve been shooting my whole life.  The addition began early.  It started when I was still in diapers, running around the house with a couple of 6-shooter cap guns strapped to my hips.  I got my first Ruger 10-22 rifle when I was 8 and it was all downhill from there.  I followed my dad around the woods, where we shot cowboy action, pistols, machine guns, and everything in-between.

My competition career really kicked off when I was attending the University of Utah in 2011.  I was sitting in a Mechanical Engineering class and overheard a couple dudes behind me talking about shooting practice.  Naturally, I was intrigued.  Later that day, I was officially the newest member of the U’s NRA Collegiate Pistol Team.  Later that year, I was nominated to be the team captain and lead the team to compete at Collegiate Nationals at Ft. Benning.

This intro into competition shooting naturally lead me to go deeper and deeper into the competitive side of the sport.  After graduation, I started my journey into long range shooting – a journey that would end up being both my passion and my profession.

Competition Shooting

I started shooting long range matches before the PRS was really a thing.  Back then, it was just a handful of guys getting together on a local scene and shooting fun matches.  And oh boy, did we have tons of fun!  As the sport progressed, so did the local match scene.  As the PRS and NRL took a strong foothold, our matches followed the progression.  Soon, there was a match almost every weekend and I was a full-blown precision rifle junky.

I’ll do my best to keep these standings updated.  Likely, I’ll be the only one reading this page, so it’ll serve more like a shooting journal than anything else…

Current Rocky Mountain PRS League Standing: 5th (2017)

RANK SHOOTER CLASS POINTS
1 Paul Dallin
PRO
300.000
1 Andy Hawkins
PRO
300.000
3 Morgun King
PRO
297.872
4 Mike Anderson
PRO
295.918
5 Rex Ribelin
PRO
294.375
6 Ja Hymer
PRO
293.103
7 Joe Anderson
PRO
289.062

Local PRS One-Day Matches

RESULT MATCH SCORE PRS POINTS
WON (#1) THE SOUND OF SILENCE
May 20 , 2017 Blue Creek, Utah
41.000 100.000
# 2 ROCKY MOUNTAIN ICE BREAKER CHALLENGE
Mar 4 , 2017 ,
39.000 97.500
# 5 FURY PRECISION AUGUST MATCH
Aug 26 , 2017 ,
62.000 96.875
# 4 FURY PRECISION JUNE MATCH
Jun 24 , 2017 ,
58.000 93.548
# 7 MARCH INTO MADNESS
Mar 11 , 2017 Blue Creek, Utah
37.300 79.362
# 16 FURY PRECISION APRIL MATCH
Apr 29 , 2017 ,
53.000 74.648
     # 7 EARTH DAY MATCH
Apr 15 , 2017 Morgan, Utah
35.000 71.429

Major/National PRS (Precision Rifle Series) and NRL (National Rifle League) Matches

PRS: Gunwerks Quiet Riot
May 2019 Haiwatha, Utah
17th Place Overall (17/59 shooters)

NRL: Dog Valley Precision Challenge
June 2017 Mona, Utah
10th Place Overall (10/120 shooters)

PRS: SilencerCo Quiet Riot
June 2016 Plymouth, Utah
8th Place Overall (8/89 shooters)

PRS: Tactical Precision Rifle Challenge
December 2016 Buckeye, Arizona
17th Place Overall (17/99 shooters)


2012 National NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship Series

NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship
March 2012 Ft. Benning, Georgia
Individual score of 528/600

Intercollegiate Qualifications
January 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah
Qualified for 3 individual events: Air, Standard, and Free Pistol
Rallied as a team and qualified for 3 team events: Standard, Air, and Free Pistol

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