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Ryan Sponauer Named Lapua Rimfire Performance Center Manager

Sponauer brings a long and accomplished competitive shooting background to Mesa’s Lapua Rimfire Performance center. He started with three-position and prone at the age of 14 under David and Deb Lyman at The Blue Trail range in Wallingford, CT, where he won numerous state and regional matches. Sponauer, who graduated from the University of North Georgia, shot for their NCAA 3-P and Air Rifle teams, served as multi-year team captain, and managed lot testing ammunition for the team. Sponauer and the team went on to win the 2021 Southern Conference Championship.

“I am very excited to give back to the shooting community with this position because the sport has given me so much,” commented Sponauer. “The lot testing we offer gives any shooter a significant competitive edge allowing them to compete to their maximum potential.”

Patterned after the world-renowned Lapua Test Center in Germany, both the Marengo, OH, and Mesa, AZ Lapua Rimfire Performance Centers provide shooters the opportunity to test multiple lots of ammunition under tightly controlled conditions. Each of the Lapua Rimfire Performance Centers offer the unique ability to test ammunition at both 50 and 100 meters, simultaneously. By comparing the results of various ammunition lots at both distances, the best performing lots will offer a distinct competitive advantage. This allows for higher scores and more hits on target for a customer’s chosen discipline. For more information on the Lapua Rimfire Performance Centers or to schedule an appointment, please visit

We are very pleased to announce Ryan Sponauer as the new Lapua Rimfire Performance Center Manager in Mesa, AZ.