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At TCU’s second match of the 2017-18 season, Mindy Miles posted an amazing score of  1193, with a 595 in Smallbore and 598 Air-Rifle. (The second highest score in TCU history.)  That was just one week after firing a personal-best aggregate score of 1189, with a 599 in Air Rifle and a 590 in Smallbore at the Memphis Tiger Invitational.


KN: 100, 98

PR: 100, 100

ST: 97, 100

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The CMP is pleased to offer six days of smallbore events during the 2018 National Matches at Camp Perry. One of our goals is to offer more shooting events at Camp Perry and grow participation.

Here is a draft schedule for 2018:

16 July – Check-in/Registration and Practice

17-18 July – 3x40 (2 days)

19-22 July – Prone (4 days)

22 July - Smallbore Awards Ceremony

We will utilize CMP electronic targets, located on Petrarca range, to conduct finals for the events.

Clinics will be offered by the Army Marksmanship Unit and CMP Staff.

CMP is currently drafting rules and regulations for the matches and will be posted in the coming weeks. The remaining details are still under development. We are working with a group of very knowledgeable smallbore shooters to make this an event everyone will enjoy.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact CMP Program Coordinator, Brad Donoho at

Latest info from CMP will be on their site at: CMP National Matches

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The latest in KTS electronically-scored targets using the OpticScore system is now available in the North American market from CMP Targets.

OpticScore targets (Powered by Kongsberg Target Systems) are a great choice for air rifle, air pistol and smallbore target shooting, greatly decreasing the expense of consumables, including masks and rubber or paper bands.  Projectiles penetrate the LED-illuminated target face in the same way as an acoustic target, but instead of sensing and timing sound waves, the pellet or round is optically detected by OpticScore as it passes through the face of the target.  Shot information is converted to data and instantly reported to the firing line monitor bullet’s center in the same way as a KTS acoustic target.

The CMP-KTS ConnectionThe Civilian Marksmanship Program has been a 501(c)(3) organization since 1996, with roots dating back to 1903 when the U.S. Congress established its founding as an entity of the U.S. Army.The organization’s mission in both forms has been to promote firearm safety and marksmanship training. When privatized in 1996, an additional mandate was added: “with an emphasis on youth.”

The CMP-KTS connection formed when the CMP sought out a provider of electronic targets for its 500-acre marksmanship park in Talladega, Alabama. The successful venture spawned a North American distribution agreement between CMP and the Kongsberg Target Systems of Norway.

Depending on your range scenario and budget constraints, CMP Targets can assist you in setting up a single lane or multiple lanes.

For More Information: If you would like to experience the KTS OpticScore Target system for yourself, plan to visit a CMP competition center in Anniston, Alabama or at historic Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio.  Both centers feature 80 firing points and offer open public marksmanship nights and they host multiple local, regional and national sporter and precision airgun championships. The centers have served as step-off points for multiple international competitions.

CHECK OUT THE FULL BROCHURE in the Files section.

To learn more, contact
Bryan Parris

CMP Targets Specialist

256-835-8455 x-421

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The 2017-2018 NCAA Rifle competition season is starting September 23, 2017 with a total of 21 teams competing in six matches over the weekend held in KY, TN and SC.

Check out the full season schedule at the NCAA Schedule and Results website..

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The 2017 U.S. Roberts Mens Prone Team regained possession of the prestigious trophy defeating the British 3838 to 3827. The USA Randle Womens Prone Team also won its match with Great Britain 2304 to 2289. So both trophies are back in the USA! Go USA!

Roberts Team Firing members were Eric Uptagrafft who posted the match high score of 391, on the international targets, Hank Gray, Mark Del Cotto, Morgen Dietrich, Kevin Nevius, Howard Pitts, Mike Seery, Billy Azzinaro and Matt Chezem. Wind coaches were Team Captain Patti Clark, Team Coach Shawn Carpenter, Team Adjutant Hap Rocketto, Reserve Shawn Wells and Reserve Mike O’Connor. Martha Kelley was in the scoring room as U.S. observer.

The Randle Team members were led by Edie Fleeman and Martha Kelly.  Firing team members included Michelle Bohren, Lily Davenport, Ruby Gomes, Elizabeth Harty, Ginger McLemore and Chris Rakyta for the win. The Randle Ladies were coached by Kevin Nevius, Mike O’Connor, Joe Graf, Hank Gray, Kerry Spurgin and Eric Uptagrafft.

