Athletes of the Walhalla High School Army JROTC rifle team from Walhalla, South Carolina, really stand out on the range – not just for their performances, but for their unique rifles on the firing line.
Pistol Champion Suman Sanghera Sweeps 2023 Camp Perry Open Events
On the weekend of May 19-22, Suman Sanghera, 17, of Great Falls, VA, returned to the Camp Perry Open to overtake the pistol portion of the annual air gun competition for the second consecutive year. Last year, Sanghera led the Junior class, but in 2023, she showed her strengths by going on to claim the […]
In Memoriam: Larry Pendergrass (1939-2023)
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is saddened to announce the passing of Major Larry Pendergrass, U. S. Army, Ret., on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Larry Pendergrass was one of the most significant contributors to the development of junior and competition shooting in the USA in the last three decades. Larry’s countless deeds as a marksmanship instructor, mentor of youth, exacting range officer and wise counselor made the shooting sports better.
CMP Awards $250,000 in Scholarships to Marksmanship Athletes for 2023-2024 School Year
After careful review, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has presented 114 scholarships to outstanding junior marksmen through the CMP Scholarship Program for the 2023-2024 school year.
Top Athletes Named in Round 2 of American Legion Junior Air Rifle Postal
Results are in for Round 2 of the American Legion’s Three-Position Postal event! The tournament offers those sporter and precision competitors affiliated with an American Legion Post the opportunity to test their marksmanship abilities in competition with other juniors throughout the nation. The course of fire for the tournament includes 60 shots for record at […]
Larson Sets National Records at CMP’s Three-Position Air Rifle Regional Matches
The top athletes have been determined for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Three-Position Regional Air Rifle Championship! The event was held in April at CMP’s own air gun competition centers in Ohio and Alabama as well as through the use of CMP’s mobile electronic range in Utah.
CMP Cancels Maryland Junior Rifle Camps, Adds Various New Ones In Place
Due to venue issues, two of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Junior Rifle Camps planned for Annapolis, Md., in July have been cancelled. The camps were set to take place July 18-20 (Advanced Standing Camp) and July 24-27 (3P Camp).
Event Enhancements Coming to the 2023 National Matches at Camp Perry
Throughout its century-long history, events within the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Camp Perry National Matches have evolved to better accommodate competitors and guests. Keeping with that philosophy, the 2023 event calendar has been modified from previous years – allowing overlapping disciplines and new matches to provide further competitive opportunities – along with updates to the ranges themselves to improve the competition experience for athletes on the firing line.
CMP Junior Rifle Camps Still Accepting Athletes
If you’re a junior interested in learning more about rifle marksmanship, there’s still room within the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Junior Rifle Camps!
Each year, the CMP hosts a series of hands-on, informative Junior Rifle Camps for high school age students and coaches during the summer months. Participants in the camps receive valuable lessons on intermediate and advanced marksmanship skills through various exercises and demonstrations, all led by current collegiate rifle athletes.
CMP Assists with 2023 Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Trials
The 13th annual Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Trials were held at Camp Pendleton in California, Feb. 28 to March 12, 2023, with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) there to support the shooting portion of the event.