Our Team member, Elissa Barron, has recently been named top female shooter in the state of Pennsylvania.
Barron was presented with the Pennsylvania State Woman’s Champion 2019 Award in the National Rifle Association 3 position smallbore outdoor rifle competition.
Elissa won with a high score of 2154-40x out of a field of more than 100 competitors. The outdoor matches are really tough, it’s an all day event and shooters can get tired, bug-bitten, hungry and hot.
Barron is a member of the Jerome Sportsmen’s Club Junior Rifle Team that competed in a series of matches sanctioned by the PA Rifle Pistol Association Inc. The competitions were conducted at the Murrysville Sportsman’s Club outdoor range during the 2019 season.
In this event, the bulls-eye targets are positioned at a distance of 50 yards and competitors fire from the standing, kneeling and prone positions. The Team sets up their targets and after shooting hand over to the Range Master.
The 22 caliber rifles used in this event are equipped with open sights. The spotting scopes are used only to check the targets.
In addition to the PA State honor, Elissa shot the high score last weekend at the PA Junior Olympic Air Rifle competition trials held at the Palmyra Sportsman’s Association Indoor Range near Hershey, PA. There she shot a 568-26x in the J2 division.
Barron is a sophomore at North Star High School and is also a member of the North Star Rifle Team where she is a consistent top five shooter at the high school level.
Elissa is the daughter of Scott and Tricia Barron of Hooversville, PA.
Congratulations Elissa! That was a great job and good luck in your future competitions. The Jerome Team, our Coach and your parents are all proud of your accomplishment.