Junior Civilian Team Makes History at 2009 National Trophy Matches with Hornady® Match Bullets

(Grand Island, Nebraska) - The California Grizzlies, a civilian junior…

(Grand Island, Nebraska) – The California Grizzlies, a civilian junior rifle team shot Hornady 223 Rem 75 gr BTHP match bullets to make history by taking the 2009 National Trophy Infantry Team Match (NTIT), August 4th at Camp Perry, Ohio. The Grizzlies are the first-ever junior team to win the event, and the first time a civilian team beat out a military team in 79 years.

Congratulations to the outstanding young shooters who make up the California Grizzlies and their monumental achievement, Hornady is proud to have played a part in helping them make history.

Team Hornady scores personal best
Team Hornady shooters who participated in the 2009 National Trophy Team Match, shot Hornady 30-06 M1 Garand Match Ammunition to post a team high score. Team Hornady is comprised of Mike Sapporito (Team Captain), Mike Ginger (Coach), Dennis DeMille, Ken Davis, Bob Schanen, R. Lee Ermey (aka “The Gunny”), Jerry Van Treek, and Charlie Topp.

Back row (L to R): Mike Sapporito, Ken Davis, Charlie Topp, Mike Gingher, Guy Fillinger, R. Lee Ermey (aka “The Gunny”), Dennis DeMille. Front row (L to R): Billy Van Treek, Neil Davies, Jerry Van Treek, Bob Schanen, Dave Zafke, Frank Makovika

Hornady clinics and products receive overwhelming response
The Hornady-sponsored reloading clinics held at Camp Perry were standing room only. Taught by Hornady Chief Ballistic Scientist, Dave Emary, the clinics featured basic and advanced reloading safety and techniques for service and match rifles, as well as in-depth discussion on reloading for M1 Garands and as-issued military rifles.

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