Riflery / Varsity
8-Time Western New England Independent School Riflery League Champions
('64, '68, '96, '97, '99, '00, '01, '02)
The Suffield Academy Riflery Team continues to be one of the premier sports programs at Suffield Academy. In the last two decades the team has earned the Prep School Championship title three times (1999, 2000, and 2001) and the Connecticut High School Championship title seven years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015) with six of the seasons being undefeated. The team has also been runner up twice (2003 and 2016). The team record for the last two decades is an amazing 193 – 36 – 1.
The 2021-2022 riflery team sports an enthusiastic but young group of athletes. Many of our shooters have been involved in the sport for just a year or two. The team looks to see vast improvement from the beginning to the end of the season for each individual shooter and as a team.
2019-2020 Record: 1-3 (3rd Place CT League State Tournament)
2018-2019 Record: 2-4
2017-2018 Record: 3-3
2016-2017 Record: 6-2
2015-2016 Record: 8-1
2014-2015 Record: 8-0 (CT League State Champions)
2013-2014 Record: 6-0 (CT League State Champions)
2012-2013 Record: 8-0 (CT League State Champions)
2011-2012 Record: 9-0 (CT League State Champions)
2010-2011 Record: 8-0 (CT League State Champions)
2009-2010 Record: 7-1 (CT League State Champions)
2008-2009 Record: 9-2 (CT League State Champions)
Results & Recap
The Riflery team went to Wilbraham for an away meet against last year's champions. While Wilbraham won the match 939 to 911, Suffield had some excellent highlights. Brendan Mastella shot a 188, which is an excellent score. Jerry Chen shot a new PR with a 182, which officially placed him on the Varsity team as this was his first time scoring in a match. Finally MN Mayalarp, who officially qualified as Varsity in our first meet of the year, shot his second PR in a row with a 183. The team is developing nicely but has a lot of work to do before the end of the season.
Suffield hosted Wilbraham at the Hartford Gun Club on Wednesday. While Suffield lost the match 947 to 928, we have a lot to be proud of. First, this is the best team score we have shot all season by sixteen points. Sixteen points is a huge margin in Riflery and it puts us squarely in the running for second or third in the state. Second, Robin Su was medalist in the match with a 192, topping his previous PR by one point. We have not had a medalist in a match versus Wilbraham for several years. Also scoring in the match were Tony Luo with a new PR of 188, Jerry Chen with a new PR of 185, Brendan Mastella with a 182 and MN Mayalarp with a 181. It was a solid match for Suffield that showed how much our hard work in practice is paying off. Many of our shooters are seeing a new PR each week as we move into the championship season.
|Noreen Flanagan||2025||Wilbraham, MA|
|Theophilus Henle||2023||Suffield, CT|
|Thomas Koester||2024||Bronxville, NY|
|Brendan Mastella||2023||Farmington, CT|
|Vivian Prescott||2025||Somers, CT|
|Abigail Quinby||2025||Windsor, CT|
|Jiayi Xiao||2024||Shenzhen City|
|Caelyn Zwirko||2026||Suffield, CT|