Major Gosnell, USAR Competitive Marksmanship Program member and S3 of the 2100 Military Intelligence Group, provided illustrated update on 3 Gun shooting.
Dates for the upcoming All Reserve Small Arms Championship will be published at the first of FY17 with the event planned for spring 2017. This will be a Service Conditions (Combat) event with matches similar to Mobile Training Team Excellence In Competition and All Army. Details as they come will be provided.
Maj. Luke Gosnell put together a great summary of the Action/Practical events conducted and competed in by him through FY16. Download the PDF:
CPT Samuel Freeman of the U.S. Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program won the Service Rifle Aggregate at the Long Range Nationals.
SFC Russ Theurer was second place in the Edward D. Andrus match. SGT Nick Mowrer took third in the Sierra Trophy match for the 1000 yard Palma rifle aggregate and MSG Mango took third in the Remington Trophy match.
U.S. Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program shooters made a clean sweep of the podium for the NRA High Power Nationals. Competing in the Service Rifle division, SGT Nickolaus Mowrer took first place Service Rifle with a new Army Reserve National Record of 2381-114x. He also finished 3rd in the overall aggregate among Match Rifle shooters. MSG Robert Mango took second place and SPC Bryant Wallizer took third.
For the overall, USARCMP shooters . power service rifle competitions, took 3rd.
The Army Reserve had an incredibly strong finish in the individual aggregate taking home a number of trophies and 1st,2nd,3rd,5th,6th,& 7th place Service Rifle.
Congratulations and good luck to our shooters as they start NRA Long Range competition today.
NRA Rifle Nationals, Service Rifle
SGT Nickolaus Mowrer (new Army Reserve National Record of 2381-114x) 1st place Service Rifle
MSG Robert Mango 2nd, SPC Bryant Wallizer 3rd, CPT Samuel Freeman 5th, SFC Joel Micholick 6th, SSG Kris Friend 7th, and CSM Steven Slee 11th.
The Vandenberg Cup is presented to the winner of an aggregate of the scores fired in the Members’ Trophy, Scott Trophy, Coast Artillery Trophy and Army Cup Matches.
SGT Mowrer won the Vandenberg Cup with SPC Wallizer taking 3rd and MSG Mango taking 5th.
MSG Mango won the Scott Trophy for winning the 200 yard rapid fire stage.
SFC Micholick was second and SSG Friend was third in the Marine Corps Cup match (300 yard rapid)
SGT Mowrer won the Appreciations Cup match and Members’ Trophy and took second in the Erdman Trophy match.
CSM Slee won the Coast Guard Trophy match.
For team events, Army Reserve Anderson took second the Enlisted Men’s Trophy Team match. With MSG Norman Anderson as Team Coach and SGM James Mauer as Team Captain, CPT Freeman, MSG Mango, SFC Micholick, and SSG Friend fired the team-winning score.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program hosted their National Match Air Rifle event in conjunction with the National Matches. Conducted similarly to International matches, qualifying shooters made a shoot off with a sudden death finale.
Three shooters of the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program made the shoot off and ultimately won the overall event. SSG Kris Friend, SGT Nick Mowrer, and SPC Bryant Wallizer made the final shoot off. SSG Friend and SGT Mowrer advanced, with SGT Mowrer winning the overall event.
Held at the Bluegrass Sportsman’s League in Wilmore, KY, Three USAR Soldiers from 2100 MIG, WPAFB, OH MAJ Luke Gosnell, MSG Michael Bass, and MAJ Brian Graves all competed in the 1-day match consisting of 10 stages, using combinations of buckshot, slugs and birdshot rounds on falling steel, aerial launched clays pigeons and slug gongs. The competition drew competitors from across the country to include Canada and Brazil.
MAJ Gosnell Placed 12th overall across pump, semi-auto and open divisions and high military honors beating out members from USMC Reserve Combat team and USAF Action shooting team.
The contact with competitors, facilitators and spectators in shooting sports is making known USAR’s participation outside of the traditional service marksmanship sports.
Personal contact with young competitors and word of mouth has enormous potential for recruiting. With the match locations close proximity of Fort Knox and Ft. Campbell, the event drew several service members from each location. Recommend the team contacts USAREC for sponsorship and promotion via prize table “swag” and banners and next years event. Luke met with MAJ John Cowen, a 3-Gun competitor at this event assigned to Cadet Command who will try to assist with this.
USAR Soldiers interested in trying action shotgun, USPSA, and 3-Gun can contact MAJ Luke Gosnell at email@example.com