Sunday, April 20, 2014

Local Scholastic Pistol Program teams compete Nationally - By Michelle Libby

Saturday, teens from Windham, Raymond and Gorham travelled to the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire for the region’s first major SPP match for 2014, the SPP Northeast Spring Regional.
Over 90 athletes from 14 teams set a record for the largest youth action shooting competition ever held in New England. More than 25 squads competed for titles in junior, senior and college divisions. 

Crew 51, based in the Windham/Raymond area, entered four squads.

In the Senior Centerfire competition, Crew 51, squad four, made up of Anne Libby, Francis Watson, Neal Gomes and Matt Sayah, place third. 

Crew 308-1 and Crew 633, both from Maine, took first and second places respectively in the Senior Rimfire division. 

Crew 401-1 (Maine) took gold in the Junior Rimfire Division with Crew 51, squad 1, made up of Glen Vajda, Luke Tarbox, Chad Witherow and Hannah Tarbox, taking the silver and Crew 401-2 (Maine) earning the bronze.

“This is the second year the SIG SAUER Academy has hosted the SPP New England Spring Regional, and it’s our pleasure to continue our support of SPP and the great work they are doing to grow the action shooting sports,” said Adam Painchaud, director, SIG SAUER Academy.

Crew 51 is facilitated by Anne Tarbox and on Saturday the squads were coached by Boy Scout Pine Tree Council Scout Executive Eric Tarbox. Other members of the Crew who attended were Meg Demers, Rachel Gomes, Lydia March, Oriana O’Brian, David Gomes and Owen Watson.

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