AMU Shooter SSG Carl Clegg Wins 2022 NRA National Pistol Championship

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's SSG Carl Clegg secures victory at 2022 NRA National Pistol Championship at Camp Atterbury

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posted on July 23, 2022
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2022 NRA National Pistol Champion SSG Carl Clegg of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit with the Harrison Trophy.
John Parker

With a final aggregate score of 2649-143X, SSG Carl Clegg of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is the 2022 NRA Precision Pistol Champion. The 2022 NRA National Precision Pistol Championships were held July 17-23 as part of the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

In addition to the overall victory, Clegg's score earned him the High Service award, plus he finished third in the .22 Championship (885-45X), also winning the Centerfire Championship (883-42X) and .45 Championship (881-56X), among many other accolades.

Carl Clegg with Harrison Trophy
From left: 2022 NRA National Pistol Championship runner-up Jon Shue, winner SSG Carl Clegg and third place John Zurek.

 

In second place and one point behind Clegg was two-time NRA National Pistol Champion Jon Shue, who walked away from this year's competition at Camp Atterbury with a score of 2648-129X. His score also garnered him the High Civilian and High Military Veteran awards. Additionally, Shue won the .22 Caliber Championship (887-43X), runner-up in the Centerfire Championship (880-40X) and runner-up in the .45 Championship (881-46X).

Finishing in third place was John Zurek of Alpine, Arizona, who had a final aggregate score of 2639-131X. Zurek also earned third place in the Centerfire Championship with a score of 878-41X.

Philip Hemphill
Philip Hemphill secured the High Grand Senior award, along with High Police.

 

2LT Lisa Traciak, an Army National Guard competitor, was High Woman at the match with a score of 2620-109X. Her score also garnered her the High National Guard award. In addition, Traciak swept the High Woman titles for all three individual pistol championships—.22 (882-42X), Centerfire (875-43X) and .45 (863-24X).

Lisa Emmert
2LT Lisa Traciak of the Army National Guard secured High Woman in the overall aggregate, as well as in the .22, Centerfire and .45 championships.

 

Winning the Metallic Championship with a score of 2485-52X was Daniel Miller of Mineola, Texas.

As for the rest of the special awards at the 2022 NRA National Pistol Championship, Daniel Kupar of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, earned High Senior with his score of 2630-116X. The High Grand Senior award went to Philip Hemphill with 2614-111X, along with the High Police title.

Pistol shooting
There were 73 registered shooters at the 2022 NRA National Pistol Championship at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

 

Be on the lookout for a full match report from the 2022 NRA National Precision Pistol Championships in a future issue of the digital magazine. See the full results of the match here.

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller (r.) receiving his trophy plaque and awards for his Metallic division victory from NRA Board Member Ted Carter.

 

Next up at Camp Atterbury are the NRA High Power Rifle Long-Range Championships starting Monday, July 24, while the NRA National Smallbore 3-Position Championships will begin on Tuesday, July 25. For the latest updates from the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, subscribe to the free Insider email newsletter.

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