By Steve Cooper, CMP Training, Education & Marketing Manager.
CAMP PERRY, OH – -(AmmoLand.com)- Sara Rozanski, of Elmore, Ohio topped all female competitors in the National Trophy Individual Match (NTI) with a new record score of 496-22X, winning the Women’s Trophy at the National Matches here Tuesday, July 30.
Rozanski’s performance eclipsed the previous women’s record of 496-19X by center shot X-ring tie-breaker, last set by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Amanda Elsenboss in 2017.
“It’s been a rough year, so this will most definitely be the highlight. It felt amazing to be able to pull it together and perform well,” Rozanski said following the match.
“I went back to 600 yards thinking –just do my best,” she said. Rozanski’s scores by stage were 100-2X standing, 98-2X rapid sitting, 99-6X rapid prone and she completed the course with 199-12X prone at the 600-yard line.
In a very competitive knot at the top of the ranks amongst all competitors, she finished fifth overall after tie-breakers, just one point out of first place and four points from a perfect score of 500.
A total of 992 competitors fired in this year’s NTI match that dates back to 1904 – the second year of the National Matches, originally fired at Sea Girt, NJ.
“It’s an honor to set a new women’s record since the level of competition is so high. It gives one a sense of accomplishment knowing you are competing against the best competitors this sport has to offer,” Rozanski said.
The NTI course of fire, with no sighters,