CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – Registration is now open for the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) youth airgun event, the Gary Anderson Invitational. The annual match will take place December 2-3, 2022 at the Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Alabama, and December 3 only at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio.
The Gary Anderson Invitational is designed for high schools, clubs, and individuals of all experience levels, who use precision and sporting rifles in a 3×20: 20-shot tour of fire in prone, standing, and kneeling positions. Along with sportsmen and precision athletes, adapted youth competitors are welcome to compete in this event. Winners are determined overall from 3×20 qualifying scores, plus 10-shot finals held at both Camp Perry and Anniston.
For more information on the Gary Anderson Invitational, including a link to register, visit https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/gary-anderson-invitational-air-rifle-championship/.
About Gary Anderson:
Gary Anderson is a two-time Olympic gold medalist with seven world championships, six world records and 16 national championships. He has won more three-way Olympic and world titles than any other American in history. In 1999, Anderson began a 10-year reign as Director of Civilian Marksmanship, retiring in December 2009. Today, he serves as MCD Emeritus and continues to be a mentor to new and experienced shooters across the country.
About the CMP airgun ranges:
The 20,000-square-foot CMP South Competition Center in Anniston houses an 80-point shooting range equipped with CMP’s own electronic targets, powered by Kongsberg Target Systems. The finish line instantly displays shot locations to enable quick and accurate scoring, while large overhead monitors give spectators the opportunity to keep up with scores while watching from the stands. The South Competition Center was recently renamed the Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center after Ms. Legerski retired as chair of the CMP board of directors, serving for more than 26 years.
The Gary Anderson CMP Competency Center at Camp Perry includes an open reception and common area, fully equipped classrooms, a cylinder filling room, and a CMP retail store, along with projection screens and flat screen televisions throughout the building. Display cases around the facility contain authentic memorabilia from Gary Anderson’s career, leading to an 80-point air pistol shooting range that replicates the range in Anniston. Be sure to check out the larger than life mural located within the range that can only be found at Camp Perry!
Learn more about CMP airgun ranges at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/.
The Civilian Aim Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of competitive marksmanship for United States citizens. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.