All-Around Champion At National Matches?

From 1935 to 1939, an All-Around Championship was held to determine the best Smallbore, High Power, and Precision Pistol marksman.

The DuPont Trophy, a bronze statue of a medieval archer poised with his longbow at full draw, was bestowed on the winner of the All-Around Championship. This aggregate match comprised a centerfire pistol National Match Course; preliminary Smallbore Dewar Match Course; and four High Power matches that included slow fire; standing and prone, and rapid fire; sitting and prone, at ranges form 200 to 1000 yards for an aggregate of 1100 points. In 1935 and 1936, a service pistol aggregate was also fired, along with a 200-yard Smallbore rifle prone slow fire match and a 50-yard and 100-yard, 40-shot Smallbore prone match instead of the preliminary Dewar for an aggregate of 19000 points.

Winners of the All-Around Championship
1939: 1st Lt. Walter R. Walsh, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (1058/1100)
1938: Petty Officer 1st Class Melvon O. Wilson, U.S. Coast Guard (1054/2200)
1937: 2nd Lt. William Hancock, Infantry, U.S. Army (1051/1100)
1936: Capt. Sidney R. Hinds, Infantry, U.S. Army (1797/1900)
1935: Deputy Henry J. Adams, Jr., San Diego County, California, Sheriff’s Department (1848/1900)

Competitors firing in the All-Around Championship not only had to hustle between ranges, but also needed the mental ability to adapt from one shooting discipline to another. After the demise of the All-Around Championship at Camp Perry, the DuPont Trophy was awarded to the NRA Service Rifle Champion, beginning in 1951.

https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2018/8/16/all-around-champion-at-national-matches/

https://competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/nat-trophy/tro-070.pdf

https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/8/3/hallmarks-of-heritage-the-nra-trophy-collection

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2018 Pistol National Matches

2018 NRA and CMP Pistol Nationals
photos by SGT Robert Farrell

SGT Robert Farrell also did this video:

USARCMP Service Pistol shooters competed against the best National Rifle Association and Civilian Marksmanship Program Precision Pistol competitors from the United States from July 9 to 15 using accurized .22, CenterFire, .45, and Service Pistols. There were 500 registered competitors for the NRA National Pistol Championships (July 9-13) and over 540 registered competitors for the CMP National Trophy Pistol Matches (July 14-15).

In addition, USARCMP members assisted with conducting the Small Arms Firing School. SAFS is held in conjunction with the National Matches and all branches of service are mandated by Federal law to provide shooter-instructors to conduct a marksmanship training clinic. All U.S. citizens and service members can attend these annual events.
http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-national-matches/small-arms-firing-schools/

The overall Service Pistol Team consisted of 17 USARCMP members. USAR Black was the primary six-person element for Team matches.

USAR Black
LTC Patrick Sleem (Service Pistol Team OIC), SGM George Greene (Service Pistol Team NCOIC), LTC Mitchell Rosnick, MAJ Thomas Bourne, SSG Jonathan Rosene, and SGT Nickolaus Mowrer.
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From left, SGT Mowrer, SGM Greene, MAJ Bourne, SSG Rosene, LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick

The rest of the USARCMP roster included LTC Casillas, LTC Luis Garcia, CSM Steven Slee, SFC Brenn Combs, SFC Joshua Rosendorn, SFC Braddford Griffith, SFC Sonny Pearman, SFC John Buol, SGT Robert Farrell, and SGT Matthew Elliot. New to the Service Pistol Team is SSG Sandra Uptagrafft.

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From left, SGT Farrell, LTC Rosnick, SFC Pearman, SFC Rosendorn, SFC Buol, SGM Greene, SGT Mowrer, LTC Sleem, SSG Rosene, LTC Garcia, CSM Slee, SFC Combs, MAJ Bourne, SSG Uptagrafft.

NRA Nationals

Preliminary Match
The Preliminary Match was a separate event consisting of .22, Center Fire and .45. SSG Rosene finished in the top ten overall. SGM Greene took 2nd place among Master-class Service competitors.

.22 Team Match
USAR Black took 3rd place overall and was the 1st Reserve component team. Firing members were LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGM Greene, and SGT Mowrer

CenterFire
SGT Mowrer and SSG Rosene finished in the top 10 individual match results.

For CenterFire Team, USAR Black was the 2nd place Master/Service team and 1st Reserve element.

.45
For .45 Team, USAR Black was the first place Master/Service team.

Overall
SGT Mower won the Army Reserve Pistol Trophy as the High Reservist

In .22 Only overall, CSM Slee finished 3rd overall.
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CMP Pistol Nationals

For the CMP Pistol Nationals, the Team helped conduct the annual Small Arms Firing School.
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LTC Garcia coaching during SAFS

USAR CMP shooters making the President’s Hundred cut included LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick (first year), MAJ Bourne, SGM Greene, SSG Uptagrafft (first year), and SSG Rosene.

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LTC Rosnick receives his first President's Hundred tab from LTC Sleem

SSG Sandra Uptagrafft
SSG Uptagrafft prepares to earn her President's Hundred tab.

SGT Mowrer won the President’s Hundred Glock Award for being the first place competitor shooting a Glock.

In addition to earning the President’s Hundred tab for his first year. LTC Rosnick also legged out in the CMP’s .22 Distinguished.

