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The Civilian Marksmanship Program is dedicated to the respect for and safe handling of firearms, instilling patriotism and discipline in our youth participants.  The CMP provides its constituents with the highest level of instruction in the proper control of firearms by highly-skilled coaches and veteran range safety officers in the classroom, at our ranges and wherever the CMP banner is displayed. 

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Tuesday & Thursday Night Open Public Shooting
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2013 Western CMP Games

11 - 15 October 2013
Ben Avery Shooting Facility,
Phoenix, AZ

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NEW IN 2013: The CMP will hold the traveling Small Arms Firing School and M16 EIC Match on Friday October 11th during the CMP Western Games. A new Modern Military Category has been added to the GSM Match. Competitors will have the ability to fire in a maximum of four separate events during the CMP Games. Shooters may choose to fire a Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military or a Modern Military Rifle.


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USAMU Narrowly Wins National Trophy Team Match, ‘Heidi’s Dream’ Comes True at Junior Team Match

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

The United States Army Marksmanship Unit Praslik team won the overall National Trophy Rifle Team Match with a score of 2936-88x. Members of the winning team are SFC Daniel Peters, SSG Tyrel Cooper, SSG Brandon Green, CPT Ryan Calhoon, SGT Augusts Dunfey and SFC Joel Micholick.
CAMP PERRY, OH – The six-man United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Praslick team took the role of overall champion in the National Trophy Rifle Team Match, fired on August 1 on Viale Range at Camp Perry, with a score of 2936-88x. The USAMU team outshot the All Guard Gold team by only one point in the competition, serving as a reminder of the amount of talent on the line that day.

“It was one of the most challenging six-man team matches I’ve ever seen,” said USAMU coach Emil Praslick. “Everyone was strong on the line out there, and the wind created a real challenge, but in the end my team performed well and did what they needed to do.”
Colors flapped in the wind behind the firing line during the National Team Trophy Match on Viale Range as teams brought their state and team flags to fly.

Team members of the winning team are SFC Daniel Peters, SSG Tyrel Cooper, SSG Brandon Green, CPT Ryan Calhoon, SGT Augusts Dunfey and SFC Joel Micholick.
The All Guard Gold team earned the Hilton Trophy, meant for Reserve or National Guard teams involved in the National Team Trophy match. The All Guard Gold team was also only one point shy of first place.

The All Guard Gold team fired a 2935-98x, just shy of first place. Team members are SSG John Coggshall, SSgt. Leight Jenks, CW3 David Kerin, TSgt. Stuart Mackey, MSgt. Gregory Blackstock and SSG Cody Shields. Claiming the third place spot was the U.S. Army Reserve Gold team, with a score of 2921-81x. Members are PFC Nick Mowrer, MSG Robert Mango, CPT Samuel Freeman, SFC Leslie Lewis, SGT Kristoffer Friend and LTC Cletus Paumier.

In other trophy action, the Hilton Trophy, for Reserve or National Guard teams involved in the match, was the All Guard Gold team. Coalinga Team Oman took the Soldier of Marathon Trophy, awarded to the top civilian team. Members Jared Perry, Chad Kurgan, Sagen Maddalena, Jim O’Connell, Robert Taylor and Lane Ichord fired a combined score of 2915-86x to overtake the top spot.
The top junior team in the National Trophy Team competition and snagging the Minuteman Trophy was CA Grizzly Team Seelay with a score of 2850-66x. CMP governmental affairs consultant JB Hudson presented the award to the team.

Claiming the Minuteman Trophy, awarded to the top junior team, was the California Grizzly Team Seeley, with a score of 2850-66x. Team members are Kevin Tandoc, Kasey Nelson, Forrest Greenwood, Bradley Pappageorge, Morgan Owen and Hugh Braly.
MSgt. Julia Watson, USMCR, was the recipient of the GySgt Carlos Hathcock Trophy with her record-setting score of 1282-52x. The award was presented by Commander Mick Glancey of the United States Navy.

The Pershing Trophy is awarded to highest overall individual competitor in the competition. MSgt. Julia Watson, USMCR, 37, of Provo, UT, won the trophy with her score of 498-25x. The Rattlesnake Trophy, earned by Army Active, Reserve or National Guard competitors, was won by SSG John Coggshall, 28, ARNG, of Middletown, CT, with his score of 497-20x. SSgt. Leigh Jenks III, ANG, earned the General Thomas White Trophy with his score of 493-16x. The trophy is awarded to the top Air Force Active, Reserve or National Guard competitor.

The National Trophy Team Match was first fired in 1903. Teams consist of six shooters, with the requirement of one member being a “new shooter.” No sighters are permitted during the match, as teams fire from standing and prone positions at 200, 300 and 600 yards.

The CA Grizzly Team Heidi’s Dream, consisting of Sagen Maddalena, 19, of Groveland, CA, and Lane Ichord, 19, of Waterford, CA, took the first place spot in the National Trophy Junior Team Match, held July 31 on Rodriguez Range at Camp Perry. Firing a 974-32x, the team not only received their names on the Freedom’s Fire Trophy, but also set a new national record. The previous record of 968-21x was set by the California Grizzly Berger team back in 2012.
The California Grizzlies team wore pink ribbons on their hats in remembrance of a dedicated mother of one of their junior shooters who recently lost her battle with cancer.

The name “Heidi’s Dream” was chosen in memory of a mother of a former Grizzly shooter who recently lost her battle with cancer. She was an avid supporter of the California Grizzly Rifle Club, and always enjoyed watching them succeed. The team wore pink ribbons on their hats as a reminder of the woman who pushed them to be the best shooters they could be, and on the day of the Junior Team Match, they were.
The National Trophy Junior Team Match consists of two-person teams that follow the National Match Course of Fire. Juniors fire from prone, sitting and standing positions.

Coming in second place was fellow Grizzly Team, Team RCBS, consisting of Forrest Greenwood, 17, of Ceres, CA, an Morgan Owen, 17, of Sonora, CA, firing a 965-22x. Brothers Morgan and Fredric Fadeley of Phoenix, AZ, comprised the Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley team. Morgan, 18, fired a 488-13x, while Frederic, 20, contributed a score of 476-13x to give the team an aggregate score of 964-26x – securing them the third place spot in the competition.
Some junior teams showed their spirit by flying their flags as they shot on the line during the match.

The CMP National Trophy Junior Team Match is a two-person team match that follows National Match Course of Fire, firing from standing, sitting and prone positions at 200, 300 and 600 yards. The competition awards the best junior shooting team in the nation for outscoring all other junior teams with hard work, dedication and determination.

For a complete list of results for the National Trophy Team Match at and the National Trophy Junior Team Match at Photos can be viewed at and


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