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DeMille Wins Springfield, Langham is Tops in Vintage Military & Rutherford Takes GSM Top Gun Crown

By Steve Cooper, CMP Writer

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Dennis DeMille, 46, of Oceanside, California fired a rare 100-4X in the standing stage of the 2011 Springfield Rifle Match, winning the event and setting a new record in the process. DeMille’s 297-8X aggregate score toppled the former record of 295-6X set by Douglas Armstrong last year.

Dennis DeMille set a new record of 297-8X in the 2011 Springfield Rifle Match. DeMille capped his record-setting match with a 100-4X in the final offhand stage.

DeMille, a former U.S. Marine rifle team member, fired a 98-2X in slow-fire prone, and a 99-2X rapid-fire prone in addition to an outstanding offhand stage.

MSgt Julia Watson, USMCR, was the high woman competitor and placed second in the Springfield Match.

MSgt Julia Watson, USMC, placed second with an aggregate score of 293-4X and Glendale “Don” Rutherford, 59, of Tallapoosa, Georgia, placed third with a total score of 292-4X. MSgt Watson had just come off of fine individual performances in the National Trophy Team Rifle (NTT) Match and the National Trophy Rifle Individual Match (NTI) earlier in the week.

Robert Hudson II was the high junior shooter in the 2011 Springfield Rifle Match, firing a 278-5X.

Robert Hudson II, 15, of Halifax, Virginia, was the high junior Springfield competitor, firing a 278-5X. Hudson was followed by Matthew Pascual, 17, of Mountainhome, Pennsylvania, as the second place junior and John McDonald, 19, of Waco, Texas, was third, shooting an aggregate score of 268-4X.

The high Springfield Match senior was Donald Tryce, 62, of Austin, Texas, who virtually tied his own National Springfield Match record with an aggregate score of 290-6X. Tryce set a new record of 290-9X last year. He fired a 99-2X, 97-2X and 94-2X.

The Springfield Rifle Match requires not only good marksmanship skills, but also patience and dexterity when cranking the bolt with each shot, particularly when reloading a 5-round stripper clip at the halfway point during the rapid-fire stage.

Ralph Kumher, 62, of West Farmington, Ohio, placed second in the Springfield Rifle Match senior division with a 288-5X and Duane Rubendall, 67, of Sycamore, Illinois, placed third with an aggregate score of 285-9X.

The Springfield Rifle Match is an event where all competitors must fire “as-issued” M1903 or M1903A3 rifles that comply with CMP rules for as-issued military rifles. As a CMP Games event, the Springfield Match stresses participation, camaraderie and an appreciation of the history these turn-of-the-century rifles.

Robert Langham III receives the Vintage Military Rifle Match award plaque from CMP Board Vice Chairman Judith Legerski at the CMP Games awards program. Langham fired a 289-2X to lead all 451 competitors who participated in the match.

In the Vintage Military Rifle Match, Robert Langham III, 59, of Tyler, Texas, took top honors with an aggregate score of 289-2X. Langham fired a 100-1X in slow-fire prone, a 98-0X in rapid-fire prone and 91-1X in the standing stage.

LCT Andrew Hanson, U.S. Army, placed second with a total score of 287-6X. Hanson edged Stephen Reed, 47, of Attala, Alabama, in a tie-breaker. Reed placed third with an aggregate score of 287-2X.

Stephen Tupta, 19, of McMurray, Pennsylvania, led all junior shooters in the Vintage Military Rifle Match by defeating Hannah Gaddie, 19, of Mason, Michigan, in a tie-breaker 274-2 to 274-1, respectively. Trevor Newman, 17, of Warrenton, Virginia, placed third among juniors with an aggregate score of 267-0X.

The Vintage Military Rifle Match brings out all kinds of historic rifles including this British Small Magazine Lee Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine.

The high senior in Vintage Military Rifle was Phil Randall, 63, of Ceresco, Michigan. Randall scored a 281-12X, nipping Ronald DeGroff, 64, of Toledo, Ohio, by one point (280-4X). Tom Galvin, Jr., 70, of Rochester, New York, placed third in the senior group with an aggregate score of 279-6X.

Vintage Military Rifle is open shooters firing “as-issued” U. S. Krag or M1917 rifles or manually operated foreign military rifles. The Vintage Military Rifle Match encourages recreation-oriented target shooters to use these fascinating military rifles in target shooting events that strive to preserve military marksmanship traditions.

Glendale “Don” Rutherford put together the highest overall aggregate score of the combined John C. Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military rifle matches to win the 3-Gun GSM Aggregate championship. COL John C. Harris, Jr., Ohio Army National Guard Assistant Adjutant General presented the award.

Don Rutherford won the GSM 3 Gun or Top Gun Aggregate, which is the combined aggregate scores of the as-issued John C. Garand, Springfield Rifle and Vintage Military Rifle matches.

Rutherford was deadlocked with Stephen Reed and relied on center shots to break the tie, 859-18X to 859-10X. Eric Polesovsky, 33, of Toledo, Ohio placed third with a three-gun total of 854-13X.

Rutherford placed third in the Springfield Rifle Match with a score of 292-4X, fourth in the Vintage Military Rifle Match with a 286-7X and 78th in the John C. Garand Match with a 281-7X.

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