Women Shooters Dominate the Texas Rifle Championship

Women Shooters Dominate the Texas Rifle Championship

Women Shooters Dominate the Texas Rifle Championship

The Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), the state’s largest firearms and shooting sports organization, congratulates the winners and competitors at the TSRA 3-Position Smallbore Rifle State Championship. This year’s event, held at the Copperhead Creek Gun Club in Marble Falls, Texas, welcomed a record-breaking number of competitors this year, most of whom were women, a rapidly growing demographic in the shooting sports.

Jacob Buchannan of Spring, Texas, — the only male shooter to take honors — captured first-place by firing a 1181x61, out of a perfect score of 1200X120. Rhiaan Travis of Springtown, Texas, took second-place overall, shooting 1177x62, and Meike Drewell of Austin, Texas, claimed third with a score of 1173x47. Ariel Hall of Richland Hills, Texas, won the Master Category with a score of 1166x50. Malori Brown of China Spring, Texas, won the Expert/Sharpshooter Category with 1167x39, and the Marksman Category was claimed by the event’s youngest shooter, McKenzie Boop of LLano County, Texas, who fired a 1123x39 score. In addition, Kristien Hemphill and Noel Christensen took first- and second-place, respectively in the special unclassified shooter category.

"We’re very excited about the record-breaking turn out at this year’s 3-P Smallbore Championship, and the strong participation by women shooters is very indicative of the rapidly growing number of women purchasing firearms and getting involved in the shooting sports,” says TSRA Executive Director Doug DuBois, Jr. “We’re very thankful for Copperhead Creek Gun Club and all of our event sponsors. With their support, this event set a very high bar for 3-P competition and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event."

While smallbore rifle competitions can vary across the country, the events are generally held over distances of 50 feet, 50 yards/meters, and/or 100 yards. Match competition can be as quick as 30 shots (10 shots prone, standing, kneeling) in a league or as long as 40 shots at the National Championships. Competitions are conducted from as few as one position — prone or standing only — or up to as many as four positions, such as prone, sitting, kneeling and standing.

Founded in 1919, the Texas State Rifle Association is the largest firearms and shooting sports organization in Texas with nearly 40,000 members. TSRA is also the largest, award-winning state affiliate of the National Rifle Association and is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As a part of its public education efforts, the association produces a full-color bimonthly publication, TSRA Sportsman, which updates members on current news, hunter education programs, shooting sports competitions, and important issues effecting their Second Amendment rights. The TSRA also hosts an annual meeting every February that features exciting fund-raising auctions, informative speakers, exhibitors, and other events.

For membership or other information about the Texas State Rifle Association, visit www.TSRA.com or call 512.615.4200.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Texas State Rifle Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding Texans to own, enjoy and use firearms as guaranteed by the Constitutions of the State of Texas and the United States of America. TSRA represents Texas gun owners before the state legislature, and is the NRA state affiliate association, For more information on membership or supporting the Texas State Rifle Association, call 512.615.4200 or visit www.tsra.com.