As 2022 comes to a close, here we’ve pulled together five great moments from the NRA High Power Rifle, Smallbore Rifle and Precision Pistol National Championships at Camp Atterbury during the NRA National Matches. See them below listed in no particular order.
AMU’s Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Green Sweeps 2022 NRA High Power Rifle Long-Range National Trophies
Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Green of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit swept the 2022 NRA High Power Long-Range Championship individual awards, taking the Leech, Wimbledon, Remington and Mustin trophies—the first to ever take all four in one year in National Matches history. It didn’t stop there for Green at Camp Atterbury this summer, as he also won the Canadian Cup (National Any Rifle Champion) and the Tompkins Trophy (aggregate of National Long-Range Championships). Read all about his big year at the NRA National Matches.
Richard Clark Wins 2022 Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy
The 2022 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships at Camp Atterbury closed in August with the awarding of the Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy to University of Kentucky rifle team superstar Richard Clark. Presented to the highest scoring shooter in the combined NRA Smallbore Position and Prone championship aggregates, the Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy title at Camp Atterbury was the latest in a string of victories this year for the red-hot Clark, who in March secured the 2022 NCAA rifle championship with his Kentucky rifle teammates. Read about his Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy-winning summer during the 2022 NRA Smallbore Nationals at Camp Atterbury.
AMU’s Staff Sgt. Carl Clegg Wins 2022 NRA Precision Pistol National Championship
Staff Sgt. Carl Clegg of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit landed the top title in July at the 2022 NRA Precision Pistol National Championships at Camp Atterbury with a final aggregate score of 2649-143X. In addition to the overall victory, Clegg captured the High Service award, also winning the Centerfire Championship (883-42X) and .45 Championship (881-56X), plus a third-place finish in the .22 Championship (885-45X). Read the match report.
U.S. Pershing Team Wins 11th Trophy
The United States had a two-point advantage over Great Britain at the close of this summer’s Pershing International Trophy Match, 3990-293X to 3988-287X. The 13th contest in the series, which dates back to 1931, the Pershing International Trophy Match was held August 3 at Camp Atterbury during the 2022 NRA Smallbore Rifle Prone National Championships. A team of 31 British shooters traveled to Indiana for the Pershing Match—the first time it was fired at Camp Atterbury. The match closed with the traditional formal banquet, where U.S. and U.K. competitors celebrated their long-standing friendship through the shooting sports and the special relationship between both countries. Read about the 2022 Pershing Match.
Army National Guard’s Staff Sgt. John Coggshall Wins 2022 NRA High Power Rifle Mid-Range Title
Staff Sgt. John Coggshall, an Army National Guard competitor, secured the top title at the 2022 NRA High Power Rifle Mid-Range Nationals this summer at Camp Atterbury with a score of 2399-189X. For his NRA High Power Mid-Range grand aggregate victory, Coggshall, who hails from East Hampton, Conn., received a Patriot Minuteman Championship Trophy plaque and gold-tone National Championship medallion. Coggshall’s score also earned him the Any Rifle Optical Sights aggregate title. Read more about the 2022 NRA High Power Rifle Mid-Range National Championships.
BONUS: NRA Honors Walt Walter With Lifetime Achievement Award During Pershing Match Banquet
A longtime member of the NRA Board of Directors, Walt Walter, was honored by NRA with a special lifetime achievement award at the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury. In front of a packed house in August during the Pershing International Trophy Match Banquet, the award was presented to him by NRA Second Vice President David Coy and NRA Competitive Shooting Director Cole McCulloch. During the presentation of the award, Walter, age 90, received a standing ovation from the combined American and British crowd at the Pershing International Trophy Match Banquet that lasted several minutes. Read all about it here. (A recent update shared by Walt—in November, he was inducted in the Purdue University Rowing Hall of Fame.)