24 November 2018
The 2799 Queen's York Rangers Air Rifle Team has been busy this year with a number of practices. We welcome back many returning members as well as the new juniors and seniors who have advanced! With 22 cadets working towards 1 common goal of making the 2019 Team, the competition is going to be tough. Hard work and dedication will be key! It's going to be an exciting year!
On Saturday 24 November 2018, Coach Kasper choose 5 of the 22 cadets to participate in the 17th Annual Major R. Paul Bawden Air Rifle Competition. The team was comprised of MWO Maya Neumann, MWO Hannah Gabriel, WO Nicholas Ertl, MCpl Sam Parisi and Trp Brendan Ross.
For some team members this was a refresher on how competitions run and getting back into the swing of things. For others, this was their first competition experience. The team performed well and started the year off strong with a GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE.
The Bawden shoot hosts 25 teams comprised of 125 athletes. In addition to the GOLD Medal performance as a team, 3 of the 5 members placed in the top 10 overall. Congratulations to Nicholas Ertl (4th), Maya Neumann (7th) and Sam Parisi (9th) on their success. Being in the top 10 of 125 athletes is a nice way to start out the year!
At these competitions there is always a junior category as well. This year there were approximately 50 juniors at the Bawden Shoot (minimum of 2 per team) and our very own Samara Parisi took home the GOLD in this category as well!
A GREAT start to the year for these athletes and an exciting time for our corps.