Upcoming Matches

  • * All dates are subject to change and are posted here as quickly as they can be verified.
  • 2014, 07, 24 - Updated
  • 2014, 08, 01-03 - USA Shooting Open PTO - Frazier Simplex
  • 2014, 08, 09-10 - NRA PA State Prone Championship - Dormont, PA
  • 2014, 09, 19-21 - USA Shooting Open PTO - Frazier Simplex
  • 2014, 09, 20 - CMP 3P Air Rifle & International Air Monthly Match - Camp Perry
  • 2014, 09, 20-21 - NRA 3200 Prone Match, Seitzland Rifle Club, PA
  • 2014, 09, 20-21 - NRA Metric 3P State Championship, Murrysville, PA
  • 2014, 10, 10-12 - USA Shooting Open PTO - Frazier Simplex
  • 2014, 10, 18 - CMP 3P Air Rifle & International Air Monthly Match - Camp Perry
  • 2014, 11, 07-09 - USA Shooting Open PTO - Frazier Simplex
  • 2014, 11, 08-09 - Buckeye Open
  • 2014, 11, 15 - CMP 3P Air Rifle & International Air Monthly Match - Camp Perry
  • 2014, 11, 15-16 - Buckeye Open
  • 2014, 12, 12-14 - USA Shooting Open PTO - Frazier Simplex

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

PA State 4-H Shooting Competitors bring home medaks at the 2014 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

The Frazier-Simplex 4-H members representing Pennsylvania at the 2014 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS INVITATIONAL held in Grand Island, Nebraska, last week brought home gold, silver and bronze medals for their efforts.  Five hundred and four 4-H members participated in the annual shooting event in nine disciplines, air rifle, air pistol, archery re-curve and compound bow, hunting skills, shotgun, muzzle-loading rifle, small-bore pistol and rifle.

L to R: Morgan Duerr, Thomas Welch, Ashlee Hobgood and Sylvia Dreistadt

Nine boys and girls from Pennsylvania participated in the air pistol, archery, air rifle and small-bore rifle events.  The local competitors from the Frazier-Simplex 4-H Rifle Club demonstrated their skills by winning medals in three different disciplines.

Morgan Duerr from Weirton Madonna High School started the winning ways by taking the Silver Medal in the Silhouette competition scoring 24 hits, the gold medal winner scored 29 hits. She continued demonstrating her shooting skills in CMP rapid and slow fire the second day with an 11th place and then placing 4th the third day in NRA 3 Position.  Her strong three day showing earned her the Silver Medal in the overall standings for the National event.  She missed the Gold Medal by .003 points.

In the small-bore rifle event, Thomas Welch from Mohawk High School, led the whole field with a 532 and won his first national Gold Medal.  Thomas also had a very strong showing in the CMP rapid and slow fire competitions.

Sylvia Dreistadt, an Avella High School graduate and a Pitt Student, returned to her 3rd National Shooting Sports Invitational and won the Bronze Medal in the air pistol silhouette competition by scoring 31 hits out of 40 targets.  Sixty 4-H members were in the event.  Sylvia had in previous years participated in the small-bore rifle and air rifle events.

Ashlee Hobgood, a Trinity High School Academy Student demonstrated strong shooting skills by averaging 18th place over the three day event.  There were 70 competitors in her shooting disciplines.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Frazier Simplex Air Rifle Team places 4th and 7th in the Country

The Frazier Simplex Junior Rifle Team finished 4th place in the CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships on Saturday, June 28, 2014. They were edged out by one point for 3rd place overall, however, brought home a plaque for 1st place club team.

On Friday, the team placed 7th overall National Junior Olympics 3P Air Rifle Championships. Whereas, congratulations goes out to Chris Thomas for shooting his personal best on Friday with a 582.

The team members representing Frazier Simplex X Factor Team 1 above are: Christopher Thomas, Matthew Lovre, Cassidy Fairman, Ariana Grabowski and Nicholle Benedict.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PA 4H Crew Heading to the Nationals in Nebraska

Four junior shooters will be representing Pennsylvania at the 2014 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational during the week of June 24-29 in Grand Island Nebraska. Both Morgan and Tommy (both from Frazier Simplex) will be shooting .22 in the competition while Ashlee will be shooting air rifle and Sylvia will be shooting air pistol.

Good luck to our competitors this week and safe travels.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Two Frazier Simplex seniors moving on to NCAA Collegiate shooting this fall

Two of those smiling faces frequently seen around the club on any night, and plenty of weekends, are joining ranks with the TCU Horned Frogs. Yes, that's right! Ariana and Nicholle (seen below) are both heading to the heat of Fort Worth, Texas in August to become athletes in one of the NCAA's most prestigious rifle teams in the country, the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs.

Both girls will be joining the collegiate team that has put forth some of the best competitive rifle shooters in the world; most recently, Sarah Scherer, Erin Lorenzen, and Sarah Beard.

We wish them the best of luck in pursuit of their education and shooting goals, and we will miss having their smiling faces around the club and our homes.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Annual Awards Banquet

The regular youth shooting season came to an end in early April. Many thanks go out to all of the coaches, helpers, parents and the young shooters for making this past year a safe and productive one.

On April 25th, we held the annual awards banquet at the North Trinity Elementary School. We shared some great food, stories and successes. Shown below are just a few of the more advanced shooters with their awards and accomplishments. Congratulations to all of the youth for a great year of shooting success.

Back Row, L to R: Tommy, Mackenzie, Luke, Chris & Zak
Front Row, L to R: Matt, Nicholle & John Paul

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dave Cramer Memorial Indoor Prone Match

Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, 2014


Match 1: 60 shots prone with iron sights
Match 2: 60 shots prone with any sights
Match 3: Aggregate of Matches 1 and 2


Orion Electronic Scoring System; Decimal Scoring

20 minutes for 20 shots; Sighters included

NRA Rules

Tom Benedict at 412-360-1597; 412-760-9512 mobile; thomasbenedict@comcast.net
Jim Husk at 724-222-3369; 724-777-5115 mobile; jwhusk15301@hotmail.com

Friday 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00, 11:30 AM; 3:00, 6:30 PM


MATCH #3: $20.00
MATCH #1 or #2: $15.00

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nicholle Benedict wins the R. K. Moore 100 Shot Standing Match

On April 6, 2014, thirteen junior and not so junior shooters took to the range to compete in the annual R. K. Moore 100 Shot Standing Match at the Frazier Simplex Rifle Club. Competitors had as much time as they wanted to shoot 10 targets, 10 shots each.

Junior shooter Nicholle Benedict took overall first place, followed by her father, Tom Benedict placing second and Morgan Duerr taking third.

The Standings
1st place
Nicholle Benedict (Jr)
2nd place
Tom Benedict (Sr)
3rd place & High Junior
Morgan Duerr (Jr)
High Lady
Nicholle Benedict
High Senior
Jim Husk
High Target
Nicholle Benedict - tie broken on 10th bull (10.5 for Nicholle and 10.0 for Morgan Duerr, both shooting a 100 on a target)

If there was an iron man/woman contest based on the last target score (because that is a lot of shooting in the standing position) Nicholle would be crowned iron woman with a 99 on her last target.

In the King Match, a 10 shot unlimited re-entry match, Tom Benedict won with a 99 and Nicholle taking second with a 98 and Jim Husk taking third with a 97.

The Standings
1st place
Tom Benedict
2nd place
Nicholle Benedict
3rd place
Jim Husk
High Junior
Nicholle Benedict
High Lady
Nicholle Benedict

Congratulations to all that competed.