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CMP Hosts GSMM Rifle, Air Gun Matches in Ohio and Alabama in September

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) stayed busy on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, as it hosted three special events between its facilities at Camp Perry, Ohio, and Anniston, Ala.

The first was a Garand, Springfield, Vintage and Modern Military (GSMM) rifle match on Camp Perry’s outdoor electronic target line at Petrarca Range. The event was open to adults and juniors – reaching nearly 50 entries throughout the day.

Leading the Garand Match only by x-count was Jeffrey Beierke, 58, of Fort Wayne, Ind., with a score of 265-5X. Doug Staaf, 65, of Wattsburg, Pa., claimed the win in the Springfield Match with 263-3X, as Dean Davenport, 37, of Scio, N.Y., overtook the Vintage Military course with 264-2X. Zachary Coffey, 31, of Manchester, Mich., led the Modern Military event by more than 10 points with 289-5X. Find a complete list of results of the GSMM Match at

The Monthly Air Gun Matches feature 3×20 air rifle and international-style air rifle and air pistol matches for adults and juniors.

Also held the same day was CMP’s latest round of Monthly Matches, fired at each indoor air gun range location in Ohio and Alabama. The event featured three-position air rifle and ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) air rifle and air pistol competitions for adult and junior athletes.

SP4 Sagen Maddalena led the ISSF Rifle event in Alabama.

In Anniston, Olympians SP4 Sagen Maddalena, 29, and SSG Sandra Uptagrafft, 51, nabbed wins in the ISSF Air Rifle and Air Pistol events, respectfully. At Camp Perry, the 3×20 athletes gave impressive battles in the precision and sporter categories – each winner determined by decimal scores. Achieving the overall spot in precision was Riley Dunn, 16, who landed 0.6 points above Katrina Demerle, 17, for the win. In sporter, Brianna Benedetto, 15, led Santiago Camacho, 16, by just 0.4 points to earn first.

SSG Sandra Uptagrafft was the overall athlete in the ISSF Pistol match in Anniston.

Other top competitors of the September Monthly Air Gun Matches were:


The Rifle Final medal winners in Ohio.

ISSF Rifle (Adult and Junior):

Katrina Demerle, 17, Hamilton, OH – 626.0 Claudia Muzik, 16, Green Springs, OH – 622.3 Emme Walrath, 16, Kenosha, WI – 621.2
The Pistol Final medal winners in Ohio.

ISSF Pistol:

Katelyn Abeln, 21, Douglasville, GA – 573-14X (TOP JUNIOR) Johnathan Dorsten, 19, Bryan, OH – 571-19X Anthony Lutz, 34, Orient, OH – 569-10X
Medal winners for the 3×20 Precision Rifle event plus final.

3×20 Precision Rifle (plus final):

Riley Dunn, 16, Washington, PA – 696.9-44X Katrina Demerle, 17, Hamilton, OH – 696.3-45X Emme Walrath, 16, Kenosha, WI – 695-42X
Zion Benton juniors swept the 3×20 Sporter Rifle event plus final.

3×20 Sporter Rifle (plus final):

Brianna Benedetto, 15, Beach Park, IL – 616.8-17X Santiago Camacho, 16, Zion, IL – 616.4-10X Brayden Rich, 15, Winthrop Harbor, IL – 615.4-20X


ISSF Rifle:

SP4 Sagen Maddalena, 29, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit – 636.0 SGT Brandon Muske, 28, Fort Benning, GA – 625.5 (TOP JUNIOR) Emily Buck, 17, Alabaster, AL – 611.6

ISSF Pistol:

SSG Sandra Uptagrafft, 51, Phenix City, AL – 560 Stephanie Fryer, 38, Colorado Springs, CO – 558 Martha Hall, 31, Colorado Springs, CO – 544

3×20 Precision Rifle (plus final):

Emily Buck, 17, Alabaster, AL – 687.5 Grayson Ellis, 16, Anniston, AL – 686.3 Madelyn Lee, 18, Dawsonville, GA – 682.0

3×20 Sporter Rifle (plus final):

Bethany Shirley, 15, Monroe, GA – 629.7 Joshua Shirley, 18, Monroe, GA – 604.8 Marley Bowden, 14, Harpersville, AL – 515.8

Only two more Monthly Air Gun Match events remain for the 2022 season! The final Monthly Matches of the year will be held Oct. 15 and Nov. 19, in both Ohio and Alabama. Learn more by visiting

A complete list of results of the September Monthly Matches can be found on the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at (Camp Perry) and (Anniston). Photos of the event can be downloaded for free from the CMP’s Zenfolio page at

CMP Ranges are Open to the Public!

The CMP South Competition Center (Anniston) and the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center (Camp Perry) conduct Open Marksmanship Nights every week, where individuals of all ages are welcome to try their hands at air gun. The ranges are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. EST at Camp Perry and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST in Anniston. Guests may also visit the ranges by appointment Monday through Thursday. Learn more at

Likewise, Camp Perry’s outdoor Petrarca Range is open every Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST until mid-November. Find more about the range, including a list of approved firearms, at

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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