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Upcoming CMP Events:
Western CMP Games & Creedmoor Cup Matches
Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, AZ
13-21 October 2012
9th Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches are
co-sponsored by the
Civilian Marksmanship Program
and Creedmoor Sports, Inc. and will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting
Facility in Phoenix, Arizona, on 13-21 October 2012. The Western CMP
Games Matches will take place on 13-16 2012 October. The Creedmoor Cup
Matches take place on 17-21 October 2012. All interested shooters,
whether new or experienced, recreation-oriented shooters or national
contenders are invited to
participate in these unique,
For more information, please visit
Tuesday & Thursday Night Open Public Shooting
CMP Marksmanship Centers,
Port Clinton, OH
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters are invited to take advantage
of a new opportunity to do practice shooting. Both ranges consist of
80-point, 10-meter air gun range and are fully equipped with electronic
targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air
Rifle shooting. Instruction and equipment are also available. Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for additional
Applications & Software
The CMP currently offers three Apps for shooting sports. Each download
supports the Civilian Marksmanship Program. For more information, visit
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites you and your
club rifle team to participate in the CMP’s Monthly Matches. The
matches will take place on 22 Sept, 20/27 Oct and 17 Nov at
the CMP’s Marksmanship Centers North and South. The
competitions will feature a Junior Air Rifle 3x20, 60 Shots Air
Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol, a 20 shot Novice Prone
stage a National Match Air Rifle 20 Shot Standing, Garand Course
and 3x20 events. For more information, please visit
National Match Air Rifle is a new shooting discipline with something
to offer all rifle shooters—NMAR offers three competition classes with
real challenges for shooters of all ages and competitive interests. The
CMP will hold Monthly NMAR matches at the CMP Marksmanship Centers.
Please visit http://www.TheCMP.org
/Competitions/NMAR.htm for more information.
Rutherford Fires 198 and Armstrong Cleans 300 and 600 Yard Targets to
Win 2012 National Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Doug Armstrong and Glendale “Don” Rutherford took advantage of ideal shooting conditions to fire a near-perfect team score of 398-17X out of a possible 400 to win the 2012 Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match here on Wednesday, 1 August on Viale Range.
Armstrong, 52, of Lexington, NC, fired a perfect 200 with 11 center Xs and Rutherford, 60, of Tallapoosa, GA, fired a 198-6X. Armstrong cleaned the 300-yard stage with six center shots and backed it up with another clean 600-yard stage with five Xs.
Rutherford fired a clean 300-yard target with one center shot and dropped two points at 600 yards with a 98-5X.
Till Wins Garand, Greathouse Wins Springfield and DeMille Wins Vintage
Military Bolt and GSM Three-Gun in CMP Games Matches
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Nick Till, 38, of Howell, MI, emerged victorious in the as-issued John C. Garand Rifle Match from a field of 1,112 competitors here on Saturday, 4 August. Till’s 291-6X was just two shots off the record of 293-6X set by Kurt Palmer in 2009. Till cleaned his prone slow-fire stage and fired 98 in rapid fire and posted a 93 in offhand.
Kurt Moline, 51, of Oakdale, MN, placed second in the Garand match with an aggregate total of 289-9X and SGT Patrick Saleh, 23, USMC, placed third with a total score of 288-7X. Saleh outdistanced fellow Marine MSgt James Wagner, 42, of Kailua, HI, in an X-ring tiebreaker (7-3).
Gallagher Wins 2012 National Trophy Individual Rifle Match
& Sagen Maddalena Tops NTI Junior Field
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – SGT Sherri Jo Gallagher, U.S. Army, won the 2012
National Trophy Individual (NTI) Rifle Match on Tuesday, 31 July with a score of 494-15X out of 500 possible.
As the match winner, SGT Gallagher’s name was added to the Daniel Boone Trophy
(overall winner), Association of the Army Trophy (high Army) and the
Women’s Rifle Trophy (high woman).
Gallagher’s aggregate breakout scores were 98-1X, 100-4X, 100-2X and 196-8X in standing, sitting, prone rapid-fire and prone slow-fire, respectively.
