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Davis and Atchley Cruise to National JROTC Air Rifle Victories As Shelby County and Ozark Win Team Championships

ANNISTON, ALABAMA – Connor Davis, 18, of Shelby County High School, Kentucky, set two new national Marine Corps Junior ROTC precision air rifle records only to break his own record the next day en route to winning the individual national championship here on 25-26 March. He amassed an aggregate score of 1291.05 with 87 center shots. Davis, a junior at Shelby County, fired a qualifying score of 593-41 out of a possible 600 on the first day of competition – giving him a five point lead going into the 10-shot final. He then shot a 103.6 in the final to set the new 3x20-plus final record of 696.6. Davis owns the current USMC JROTC record of 103.8 which he set in December 2010 at the Gary Anderson Invitational.

Distinguished Shooters and Air Rifle Service Teams Recognized at National JROTC Championship Banquet

ANNISTON, ALABAMA – Three JROTC competitors received their Junior Distinguished badges on behalf of the National Three-Position Air Rifle Council and another six shooters earned badges during competition at the 2011 National Junior ROTC Air Rifle Championship on 25-26 March. Tyler Dayton, 18, of East Coweta High School, Georgia, received badge number 393; Charles Leonard, 18, of Marmion Academy, Illinois, badge number 394 and Sara Crampton, 15, of Des Moines North High School, Iowa, badge number 395. Badges were presented by CMP’s James Hall, who earned badge number 2 in 2002.

CMP Enhances Internet Site With New and Improved Navigation and Content

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – The Civilian Marksmanship Program has introduced a new patriotic look to its Internet site ( featuring improved navigation and expanded content to serve a growing population of competitors, marksmanship instructors and devotees of the CMPs programs and sales activities.

2011 CMP Competition Rules Now Available New Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match Introduced

The 2011 15th edition of the CMP Competition Rules is now available. The CMP is the national governing body for Service Rifle, Service Pistol and CMP Games shooting events and the CMP Competition Rules is the official rulebook for these events that are a popular and important part of the national competitive shooting scene. The new rulebook is posted on the CMP website at

Lots of Excitement for Veteran and New Pistol and Rifle Shooters at the 2011 Eastern CMP Games & Creedmoor Cup Matches

CAMP BUTNER, NORTH CAROLINA - All interested pistol and rifle shooters, new or experienced, recreation-oriented or national championship contenders, are invited to participate in the unique, national-level competitions at the Fifth Annual Eastern CMP Games & Creedmoor Cup Matches at Camp Butner, North Carolina from 7-15 May. The CMP Games Matches are ideal events for shooters who have little previous competition experience but are looking for an opportunity to participate in a friendly, instructive and rewarding national competition event. It’s also a great opportunity for veteran shooters to polish their game and reach out to others new to the sport.

With Winter at Camp Perry Beginning to Fade, It’s Time to Put the National Matches on Your Calendar

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – While March is always unpredictable, we’re hoping the final blows of winter are behind us on the shores of Lake Erie. The First Shot Ceremony for the National Matches and CMP National Trophy and Games Matches is roughly 120 days away, so mark your calendar and begin planning your summer shooting activities. If you’re new to the National Matches, you may be interested in the following information about the summer event and some things to discover while you’re here.

Schadler and Mitchell Crowned Top Individual Shooters in 2011 Air Force JROTC Service Championships

ANNISTON, ALABAMA – Cordelia Schadler, 15, of Battle Ground High School, Washington, won the 2011 Air Force JROTC precision air rifle service championship and Katelynn Mitchell, 17, of Western Hills High School, Texas, earned the gold medal in the sporter air rifle division here on 25-26 February. Schadler, firing a two-day 3x20x2 format totaling an aggregate score of 1194.6, topped Markus Fuchs, 16, of neighboring Prairie High School, Washington (1180.6) and teammate Christian Harris, 17, of Battle Ground (1174.8).

Maya Arredondo and Mikaelah Atchley Come from Behind to Win 2011 Army JROTC Air Rifle Service Championships

ANNISTON, ALABAMA & CAMP PERRY, OHIO – It was a tale of two come-from-behind victories for Maya Arredondo and Mikaelah Atchley who won the individual precision and sporter air rifle categories, respectively, at the 2011 Army JROTC Service Championships. It was also a tale of two cities as air rifle shooters fired the same course of fire at roughly the same time, but 720 miles apart at twin CMP Marksmanship Centers in the north and south. The distance was an even larger factor for the winning precision air rifle team which came from Stuttgart, Germany.

Davis Wins Marine Corps JROTC Precision Air Rifle Title and Wheeless Captures Sporter Crown

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – Connor Davis, 17, of Shelby County High School in Shelbyville, Kentucky, won the 2011 U.S. Marine Corps Junior ROTC Service Championship in the precision air rifle division. Thomas Wheeless, 18, of Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia, also picked up a gold medal and will move on to defend his national sporter championship crown at the National JROTC Championships in Anniston, Alabama in late March.

Moyer is Tops in Navy JROTC Precision and Ibarra Takes Sporter Crown

ANNISTON, ALABAMA – Kirsten Moyer, 18, a senior at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and member of the Navy JROTC rifle team, fought off the demons that prevented her from capturing an individual precision air rifle championship last year to win this year’s Navy JROTC Service Championship on 12 February. Moyer’s 1263.2 aggregate score gave her a five-point margin over second place finisher Colt Gross, 15, of North August High School, South Carolina. Moyer qualified for the final with a three-point lead and extended it with a 98.2 in the final. In 2010, Moyer entered the championship final with a two-point qualifying lead and gave up nearly four points to Steven Frazier, the overall individual champion.