Monday, May 21, 2012

Striking Gold In Holland

It's been a long and tiring trip to Holland for the European Steel Challenge Championships, but the results turned out well. I wasn't expecting any great results in the Centerfire Open division, as I'm still very new to the gun and the class, but I still finished solidly in the middle of the pack. No complaints there, but I still have a lot of work to do to get it to the level I want it to be. the Tanfoglio is working better and better, and I am showing improvement with it.

 Gold Medal for Senior Rimfire, and Bronze Medal for Team Rimfire.

Rimfire Open division turned out even better than I had hoped. In the US there is a Super Senior  division for shooters over 65, but in Europe there is only a Senior Division, and anyone over 50 qualifies. Needless to say, the competition is a lot tougher in the Senior Division over here than the Super Division in the US. Fortunately I had a good day in Winterswijk in Rimfire, besting last year's time by almost two seconds.

Hans Wigger, Me, and Peter Schouwink, 3rd, 1st., and 2nd., in Senior Rimfire. Also the three members of Team Dragonball.

Our rimfire team, "Team Dragonballs" also did well. All three of our team members are also Seniors, so to finish in third place was not easy against the younger shooters.

All in all, we had a great match. I have a lot more pictures to post, but typing on this tiny netbook is very frustrating, with almost every word having typos.

More later once I get home and back to my regular computer!


At Monday, May 21, 2012 5:10:00 AM, Blogger David aka True Blue Sam said...

WOW!!!And CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! May I copy your medals to post on TBS?

At Monday, May 21, 2012 6:36:00 AM, Anonymous LibertyNews said...


At Monday, May 21, 2012 7:37:00 AM, Blogger Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Whoo Hoo!! well done honey. I am so proud of you.
I will be glad to have you home again tomorrow, it is way too quiet around here and the bunnies are not much for conversation.

At Monday, May 21, 2012 9:47:00 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Congratulations! That's outstanding. You ARE bringing those to the Rendezvous for us to drool on, right?

At Monday, May 21, 2012 11:01:00 AM, Anonymous Davidwhitewolf said...


At Monday, May 21, 2012 11:43:00 AM, Blogger TheMinuteman said...

You rocked it "Like A Boss". Fantastic and congrats. It's no small feat.

At Monday, May 21, 2012 12:56:00 PM, Blogger danno said...

Congratulations! Nicely done!

At Monday, May 21, 2012 1:15:00 PM, Anonymous Bill Brassard said...

Podium man! Congratulations, Mike. Great shooting.

At Monday, May 21, 2012 4:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats and hope to see those medals in Ephrata this weekend!


At Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:05:00 PM, Blogger Windy Wilson said...

Kudos to you on your achievement.
You worked long and hard for this accomplishment, if your posts to this blog are any indication.

At Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:42:00 PM, Blogger NotClauswitz said...

Congratulations and Aloha! Bring the medals to GBR-VII?? :-)


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