California’s Jared Perry Tops Tyrel Cooper in 2012 President’s
Rifle Match in a Dramatic Shoot-out after Perfect 300’s
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Jared Perry, 31, of Porterville, CA, outlasted U.S. Army SSG Tyrel Cooper, 27, of Hamilton, GA, in a 10-shot shoot-off, winning the 2012 President’s Rifle Match on Monday, 30 July on Rodriguez Range. Perry topped Cooper with an aggregate score of 398-16X to Cooper’s 396-18X after both shooters entered the final with perfect 300’s fired in the qualification round.
Navy Reservist John Brubaker Needs Tiebreaker to Win Points-Eligible
M16 EIC Match & Stuart DeMotte Wins Overall Aggregate Category
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – For some, it’s a points race to finish inside the top 10 percent of all eligible non-Distinguished shooters in the match and for others it’s a warm-up for more M16/AR15 platform events that follow in the National Matches highpower schedule. For the rest of the 657 participants in this year’s M16 EIC Rifle Match, it’s an opportunity to fire a four-stage match on the big range at Camp Perry and take home some memories.
Three Prominent Arizona Junior Rifle Teammates
Receive Military Academy Appointments
For Rifle Shooting and Scholastic Achievement
Phoenix, Ariz. – Congratulations to Tyler Rico, Alexandria Provine and Joey Kendrick who have not only raised the bar in Arizona’s organized shooting programs, but have also been extraordinary ambassadors for the nation’s Junior shooting sports. “We are proud to honor these young teammates and are fortunate to have supported their growth and success in our junior rifle divisions that include high power, smallbore and air rifle,” said Tom Kirby, a veteran shooting coach and a Junior Division director for the non-profit, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association (ASRPA).
Opalewski Defends Open Championship as Guay Wins Telescopic and Villanueva Defends Tactical Class Title at 2012 National Rimfire Sporter Match
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Three shooters, none of whom are strangers to the awards ceremony at CMP rimfire sporter competitions, turned in strong performances Sunday, 22 July, at the 2012 CMP National Rimfire Sporter Match. The event drew 553 entries from the Midwest, South, Atlantic Coast, New England and as far away as Anchorage, Alaska.
The Rimfire Sporter Match is an introductory competition which is fired using standard off-the-rack, non-competition type .22 caliber rifles that may be semi-automatic or bolt action. Shooters may compete in Open Sights (O-Class), Telescopic Sights (T-Class) and Tactical Rifle classes. They may also re-enter in another class as range space and time allocation allows. A total of 600 points may be earned in prone, sitting (or kneeling) and standing positions and each position is comprised of slow-fire and rapid-fire phases worth 100 points each.
U.S.M.C. Sgt Luis Esparza Wins President’s Pistol, U.S. Army SSG
Patrick Franks Jr. Captures the
National Trophy Individual Pistol Match and USAMU Blue repeats
National Trophy Pistol Team Match Victory
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – To the applause and shouts of “Oo-Rah” from fellow Marines at the National Trophy Pistol Match Awards ceremony at Hough Auditorium on 15 July, Sgt Luis Esparza charged up the stairs to the stage and was recognized for winning the 2012 President’s Pistol Trophy, among a field of 544 competitors.
Esparza, 23, fired a 386-12X aggregate of a possible 400, in a highly-competitive match among many of the nation’s top service pistol shooters. Esparza held off three U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit competitors, SFC James Henderson, 45, SFC Thomas Rose, 36, and SPC Greg Markowski, 38, all of whom were tied for second at 384, separated by X-ring tiebreakers.
Joseph Totts Wins Junior President’s Pistol Match and Leads
Juniors in Aggregate Scoring at Camp Perry
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Joseph Totts, 20, of Mogadore, OH, the defending 2011 Junior Individual Pistol champion, won the 2012 Junior President’s Pistol Match with an aggregate score of 366-3X on a warm, sunny, yet breezy Sunday, 15 July. While Totts did not repeat as Junior Individual champ, he finished four points behind the winner, Alexander Chichkov. All junior matches are fired using .22 caliber pistols.
Rick Sten wins top prize in the 30 Shot Pistol Center Shot Re-Entry Match and
John Zurek is the 2012 National Matches Air Pistol Champion
The CMP’s National Match Air Gun Events take place every year during the National Matches at Camp Perry. The air gun events started in 2009 and offer national match competitors and area visitors an opportunity to shoot on the CMP’s high-tech indoor range which features 80 MegaLink electronic targets.