Editor’s note: The full match report for the Roberts Team match will be published in a future edition of the SSUSA digital magazine. Special thanks to Roberts Team Adjutant Hap Rocketto for the Roberts Match Report, and Elizabeth Harty for the article at SSUSA with the view as a competitor on the winning Randle Team.  Check out the full story on the Randle Team Match from Elizabeth Harty over at

A big difference from shooting NRA Smallbore Nationals at Bristol, IN, and other competitions here in the U.S. is the wind flags. In England, they use wind socks which require a lot more wind to move compared to the thin strips of material we use in the United States.

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The Prone course of fire consists of four 40 shot matches, shot in 20 shot strings, which total a 1600 point daily aggregate. The first match is shot at 50 yards and the second at 50 meters. The third match is called the Dewar comprised of 20 shots fired at 50 yards and 20 shots at 100 yards. The last daily match will be 40 shots at 100 yards.

Day one of the Prone Championships Monday 7/24 was delayed due to rain, and a mutual decision was made to begin the matches on Tuesday. Metallic and Any-Sight Team matches will be fired in the afternoons after Metallic and Any-Sight aggregates.

=== Day One ====================== 

The first day of the Prone competition started with twenty competitors. The Senior and Intermediate-Senior shooters were ready for Prone, and shot to an early lead. As the day progressed it was a familiar group battling for the top three spots in each match.

50 Yard: The Metallic 50 Yard match had five shooters with a 400, and most of the competitors hanging close. Kenneth Benyo and Larry Parker tied with a 400-36x and Benyo was match winner via tie breaker on his second stage.

50 Meters: Larry Parker won the 50 Meter match with the sole 400.  Parker was leading at the midpoint of the day’s shooting with the only perfect 800. Five other shooters trailed with 798-799.

Dewar match: The third of four stages the Dewar match featured the leaders battling for the top three places. Kathy Livingstone fired a 400-28x followed by Eric Gestl 400-25x and Tobin Sanctuary 399-31x….After the match, there was a still five competitors aiming for first place. In the Aggregate with the 100 yard match remaining. Parker and Livingstone currently led the fiel having each only dropped one point.

100 Yards: The last match of the day was the 100 Yard match. As usual the daily aggregate was decided with the longest distance. William Burkert shot the only 400 of the day with 19x. There were several shooters with more x’s but they dropped important points

Metallic-Sight Aggregate

1596 114x   Eric Gestl  – Match Winner

1595 116x   Kenneth Benyo – 1st Master

1594 210x   Tobin Sanctuary 2nd Master

Heading into tomorrow’s Day-2 Metallic sights, the following shooters round out the top ten:

1594 116x    Kathy Livingstone – 1st Expert/Sharpshooter

1594 110x    Larry Parker

1593  97x    William Burkert

1592 113x    Michael Carter

1590 100x   Terry Glenn

1589  95x    Harrison Callahan

1589  85x    Frank Linkowsky   

=== Day Two ====================== 

50 Yard: The competitors came to the line ready for Metallic 50 Yard match with eight shooters with a 400, and another six shooters right behind with 399. The top three shooters all had 400 with Tobin Sanctuary 36x, William Neff 35x, and Michael Carter 34x.

50 Meters: The same three competitors battled for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This time Carter won the match with the only 400, followed by Sanctuary and Neff.

Dewar match: The leaderboard was changing after Kenneth Benyo 399-32x, Eric Gestl 399-31x, and William Neff 399-30x posted the top three scores.

100 Yards: The last match of the day was the 100 Yard match. Just like Day one, only one shooter was able to fire the elusive 400 at 100 yards.  This time it was Eric Gestl with 400-24x

The Day-2 Aggregate Had three shooters tied at 1596.  The top three were determined by x-count:

1596 124x  William Neff

1596 122x  Tobin Sanctuary

1596 107x  Terry Glenn

Metallic-Sights Grand Aggregate

When all the shots were fired on day two, the same three shooters from Day 1 Metallic Sights held the top three slots in the Metallic-Sights Grand Aggregate. Sanctuary edged out Benyo for 2nd place by one point and they both had 243x.  

