The results of the first Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rifle and pistol league matches are in.
CMP League Matches were introduced in early 2022, with Outdoor Pistol, High Power Rifle, and CMP Games Rifle events. Participants competed shooting at a shooting range, with scores submitted and averaged within CMP’s online competition tracking system.
Prizes are distributed to the best competitors from across the country. To qualify, competitors were required to shoot at least three times over the course of the League, and average scores were used to determine first through third places. In those events with a total of four participants, only the absolute winner was awarded.
Outdoor Pistol League Matches ran from May 1 to October 31, 2022 and included 900 Pistol Aggregate matches and 30 Shot National Match Course (NMC) events.
CMP Indoor Pistol League: (Only overall winner awarded)
First – Valerie Bernhardt of Norman, OK – 845-18X
CMP Outdoor Pistol 900 Added:
1st – Andrew Granberry of Germantown, TN – 800-13X
2nd – Ralph Wilson of Elburn, IL – 789-13X
3rd – Michael Albers of Batavia, IL – 753-10X
.22 pistol only
1st – Ratandeep Hundal of Leeds, UT – 865-31X
2nd – James Jensen of St. George, UT – 797-16X
3rd – Don Christensen of St. George, UT – 722-7X
30 Shot NMC:
First – Christopher Chisolm of Granville, OH – 280-8X
2nd – Omar Ganoom of Columbus, OH – 270-5X
3rd – John Douglas of Hebron, OH – 262-4X
Other CMP league matches released in 2022 were the Highpower (HP) Rifle and CMP Games events, each from August 15 to November 15. The HP series offered 50 and 80 shot competitions in a full course format, as well as a 50 Shot NMC reduced course event. Games matches were made up of the Rimfire Sporter, Garand 30 and 50 Round and 30 Round Modern Military options.
CMP Reduced 50 Shot:
First – Scott Smith of Concord Twp., OH – 491-15X
2nd – Wyatt Wilcox of Wattsburg, Pennsylvania – 489-14X
3rd – Alex Brendlinger of Edinboro, PA – 486-13X
CMP Complete Course 80 Shooting:
First – Nathan Russell of Emlenton, Pennsylvania – 784-25X
2nd – PFC Amanda Wright of Erie, Pennsylvania – 777-25X
3rd – Scott Smith of Concord Township, OH – 776-22X
CMP 80 Reduced Shot (same as 50 Reduced Shot):
First – Roy Mitchell from Parma, OH – 785-34X
2nd – Bryan Scott of Clyde, OH – 779-27X
3rd – Madelyn Schnelle of Crawfordsville, IN – 778-22X
Garand 30 Round:
1st – Stephen Slomski of Erie, Pennsylvania – 269-3X
2nd – Bernard Jendruczak of Northeast, PA – 268-2X
2nd – James Wright of Erie, Pennsylvania – 268-2X
Vintage Military 30 Round: (Only overall winner awarded)
1st – Doug Staaf of Wattsburg, Pa. – 268-2X
Registration for the next round of CMP League Matches is now available! CMP League Matches are open to any CMP Affiliate Club. More information about the CMP League, including applications and detailed instructions on how to host a match, can be found on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-league-matches/. Questions can be directed to CMP’s Competition Support Staff at 419-635-2141, ext. 714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organize a CMP league match:
Interested in hosting? Simply complete an application (available on the CMP website) to specify the requested matches and dates. Once approved, a spreadsheet will be sent to the match director to record the official scores that will be compared to other participating clubs. Fees for these events include $10 per league for sanctioning, plus $2 per competitor. Clubs may hold the events offered on a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly schedule.
About the matches sanctioned by CMP and affiliated clubs:
A CMP Sanctioned Match is an event organized or sponsored by a CMP affiliated organization, in which the match sponsors agree to use the current edition of the CMP Competition Rules to conduct CMP High Power Rifle, Pistol CMP and CMP games. Membership allows clubs to not only build relationships with their members and the CMP, but also provides a variety of opportunities for recreation and growth. Learn more about CMP affiliated clubs at https://thecmp.org/clubs/.
— By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.
Restricted to those 18 and older in CA pursuant to CA State Assembly Bill 2571 prohibiting the sale of firearms to minors in the State of CA.