The Rochester Rifle Club, Inc

Rochester New York

Outline of the club's philosophy regarding youth shoothing programs:

The Rochester Rifle Club, Inc., was formed in 1912 and has been a member of the National Rifle Association since 1914. The RRC holds a high regard toward youth who want to learn about the shooting sports, safety and developing into a better competitor. The New York Junior Rifle Club has been using the RRC range since May 1st 1981 and the Boy Scouts of America have been using the facilities free of charge since the Scout Marksmanship merit badge was created.

The RRC started teaching the New York State safety course required for hunting licenses in 1949 when Governor Dewey signed the Hunter Training bill. Since then, records indicate the RRC has trained over 40,000 people. The RRC Basic Training Program is one of the best programs in the country. Hundreds of Boy Scouts have qualified for the Marksmanship Merit Badge. A while back the RRC was recognized by the NRA for the Outstanding Program for Youth in the United States, the National Records and Collegiate All American Awards have been established with our youth and adults. Currently the RRC has three Junior Programs, of which we are very proud. Our club has been known as: "The Club that refuses to Quit" and is well documented in the 100th Year NRA Anniversary Program.

Mr. Jason Turner (Bronze, Beijing 08) started at the Rochester Rifle Club when he was 12 years old.

Previously Held USA and NRA Sanctioned Events:

A list of past Junior USA Shooting and NRA Sanctioned events held by Rochester Rifle Club are:

All Junior 3 Position Rifle and Air Pistol events with the United States Olympic Training Center have been fired since 1995. Youth Matches with the NRA go back over 40 years.

Date         12/18/16, 01/10/16, 01/11/15, 01/12/14, 01/13/13
Match Director     Donald A. Drexler
Event         3 Position Junior Olympic Rifle Championship ~ New York State Western Section
Date     01/15/17, 01/17/16, 01/18/15, 01/19/14, 01/20/13
Match Director     Donald A. Drexler
Event     Air Pistol ~ New Youk State Junior Olympic Pistol Championship
Date     01/29/17, 02/07/16, 02/08/15, 02/09/14, 02/03/13
Match Director     Donald A. Drexler
Event     3 Position NRA National Indoor Junior Sectional Championship
Date     02/13/17, 02/14/16, 02/15/15, 02/16/14, 02/10/13
Match Director     Donald A. Drexler
Event     4 Position NRA National Indoor Junior Sectional Championship
Date     02/26/17, 02/28/16, 03/01/15, 03/02/14, 03/03/13
Match Director     Donald A. Drexler
Event     Air Rifle NRA National Indoor Junior Sectional Championship

Club Facilities and Location

An outline of what is unique about the club and its ability to be the best host for the state.

Located in Western Central New York, the club has a "State of the Art" range (venetian traps), twelve shooting bays and a club house to accommondate 50 people. Membership is over 1400. The RRC facilities has been host to many events, including the Empire State Games and the National Rifle Association Junior Sectionals for over forty (40) years. The RRC is located ten minutes from the New York State Thruway and many restaurants and hotels are only five minutes away.

Donald A. Drexler
President & Executive Officer, RRC
September 13th 2017