The match had a three way tie entering the last 100 yard match, and Gestl 400, Sanctuary 399, and Benyo 398 decided the final standings:

3191 219x   Eric Gestl  – Match Winner

3190 243x   Tobin Sanctuary 2nd Place, High Junior

3189 243x   Kenneth Benyo – High Intermediate Senior

Seven of the top ten scores in the Metallic-Sights Grand Aggregate were fired by Senior and Intermediate Senior competitors.


=== Any-Sights Day 1 ======

50 Yard: Now that the shooters were shooting any-sights. You better shoot a 400 to stay with the leaders.  400-30x was good for 14th place. Kenneth Benyo won the match with a 400-37x

50 Meters: Nine shooters again cleaned the match. Benyo picked up his second win of the day with an outstanding 400-38x

Dewar match: Eleven competitors cleaned the match with 400’s. Mathew McHale shot an excellent 400-38x to win the Dewar match.  There were FIVE shooters that have not dropped a point prior to the upcoming 100 yd match.

100 Yards: There were six 400’s shot in the 100 yard match.  Tobin Sanctuary won the 100 yard match with a tiebreaker victory over Terry Glenn. Both shooters had 400-37x. Benyo had a 399-30x and the one point dropped him to second overall going into Day 2 Any-Sight, 

Any-Sight Day One Aggregate (Preliminary scores)

On the strength of his 100 yard win, Sanctuary won the Day one aggregate.  Seven other shooters shot 1599, so tomorrow will be a very close finish for the Any-Sights title. Two Junior shooters cracked the top ten, including Tobin Sanctuary with the win.

1600 138x   Tobin Sanctuary – Match Winner (Junior)

1599 139x   Kenneth Benyo – 1st Master

1599 137x   Michael Carter -  2nd Master

Heading into tomorrow’s Day-2 Any-Sights sights, the following shooters round out the top ten:

1599 135x    Terry Glenn

1599 131x    William Neff

1599 129x    William Burkert

1599 123x    Daniel Wesson (Intermediate Jr)

1599 113x    Craig Samuelson 

1598 123x    Matthew McHale

1598 118x    Paul Parker

=== Any-Sights Day 2 ======

Any-Sight Day Two Aggregate (Preliminary scores)

The top three competitors from Day one battled it out again. This time Carter came out on top with a 1600-135x

1600 135x   Michael Carter – Match Winner

1600 131x   Tobin Sanctuary 

1599 139x   Kenneth Benyo 

Any-Sights Grand Aggregate

The top four shooters were really close to see who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Carter pounded the x-ring today, but Sanctuary cleaned day two with another 1600 for an elusive 3200!

3200 269x   Tobin Sanctuary - Match Winner, High Junior

3199 272x   Michael Carter - 2nd Place

3199 258x   William Neff - 3rd Place

3198-268x  Kenneth Benyo – 1st Master

Michael Carter presenting Tobin Sanctuary the Any-Sight Prone Champion award. Tobin shot a 3200 with iron sights!


The FINAL Top Three:

Once again like in the 3-Position Championship a Junior shooter (this time Tobin Sanctuary) won the Prone Aggregate match showing the strength of our smallbore junior and collegiate programs in the nation.

The Top 3 competitors in the Prone National Championship

Tobin Sanctuary - Match Winner

Kenneth Benyo – 2nd Place

Michael Carter - 3rd Place

Congratulations to all of the competitors, as well all of those involved in putting on the first ASSA National Championship!


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The first American Smallbore Shooting Association National Championships are in action at the Blue Trail Range in Wallingford, CT, July 21-22 (followed by the  Prone Championships). 


Day one of the Position competition started with thirty-nine shooters on the line for the Iron Sights Position matches. Juniors lead the field on Day one with a Junior shooter firing the winning scores in Prone, Standing, Kneeling and the Aggregate.


PRONE started the competition with two shooters shooting 400. Sophia Cuozzo shot 400-25x edging Peter Fiori who shot a 400-21x by 4 x’s..  


STANDING was won by Fiori with an excellent 393-24x. Second place was Ashley Sprague with 389-13x.  There were eight shooters bunched from 384-389.  The Iron Sights Aggregate would be decided in Kneeling.


