My Camp Perry Experience: More Camp Perry Highlights Over the Years

The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take part in the… Continue reading My Camp Perry Experience: More Camp Perry Highlights Over the Years

My Camp Perry Experience – More than 40 National Pistol Matches, since 1963

R.O. Thompson was a three-time winner of the National Pistol Championship: 1961, 1966 and 1967.

Submitted by Don Weihl, 83, Swansea, Illinois My favorite memory of Camp Perry is easy. In 1966, I was on the line firing next to the Army Team when MSGT Ralph O. Thompson fired a 100 on the first .22 cal. pistol target. R.O. then fired another 100 on the second target, setting a National… Continue reading My Camp Perry Experience – More than 40 National Pistol Matches, since 1963

Longest National Match Competitor: Larry Hayner

Almost 40 Years!! The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take… Continue reading Longest National Match Competitor: Larry Hayner

National Match Competitors: DON EVANS

Newspaper clipping from June 1959

The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take part in the… Continue reading National Match Competitors: DON EVANS

National Match Competitor: Dermid McDonald

Dermid McDonald has spent half of a century at the Camp Perry National Matches.

The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take part in the… Continue reading National Match Competitor: Dermid McDonald

Distinguished Badge Winners of 2019-2020 to be Recognized on 2021 National Matches Stage

Each year, Distinguished Badge winners are given the opportunity to receive their badges on the National Matches stage.

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The crowning highlights of the revered Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Matches, fired at Camp Perry, Ohio, since 1907, are the climactic pistol and rifle awards ceremonies – held within the base’s own historic theatre. Each year, the country’s top marksmen and women grace the luminous stage to accept their… Continue reading Distinguished Badge Winners of 2019-2020 to be Recognized on 2021 National Matches Stage

CMP Names Retired USAMU Member As New Pistol Program Coordinator

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is pleased to announce Jim Henderson, decorated marksman and long-time member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), as Pistol Program Coordinator. Henderson, who is currently the director of pistol and rifle ranges at Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, will oversee CMP’s pistol department… Continue reading CMP Names Retired USAMU Member As New Pistol Program Coordinator

Tight Scores Prove High Level of Talent Seen During 2019 National Long Range Matches

SSG Amanda Elsenboss was the overall Long Range Rifle competitor of the National Matches.

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – In only its second appearance at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Matches, the Long Range events have attracted some of the most talented contemporary marksmanship athletes currently firing the circuit – as seen by the impressive and consistent final scores marked up during the 2019… Continue reading Tight Scores Prove High Level of Talent Seen During 2019 National Long Range Matches

Civilian Team Makes Hearst History During the 2019 National Rifle Team Events

Oklahoma’s Larry Stonecipher and Roger Farley teamed up for the CMP’s Hearst Doubles Team Match. They are the first civilian team to win the Hearst Trophy, firing a team score of 589-14x.

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Making history at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2019 National Trophy Rifle Team Matches was Larry Stonecipher and Roger Farley who connected to become the first Civilian pair to take over the Hearst Doubles event in its 13 years of existence. Stonecipher, 67, and Farley, 53,… Continue reading Civilian Team Makes Hearst History During the 2019 National Rifle Team Events

Williams and Betzold Nearly Sweep Games Events at 2019 National Rifle Matches

Brian Williams has been unbeaten in the Four-Gun Aggregate competition.

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Victor Betzold, 64, of Bel Air, MD, and Brian Williams, 45, of Granby, MA, were nearly unparalleled during the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Rifle Games Matches – collectively overtaking seven of the 10 challenging events on the schedule. Betzold and Williams have been sharing the firing… Continue reading Williams and Betzold Nearly Sweep Games Events at 2019 National Rifle Matches