Team Remington veteran shooter Joe Hendricks Sr. overcame a last-day deficit to take gold at the U.S. National High-Power Rifle Championship
The event was held at Camp Perry, Ohio, on during the last week of July.
In the grueling four day aggregate match, Hendricks overcame a four-point deficit after day three, to win the match by two points over former national rifle champion Norman Houle. Hendricks fired perfect scores of 200 in each of the three final stage matches of the championship to finish with a winning score of 1789-76x.
“Joe is a journeyman high-power rifle and long range competitor that has placed numerous times in the top five at the Nationals,” said Ken Roxburgh, Team Coach for Team Remington. “Over the years, he has won a myriad of stage matches and sub-aggregates of the coveted national championship, but he was never the winner. This year, he would not be denied the overall championship and the gold medal.”
In the Remington/NRA Long Range Rifle Championships, Team Remington won the overall U.S. National Palma, Match Rifle Championship with a score of 1784-90x.
Firing members are as follows:
- Mark Laramie
- Joe Hendricks Sr.
- Nate Guernsey
- Fritz Hempelmann
- Team Coach: Ken Roxburgh
- Team Captain: Dwight Briggs
Fritz Hempelmann was the overall match rifle winner in the U.S. National Palma Individual Championship firing a score of 299-12x.
Other notable wins by Team Remington competitors in the stage matches and sub-aggregates matches at the Nationals are as follows:
- Joe Hendricks Sr., winner Coast Artillery Trophy, Score: 200-13x
- Mark Laramie, winner Air Force Cup, score: 200-11x
- Mark Laramie, winner Nevada Trophy, score: 797-32x
- Joe Hendricks Sr., winner Marine Gunner D.I. Boyd Memorial Trophy, score: 991-39x
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