We thank all 24 brave shooters who took the "Hawk Valley" challenge on the 24th. We had 13 first timers at our match. Our biggest class was Hunter Piston. Nine shooters in h-piston. Greg Shirhall took 1st. Eric Brewer 2nd, Kevin Kunkle 3rd. Paul Manktelow took 4th and Sean McDaniel 5th. Three trophies and two prizes for hunter piston.
Our next big class was Open PCP with Brian Van Liew taking a super 1st place only dropping seven shots. That's unheard of at "Hawk Valley". But history has been made. Mike Norris grabbed 2nd with a decent performance. Al Otter took third, Dennis Todd 4th and Stan Lipinsky took 5th.
Next, Hunter PCP - Doug Bruestle, who is a DEL CO regular took 1st. Tom Ryan, who has been consistent, took 2nd and Paul Varney took 3rd.
Great job to our WFTF PCP class. Keith Knobs, second high score of the match, took 1st. Tom Holland took 2nd and Rich Bassett the Falls TWP mastermind took 3rd. All trophy winners. WE had only two in WFTF Piston, but both are known heavyweights. Leo Gonzales took 1st and Nathan Thomas took 2nd by the way of tie score.
Unlimited has two, yes two well know veterans. Craig Evans took 1st and Fred Mantis took 2nd.
The PA State Champion for 2017 is Brian Van Liew. Brian really hit the course with an "iron fist" this time. In my opinion the elite ones know when and how to peak. Many more to you Brian. Also, Brian was the first to register for the match and has attended all of our matches this season. Congratulations Brian!!!!!
This event took a lot of prep and work. I want to thank Mala R. for all her work. She makes the scorecards, set up and designs. A thank you to Tom Ryans wife who helped us set up. Thanks to Tina L. and Dennis Todd, our Maryland couple. Tina does all of our forum listings. And they both treated all of us to BBQ hamburgers and Hot Dogs.
Again thanks to all who supported this vent. Hopefully it will be equally memorable for each one of us.