THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018
Taylor Gibson claimed the overall precision title at the 2018 JROTC National Championship in March and is hoping to repeat her performance at the 2018 CMP 3P Nationals in June.

All eyes will be on Taylor Gibson at the upcoming National Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Three-Position Air Rifle Championship as she attempts to do something she’s never done – claim the overall title. This year’s event, set to be fired June 21-26 at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio, will be the 17-year-old’s third go-round at Nationals and would cap off an already incredible year for the junior precision air rifle competitor.   

Taylor has accomplished a lot for only being involved in competition shooting for a little over four years. Though she has never won the CMP 3P Nationals, she’s proven to be a tough competitor in many realms.

Taylor on the line at the 2017 JROTC Nationals in Anniston, when she won her first National Championship

Outside of National competition, the North Salem High School (Salem, Oregon) student-athlete won the 2018 Cascade Mountains League March Cup Match Championship after overtaking the event leading up to the championship in November and December of 2017, as well as in January and February of 2018. Additionally, she earned second place in the 2017-2018 American Legion Postals after trailing by only one point.

In 2018 alone (so far), Taylor was the highest scorer overall in the JROTC Postal Competition, she won the Army JROTC Regional Service Championship (where she not only fired the highest Army score, but the highest score of all of the Services), earned the championship title at JROTC Nationals and she was also the overall competitor at CMP 3P Regionals in Sandy, Utah – naturally giving herself the reputation as an intimidating force to other competitors hoping to grab the championship title.

As if that weren’t impressive enough, Taylor also currently holds the Army JROTC Individual 3x20 National Record, the Army JROTC Individual 3x20 Plus Final record, the Army JROTC 20 Shots Kneeling record (set during the 2015 JROTC National Championship and tied again at the 2017 National Championship), the Junior Club Precision Final Score record and the American Legion Precision Final Score record.

FROM THE INDUSTRY

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced that starting with the 2018 hunting season, big bore PCP air guns .35 caliber or larger such as the .357 Caliber Benjamin™ Bulldog will be legal to hunt Deer, Elk, and Bear during the Tennessee Modern Gun Season. The Benjamin Pioneer Airbow™ will be legal means to harvest Deer, Elk, Bear and Turkey during the Modern Gun Season for all hunters and during the archery season for disabled hunters.

“The action of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission to allow the use of big bore airguns for the take of big game is an incredible testament the maturation that is happening across the county,” said Jay Duncan Director of Marketing for Crosman Corporation. “Not only is airgun technology maturing to the point that it provides hunters a new, exciting and ethical means of take, but regulatory officials are open to broadening opportunities to put new hunters in the field.”

Register for the 2018 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship. CAAFTC will be held July 20-22, 2018 in Rochester, NY. Dedicated air gun competitors from around the globe can continue to register for the three-day competition which features multiple shooting matches including the main two-day rifle event.

The experienced shooter of Ukraine won his seventh World Cup gold medal — the second one in the Air Pistol event — ruled the 10m Air Pistol Men final match and raised the World Record bar by 1.3 points. Home favorite Christian Reitz of Germany took silver, while Pu Qifeng of the People’s Republic of China claimed the bronze medal.

After People’s Republic of China’s Yang Haoran set a new World Record in today’s opening event, another record was set in the following match: the men’s 10m Air Pistol.

Ukraine’s experienced shooter Oleh Omelchuk, indeed, moved into the top position at the end of the second 5-shot series, then extending his advantage with a great 10.3-10.8 combination and defending himself from the comeback of Germany’s 31-year-old Christian Reitz.

This is her third medal back to back in 2018, between world cup and junior world cup stages.

Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yiung-Shin won today’s 10m Air Rifle Women final at the 2018 ISSF Wolrd Cup in Rifle and Pistol events in Munich, Germany. 

The 19-year old athlete scored 250.3 points to climb atop of the podium, and to collect her first world cup gold medal ever. 

The two athletes dueled right to the last shot to secure the brightest medal at the third stage of this year’s ISSF World Cup Series.

The 2018 ISSF World Cup in Rifle and Pistol events held in Munich, Germany, continued today with the men’s 10m Air Rifle final. 

