CRNA president, Russ Myer, traveled to Mt. Van Hoevenburg with 8 Paralyympic target stands and 8 extra bases so paralympic range can be installed in just a few minutes, havning coaching staff focus on athletes and competitions vs. scrounging for tables to hold the targets.
George Govel from Govel Welding, Albany, NY manufactured 8 units with 8 extra bases so the targets could be used at both ends of the range as well as at the biathlon range at the ski jumps. A base, 24″ is put in the ground with the target base and a 4’shaft and target base is inserted where needed. Setting up a range will take only a few minutes and will look very professional….shall we say, Olympic?!!!! The two units placed at the ski jump range have the added advantage of being on a roller ski loop. The athletes can roller ski, which closely resembles nordic skiing, incorporate shooting just like on snow….better training, better performance!!!!!
Special Thanks goes to George Govel, Mike Battisti, director of Nordic operations at Mt. Van Hoevenburg and his colleague….another Mike. Both Mikes were invaluable in seeing the project come to a successful completion.
We can’t wait until the training camp this coming September….if not before