The Sporter Class National Championship was held on June 22-24 at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry. Two matches were run, the CMP and Junior Olympic Three-Position National Championships, and saw over 150 competitors and 50 teams compete.
Nation Ford High School from Fort Mill, S.C., won the National CMP Sporter Team Title with a score of 2194-69. They were awarded $4,000 from the CMP, and this marks the sixth consecutive National Title for Nation Ford.
In second place was Zion Benton Township High School (Illinois) after posting a score of 2169-65. They were awarded $3,000 from the CMP. Rounding out the podium was North Brunswick JROTC from Leland, N.C. With a score of 2168-74, they edged Fontana MCJROTC by nine center shots. North Brunswick was awarded $2000 from the CMP.
The High Club Team was Gallatin Valley Sharp Shooters from Montana. Team members were Natalie Samson, Nicole Berger, Marlie Sampson and Naya Talarico. Team Coach was Lee Nelson.
In the individual category, Zion Benton saw Kalinn White win the championship title. Along with her championship medallion, White was awarded a Crossman Challenger donated by the Crosman Corporation. Emma Allen representing Appling County 4-H placed second, and Hope Dobek representing Des Moines Central High School placed third. The top three finishers were each awarded $1,000 from the CMP.