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About the CMP National Air Rifle Postal, State, Regional and National Championships

All junior three-position air rifle clubs, including American Legion, 4-H and junior rifle clubs and JROTC units are invited to participate in this national postal sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

There are three phases of this competition: the Postal match, the Regional matches and State Championships, and the National Championship. The top competitors in the postal competition will qualify to participate in the CMP Regional Championships. The top teams and individuals from the regional matches, along with the top qualifiers from the State Championships, will then qualify to attend the National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship.

Note: in the past, the CMP conducted the State 3PAR Junior Olympic and National 3PAR Junior Olympic Championships. The MOU to conduct these matches has expired. The CMP 3PAR State Championships will take the place of the State 3PAR Junior Olympic Matches. The National 3PAR Championship awards will be based on the 2-day overall results.

Questions may be directed to CMP Competitions, (419) 635-2141 ext. 731 or

2023 – 2024 Important Dates

15 Oct 2023 – 5 Jan 2024Postal Competition 
15 Jan 2024 – 1 Apr 2024State CMP Championships 
11 – 13 April 2024Regional ChampionshipsCamp Perry, OH
11 – 13 April 2024Regional ChampionshipsAnniston, AL
18 – 20 April 2024Regional ChampionshipsSandy, UT
20 – 22 June 2024CMP National Championship – SporterCamp Perry, OH
8 – 10 July 2024CMP National Championship – Precision Camp Perry, OH
2024 – 2025 Important Dates
15 Oct 2024 – 5 Jan 2025Postal Competition 
15 Jan 2025 – 15 Apr 2025State CMP Championships 
3 – 5 April 2025Regional ChampionshipsCamp Perry, OH
3 – 5 April 2025Regional ChampionshipsAnniston, AL
10 – 12 April 2025Regional ChampionshipsSandy, UT
19 – 21 June 2025CMP National Championship – SporterCamp Perry, OH
7 – 9 July 2025CMP National Championship – Precision Camp Perry, OH

About CMP-Sponsored Three Position Air Rifle Championships

The CMP sponsors Three-Position Air Rifle Championships that include a postal, State Championships, Regional Championships and a National Championship.  These matches are designed to give all junior shooters around the country an opportunity to compete in a national level match, as well as to create shoulder-to-shoulder matches for juniors to attend. The series of matches has three different phases:

Phase 1: Postal Championship

CMP National Postal Championship

CMP sponsors a nationwide three position air rifle postal (mail or electronic submission) competition for all junior programs including all JROTC, 4H, Boy Scouts, and junior clubs. The top shooters in these matches will qualify for the CMP Regional Championships. This is a 3×10 match and the cost of this postal will be $5.00 per competitor. Click here for more information.

Juniors in the CMP Postal Competition fire record shots on CMP Targets at their home ranges then mail them in for official scoring.

Phase 2A: Regional Championships

The CMP Regional Championships will occur in three different locations around the country. Athletes qualify for this match through the CMP Postal match. This match will consist of a practice and check-in day followed by two days of 3×20 matches. A final will be held on the last day for the top 8 individuals in sporter and precision. Information about the regionals can be found here.

Phase 2B: State Championships

CMP State Championship matches are shoulder-to-shoulder matches held on the state level. These matches are hosted by local clubs and some states may have more than one. Each state’s team winners in Sporter and Precision, as well as the top individual, will qualify to participate in one of the CMP National Championship. For information on the state championships or how to sanction one, please follow this link.

Phase 3: National Championship

The CMP National Championship is the final event in the CMP three-position air rifle championships, and is held at Camp Perry, Ohio during the summer months. Qualification for this match comes from the CMP Regional Championships as well as CMP State Championship matches. This match will consist of two 3×20 with finals for the top eight shooters. Sporter and Precision are held separately so that more competitors can attend. More information can be found here.