KNEELING was another match win for Fiori with a 397-23x edging out Ashley Sprague who fired 397-20x. Third Kneeling was Jeffery Doerschler with 394-22x


When all of day one Metallic Sight matches were completed the top of the standings looked like this:

1189-78x  Peter Fiori  - Winner

1184-52x  Ashley Sprague - High Junior

1179-48x  Sophia Cuozzo - 2nd Overall

1178-58x  Tobin Sanctuary – 3rd Overall

1177-58x  Emma Rhode – High Civilian

1176-54x  Megan Wilcoxson – High Woman

1171-48x  Hope Kavulich – 1st Master

1170-48x  Daniel Wesson- 1st Expert

1170-52x  Amber Schifano

1169-46x  Madilyn Riegel

Senior shooters Jeffery Doerschler (1165-49x) and Mandy Otero (1164-48x) are separated by only one point an heading into the Day-2 Any Sight matches.

The Position standings are not over yet, as day two will be Any Sights, with several shooters ready to move up the scoreboard shooting Scope. Only 10 points separates 3rd and 10th place.  Stay tuned…

*** Day two (Any Sights) results *************************

The weather forecast for today was heating up but no chance of rain. The morning wind took a timeout, and the scores soarded now that competitors replaced their Iron Sights with scopes for today’s competition.

PRONE What a difference a day makes. There were five shooters with a perfect 400, and seven more with 399. Fiori continued his winning ways with a 400-36x, this time edging out Jeffrey Doerschler who had a 399-37x. Prone awards:

400-36x   Peter Fiori  - Winner

399-37x   Jeffrey Doerschler – 1st master

400-33x   Rebecca Picone – 1st Expert

397-23x   Joel Potts – 1st Sharpshooter

398-27x   Graham Wolf – 1st Marksman

STANDING – Scores again were rising as was the temperature.  After the standing scores were final, it is looking like no one is going to catch Fiori.  He followed up his Prone win with another match win in Standing 397-24x.  The race for High Senior Aggregate is still down to the wire after Doerschler and Otero tied in Prone 399, and Standing 376.  Doerschler has a point point lead going into Kneeling.

397-24x   Peter Fiori  - Winner

392-15x   Tobin Sanctuary – 1st master

394-22x   Daniel Wesson – 1st Expert

384-09x   Erin Diehl– 1st Sharpshooter

370-10x   Natalie Davidson – 1st Marksman

KNEELING – Fiori continued his run with a 399-28x to also win the Any-Sight Kneeling match. Top scores in Kneeling were a family affair as Peter Fiori Sr shot a 399-21x!  Jeffery Doerschler was right behind the Fiori's with a 398-23x, which locked up the 1st Senior for Any-Sights.

399-28x   Peter Fiori  - Winner

398-23x   Jeffrey Doerschler – 1st master

399-21x   Peter Fiori Sr. – 1st Expert

391-17x   Erin Diehl– 1st Sharpshooter

388-16x   Natalie Davidson – 1st Marksman

The Any-Sight Aggregate Top 10 were:

1196-88x  Peter Fiori  - Winner

1189-68x  Daniel Wesson - 2nd Overall, High Junior

1185-62x  Ashley Sparague - 3rd Overall, High Woman

1182-65x  Tobin Sanctuary - 1st Master

1182-65x  Sophia Cuozzo 

1176-55x  Rebecca Picone - 1st Expert

1174-63x  Emma Rhode - 1st Unclassified

1174-55x  Peter Fiori Sr. 

1173-73x  Jeffery Doerschler

1173-56x  Peter Fiori Sr. 

1168-45x  Erin Diehl - 1st Sharpshooter


2385-166x  Peter Fiori  - Winner

2369-114x  Ashley Sparague - 2nd Overall, High Woman

2360-123x  Tobin Sanctuary - 3rd Overall, High Junior

2359-120x  Daniel Wesson - High Intermediatte Junior

2355-103x  Sophia Cuozzo - 1st Master

2351-109x  Emma Rhode - High Sub Junior

2340- 95x  Madilyn Riegel

2338-122x Jeffery Doerschler - (High Senior Info only)

2337- 83x  Amber Schifano

2328- 91x  Riegel Christopher Hake

2337- 83x  Amber Scifano - 1st Unclassified

2328- 83x  Erin Diehl - 1st Sharpshooter

2327-101x  Rebecca Picone - 1st Expert

Michael Carter presenting Peter Fiori the 3-Position National Championship award.



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The 3-Position Conventional National Championship followed the Prone Championships on July 14-15 at the Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana. Weather was in the high 70s and partly cloudy.