In a crowded final hall at the 1972 Olympics shooting range, Belarus’ Illia Charheika claimed the first world cup gold medal of his career with 249.5 points. 

Back to the range, with her six-month-old baby, the pistol ace is aiming at the world championship.

The 2004 Olympic Champion, Olena Kostevych of Ukraine, came back atop of an ISSF podium at the ISSF Wolrd Cup in Munich, today. 

The 33-year-old shooter scored 240.1 points turning out to be unreachable for her opponents. 

The experienced Olympic medalist and the up-and-coming junior world champion beat Team China 1 and Team China 2 to collect their first gold medal in this event.

The 2018 ISSF World Cup in Munich continues today with the Mixed Team competitions, the new events recently added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programs.

Russia’s Sergey Kemenskiy and her teammate Anastasiia Galashina climbed atop today’s 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event, during the last competition day this world cup stage.

The Ukrainian team pocketed the brightest medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team final, the closing event of the ISSF World Cup Stage 4 in Munich (GER). Serbia and the People’s Republic of China completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

An unbelievable match sealed the fourth stage of the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series in Munich (GER), where Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych and Oleh Omelchuk secured their country’s third gold in the competition, ruling the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the end of a tight duel against Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic and Damir Mikec.

The ISSF World Cup in Rifle and Pistol events in Munich came to an end today: the People’s Republic of China finishes atop of the medal standings, 12 records set or equalled.

The fourth stage of this year’s ISSF World Cup Series, held at the historic Olympian Schiessanlage in Hochbruck, the 1972 Olympic venue in Munich, Germnay, from the 22nd through the 28ht of May, came to an end today.

CALENDAR
June 4 - August 3
3-P Summer Camp 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

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June 4 - August 4
2018 SD Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship

Humboldt Sharpshooters Junior Club
Pierre, SD

Info:  dempstersc@gmail.com

Stranahan New Shooter Match 2018

Stranahan High School
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Info:  wayne.labeau@browardschools.com

2018 May Airgun Monthly Bench League

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

Info:  cgreen@thecmp.org

2018 CMP May Monthly Match - Anniston

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Anniston, AL

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2018 CA Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship (2 of 2)

Selma High School MJROTC
Selma, CA

Info:  mromero@selmausd.org

2018 PA Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship

DuBois Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
DuBois, PA

Info:  pentz22@yahoo.com

3-P Summer Clinics 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

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American Legion, Dept of Virginia, North Region Championship

Warrenton Rifles
Centreville, VA

Info:  claudedavenport@gmail.com

2018 CMP May Monthly Match Camp Perry

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

Register 

Oxford High School Shoulder-to-Shoulder Rifle Match

Oxford High School Marine Corps JROTC
Oxford, MS

Info:  bahampton@oxfordsd.org

2018 Net Competitor Spring Kick-Off League - Postal Match

2018 NC Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship 2 of 3

Dalton L McMichael HS AFJROTC
Mayodan, NC

Contact: sdavis@rock.k12.nc.us

Standing Camps Summer 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

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American Legion Virginia Eastern Regional Championship

King George High School NJROTC
King George, VA

Info:  fduckworth@kgcs.k12.va.us

2018 FL State 3PAR JO (2 of 2) / General Frank Laudano Memorial

Sarasota Military Academy
Sarasota, FL

Info:  riess.pellegrino@oursma.org

2018 June Airgun Monthly Bench League

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

Info:  cgreen@thecmp.org

June 10-17
Rifle & Pistol National Championship

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

June 21-23
National Three Position Air Rifle Championships – Sporter Class

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH

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June 23-24
Texas Airgun Show and Field Target Match 2018

Arlington Sportsman's Club
11500 CR 525, Mansfield, TX 76063

Information: texasairgunshow.com

June 30
Midwest Airgun Show

June 30 - July 3
2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championships

Rogers, AR

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July 20-22
2018 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship

Rochester Brooks Gun Club
962 Honeoye Falls 6 Road
Rush, NY 14543

Register

August 8-14
Rifle/Pistol Fall Selection

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

August 19
The 26th Annual Kalamazoo Michigan Airgun Show

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo Airgun Show Website

Air Gun Wire - 2271 N Upton St., Arlington, VA 22207
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