Eliseo Claims Win in Mid-Range Match at 2023 CMP Western Games
April 13, 2023Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸Eliseo Claims Win in Mid-Range Match at 2023 CMP Western Games
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Gary Eliseo, 65, of Orange, CA, was the overall winning competitor of the Match/Any Sights portion of the Mid-Range 3×600 event, conducted for the first time at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Western Games in 2023. Eliseo reached a score of 596-25X for the win.
Over 200 individuals attended the matches, held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Arizona, March 10-19. The recreational marksmanship event was comprised of vintage and modern rifle competitions, like the CMP Highpower (HP) matches and the CMP Games matches, along with a variety of pistol events.
The latest match installment, the Mid-Range 3×600, offered Match Rifle, Service Rifle, F-Open, F T/R or AR Tactical Rifle classes. Overtaking the Service Rifle portion was Steve Collins, 65, of Phoenix, AZ, with a score of 578-22X, as Ron Wood, 69, of Phoenix, AZ, claimed the F-Open category with 560-9X.
Also new at Western Games in 2023 was the Service Revolver EIC Pistol Match. Leading the event was CDR Steve Killingsworth, 69, of Fountain Hills, AZ, with a score of 338-4X.
Other top pistol performers included Jordan Kramp, 42, of Monterey, CA, who not only recorded a new .22 Rimfire Pistol 900 Aggregate record (breaking the previous record he had set in 2022) with a score of 877-30X but also reached overall wins in the .45 Pistol and Center Fire Pistol 900 Aggregates – ultimately leading him to the Any Sights Pistol 2700 Aggregate win.
Likewise, CW3 Cara Krauss, 42, of Bristol, VT, claimed the overall wins for the .45 Pistol and Center Fire Pistol 900 Aggregates in Metallic Sights, guiding her to the Pistol 2700 Aggregate win in the class.
In rifle, Julia Carlson, 46, of Lehi, UT, earned a score of 2341-85X to overtake the Service Rifle 2400 Aggregate, as Philip Hayes, 55, of Glendale, AZ, fired 2328-68X for the Match Rifle win. Dennis Caviness, 47, of Lake Havasu City, AZ, cleared a score of 840-10X to obtain the Three-Gun Aggregate, based on his performances in the Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military matches. Caviness was also the Four-Gun Aggregate winner.
A List of Western Games Overall Winners:
Revolver Pistol EIC: CDR Steve Killingsworth, 69, Fountain Hills, AZ – 338-4X
.22 Rimfire Pistol EIC: Shintaro Sato, 56, Sedona, AZ – 280-8X
1911 As-Issued Pistol: Lee Price, 76, Surprise, AZ – 371-8X
Military & Police Service Pistol: Tony Silva, 69, Snowflake, AZ – 376-13X
EIC Service Pistol Overall: Jordan Kramp, 42, Monterey, CA – 274-4X
EIC Service Pistol Non-Distinguished: George Carr, 56, Bozeman, MT – 263-4X
Overall Pistol Aggregate: Tony Silva, 69, Snowflake, AZ –1621-35X
.22 Rimfire 900 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jordan Kramp, 42, Monterey, CA – 877-30X
Metallic Sights: Jeffrey Mikesell, 47, Gilbert, AZ – 837-27X
Center Fire 900 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jordan Kramp, 42, Monterey, CA – 862-34X
Metallic Sights: CW3 Cara Krauss, 42, Bristol, VT – 807-13X
.45 Pistol 900 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jordan Kramp, 42, Monterey, CA – 865-43X
Metallic Sights: CW3 Cara Krauss, 42, Bristol, VT – 819-16X
Match Pistol 2700 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jordan Kramp, 42, Monterey, CA – 2604-107X
Metallic Sights: CW3 Cara Krauss, 42, Bristol, VT – 2454-56X
Garand Match Overall: Brian Williams, 48, Granby, MA – 288-5X
Springfield Match Overall: Chris Jen, 42, Salinas, CA – 283-5X
Vintage Military Overall: Jeffrey Schneider, 72, Tucson, AZ – 287-6X
Modern Military Overall: CAPT Jesse Currier, 47, San Diego, CA – 291-8X
Three-Gun Aggregate: Dennis Caviness, 47, Lake Havasu City, AZ – 840-10X
Four-Gun Aggregate: Dennis Caviness, 47, Lake Havasu City, AZ – 1125-20X
O-Class: Mark Nelson, 64, Phoenix, AZ – 524-1X
T-Class: Scott Turnage, 67, Denver, CO – 579-26X
TU-Class: Chris Jen, 42, Salinas, CA – 583-20X
Carbine Match Overall: Robert Spurrier, 62, Lakewood, CO – 357-2X
Manual: No More Crossfires (Christopher Hook, PO1 Arthur Merrill) – 394-12X
CMP HP Rifle:
CMP Mid-Range 3×600:
Match/Any Sights: Gary Eliseo, 65, Orange, CA – 596-25X
Service Rifle: Steve Collins, 65, Phoenix, AZ – 578-22X
F-Open: Ron Wood, 69, Phoenix, AZ – 560-9X
4-Man Team Service Rifle Overall: Phoenix Rod & Gun Club (Trace Weisenburger, Mark Muraoka, Steve Collins, William Snearly) – 1931-57X
2400 Overall Aggregate:
Service Rifle: Julia Carlson, 46, Lehi, UT – 2341-85X
Match Rifle: Philip Hayes, 55, Glendale, AZ – 2328-68X
EIC Service Rifle Overall: Raphael Fimbres, 50, Tucson, AZ – 486-14X
EIC Service Rifle Non-Distinguished: Trace Weisenburger, 54, Goodyear, AZ – 485-13X (second overall)
See all results of the 2023 Western CMP Games, Pistol and HP Matches on the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/23WesternGamesResults. Photos of the event may be viewed and downloaded for free at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/f747885440.
Join us on the firing line: Check out upcoming CMP Travel Games events by visiting https://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/. Marksmanship events are also held at CMP affiliated clubs and competitors can search for a local match or clinic at https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=matchRegistrationListUpcoming.