The roots of Modern Pentathlon can be traced to the ancient Pentathlon, which included the following five disciplines: discus throw, javelin, long jump, the stadium-length race, and wrestling. The ancient Pentathlon was incorporated into the ancient Olympic Games in 708 B.C., where Lambis Lakedaimonios was crowned the first Olympic victor.
A family fun event, our version of the Modern Pentathlon Plus
includes the following seven disciplines: archery, air rifle, black
powder rifle, pistol, rifle, 22 rifle and trap shooting.
Each competitor fires 10 shots at each of the 7 ranges. In the
event of a tie, a tie breaker shoot at the pistol range is used to
determine the overall champion.
Typically most targets are not what you would normally be
accustomed to shooting. They could range from balloons to Oreo
cookies and aspirins.
The course of fire is as follows:
- 10 shots Air Rifle
- 10 shots 3-D at various ranges
- 10 shots Blackpowder Silhouette
- 10 shots Pistol 5 at 25 yards and 5 at 50 yards
- 10 shorts Rifle 5 off the bench 5 off hand
- 10 shots Trap
- 10 shots Skeet
- 10 shots .22 Rifle
There is a 50/50 Novelty Match. For a $1.00 fee per shot
per range, you fire a shot at a target of the range officers
choosing. The person with the best score overall per range is the
winner of that range. Proceeds benefit the Washtenaw Sportsman's
Club Building Fund.
Probationary members and member candidates and their sponsors: this is a great opportunity and the only day of the year that you can shoot every on range and see what the club has to offer.
The cost of this day of fun is $15.00 for non-members, members
are free but must show their membership card in order to shoot for
free. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to pass for the
Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30 PM. Family members are welcome.
For additional info you may contact Bob Sprague by email at