For the CMP EIC Pistol Match, SGM Greene was in the top ten overall. SGT Mowrer had a top-five finish in the Glock (GSSF) Camp Perry National Challenge.

For the U. S. Army Reserve Memorial Trophy (Reserves), LTC Sleem was second overall, followed by SSG Rosene in third.

For the U. S. Coast Guard Memorial Trophy (Reserve Component Teams), USAR Black took second. Firing members were SSG Rosene, LTC Sleem, SGM Greene, and LTC Rosnick.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/arcd/albums/72157698646495584/with/28586756667/

http://competitions.nra.org/championship-results/nra-national-outdoor-rifle-pistol-championships-results.aspx

https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=16352

2018 Interservice Pistol

17 JUNE 2018 – 22 JUNE 2018 Fort Benning, GA

USARCMP Service Pistol shooters competed against the best competitors from all branches of the DOD throughout a five-day competition consisting of Precision Pistol (NRA and CMP) using accurized .22, CenterFire, .45, and Service Pistols.

The overall Team consisted of 13 USARCMP members. USAR Black was the primary six-person element for Team matches.
USAR Black:
LTC  Patrick Sleem (Service Pistol Team OIC), SGM  George Greene (Service Pistol Team NCOIC), LTC Mitchell Rosnick, MSG  Christopher Taylor, SSG  Jonathan Rosene, and SGT  Nickolaus Mowrer.

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USAR Black poses with some of the awards won during Interservice. From left, SSG Rosene, MSG Taylor, SGT Mowrer, SGM Greene, LTC Sleem, and LTC Rosnick.

The rest of the USARCMP roster included LTC Luis Garcia, MAJ Thomas Bourne, SFC Brenn Combs, SFC Joshua Rosendorn, SFC John Buol, SGT Robert Farrell, and SGT Matthew Elliot.

Results:

  • – USAR Black was High Reserve and 2nd Overall
  • – USAR Black finished in the top three of all Team matches, including, .22, CenterFire, .45, Service Pistol, 2700 Team Agg, and Overall Team Agg
  • – SSG Rosene was 1st Place Reservist, 2nd overall .22, and 2nd Director’s Match
  • – LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer had multiple top ten overall finishes
  • – A USARCMP Team shooter made the top ten of all individual matches fired.

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.22, 2nd Overall agg
SSG Rosene

Top ten .22: LTC Rosnick, LTC Sleem, SGT Mowrer

USAR Black
.22 Team, Third Place
LTC  Rosnick, SGM  Greene, SSG  Rosene, SGT  Mowrer

CenterFire Individual
SSG Rosene and SGT Mowrer had multiple top ten finishes

USAR Black
CF Team, Second Place
LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer

.45 Individual
SGT Mowrer and SSG Rosene had multiple top ten finishes

.45 Team
USAR Black, Third Place
SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer, LTC Rosnick, LTC Sleem

Service Pistol (“ball gun”) Individual

Top ten finishes from LTC Sleem, SSG Rosene, and SGT Mowrer.

Service Pistol (“ball gun”) Team
USAR Black, Third Place

Director’s/EIC
SSG Rosene 2nd Overall

Overall Individual
SSG Rosene top ten 2700 NRA and Overall Individual aggregate

Overall Team
USAR Black 2nd Place 2700 agg
USAR Black 2nd Place Overall agg
1st Place Reserve Component team

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Army Reserve Soldiers advance skills through competition

EIC matches are not something most Soldiers have heard of, let alone competed in. In fact, “a lot of Soldiers, especially Army Reserve Soldiers, don’t know the world of competitive shooting even exists,” said U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bradford Griffith, who is a noncommissioned officer on the 108th Training Command (IET) drill sergeant recruiting team out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

As a competitive shooter for the U.S. Army Reserve Service Pistol Team, Griffith is passionate about marksmanship and urged some fellow Soldiers to come to the 2018 All Army with him. “I consider pistol marksmanship to be one of my favorite things in life, so I feel like that’s a big thing I can contribute to my unit and make them more lethal in marksmanship.”

His personal passion for marksmanship is in step with U.S. Army Reserve top leadership, and something he said he takes personal responsibility in. “LTG [Charles D.] Luckey, the chief of the Army Reserve, has been very clear on his guidance and that is to make the force more lethal, and that’s kind of been my personal charge,” said the Soldier who once served as an Army Reserve drill sergeant.

So with the goal of teaching others through experience, Griffith put together a team of former drill sergeants and a drill sergeant candidate to compete and get the full All Army experience.


U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bradford Griffith, who is assigned to the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) out of Charlotte, North Carolina, checks his teammates hits at the bullseye match during the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia March 11-18, 2018.
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http://www.usar.army.mil/News/Display/Article/1483445/army-reserve-soldiers-advance-skills-through-competition/

2018 Dixie Match

2018 Dixie Match
April 13-15
Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club, Jacksonville, FL
http://www.grpc-jax.com/

The 2018 Dixie Match will feature a NRA Regional 2700 match with teams, NRA Distinguished Revolver match, CMP Service Pistol EIC match and CMP .22 Rimfire EIC Pistol match. New for 2018 will be a 10 meter Air Pistol Closest to the Center and 20 shot Re-Entry match.

Please refer to the match program for details.

https://www.scribd.com/document/371529780/2018-Dixie-Match-Program
https://www.scribd.com/document/371529780/2018-Dixie-Match-Program/