2017 FTR TEAM CAPTAIN
F-TEAM & FTR TEAM CAPTION
Eric lives on an acreage in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Calgary Alberta, with his wife Heather, and children; Dylan, Julia, and Kirsten. Growing up in the heart of Alberta’s ranch country Eric, had many opportunities to hunt and shoot. Eric started Competitive shoo ng at the age of 15, and has earned spots on the Canadian Junior and Senior National teams and a spot on the Olympic training team in his youth.
After taking a break to build a career and start a family Eric returned to long range shooting in 2008. Eric has had many successes since coming back to shooting sports. The highest privilege was to be appointed the 2017 Canadian F-Class Team Captain to represent Canada in the Worlds. Eric has worked
Tirelessly with his Team Canada Coaches and team member to put together a true championship team. As we finish the final preparation for the 2017 Worlds, we look back on 4 years of intense preparation and training. Each Team member brings with them something special, something that is distinctly Canadian, and worthy of a Canadian Championship team.
2017 FTR SHOOTERS
Armen was born in Sochi, Russia. He moved to Canada in 1995 to attend University in Halifax NS to pursue an engineering degree. He has been working in the Oil and Gas Industry for the past 15 years. Armen resides with his wife and two children in Calgary, Alberta. He has been shooting competitively since 2009 and truly enjoys competitive shooting and the friendships that he has developed through this sport.
Todd has been a resident of Windsor, Ontario his entire life. He has been married to his wife, Denise for 30 years and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
In 2013, he saw an F-Class video on youtube and thought he would like to give it a try. Shortly after he entered his first match, The Eastern Regional Championships, and was instantly hooked into the sport. Todd truly enjoys F- Class competition and the wonderful people that are associated with this sport. It goes without saying that he is thrilled to be a member of the Canadian F- Class Rifle Team.
Marcel J. Timmons
Marcel Grew up in Inverness on the shores of Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia where he spent much of his time fishing,
Marcel is a graduate of Bob Raymond’s winter course and saw long range as a great challenge. He began competing in F Class in 2012, after winning several short range matches. He is a member of the Walkerton gun club, the Ontario Rifle Association and the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association. He rose quickly to qualify for Canada’s National F Class team in 2015.
Gerry grew up on grain and dairy farm south of Winnipeg where there was always plenty of work to be done but also me for water skiing snowmobiling and hockey. He now lives with his wife Sandy, near the farm which he owns with his two brothers. Gerry started shooting competitively with handguns in the late 1980’s and then progressed to long range rifle shooting. Gerry has competed across Canada, the US and England, and considers the opportunity to represent Canada to be a real privilege. Gerry is a returning member from the Canadian F-Class FTR Team that won Silver at the 2013 F-Class World Championships.
William (Bill) Wa s, P.Eng.
Bill is a practicing professional engineer in the oil, gas and energy sector, located in the western Canadian city of Calgary. Growing up in a small prairie town provided many opportunities to hunt and
Competitive shooting sports have been an active interest
Canadian F-Class FTR Team that won Silver at the 2013 F-Class World Championships.
In additional to shooting, Bill enjoys international travel and river cruising with his wife Marlene, and reading; R.A. Heinlein, R. Davis and J.D. MacDonald are his favorite authors.
Matt lives in St. George, New Brunswick, with his very supportive family, where he manages a salmon smoking business. He was introduced to competition shooting while part of the
Mark grew up in a suburb of Toronto. He spent most of his weekends and vacations on family farms near Simcoe in Norfolk County Ontario, as well as Lisle Ontario and Grassy Butte North Dakota. On these farms, he came to love shooting and spent as much time as possible shooting an old .22 rimfire rifle. Once at University, there was little time to spend on the farm, and shooting eventually became a distant memory. In 1998 at the urging of a close friend he joined a local indoor range and started shooting
Dave lives just outside of Edmonton, Alberta on a farm near where he was raised. While growing up he enjoyed spending me outdoors fishing, hunting and shooting with his family. He now continues to enjoy the same activities with his wife, daughter and two sons. Dave started long range shooting after learning from his father how to chamber his first custom rifle and being impressed with how accurate it was. From there his interest in gunsmithing and long range shooting grew which eventually led him to F-class.
Dave started shooting F-Class in 2012, competing in several local matches before jumping right in and shooting both the Canadian and U.S. National Championships the same year. Accomplishments over the last 5 years include wining 2 Western Canadian Championships, the Bisley Trophy at the Canadian F-Class National Championships in 2015 and back to back Saskatchewan Provincial Championships in 2015 and 2016. Dave is a returning member from
the Canadian F-Class FTR Team that won Silver at the 2013 F-Class World Championships.
Bob is a full-time gunsmith, owner/operator of Custom Gunworx located in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. He attended college in Glendive, Montana on a Rodeo Scholarship. Bob has been shooting competitively for some 35 years, starting with local turkey shoots at a young age. He later moved onto Rifle Rodeos, PRS Matches,
Paul grew up in Toronto and Aurora, Ontario. He worked at Toronto Hydro for 33 years as an Overhead Lineman. All through his