Pavlock Claims 4th Straight Rimfire World Championship
Cross Timbers, MO
The 2018 Rimfire Challenge World Championship was held October 5th thru October 7th at the Lucas Oil Range in Cross Timbers, Missouri. The match boasted 16 stages and 220 competitors. After two days of shooting, less than a quarter-second separated 1st and 2nd place.
When the dust settled, it was Kolby Pavlock edging out Volquartsen teammate Cole Busch by the narrowest of margins and claiming his 4th straight title. Pavlock knew to successfully defend his title he would need to hold Busch off. The scoring reflected the back and forth battle these two had throughout the match.
It was a strong weekend for Team Volquartsen with shooters claiming the top three overall spots. Pavlock was high overall and limited champion, while Busch finished 2nd overall and secured the top open shooter of the weekend. Busch also claimed the third overall spot in the limited division. Cheyenne Dalton placed 2nd in the ladies limited division.
Volquartsen Firearms President Scott Volquartsen added his key takeaway, "As always, it was a fun weekend on the range getting to visit with old friends and make new ones along the way. My personal highlight of the weekend was getting to meet so many of the young kids that are getting into shooting."
When talking about just how fierce the competition was Volquartsen added, "Yes, they are lightening quick on the range, but even better was watching the fun they were having. They were helping out painting steel, offering a thank you to the stage RO, and were great sports regardless of how the stage went for them."
Volquartsen Firearms also hosted a side match Friday prior to the championship match kicking off. This match was a charity event with 50% of the proceeds going to Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and 50% to the winner. Cris Mercaldo was the winner with a time of 8.89 seconds. The match required shooters to hit 20 targets with only 22 rounds and a firearm change in the middle. In addition, Mercaldo donated his portion of the winnings to HAVA as well.
In closing, Volquartsen expressed his gratitude, "Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this match possible. We are looking forward to 2019."