Raising the next generation of safe, and responsible rifle shooters.
Message from Dad [Doug Waddoups]: From a young age William was drawn to shooting. He passed his hunter’s safety when he was eight. When William was nine, along with his older brother the three of us went a 22Marksman Competition with borrowed rifles. We were both hooked immediately. On the way home from the match we went to a gun store and William and his brother spent their lawn mowing money on CZ rifles. We have been shooting matches ever since.
Our family really enjoys shooting. We have friendly air rifle competitions in the back yard and we go to a couple centerfire competitions a year. We spend time together cleaning our rifles and reloading.
A quote I live by…
Not really words to live by but I do agree with Townsend Whelen…“Only accurate rifles are interesting”
My name is William Waddoups. I am 14 years old and am from Sandy, Utah. There are 7 people in my family. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. I am the 3rd child. I tend to have a lot of nicknames that have come about over the years. My friends typically call me Billy, or Billy Bob. My family has resorted to just calling me Bob or Bobby but most of the people at shooting matches tend to call me Willy. I have a lot of hobbies outside of shooting, including skiing, playing lacrosse, hunting, and fishing. I also take a lot of pride in my school work and enjoy working hard. I tend to invest a lot in my hobbies to ensure that I am the best I can be and am as successful as possible.
I was always interested in hunting and shooting. I was hooked on match shooting from my very first match. As soon as I heard about NRL22 we signed up.
It has been a fun hobby for my family to be a part of, and has allowed for a lot of quality time spent working on our guns and traveling to and from matches. It has been exciting to have some friendly competition within the family. After each match, we are always eager to see how we placed in relation to each other, and we tend to enjoy taking jabs at each other when we find we have placed higher. The competition itself is definitely a source for my drive to succeed, however, being able to take part in the competition with family has been an alternate form of drive. My goals for the season are to improve my consistency from match to match and to compete with the open class shooters in my club.
The rifle that I currently use is a CZ452 Scout with a Sightron Siii 10-50 scope. I shoot it suppressed with a SilencerCo Sparrow. My dad and I pillar bedded the action, painted the stock, and put an adjustable cheek-rest on it.
Great memorable moment from traveling to a match/during a stage/after the match, whatever you’d like to share. Go into as much detail as you like.
I love that in the NRL 22 matches we shoot mostly steel. I also like the challenge of shooting from different positions and objects and having to try to figure out how to build a stable platform.
I find it a challenge to read the wind. The last few matches we have had some variable weather and that always makes shooting a challenge. I can’t say that I have really overcome this challenge yet.
Inspirations and Aspirations.
My dad. Mom, my #1 fan
Lynn Bigelow, great friend and shooting mentor