From the Civilian Marksmanship Program - Top Winners and Individuals Named in 2014-2015 JROTC Postal Competition

Precision rifle winners at the JROTC Postal Match

Port Clinton, Ohio - A total of 11,515 young marksmen participated in the 2014-2015 JROTC Postal match, with the top shooters and teams in each branch earning an invitation to the JROTC Regional Service Championships, to be held in Phoenix, AZ; Anniston, AL; and Camp Perry, OH.

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NRA Collegiate & Schools program helps young shooters reach higher education

2013 NCAA Rifle National Champions West Virginia University

Fairfax, Virginia - This past year the NRA Collegiate & Schools Program established a Collegiate Shooting Scholarship program to support America's young sportsmen in reaching higher education while continuing their passion for the shooting sports and the Second Amendment.

Starting small to see how the program would be received, the 2014 program offered one-time college scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors in Pennsylvania. Applicants were required to have at least a 2.5 GPA and to write a short essay on the Second Amendment and how the shooting sports have contributed to their personal development. Scholarship hopefuls also needed to provide a copy of their college's letter of acceptance and a letter of reference from a school administrator, advisor, teacher, or coach.

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One hour session from NRA's Youth Programs and Collegiate Shooting today at 1pm

2013 NCAA Rifle National Champions West Virginia University

 

Fairfax, Virginia - So you're kid is a pretty good shot. Great. Now what do you do? Find a coach? Find a program? Send him off to military school? Well, maybe. But before you do, why not check out NRA's Youth and NRA's Collegiate Shooting programs.

Created specifically to encourage today's fledgling shooters, NRA's Youth and Collegiate Shooting Programs provide the surest paths to your youth shooter's success. Sound too good to be true? Then hear it for yourself in today's Youth & Collegiate Shooting Webinar.

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NRA Magazine provides shooting news, expert forums, product reviews, and an annual calendar of 15,000 matches

Shooting Sports USA Cover from August of 2014
American Rifleman, American Hunter, and America's 1st Freedom are the magazines most NRA members are familiar with. But for the competitive shooters out there, there's no better resource than Shooting Sports USA - now in it's 100th year of publication ...

Fairfax, Virginia – Shooting Sports USA, the National Rifle Association’s monthly journal for target shooting enthusiasts, is celebrating more than 100 years of reporting on competition shooting. The number one resource for target shooters, the magazine features shooting news, expert forums, product reviews, and an annual calendar of 15,000 matches.

Sign up for a free subscription and begin receiving a digital copy each month at www.shootingsportsusa.com.

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NRA recognizes best of the best in collegiate rifle after NCAA championships

2014 NRA All-American Smallbore First Team

Murray, Kentucky - Following West Virginia University clinching their 16th NCAA Rifle national title, the most in the sport's history, the top rifle shooters in college sports gathered for the closing NRA banquet, where the 2014 NRA All-American teams were announced.

Started in 1936, the All-American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. Pistol All-Americans were announced simultaneously down at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships at Ft. Benning. Shotgun All-American awards were presented a couple weeks later at ACUI Clay Target Championships.

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Top collegiate shotgun shooters named NRA All Americans at ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio

2014 NRA Collegiate All-American Shotgun First Team

San Antonio, Texas - The 46th Annual ACUI Clay Target Championships were a hard-fought five days that saw competitors go through couple hundred thousand clays and shotgun shells. When the dust settled at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, perennial favorite Lindenwood University had won their 11th consecutive national title.

Among the awards handed out that evening were the announcements of the 2014 NRA Collegiate All-American Shotgun teams.

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Student athletes finish championships with America's oldest shotgun sport

2014 ACUI American Trap Championship in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - The final day of the 2014 ACUI Clay Target Championship ends with probably the first shotgun sport people encounter - American Trap. Easy to learn and very forgiving on new shooters, American Trap is the championships' most popular match. It featured a total of 597 of the 633 shooters who showed up this year.

In American Trap, clays are thrown in steady, smooth arcs contrasting the harder to hit International Trap clays which are thrown faster, further, and with the zero to three second delay. Competitors rotate five stations, taking five shots at each for a maximum of 25 points per round. Without needing to change stations after every shot, a group of American Trap shooters work themselves up a smooth cadence, working through a round very quickly.

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Shooters move to American shotgun disciplines in skeet and trap as ACUI Clay Target Championships continue

2014 ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - It's a bright and sunny day at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex, where hundreds of collegiate shotgun shooters have descended to compete in the ACUI Clay Target Championships. The days are long, but fun, as the students go through round after round on the fields and scramble to finish their homework here and there.

Now that the International events are finished, competitors have moved on to the American variants of trap and skeet. Today the action is at the complex's lower fields, where shooters are engaging in American Skeet.

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More than 600 collegiate shotgun shooters descend on Texas for shooting sports title chase

2014 ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio's population of college students increased by a few hundred this week, and it isn't because of spring break. No, they're here for the 46th Annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Clay Target Championships.

Representing 75 colleges and universities from around the United States, these 600 shooters will be breaking - or at least taking shots at - more than 280,000 clay pigeons as they compete in the International and American varieties of skeet and trap, along with Five Stand and Sporting Clays.

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