The US Army shooters again took top honors in the NRA 2017 3-Position National Championships. (1st) Patrick Sunderman 2391-167x, (2nd) Mike McPhail 2390-168x, and 3rd) George Norton 2388-169x.  Top civilian shooters however were not far behind. In the Metallic Sights competition Jared Desrosiers  grabbed third place, and the Any Sights competition was won Megan Hilbish!

Metallic Sights Championshipfull results at NRA

1196-84 Patrick Sunderman - Service

1195-87 Mike McPhail  - Service

1194-76 Jared Desrosiers - Junior, Civilian

Any Sights Championship Results

1195-86 Megan Hilbish - Collegiate, Civilian

1195-83 Patrick Sunderman - Service

1195-82 George Norton - Service

National Smallbore Conventional 3-Position Championship Results


2391-167 Patrick Sunderman - Service

2390-168 Mike McPhail - Service

2388-169 George Norton - Service

2385-143 Antonio Gross - Junior, Civilian

2383-150 Jared Desrosiers - Junior, Civilian

2382-161 Daniel Martz - Civilian

2382-146 Erin Mcneil - Service

2381-154 Megan Hilbish - Collegiate

2380-136 Richard Clark - Intermediate Junior

2378-136 Peter Fiori - Intermediate Junior


Winner: Patrick Sunderman

1st Civilian: Antonio Gross

1st Senior: William Beard

1st Intermediate Senior: Jeffery Doerschler

1st Collegiate: Megan Hilbish

1st Junior: Antonio Gross

1st Intermediate Junior: Richard Clark


Next up is the Metric 3-Position National Championships!

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The 2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships have completed at the Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana.  Eight-eight competitors fired the four-day match, which was comprised of two days with Iron sights, and two days with Any sights.

After all the shots were fired, the 2017 National Champion is SFC Hank Gray, USA REG who only dropped one point over the four days with an outstanding score of 4799 – 419x. Second and third place award winners both shot 4797.   SFC Mike McPhail, USA REG had 438x, and SSG Grorge Norton, USA REG had 397x. 

Gray won both the Iron-sights (2399-201x) and Any-sight (2400-218x) Championships!

Photo courtesy St. Joseph Valley Rifle & Pistol Association of

For all of the results from the Championships check out the links to the NRA Competitions – National Rifle Championship pages below.

National Conventional Prone Championship Results

Prone Iron-Sights Aggregate

Prone Any Sight Aggregate

The Conventional Prone Awards ceremony will be the night of July 13th.

The 3-Position Conventional Championships will be fired on July 14-15, followed by the 3-Position Metric Championships July 16-17.

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The National Air Rifle Championships for junior precision and sporter air rifle competitors were held June 21-23 and June 24-26 at Camp Perry, OH. The event combined the National Junior Olympic (JO) match with CMP competition. Individual and team awards were presented to each day’s winners, along with an award for the overall precision competitor of the two-day aggregate, who receives an honorary spot on the USA Shooting junior team.

In the precision match, Rebecca Lamb, 15, of the Arlington Optimist Acorns CJRC (Virginia) followed Zaun in second with a score of 694.4, as individual competitor Jared Eddy, 16 (Midland, GA) finished with an overall score of 692.7.

Katie Zaun won the USA Shooting precision aggregate competition and also earned her Distinguished Badge.  Though only in the eighth grade, Katie Zaun, 14, of the Buffalo Sharpshooters (North Dakota) overcame a crowded field to become the aggregate winner of the 2017 National Three-Position Championships.

Zaun has been shooting since she was eight years old, beginning with BB gun before moving on to air rifle and smallbore, where she’s been practicing precision style shooting for almost five years now. This was her third trip to the Air Rifle Nationals event—and this time, she had goals in mind.

Texas Hill Country Shooting Club won first place in 3P precision air rifle team championship.

In sporter, the ladies of the Zion Benton team (Illinois) claimed the top two places in the as Jaycie Hoenig, 18, passed her teammate, Hailey Smith, 18, with a score of 668.3 for the win. A graduated senior, Hoenig embraced every bit she could of her final air rifle competition—ending on a clear high note.

Jaycie Hoenig finished her junior career with the overall win in the 3P Air sporter championship.

For the full article, see Shooting Sports USA

by Ashley Brugnone - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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