By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has wrapped up its series of Monthly Match League competitions for the 2019 season.
The CMP Monthly Matches, where competitors have the opportunity to be ranked amongst other match participants from across the country, include a Junior 3x20, Junior 3x10, 60 Shot Air Rifle Standing and 60 Shot Air Pistol set of competitions. A Monthly Match League recognizes the averages of repeat participants from both of CMP’s air gun ranges in Alabama and Ohio.
The first three highest participants in the Monthly Match League receive plaques, while places one through five collect monetary prizes based on the number of entries.
Winning overall in the 3x20 Sporter event among 260 total entries was Samuel LeMaster, 18, of Montgomery, AL, with an average score of 532.5. For his win, LeMaster received $200.
Following in second and earning a prize of $150 was Danielle Chapman, 14, of Piedmont, AL, with a score of 526.3. Devyn Chapman, 13, claimed the third place spot and $100, with a score of 509.3.
Also recognized is the Most Improved competitor. In sporter, Austin DeMerchant, 10, of Heflin, AL, obtained the title.
In 3x20 Precision, Gavin Perkowski, 17, of Bolivar, OH, topped the field of 352 entries – compiling an average score 589.8. Perkowski claimed $250 for the win. Landing in a close second place position was Natalie Perrin, 17, of Coopersville, MI, with a score of 588.5 to receive $200. Taking home a check for $125 in third was Katrina Demerle, 15, of Cincinnati, OH, with a score of 585.0.
James Shipley, 13, of Williamstown, WV, was the Most Improved competitor of the precision event.
The 60 Shot Rifle Match, attracting 426 entries overall, was led by Molly McGhin, 18, of Griffin, GA, with a score of 618.2. She received $275 for her consistent performances. In an extremely tight battle for second, Andrew Duryea, 17, of Crossville, AL, claimed the spot by only one-tenth of a point, with a score of 610.8. He received $250 for his efforts. Following in third was Katrina Demerle, with a score of 610.7 (earning $150), while Julie Klusmeier, 24, of Cincinnati, OH, just missed her chance at earning a plaque, with a score of 610.6 for fourth.
Most Improved in the 60 Shot competition was Lucinda Peters, 17, of Monroe, GA.
Ramesh Basineni, 44, of Edina, MN, topped the 60 Shot Pistol event, earning $150 and an overall average score of 551.3. In second, Mark Hayford, 64, of Tipton, MI, reached a score of 543.0 for $100, as Renay Woodruff, 47, of Alexandria, AL, took home $75 in third, with a score of 521.3.
Sydnie Gray, 17, of Howell, MI, was the Most Improved competitor of the event, which saw a total of 260 entries. Reagan Phillips, 16, of North Canton, OH, was High Junior of the match.
For a complete list of results, visit the CMP’s website at http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.
Photos from the Monthly Matches can be found on the CMP Zenfolio page: www.cmp1.zenfolio.com.
Save The Date: CMP Monthly Matches are scheduled for March 14, 2020, April 18, 2020, May 9, 2020, September 12, 2020, October 10, 2020 and November 14, 2020. For more information, visit http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.
About CMP Competition Centers:
For competitors of a variety of disciplines, the South Competition Center in Alabama includes the CMP South Store that is stocked to fulfill equipment and memorabilia needs. Marksmanship Nights, held year-round at the range for the public, allow visitors of virtually any age and experience levels to try their hands at air rifle or air pistol shooting. For more on the South Competition Center, visit http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-centers/.
The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio features authentic Olympic and other memorabilia from the career of celebrated American marksman, Gary Anderson. The facility also holds Marksmanship Nights regularly each week for the public to enjoy. For more about the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, visit http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-centers/.
The CMP air gun facilities are open to the public, year-round, and feature 80-point ranges filled with CMP’s own electronic targets.