Duma, Gilbert dominate in DelSavio 100/200 at Pine Tree Rifle Club

Winners in the 2017 DelSavio 100/200-yard group match, from left, were Adam Mihalik, Tonya Duma, Larry Mihalik, Chris Bouck, Rich Lewandowski and Rich Gilbert. Missing from the photo is Randy Swart. (Photo courtesy of John DelSavio)

JOHNSTOWN — Tonya Duma and Rich Gilbert “cleaned house,” not in the literal sense, but rather from the bench as both secured championships in the 2017 DelSavio 100/200 Yard Group Match Championships on Sept. 12 at the Pine Tree Rifle Club.

History was made as this was the first time in more than 30 years that a group match was contested at PTRC.

Duma earned her 100- and 200-yard championship titles as well as the sporter division aggregate award shooting a .223 Remington.

Rich Gilbert captured second-place honors in sporter in both the 100 and 200 yard matches with his .204 Ruger. Rounding out the scoring in sporter, Randy Swart secured the third-place finish in the 100 yard match with his .308 Winchester and Rich Lewandowski captured the third-place finish in the 200-yard match with his 22-250.

Rich Gilbert starred in the benchrest division winning both the 100- and 200-yard championships as well as the benchrest division aggregate award with his 30BR.

Chris Bouck, who has made significant strides this year in centerfire competition, secured second place in the 100-yard match with his 6PPC while Larry Mihalik earned second place in the 200-yard match with his 30 BR. Finishing third in benchrest in both the 100 and 200-yard matches was Adam Mihalik with his 30BR.

Others shooters competing included; Joe DePiazza, Ken Benton, Mike Kowalski, and Doug Sterling.

The Course of Fire involved firing five rounds of ammunition into a 100-yard IBS Group target at 100 yards followed immediately by firing five more rounds into a 200-yard IBS group target at 200 yards with unlimited sighters in 15 minutes.

Special thanks to Mike Johnson, John DelSavio, Harold Miller, and Dennis Haggerty for helping with the scoring, target set-up, range commands, and awards ceremony.