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.