The USPSA Michael Voigt Presidential Education Program rewards junior shooters that exhibit excellence, both on and off the range.
In 1910, the National Matches rules specified for rifles to be used as issued by the Ordnance Department without alteration or modification of any kind. An effort was made to form the regulations so that teams could have sufficient latitude to develop their own particular style of marksmanship and at the same time not disfigure the gun.
Competitive shooting teaches sportsmanship, leadership, responsibility, concentration, self-discipline and teamwork.
Whether a program is offered as a sport or as an educational course, competitive shooting teaches safety and helps to develop sportsmanship and leadership.
Competitive shooting is primarily a mental sport that teaches concentration, self-control, focus and discipline. Serious shooters also tend to excel academically.
The winner received a scholarship trophy and a Beretta 694 shotgun, as well as a personalized letter from Cav. Ugo Gussalli Beretta himself.
If there was a feeling of déjà vu at the awards presentations during the 2008 NRA High Power Rifle Long-Range Nationals, it might be because many of the champions had been there before.