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599-48X – Now That’s REALLY Shooting!

Mikole Hogan, 17, of Montgomery, Texas, set a new J2 3×20 national record with a staggering score of 599-48X. It hapened during the 2021 National Three-Position Precision Air Rifle Championships. That’s Mikole in our heading photograph above.

She dropped only one point during the standing portion to reach 199-15X for a new 20 Shot Standing Age Group 2 national record score. And her scores of 200 in prone and kneeling positions were literally perfect!

599-48X. Wow! That’s literally almost perfect shooting. Congratulations to Mikole, that’s the sort of shooting most of us can only dream of!!!

Hogan earned the record during the Junior Olympic (JO) portion of the Championships, which also saw a new Team 3×20 national record score, fired by the Texas Hill Country Shooters.

Texas Hill Country Shooters Team members Elizabeth Probst, Braden Peiser, Briley Sralla and Anne White combined their efforts to reach an overall score of 2363-180X to secure the win and a new bar for future competitions. That’s more incredible shooting. Congratulations to the whole team!

599-48X - Now That’s REALLY Shooting!

The 2021 National Three-Position Precision Air Rifle Championships were held simultaneously at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Gary Anderson Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio, and the South Competition Center in Anniston, Alabama, July 17-19.

The two-day junior event featured the Junior Olympic National 3PAR (three-position air rifle) match along with the CMP National 3PAR match. This was the follow-on event to the Sporter competition reported previously in HAM.

Though traditionally conducted at one location, the 2021 Championships split into two to ensure a safer environment for guests and competitors. Shooters participating in the event competed in three-positions (prone, kneeling, standing) for qualification.

This was followed by an Elimination Final for the top eight leading competitors at each location for both the Junior Olympics and the CMP 3PAR events.

Athletes in the final fired five shots in kneeling, prone and standing positions before entering one-shot elimination rounds, with the last athlete standing declared the winner.

The top eight individuals at each location were awarded medals and checks, presented by the CMP, with the top three individuals overall receiving additional awards. Teams from each location as well as overall were also recognized. As part of the continued support of youth athletes, the CMP will send $1,000 scholarships to the top three overall graduated seniors of the competition.


Winning athletes of the 2021 National Three-Position Precision Air Rifle Championships include:

Junior Olympic National 3PAR Individuals Finals Winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze):

Camp Perry:

Emme Walrath, 15, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Katie Zaun, 18, Buffalo, North Dakota
Katrina Demerle, 16, Hamilton, Ohio

Anniston:

Mikole Hogan, 17, Montgomery, Texas
Parker Haydin, 17, Joshua, Texas
Briley Sralla, 13, Round Mountain, Texas


Junior Olympic 3PAR Individuals Overall Winners:

Mikole Hogan, 17, Montgomery, Texas – 599-48X
Katrina Demerle, 16, Hamilton, Ohio – 596-52X
Allison Buesseler, 18, Stacy, Minnesota – 596-48X
Katie Zaun, 18, Buffalo, North Dakota – 594-51X
Parker Haydin, 17, Joshua, Texas – 594-48X
Bremen Butler, 16, Fort Wayne, Indiana – 593-45X
Emme Walrath, 15, Kenosha, Wisconsin – 592-50X
Elizabeth Probst, 15, Brady, Texas – 592-46X


Junior Olympic National 3PAR Teams Overall:

Texas Hill Country Shooters (Texas) – 2363-180X
Houston Hotshots (Texas) – 2361-166X
Arlington Optimist Acorns Fire (Virginia) – 2353-160X


CMP National 3PAR Individuals Finals Winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze):

Camp Perry:

Emme Walrath, 15, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Rylie Passmore, 15, McLean, Illinois
Katie Zaun, 18, Buffalo, North Dakota

Anniston:

Parker Haydin, 17, Joshua, Texas
Braden Peiser, 16, San Angelo, Texas
Anne White, 18, San Antonio, Texas


CMP National 3PAR Individuals Overall Winners:

Katrina Demerle, 16, Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association (Ohio) – 597-53X
Katie Zaun, 18, Buffalo Wildlife (North Dakota) – 596-52X
Andrew Duryea, 18, Calhoun-Cleburne County Hawkeyes (Alabama) – 595-50X
Andrew Duross, 17, Reading Rebels (Massachusetts) – 594-52X
Emme Walrath, 15, Individual (Wisconsin) – 594-51X
Elizabeth Probst, 15, Brady, Texas – 594-48X
Logan Michael, 15, CRPA Lincoln Lead Heads (California) – 594-45X
Mikole Hogan, 17, Houson Hotshots (Texas) – 593-46X


CMP National 3PAR Teams Overall:

Texas Hill Country Shooters (Texas) – 2364-179X
CRPA Lincoln Lead Heads (California) – 2360-161X
Central Illinois Precision Shooters (Illinois) – 2354-159X


499-48X. Can you believe it???

For a complete list of results, visit https://ct.thecmp.org/2021N3PARCresults. Photos of the event from both locations can be found on the CMP Zenfolio page at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/f110931702.