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Team Lapua Wins F-Class National Championship 

Congratulations to Team Lapua Brux Borden winning the F-Open Grand Aggregate Team Award at the 2023 F-Class Long-Range Championships with a score of 1593-95X.

Team Lapua’s dominant performance also set a new National record of 800-53X, breaking the previous record by 11 X’s. Lapua team members are Tod Hendricks, Ted Wedell, Jeremy Smith, David Christian and Jay Christopherson, with Bob Sebold as coach and Erik Cortina as Team Captain.  Each team member fires 20-rounds @ 1,000 yards.

  “We noticed in the forecast that the wind conditions were going to be mild, and there was a chance to set a new National record,” commented Captain, Erik Cortina. “The previous record was an 800-42X, so we knew we all had to shoot perfect scores to claim the record.  It felt great when the 80th shot came up an X!  We managed to score 800-53X, beating the old record by 11X’s.”

Additionally, team members Jay Christopherson, David Christian and Erik Cortina finished in the top 10 of the individual championship. The team took an overall 3rd place finish in the mid-range team championships, adding an exclamation point to Lapua’s dominating results.  The 2023 US F-Class Long Range National Championships were hosted by the Desert Sharpshooters and held November 1-5th at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. The Long-Range National Championship consists of (8) 20-round shot strings fired at 1,000 yards over three days of competition.