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August 11, 2017 |
Lake Country Wins Varsity Division Centerfire Pistol National Title For 4th Year In A Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the fourth year in a row the Lake Country Action Shooters claimed the Varsity Division title in Centerfire Pistol competition, and in doing so picked up the Wisconsin team's sixth title at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Team Championships.

Adding to the team's Junior Varsity and Varsity wins in Iron Sight Rifle and Optics Rifle, and a Junior Varsity win in Centerfire Pistol, the Lake Country Action Shooters wrapped up the Varsity title with a final team time of 177.83 seconds. Dylan Richman of Hartland led Lake Country with 42.13, followed by Teagan Richman of Hartland with 43.45, James Van Gilder of Hartland with 45.29 and Alex Matson of Dousman with 46.96.

Held July 8-15 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, 430-plus athletes representing 19 states put over 55,000 rounds down range during eight days of competition in the sport of Speed Shooting. The format of the match has shooters facing four stages, each with five steel plates. Racing against an electronic timer, each stage is designed to test a shooter's speed and accuracy.

Second place went to the Colfax Sportsmens Club Scholastic Pistol Team, also of Wisconsin, with 214.1 seconds. James DeLambert of Blair was the squad's top shooter with 43.02, followed by James Budnaitis of Eau Claire with 55.04, Trin Gunnufson of Colfax with 56.32 and Ethan Leach of Colfax with 59.72.

Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club placed third with 219.56 and were led by Dylan Johnson of Windermere with 49.56, followed by Reed Carter of Windermere with 50.49, Zachary Briggs of Windermere with 55.92 and Zachary Bolotte of Oviedo with 63.59.

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is a youth development program in which adult coaches and other volunteers use the shooting sport of Speed Shooting to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

Nationally, there are over 1,300 students and more than 400 coaches from 31 states participating in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (SSSF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the National Governing Body for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program.

For more information about SASP and SSSF, visit You can also follow SASP on Facebook at or @ScholasticShootingSports on Instagram.