December 7th, 2009

High School F-Classer Sets National Junior Records

Mason Parker, a high school senior from Huntsville, Alabama, is the 2009 Junior F-Class National Champion. He also won the 2009 Alabama State Junior Service Rifle Champion. Sponsored by Lapua, and Sinclair International, Mason now holds multiple national junior records, and multiple junior titles. We expect him to win more matches and set more records in the years ahead.

Last month Mason set two new National Junior records. Mason reports: “On November 7-8, 2009, shooting off the Sinclair F-Class Bipod with my .308, I was able to finish as the Alabama Junior Mid-Range (300, 500, 600 yard) Champion. During this match, I was also fortunate enough to set two National records; a new 300-yard, 20-shot Junior F-T/R record, and a new 600-yard, 20-shot Junior F-T/R record.”

Mason Paker

Congratulations to Mason. That’s great shooting. Here’s a list of Mason’s notable 2009 accomplishments in the shooting sports. It’s quite an impressive collection of honors. We predict Mason will soon be giving the elite adult shooters a run for their money.

-2009 National Junior Champion F-Class – F-T/R
-National Record Holder Junior F-TR (1000 yard) – 2 National Records (including a 191-6X, beating the former record by 8 points).
-National Record Holder Junior F-TR National Match Aggregate – 1 National Record
-National Record Holder Junior F-TR (mid range) – 6 National Records
-National Record Holder Junior F-Open (mid range) – 3 National Records
-2009 Alabama 1000 yd F-Class (F-FTR) Junior Champion
-2009 Alabama Mid-Range Junior Champion
-2009 Regional Mid-Range F-Class (F-TR) Junior Champion
-2009 Regional Mid-Range F-Class (Open) Junior Champion
-2009 Alabama State Junior Service Rifle Champion

Pete Petros, Sales Supervisor with Sinclair Int’l, had a chance to meet Mason at the F-Class Nationals held at Camp Butner, NC in October. Pete reports: “Mason is a fine example of the future of competitive shooting. More young men like Mason or young women will help continue the long heritage of shooting as a sport in the United States and around the world”.