RCSA Board President
Pete Swenson has been involved in competitive NRA smallbore rifle shooting as both a competitor and Match Director for much of his life. Realizing that conventional NRA smallbore was losing popularity, he started researching other shooting sports activities and discovered the NSSF Rimfire Challenge program. His home club, Michigan City Rifle Club, of which he is President – invested in the program to bring affordable competitive shooting activities to the club. It soon became one of its most popular activities.
Pete is an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer and NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home and Outside the Home Instructor. He brings a strong background in running and managing various competitive shooting sports programs. Additionally, he has helped develop and organize youth shooting camps.
Professionally, Pete spent most of his career in International Sales and Marketing management for the machine tool industry.
RCSA Board Secretary
Lori O’Rear started competitively shooting USPSA and Steel Challenge 9 years ago. Excelling in the discipline of Steel Challenge she achieved numerous titles in Rimfire Pistol and Rifle in State and Area Championships. In 2015, she also branched out into Action Pistol (Bianchi Cup) and holds several National Records with her Rimfire Pistol. It wasn’t until 2021, Lori discovered a new passion with Rimfire Challenge and entered her first World RCSA Competition.
Along with competing, Lori is a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor. She has assisted many new shooters in learning the fundamentals of firearms plus introducing them to competitive shooting.
Lori offers over 20 years as a Certified Professional in the Human Resources Industry providing an extensive background in Recruitment and Retention, Training and Development and Employee and Client Relations.