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25th October 2021

OO Rick Shouler wins most coveted target rifle shooting trophy

Congratulations to OO Rick Shouler (’95), who has won the most coveted Target Rifle shooting trophy, the Queen’s Prize.

The shooting competition took place at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, and involved shooting at distances ranging from 300 to 1000 yards. Rick competed against shooters from far and wide and showed a superb display of marksmanship, securing the prize with a total of 298.35v (ex 300.60v).

Traditional celebrations saw Rick being carried off the range in a sedan chair to NRA headquarters by his peers. Rick now earns the right to have the initials ‘GM’ after his name.

Master in Charge of Shooting, Iain Reeves, said “A huge well done to Rick. The Imperial Meeting is the biggest target rifle meeting of the year, and winning the Queen’s prize is a tremendous achievement.”

Rick is a talented GB team shooter and often shoots alongside Oakhamians at Meetings giving them valuable advice and tips.

To find out more about target rifle shooting at Oakham, visit the Sport section of the website.

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