During the CMP Three Position (3-P) Regional Championship, Levi Carlson, 17, of Nation Ford High School in South Carolina, set a new Marine Corp sporter National Record for the standing position on the opening day of competition, with a score of 189-6X—narrowly breaking the previous record of 188-6X. His team members of Nation Ford also had tremendous showings during the match, recording a Marine Corp and Overall National Record for a four-person sporter team 3x20 score of 2234-85X.
Also making the record books with the collaborated efforts of talented team members was Hardcore 4 from Georgia (who finished first, second and third in the finals at the Regional event in Alabama), as they broke a National Record for a Junior Club and Overall National Record for a four-person precision team 3x20 score with 2358-165X.
The championship is a 3x20 air rifle event where competitors fire 20 record shots from three positions: prone, standing and kneeling. School-aged marksmen involved in 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC air rifle programs all participate in the match.
Sarah Osborn, 17, of the Patriot Shooting Club of Virginia, fired a score of 1288.5 to claim the overall spot in the precision match—recording perfect scores of 200 in the prone position both days of competition. Following closely at the heels of Osborn in second was Kristen Hemphill, 16, of Texas Hill County Shooting Club, with a score of 1286.8. Sabrina Keenan, 18, of Walla Walla High School JROTC in Washington, rounded out the Top 3 with her score of 1282.1 for third.
The CMP Regional Championships were held in Sandy, UT, Camp Perry, OH, and Anniston, AL, in March and April. Leading scorers of all three locations combined (approximately 310 athletes from each air rifle class) will be invited to compete at the CMP 3-P National Championship in June at Camp Perry.
A full list of results can be found on the CMP Competition tracker page.