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Steve Henry Kominoski

Steve Henry Kominoski was instrumental in the evolution of Highpower shooting at Camp Atterbury. He was mentor and benefactor to many who paved the way for Central Indiana Highpower Rifle Shooters as we know it today. He gave freely of his time and experience to his family and community.

Steve was an avid and skilled High Power Rifle Shooter. He became fascinated with Service Rifles during the Chicago and Alton Railroad Strike in Bloomington, Illinois in the 1920’s. That fascination lasted until his death. He recalled that when the U.S. Army was called in to quell the rioting, they were carrying M1903 Springfield’s, and when they “stacked” their arms, no one was guarding the rifles.

He seriously started shooting “across the course, and long range matches” at Abe Lincoln Gun Club, and Camp Lincoln, Illinois Springfield, Illinois in 1955. Since he was a mechanic, he always had a reputation as a guy who “knows a lot about guns, and works on them”. He specialized in acurizing 1903 Springfield’s, Mauser’s, Garand’s, and whatever else he was asked to work on.

Another job related transfer found him in Indianapolis where he continued shooting “across the course” matches at Indiana ranges.

He dearly loved across the course, and long range shooting, and felt a genuine kinship with those he shot with. He also shot competitive “3 Gun” Pistol in Illinois and Indiana. His motto was one he shared in general with many other high power shooters, “Always help and encourage anyone, especially the new shooters, share your knowledge and skills with ALL, FREE OF CHARGE, and do what you can to make anyone who comes to the “matches” feel welcome.”

Steve Kominoski left the Range in 2001. Those who shoot Highpower with us at Atterbury today follow in his footsteps.   

The Kominowski Cup

This Trophy was commissioned in 1996.  From 1996-2013 it was awarded to the shooter with the Top Aggregate (average) of both Across the Course and Long Range matches for the CIHPRS season.  In 2014 it was awarded to both the aggregate Winner and the Across the Course season champion.  For 2015 it was awarded to the Across the Course Season Champion.

From 2016 onward it will be awarded to the Long Range F-Class season champion, defined as the shooter with the highest percentage of a majority of Across the Course matches at Camp Atterbury for the CIHPRS season. 

1996 Gary Chaney 95.8% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

1997 Bob Working 96.8% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

1998 Gary Chaney 97.7% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

1999 Gary Chaney 97.8% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2000 Gary Chaney 96.3% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2001 Gary Chaney 97.1% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2002 Kevin McDonald 98% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2003 Gary Chaney 97.28% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2004 Gary Chaney 97.45% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2005 Gary Chaney 97.2% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2006 Gary Chaney 97.2% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2007 Wayne Faatz 93.67% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2008 Gary Chaney 96.56% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2009 Gary Chaney 97.43% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2010 Gary Chaney 97.38% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2011 Gary Chaney 96.23% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2012 Phil McMillen 96.19% (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2014 Earl Singleton (Grand Agg of Across the Course and Long Range)

2014 Bob Working 96.1% (Across the Course season champion)

2015 Nathan Scott 96.8% (Across the Course season champion)

2016 Jasan Pagan 99.4% (Long Range F-Class) 



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