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Register Now For The 2022 American Legion Junior 3P Air Rifle Tournament

Registration is open for the 2022 American Legion Junior 3P Air Rifle Tournament. This is the 32nd annual tournament, providing both sporter and precision competitors an opportunity to test their marksmanship ability in competition with other junior competitors throughout the nation.

Successful competitors can go a long way as a result of success in this competition, as we know from the example of Andre Gross.

The event is designed for junior (high school seniors and younger) individuals and club teams affiliated with an American Legion Post. It is conducted in two postal phases: a first round for State Championships and a second round for qualification to the National Championship. The course of fire includes 60 shots for record at 10 meters (20 shots at prone, standing and kneeling positions).

Competitors registered for the match will receive official targets to be fired upon at their local ranges and returned for scoring. Distribution and scoring is administered by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

Dates to note for the 2022 American Legion Junior 3P Air Rifle Tournament:

• Sept. 1, 2022 – Registration opens for first round of Postal Match

• Dec. 14, 2022 – Registration closes for first round of Postal Match

• Feb. 1, 2023 – Targets due to CMP for scoring

• Feb. 15, 2023 – Second round Postals begin

• April 1, 2023 – Second round Postals end, Targets due to CMP

Match entry is $18 per target set (six targets), which must be purchased no later than Dec. 14, 2022. The top 15 individual competitors overall from each category (sporter and precision) will be invited to participate in the National Championship!

To learn more, visit the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/youth/american-legion/ or the American Legion site at https://www.legion.org/shooting/postal-match. Questions may be directed to Kim Shriver from the American Legion (kshriver@legion.org or 317-630-1204) or CMP’s Ryan Hinson (rhinson@thecmp.org or 419-635-2141 ext. 707).

Good luck, shoot safe and have fun!