The National Trophy Individual is the largest and most prestigious Service Rifle match in the United States and has been a critical component of the National Matches for decades.
The U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program was very well represented by its Service Rifle Team with a number of significant wins.
MSG Robert Mango secured first place overall in the NTI, winning the Daniel Boone Trophy. Sgt. Nickolaus Mowrer finished second. A total of four USARCMP members made the top ten with CPT Samuel Freeman and SGT Joseph Hall taking fifth and sixth, respectively.
The Citizen Soldier Trophy recognizes the top Reserve component military personnel competing in the NTI. USARCMP shooters took nine of the top ten there with Master Sgt. MSG Robert Mango, SGT Nickolaus Mowrer, CPT Samuel Freeman, SGT Joseph Hall, LTC Scott Klawon, MSG Norman Anderson, CSM Steven Slee, SFC Dorosheff, and SFC Jacob Probst. SFC Adam Stauffer, SFC John Arcularius, and SFC Spencer Manning rounded out 11th, 12th and 13th place respectively.
Finally, LTC Scott Klawon is a police officer in his civilian profession and won the Police Rifle Trophy.
Four USARCMP shooters made the top ten of the National Trophy Individual. From left, MSG Robert Mango was first place, winning the Daniel Boone Trophy, SGT Nickolaus Mowrer was second, followed by CPT Samuel Freeman and SGT Joseph Hall in fifth and sixth overall, respectively.
Congratulations to SGT Hall, CPT Freeman, and SFC Micholick of the USARCMP for making the top twenty of the President’s Rifle Match and the Shoot Off.
Also, congratulations to LTC Schultz and SFC Manning for making the President’s Hundred for their first time.
Rifle NCOIC SGM Bearnson said, “I’m very proud of these shooters. Well done.”
United States Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program
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The conduct of the Small Arms Firing School and National Matches as well as support by the U.S. Army are mandated by Federal Law. These events were create to train better marksmanship skills in service personnel as well as the civilian populace.
Read more of this legal requirement:
USCODE Title 36 Subtitle II Part B Chapter 407 Subchapter II Section 40725-40727
MSG Robert Mango added a number of National Championships to his extensive list of wins during the 2016 Pistol Nationals.
MSG Mango won the US Army Reserve Memorial for being the 1st place Reservist in National Trophy Individual.
The General Mellon Trophy was awarded to MSG Mango for being the 1st place Army competitor in the National Trophy Team match.
The Military Police Corps Trophy is for MSG Mango shooting the high overall score in the National Trophy Team match.
MSG Mango also won the President’s Pistol Trophy for winning the President’s Pistol Match.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program created the .22 Rimfire EIC Pistol Match to its lineup of competitive events in 2015. The course of fire is a modified version of the National Match Course with elements of International pistol courses added in, requiring competitors to start in low ready prior to timed and rapid fire strings. “Leg” points are earned in this event in the same manner as other Excellence In Competition events.
Despite being only a year old, three members of the USARCMP have earned their Distinguished badges in this event.
MSG Rob Mango
SSG Jonathan Rosene received the .22 Rimfire Pistol Distinguished Badge as well as finishing 3rd overall in the NRA .22 Preliminary Match
MAJ MAJ Thomas Bourne received .22 Rimfire Pistol Distinguished Badge and his first President's Hundred award.