Schachle Adds Two Event Records During 2023 Eastern CMP Games
May 21, 2023Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸Schachle Adds Two Event Records During 2023 Eastern CMP Games
Keith Schachle, 64, of Jasper, GA, made his mark at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Eastern Games, Pistol and Highpower Rifle Matches, held April 28 to May 7, by finding not just one but two new event records through his performances.
Schachle achieved a score of 296-10X in the Modern Military Rifle Match to reach a new record by one x-count in the competition, leading over second place competitor Brian Williams, 49, of Granby, MA, who previously set the record back in 2019. Schachle went on to best Williams again in the Four Gun Rifle Aggregate with a score of 1155-28X while also taking over another of his records by x-count.
Nearly adding another record to his 2023 successes, Schachle claimed the overall win in the Vintage Military Match with a score of 292-6X – one point away from the current event record score, which he set himself at last year’s Eastern Games.
Also demonstrating notable showings was Kyle Kirschenmann, 58, of Tellico Plains, TN, who attained a score of 293-11X to overtake the Springfield Match (just two points shy of the current record), as the Vintage Sniper Match Semi-Auto team Hard Leg #6 (Terrence McCoy, Joseph McDonald) tallied a score of 398-21X (only one point behind the current record).
In pistol, Hiem Trang, 64, of Germantown, MD, fired a score of 354-4X to claim the win in the new Service Revolver EIC event. Likewise, a Mid-Range 3×600 Rifle match was added to the CMP’s Highpower (HP) series, with Thomas Morley, 62, of Washington, PA, reaching the top spot in the Match Rifle division with a score of 590-29X. The Mid-Range event also featured Service Rifle, F-Open, F T/R and AR Tactical categories.
Additionally, Emily Gobble, 16, of Lexington, NC, cleared a score of 581-20X in the Rimfire Sporter Rifle T-Class match to lead the field of 45 adult and junior competitors.
Overall Results of the 2023 Eastern CMP Games, CMP Pistol & CMP HP Rifle Matches:
M9 Pistol Match: Jeff Minder, 47, Charlotte, NC – 210-0X
Match Rifle: Thomas Morley, 62, Washington, PA – 590-29X
Service Rifle: Sean Leighton, 60, Enola, PA – 574-18X
F-Open: David Honeycutt, 53, Monroe, NC – 586-23X
F T/R: David Motsinger, 69, Winston Salem, NC – 553-7X
AR Tactical: Keith Schachle, 64, Jasper, GA – 594-23X
Garand Match: Victor Betzold, 68, Bel Air, MD – 291-3X
Springfield Match: Kyle Kirschenmann, 58, Tellico Plains, TN – 293-11X
Vintage Military Match: Keith Schachle, 64, Jasper, GA – 292-6X
Modern Military Match: Keith Schachle, 64, Jasper, GA – 296-10X
Three/Four Gun Aggregates: Keith Schachle, 64, Jasper, GA – 859-18X/1155-28X
Rimfire Sporter Match:
O-Class: Thomas Powell, 60, Lumberton, NC – 543-15X
T-Class: Emily Gobble, 16, Lexington, NC – 581-20X
TU Class: Andy Miller, 48, Coshocton, OH – 581-24X
As-Issued 1911 Pistol: MSgt Nicholas Capko, 39, Fredericksburg, VA – 376-10X
Military & Police Pistol Match: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 384-14X
Service Revolver Pistol EIC: Hiem Trang, 64, Germantown, MD – 354-4X
.22 Rimfire Pistol Match: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 279-5X
Pistol EIC Match: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 286-8X
.22 Rimfire 900 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 889-59X
Metallic Sights: Eric Herrin, 59, Raleigh, NC – 841-14X
Center Fire 900 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 877-46X
Metallic Sights: Viesturs Lenss, 60, Alexandria, VA – 794-14X
.45 900 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 886-51X
Metallic Sights: Dustin Carr, 21, Fort Benning, GA – 820-16X
Pistol 2700 Aggregate:
Any Sights: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 2652-156X
Metallic Sights: Robert Peele, 30, Raleigh, NC – 2393-35X
Overall Pistol: Jonathan Shue, 41, Liberty, NC – 1325-32X
Carbine Match: Brian Williams, 49, Granby, MA – 373-1X
Vintage Sniper Team Semi-Auto Match: Williams-Betzold (Brian Williams, Victor Betzold) – 373-8X
Vintage Sniper Team Manual Match: Hard Leg #6 (Terrence McCoy, Joseph McDonald) – 398-21X
CMP 4-Man Team: USAMU Red (SFC Brandon Green, SPC Zevin Linse, SSG Ben Cleland, SSG Jarrod McGaffic) – 1982-83X
CMP 2400 Aggregate – Match Rifle: Christopher Blankenship, 42, Holly Ridge, NC – 2377-105X
CMP 2400 Aggregate – Service Rifle: James Fox, 37, Albany, OR – 2377-95X
Service Rifle EIC Match: James Fox, 37, Albany, OR – 498-27X
Find a complete list of results at https://ct.thecmp.org/EasternGames23Results. Photos of the event are available for free viewing and download on the CMP’s Zenfolio page at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/f933998216.
4 Replies to “Schachle Adds Two Event Records During 2023 Eastern CMP Games ”
unless X’s dont matter any longer, it looks like Chris Blankenship had the high overall 2400 aggregate. Or am I missing something? Killer scores by both guys, and James no doubt won the service rifle division, but overall, X’s matter, dont they?
Thanks for pointing out our error. The article has been corrected.
Pretty sure the CMP 2400 overall (also match rifle overall) was Chris Blankenship with 2377-105x.
James Fox won the Service Rifle overall with the 2377-95x
Deanna, Thanks for pointing out our error. The article has been corrected.