2018 CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships At Camp Perry

The 2018 CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships will be held June 21-26, 2017 at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry in Ohio. After months of intense competition, over 350 hopeful junior marksmen, families and friends will gather to witness who will rise as champions on the National stage.

The 2018 CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships is a 3×20 match where competitors fire 20 record shots from three positions: prone, standing and kneeling. There are two classes – Precision and Sporter – based on the equipment used by the competitors.

Junior JROTC, 4-H and club team precision and sporter marksmen involved in the competition began their journey with the CMP Postal Competition in November 2017. The top athletes then moved on to the Regional Championships in April.

Overall high individuals and teams of Regionals then qualified for the 2018 CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships.

2018 CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships At Camp Perry

The event is free and open to the public. So anyone is welcome to visit and encounter some of the most talented junior marksmen in the country. Guests will also be able to personally see CMP’s own electronic air gun targets, which have been used successfully around the country at numerous marksmanship events.

Last year, HAM Publisher Stephen Archer attended the Championships. He was incredibly impressed with the quality of the shooting and the dedication of all the your competitors. You can see his report here.

To reward the hard work of dedicated junior athletes and coaches, the CMP administers thousands of dollars in monetary funds to teams and individuals reaching the CMP National Championship. A scholarship check for $1,000 is also available for the Top 3 highest-scoring senior athletes in both the sporter and precision classes at the National competition.

2018 CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championships At Camp Perry

As an added bonus to dedicated air gun juniors, the MidwayUSA Foundation, a long-standing contributor to CMP junior events, has provided endowments totaling $350,000 to leading competitors in both the JROTC and CMP three position competitions in 2018.

Junior marksmen participating in the CMP National Championship will automatically be entered in the USA Shooting National 3P Junior Olympics – fired at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center during the CMP event.

The high-tech Kongsberg Target System (KTS) targets used in the range are powered by OpticScore technology, which are scored optically by internal LED lights. The range also features monitors at each firing point and large overhead monitors for spectators to keep track of scores. Scores and targets can also be viewed online through the CMP’s Live Target page: http://thecmp.org/competitions/live-targets/.

For more information on the CMP National Three Position Air Rifle Championship, visit http://thecmp.org/national-three-position-air-rifle-championships/.

Junior Olympic info can be found at: http://thecmp.org/national-three-position-air-rifle-championships/junior-olympic-three-position-air-rifle-state-championships/.

Good luck to all competitors!