L-R 2009 Shooting King John Wiesbrock with 2008 Shooting King Bob Killian - Bob is last year's winner and a professional historian who came up with the fun and interesting Zulu war theme for the 2009 match
L-R 1st Knight Dave Hale, Shooting King John Wiesbrock, 2d Knight Jay Zentko with the Zulu Shield Target and the falling block rifle of the British Zulu War era
2009 Bird King Paul Bishop
2008 Bird King John Wiesbrock - Paul Bishop holding the Royal Orb
2008 Shooting King Bob Killian flanked by Knights John Wiesbrock and Justin Howeler. Jim Martin, winner of the 2007 match prepared the Lusitania target for the 2008 match.
Winners of the Bockbierschiessen in Treuenbrietzen on September 27th, 2009
1st - Walter Wildgrube
(Center), 2d - Axel Wilke (Left) and 3d - Birger "Egon" Peplau (Right).
Congratulations to Egon also for being elected as the new Schuetzenhauptmann (club / shooters' captain / president)
On May 25th, 2008 our Shooting Brothers in Treuenbrietzen shot their Annual King's Shoot at their club in Treuenbrietzen, Germany. Congratulations go to the new Shooting King, Arno Engel (center), First Knight, Axel Wilke (left) and Birger 'Egon' Peplau (right). We enjoyed the visit of the match winners: return visits from Club president Axel, and Range Officer Arno, and a first time visit for Shooting Brother Egon, accompanied by three more club members for a week in May and June. Our friends came to America for for fellowship, a bit of sight-seeing and to participate in the flag dedication ceremony for the German-American Sports Club of Peoria. They had to return to their home town in Germany after such a short time to celebrate a very important city event: its 800 year anniversary. Congratulations to these winners and to the town of Treuenbrietzen for eight centuries of prosperity!
2008 Shooting King Match Participents from the Treuenbrietzen Shooting Guild
Winners: Shooting King, Arno Engel (center), First Knight, Axel Wilke (left) and Birger 'Egon' Peplau (right).
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