Welcome to the ISRA Junior Highpower Team web site
The ISRA Hard Dogs would like to thank the NRA Foundation for grants
received in the past year. Because of the generosity of the Friends of
the NRA, our junior program has been able to expand and allow for many
more juniors to become involved in high power rifle competition. Some
of the items provided to our program from grants in the past year
include: new high power rifles, rifle cases, spotting scopes and
tripods, rifle cleaning kits, and various safety gear.
The Hard Dogs would also like to thank the Illinois State Rifle
Association and the NRA Foundation for block grants received in the past
year. The block grants helped to offset costs related to matches and
The Junior team kick-off meeting will be held on Saturday, March 15,
2014 at 10AM in Crystal Lake, IL. If you are currently a member or
interested in joining, plan to attend this meeting. For details, contact
the team Chairman
Click for 2014 Hard Dog raffle items and our
2013 raffle winners!
We had 31 shooters on April 5, 2014. This
year the winners were all junior shooters -- two were Hard Dogs:
Kevin Sutton of Plainfield - 1st Place (237-3X) Hard Dog
Phil Rinaldi of Manhattan - 2nd Place (220-3X) Hard Dog
Elliott Peschke of Crystal Lake - 3rd Place (209-1X)
ISRA Junior Highpower Team, known as the Hard Dogs, has a long history of
outstanding results in highpower competition. Several national
championships have been won by the Hard Dogs. Many past Hard Dogs have
excelled in college and in life. Being a member of the team is as much
about building character, and learning responsibility, as it is about
gaining marksmanship skills.
The team members come from all parts of Illinois. Team members range in
age up to 20 years old. With safety being number one, the lower age limit
is dependent upon the junior exhibiting the physical and mental ability to
safely handle an AR15 rifle.
I'd like to welcome you to look at the pictures posted on this site and
look at the links shown at the left.
If you are a parent or junior with an interest in learning more about the
Hard Dogs, I would like the opportunity to talk with you.
If you are a former Hard Dog, I would like to hear from you too. You have
valuable information that I'd like to gather about what made your years on
the team special to you.
If you are a past, current, and/or possible future sponsor of the team, I
would like to thank you for all that you do for highpower shooting in
general and specifically for the Hard Dogs.
You can follow the Hard Dogs on Facebook by joining our group at