BY ASHLEY BRUGNONE, CMP STAFF WRITER
Registration for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Three-Position Postal Competition is officially open. The annual, national-level competition is designed for junior air rifle marksmen involved in 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC sporter and precision air rifle programs.
Firing in the CMP’s Postal Competition not only allows the opportunity for growth and experience in competition at a national level, it allows the chance to make valuable connections with like-minded individuals that may last a lifetime.
Participating athletes may choose to fire in the CMP Postal Competition and/or their local CMP State Championship. During the Postal match, competitors receive targets by mail to record shots at their home ranges in each of the three positions: prone, standing and kneeling. Targets are then submitted back to CMP headquarters for official scoring by staff members. State Championships are conducted by CMP State Directors or specially appointed Match Directors.
This year’s Postal Competition will be open through Feb. 1. State CMP Championships are open during the same timeframe.
As in past years, top scoring athletes will move on to the Regional Championships during the spring, with the culminating National Championships set to be held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry on June 23-25 (sporter) and July 16-18 (precision). For registration and more information on the CMP Postal Competition or the CMP State Championships, visit https://thecmp.org/youth/three-position-national-postal-competition/.