Simon Krauthamer was completely shocked when he heard he was the winner of the sporter competition.

Patience and hard work paid off during the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2018 National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship, as Nation Ford High School from South Carolina finally earned a win after falling short every year since the competition began back in 2016. The National event, featuring both sporter and precision junior athletes from around the country, was held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, June 21-26.

The team has always performed well at Nationals, earning second place in the CMP event in 2016 and 2017 but unable to reach the top of the podium. The team also found the runner-up position in the coinciding Junior Olympic National event in 2016, but went on to win the match in 2017.

After landing in second place for years at CMP Nationals, Nation Ford High School finally made it to the top of the podium.

Members of this year’s winning team, which also won this year’s Junior Olympic event, were Kayla Kalenza, Deonte Hayes, Sarah Leininger and Nick Noto. The team is coached by Colonel Sean Mulcahey.

“As I thought about this year’s National Championships, CMP Nationals and the Junior Olympic Nationals, I was quite aware of the high level of competition they would draw,” Colonel Mulcahey said. “I can honestly say that I had no expectation of winning either competition. I believed our team members followed their shot plan and my advice that they would perform well. Our team members competed with confidence and displayed mental toughness that allowed them to stay in control of their rifle and execute their shot plan.”

Moira Antal was the first Paralympic athlete to compete at the CMP National event.

Colonel Mulcahey hasn’t changed his training philosophies or practice schedule for the past four years – sticking with what works by focusing on competition performance as if it were just another day on the range.

“If they approach a match as they do practice, the scores, points and titles will take care of themselves, he said. “What I strive to instill in my team members is to focus on being deliberate with each shot, follow their shot plan, expect a bad shot and have a plan to deal with it, and to fight for every shot – don’t give up no matter how poorly their performance is.”

Mulcahey also admits that outside of the team, there are many who have helped them reach their heights, including the school’s Booster Club and, of course, the many dedicated community members.


Don’t miss your last chance to register for the 2018 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship.

The 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 until July 10th.

USA Shooting has hired Stacy Weiland as the Director of Coaching and Youth Programs. 

Weiland (St. Louis, Missouri) comes to USA Shooting with a strong background as an amateur wrestling coach and as a successful entrepreneur in international business and the outdoor industry. 

Screenshots from Daystate’s new-look website, redesigned to reflect the renowned quality synonymous with the PCP air rifle manufacturer.

Daystate has pushed the button on a stylish new website, completely redesigned to align the renowned airgunmaker’s online presence with its high-quality portfolio of precharged pneumatic air rifles.

Retaining the established URL, the fresh new website has been many months in the making and launches with a fully-populated site map. Its cleaner interface and revised coding also allows improved navigation and access on all platforms, including mobile devices.

Another action-packed day went down at the Shooting Sport Centre in Suhl (GER) — where India and the People’s Republic of China keep battling atop the medal table — and four more events took place: 25m Pistol Women Junior, 10m Air Pistol Men Junior, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Junior and Trap Mixed Team Junior.

10m Air Pistol Men Junior

In the 10m Air Pistol Men Junior final, India’s Chaudahary Saurabh signed a fantastic gold medal-World Record combination at the end of an exciting final, where he duelled with and prevailed over Republic of Korea’s Lim Hojin and People’s Republic of China’s Wang Zhehao, who respectively took silver and bronze.

Updated general information for this year’s ISSF World Championship: new forms, shotgun ammunition order procedures, unofficial training, target sprint, Olympic qualifiers, 300m events, and media accreditation.

The 52nd ISSF World Championship in all events will take place in Changwon, Republic of Korea, from 31 August through 15 September 2018, four years after the 2014 ISSF World Championship in Granada, Spain. 

The World Championship Program includes 18 men’s and 11 women’s individual and team events, as well as 15 men junior events and 9 women junior events. In addition, there will be three Mixed Team events for seniors and three for junior athletes.

The second junior competition of the 2018 season concluded at the Suhl Shooting Centre, where a new record in terms of total starts were set by the hundreds of junior athletes that participated.

The ISSF Junior World Cup 2 concluded today in Suhl (GER), where 761 junior shooters gathered from the 22nd of June and competed in 22 Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events — both individual and team. They represented 61 countries, piling up the impressive total of 1544 starts: the highest number in the history of the Junior World Cup.

June 4 - August 3
3-P Summer Camp 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH


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

Humboldt Sharpshooters Junior Club
Pierre, SD


Stranahan New Shooter Match 2018

Stranahan High School
Ft Lauderdale, FL


2018 May Airgun Monthly Bench League

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH


2018 CMP May Monthly Match - Anniston

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Anniston, AL


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

Selma High School MJROTC
Selma, CA


2018 PA Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship

DuBois Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
DuBois, PA


3-P Summer Clinics 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH


American Legion, Dept of Virginia, North Region Championship

Warrenton Rifles
Centreville, VA


2018 CMP May Monthly Match Camp Perry

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH


Oxford High School Shoulder-to-Shoulder Rifle Match

Oxford High School Marine Corps JROTC
Oxford, MS


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


Standing Camps Summer 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH


American Legion Virginia Eastern Regional Championship

King George High School NJROTC
King George, VA


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

Sarasota Military Academy
Sarasota, FL


2018 June Airgun Monthly Bench League

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH


July 6-8
National Three Position Air Rifle Championships - Sporter Class

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH

More Information

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

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


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

September 21-23
Pyramyd Air Cup

Tusco Rifle Club
New Philadelphia, Ohio

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