By Jennifer Green, CMP Feature Writer Jack Ogoreuc, 16, of Grove City, Pennsylvania, was on top of his game at the CMP and Junior Olympics Precision Air Rifle Championships held in July at Camp Perry. He has been hard at work, preparing for Nationals at his junior club, the Oil City Shooting Club, in Pennsylvania. […]
By Sheri Trusty, CMP Feature Writer After years of training as a high-level gymnast, 21-year-old Cecelia Ossi of Annandale, New Jersey, transitioned to marksmanship competitions in her junior year of high school. She had little time to perfect the skills necessary to earn a spot on a collegiate team, but she applied the discipline she […]
By Jennifer Green, CMP Feature Writer I caught up with the Borealis Bullseyes from Anchorage, Alaska, to talk with rising high school junior Henry Riffe, and rising high school seniors, Sophie Wilts, Bella Anderson, Cora Anderson (yes, twins) to discuss their journey as a team and future plans. Coach Marshel Reed started this club team […]
By Claire O’Neel, CMP Feature Writer and Junior Camp Counselor The Precision Class National Championships was held on July 10-12 at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio. Two matches were held, the CMP and Junior Olympic Three-Position Precision National Championships and saw over 250 athletes competing for the Championship titles. For […]
By Sheri Trusty, CMP Feature Writer Sporter Air Rifle Coach, Col. Sean Mulcahy, led the Nation Ford High School MCJROTC rifle team to an extraordinary championship record with a unique philosophy: he doesn’t focus on winning. Between the time he formed the team in 2008 and his retirement in June, Mulcahy’s teams earned 64 national […]
By Claire O’Neel, CMP Feature Writer & Camp Counselor The Sporter Class National Championship was held on June 22-24 at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio. Two matches were run, the CMP and Junior Olympic Three-Position National Championships, and saw over 150 competitors and 50 teams compete. Nation Ford High School […]
Article by Ashley Dugan, Photos by Claire O’Neel Thousands of visitors come to Camp Perry each summer to take part in the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual National Matches – a staple event to the National Guard Training Center since 1907. The month-long series of marksmanship events features a variety of rifle and pistol competitions […]
Each year, high school student-athletes involved in marksmanship programs may apply to earn monetary support for their commitment to hard work on and off the firing line through CMP Scholarships. These scholarships may be used to pursue post-secondary education or vocational programs while continuing CMP’s mission of supporting young marksmen and women.
Award-winning marksman Bremen Butler got a first glimpse into her successful future in the basement of her Fort Wayne, Indiana, home. It was there she learned a girl has a place on the range.
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.