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Pardy Leads the Pack in the National Trophy Individual Rifle Match

Written by Sommer Wood, CMP Writer

The Daniel Boone Trophy was purchased by the NBPRP in 1925. The trophy is a bronze statue of the marksman Daniel Boone, American pioneer in Kentucky and Missouri (1734-1820), with his rifle.

MSG Jack Pardy, USAR, has been within an X-count of an overall individual title at the National Trophy Matches at Camp Perry. In fact, since 1993 he has been close to winning several major titles, and finished as the top Reserve Individual and contributed to top Reserve teams with the USAR. Though the illusive individual national championship at Camp Perry has been just outside his grasp; that is, until now.

MSG Jack Pardy, USAR, won the 2009 National Trophy Individual Match.

On 4 August, MSG Pardy, 47, of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin won the 2009 National Trophy Individual Rifle Match (NTI), and he did not win it on X-count. On a day when many shooters were struggling with the wind, MSG Pardy cleaned the first three stages of the match. He added a 195-8 at the 600-yard-line to finish with a 495-18, and a two-point lead over SPC Tyrel Cooper, USA, of Fort Mitchell, Alabama. SPC Cooper shot a very strong 199-10 at the 600-yard-line to finish with a 493-18.

In 2008, MSG Pardy took break from shooting, and came to Camp Perry this year with a few simple goals, “I just wanted to shoot my average, and let the scores fall where they fall,” said MSG Pardy. “I was just hoping to help put the team in a position to win and be a contributor.”

Scores certainly fell into place for MSG Pardy in the NTI, and he will have his first chance today to help his USAR team reach the awards stage, as the team competes in the Hearst Doubles Team Match.

For juniors competing at the National Trophy Rifle Matches, MSG Pardy has this advice, “Focus on something positive that you did at that yard-line. Forget the negative; you have to find something positive that you can build on for the next stage.”

The second place finish in the NTI puts SPC Cooper in good position for the Mountain Man Trophy, an aggregate of the President’s Match, NTI and the NTT. MSG Pardy is also in the hunt for the award, and sits in third place after two-days of competition.

19 year-old Mark Nations was the High Junior in the National Trophy Individual Rifle Match.  A total of 213 junior shooters competed for the Golden Eagle Trophy.

Mark Nations, 19, of Raleigh, North Carolina won the Golden Eagle Trophy, which is awarded to the High Junior in the NTI. He edged out Tyler Rico, 15, of Tucson, AZ on X-count. Nations shot a 489-18 to Rico’s 489-15.

The 2009 NTI was well attended, with 1202 competitors posting scores, up from 1109 competitors in 2008. The strong participation numbers were also evident as the final scores were being posted on the CMP website, which locked-up several times at the conclusion of the match due to heavy traffic.

In addition to the scores, shooters were eager to know the cut-off for EIC-points for the Distinguished Badge. The Gold cut-off was 479-9, the Silver was 474-7 and the Bronze was 468-7.

For complete results from the NTI go to Pictures are also posted at


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