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Olympians, National Athletes Top Events at CMP’s September Monthly Air Gun Matches
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) resumed its Monthly Matches Sept. 18, 2021, at both of its static locations in Anniston, Alabama, and Camp Perry, Ohio – the first fired since May. The indoor air gun event, offered several times throughout the year, features a lineup of air rifle and air pistol competitions for all ages and skill levels.
Over 200 entries were seen between the two venues in September that showcased some of the most talented athletes in the country today, including 2021 Tokyo Olympians like rifle/pistol athlete SGT Nick Mowrer (who made history this year), pistol competitor SSG Sandra Uptagrafft and even rifle silver medalist Lucas Kozeniesky.
Mowrer, 33, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, led the International Pistol Monthly Match at Camp Perry, with Uptagrafft, 50, of Phenix City, Alabama, finishing a close second. Kozeniesky, 26, of Colorado Springs, earned second in the International Rifle Match at the location, as junior Emme Walrath, 15, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, bested his score by only tenths for the overall win.
Coming off of notable performances at the 2021 National Three-Position Air Rifle and National Smallbore Matches fired this summer, Walrath also claimed third in the 3×20 Precision Rifle Match at the Camp Perry Monthly Match, trailing National Junior Team members Bremen Butler, 16, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Katrina Demerle, 16, of Hamilton, Ohio, who respectively earned second and first.
Other national-level competitors like SPC Tim Sherry, 27, of Fort Benning, Georgia, were frontrunners of events – overtaking the International Rifle category in Anniston. Sherry, a member of the Army Marksmanship Unit, was the 2021 National Smallbore Prone 6400 Aggregate and Iron Sight Champion during Camp Perry National Matches in July.
Notable showings were also given by juniors Amarissa Jackson, 18, of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, and Mallory Johnson, 15, of Cookeville, Tennessee, who led the 3×20 Sporter matches at Camp Perry and Anniston, as well as Elysa Walter, 17, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, who earned the 3×20 Precision Match overall win in Alabama. Each athlete has competed at multiple CMP matches, including the National Postal Competitions.
A worthwhile opportunity to earn valuable competitive experience and learn alongside an array of exceptional athletes, only two Monthly Matches remain for the 2021 season: Oct. 9 and Nov. 13. Learn more about the CMP’s Monthly Matches by visiting https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.
Camp Perry Results:
International Rifle Final:Emme Walrath, 15, Kenosha, Wisconsin – 249.7Lucas Kozeniesky, 26, Colorado Springs, Colorado – 249.4Dylan Gregory, 16, Naperville, Illinois – 227.0
International Pistol Final:SGT Nick Mowrer, 33, Colorado Springs, Colorado – 241.6SSG Sandra Uptagrafft, 50, Phenix City, Alabama – 235.9Brennan Laing, 16, Plymouth, Michigan – 212.8
3×20 Rifle Precision:Katrina Demerle, 16, Hamilton, Ohio – 595-44XBremen Butler, 16, Fort Wayne, Indiana – 593-41XEmme Walrath, 15, Kenosha, Wisconsin – 592-44X
3×20 Rifle Sporter:Amarissa Jackson, 18, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois – 551-16XSaylet Hernandez, 18, Zion, Illinois – 550-14XNikolas Jackson, 18, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois – 536-15X
International Rifle Final:SPC Tim Sherry, 27, Fort Benning, Georgia – 245.7Adrienne Hanson, 15, Millwood, Georgia – 245.6Kenlee Ewton, 16, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee – 225.0
Overall International Pistol: Colonel Bruce Meredith, 83s, La Grange, Georgia – 531-9X
3×20 Rifle Precision:Elysa Walter, 17, Sugar Hill, Georgia – 595-46XJacob Day, 16, Columbus, Georgia – 587-38XEmily Buck, 16, Alabaster, Alabama – 586-33X
3×20 Rifle Sporter:Mallory Johnson, 15, Cookeville, Tennessee – 535-14XBrandon Edwards, 17, Millbrook, Alabama – 527-17XDevyn Chapman, 15, Piedmont, Alabama – 526-16X
Find a complete list of results of the September Monthly Matches on the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMSeptCPresults (Camp Perry) and https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMSeptAAresults (Anniston).
And don’t forget – The CMP South Competition Center and the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center conduct Open Public 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 about the ranges at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/.
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 www.TheCMP.org.
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