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CMP Club News: American Legion Hosts Iowa State Rifle and Pistol 2022 Championship for Youth in March

Submitted by Tina Elwood Gehrke

The Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Association 2022 Championship took place on March 5, 2022. The event was hosted in Ely, Iowa, by rifle coaches from the American Legion Post 555 (Tina Elwood Gehrke, Juan Trevino and Garrett Carlson) and was attended by student athletes from five clubs: Cedar Rapids Pathfinders, Ely, Lone Tree, Muscatine and Swisher. 

Civilian Marksmanship Program’s State Director Wayne Marker joined the event to assist with an oversight for scorekeeping with Jerry of Bettendorf. Marker’s help was greatly appreciated throughout the event.

Athletes competed using the CMP junior classifications G3 (Sub-junior Age 14 and under), G2 (Intermediate-junior Age 15-16) and G1 (Junior Age 17-18). Match 4 is a total of prone (match 1), standing (match 2) and kneeling (match 3) results. Totals are listed by age classification, and awards were presented to 4th through 1st place finishers, who included:

G1: Junior (Age 17-18)

Rachel Cross – 468Isaac Denning – 428Annabelle Forbes – 426Zach Pisney – 420Alex Hume – 419

G2: Intermediate Junior (Age 15 – 16)

Hailey Asbe – 532Harry Brenneman – 507Ella Evans – 500Kiara Hallett – 498Cale Shelton – 488Sabrina Cooklin – 400

G3: Sub-junior (Age 14 and under)

Shyan Rockafellow – 479Cael Olson – 469Mayson Attwood – 388Samuel Lampe – 382Otto Gehrke – 308Tommy Utter II – 127

The G2 age classification finished strongest, boasting the highest match 4 totals. Overall totals for high overall with combined age classifications and club:

HOA – All Classifications/Ages (Name, Classification, Club, Score)

Hailey Asbe, G2 Int Junior, Swisher – 532
Harry Brenneman, G2 Int Junior, Lone Tree – 507
Ella Evans, G2 Int Junior, Muscatine – 500
Kiara Hallett, G2 Int Junior, Muscatine – 498
Cale Shelton, G2 Int Junior, Swisher – 488
Shyan Rockafellow, G3 Sub-Junior, Lone Tree – 479
Cael Olson, G3 Sub-Junior, Swisher – 469
Rachel Cross, G1 Junior, Swisher – 468
Isaac Denning, G1 Junior, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders – 428
Annabelle Forbes, G1 Junior, Lone Tree – 426
Zach Pisney, G1 Junior, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders – 420
Alex Hume, G1 Junior, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders – 419
Sabrina Cooklin, G2 Int Junior, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders – 400
Mayson Attwood, G3 Sub-Junior, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders – 388
Samuel Lampe, G3 Sub-Junior, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders – 382
Otto Gehrke, G3 Sub-Junior, Ely – 308
Tommy Utter II, G3 Sub-Junior, Lone Tree – 127

Three four-person teams pre-registered and competed with their combined match 4 totals. Trophies were presented to the top two teams in the state.

Coming in at 3rd place in the state was Lone Tree (coached by Lowell L. Baker) with a score of 1539 by student athletes Harry Brenneman, Shyan Rockafellow, Annabelle Forbes and Tommy Utter II – representing each of the age classifications! The runner-up state champion team, Cedar Rapids Pathfinders, came onto the board with a solid score of 1655. The team was coached by David Blankenship and consisted of Isaac Denning, Zach Pisney, Alex Hume and Mayson Attwood. The 2022 Iowa State Champions of the Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Association was Swisher (under the direction of Bill Besgrove), consisting of student athletes Rachel Cross, Hailey Asbe, Cael Olson and Cale Shelton (also representing each of the age classifications).

Learn more about the Iowa State Rifle and Pistol association and upcoming events by accessing their website at

If you’d like to find your local club, visit the CMP Competition Tracker Page at to become involved.

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A Note from the CMP: At the CMP, we are not only dedicated to an increasing number of those involved in marksmanship within our own programs but are also devoted to supporting the efforts of those who are creating their own legacies in their own ways. Our Club News articles are our way of displaying the successes of our clubs, in the hopes of encouraging others to take the same respectable paths – both in marksmanship and in life. We are proud of our clubs for all of their endeavors and are honored to show them off within our news feed. 

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto

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(Originally posted by HLNews)


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