New Harold “Hap” Rocketto Trophy To Debut At Camp Atterbury This Summer

The award is for the National Conventional Smallbore Prone Team aggregate champion

posted on April 18, 2022
Hap Trophy 1

Last year to much sadness, prolific Shooting Sports USA author and champion smallbore competitor Harold “Hap” Rocketto lost his battle with cancer. To recognize Hap’s skills as a competitive rifle shooter, his endless effort to promote competitive rifle shooting and his adeptness at capturing the achievements of those involved in the shooting sports, both past and present, a new trophy has been commissioned in his honor.

Donated by a small group of New England rifle competitors, the trophy is a bright polished pewter loving cup with matching base. The award is for the High National Conventional Smallbore Prone Team aggregate score taken from the Metallic and Any Sight Conventional Prone Team scores fired at Camp Atterbury. All smallbore prone teams with the same firing members for both phases are eligible to compete for the award each year, as the trophy will always be in competition as part of NRA’s Permanent Trophy collection.

To register for the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, go to this link. Also, be sure to check out the new 2021 NRA National Matches commemorative magazine from Federal Ammunition and NRA Publications, which you can view online for free here.


Akron Feb28 2024 1
Akron Feb28 2024 1

Collegiate Rifle: Akron Finishes Third To Close GARC Season

Team Akron wraps up a record-setting season at the 2024 Great America Rifle Conference Championships, held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 24-25.

NRA Responds To New York Trial Verdict

This decision validates NRA’s position regarding wrongdoing by certain vendors and insiders.

Team USA Excels At 2023 IPSC Shotgun World Shoot

The U.S. team put its shotgun shooting talent on full display at the 2023 IPSC Shotgun World Shoot in Thailand, Dec. 3-10, 2023.

Review: Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10X 30 mm Riflescope

Retaining the high performance the Mark 5HD lineup is known for, this riflescope is ideal for both tactical and long-range applications.

Competitors’ Corner: March 2024

Highlights from the March 2024 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal.

New: Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport III Rifle

Smith & Wesson today announced its new M&P 15 Sport III rifle—which is not only the next iteration of the proven Sport II platform, but also easy on the wallet with MSRP at $799.


Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.