2012 NCAA national champions begin the new season at No. 1

Texas Christian wins NCAA 2012 Rifle Championships at Ohio State University

After unseating the University of Kentucky for their second National Championship in three years, Texas Christian University is starting the 2012-2013 season at the head of the coaches poll. This is not uncommon for a team returning the majority of their players from the previous year. The Horned Frogs are bringing back four of the five shooters - including Olympian Sarah Scherer - that made up last year's winning team.

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Distinguished Experts in rifle, pistol and shotgun from California, West Virginia and Kentucky

NRA Youth Programs Coordinator Samantha Olsen sent us the following on this year's Isaacs Challenge Program winners — an acknowledgement of those who excel in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

The Isaacs Challenge is made possible by the generous donation of the Isaacs family to the NRA Foundation. The Isaacs Challenge Program is designed to encourage individuals to expand their shooting experience and clubs to expand their shooting programs by providing an incentive to shoot several different shooting events in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

There are individual and NRA club awards with the Isaacs Challenge Program. In the individual award category there is an award rifle for the individual who achieves the most Distinguished Expert (DE) ratings in a calendar year and also the Isaacs Challenge Certificate for each individual who achieves three or more Distinguished Expert ratings in a calendar year.

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NRA Board Member sponsors Army Sniper Instructors for 3-Gun

Sniper Instructors Justin and Casey at the AR15.com/Rockcastle 3-Gun event in Kentucky

Mammoth Park, Kentucky - The second annual Rockcastle/AR15.com 3-Gun Pro-Am competition in Mammoth Park ended in spectacular fashion as Greg Jordan snagged the top Pro spot with an overall score of 711.62 while Kevin Suffridge earned the high Amateur billing with a 609.86. Before getting into the scores and pictures of the event, we wanted to highlight a couple of competitors.

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Side events from Crimson Trace and others add fun to 3-Gun

Julie Golob at Rockcastle/AR15.com 3-gun pro am in Park City, Kentucky

Park City, Kentucky - At this weekend's Rockcastle/AR15.com 3-Gun Pro-Am, you're sure to see a number of shooting celebrities making their way through the eight challenging courses. And if you can pull yourself away from tables and side events set up by the sponsors, you might be able to pick up a few tricks of the trade at their Pro Clinics. But there's more

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Rockcastle 3-gun competitor shooting in Kentucky

The second annual Rockcastle AR15.com 3-gun competition is underway in Park Mammoth, Kentucky. Three days of running and gunning with their favorite rifle, pistol and shotguns. Three days to make your way through eight stages of clay targets, paper targets and the dreaded cave stage. Three days of fun.

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Special 3-Gun shooting opportunity this weekend

This weekend the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky, is holding its second annual Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championships. The competition is a part of the NBC Sports 3-Gun Nation tour and is sure to draw a lot of competitors and spectators.

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Annette models clothing from Prois Hunting Apparel Park City, Kentucky - For many women, finding comfortable and stylish clothing for hunting and shooting can be quite a challenge. Long ago, most of us have settled for wearing men's hunting apparel — leaving much to be desired in fit and function. Saturday night at the Women's Outdoor Adventure, ladies were treated to a special fashion show featuring designs from the industry's top brands.

Prois Hunting Apparel hit the runway first. Modeled by WOA personnel, the gear was a hit thanks to the camp patterns, flattering fit and comfort creating effectiveness. Prois representative Hayden was on hand to provide details on the female-focused garments and gear; each designed to withstand and overcome the rain, cold and snow.

Switching gears, the models appeared next in a beautiful collection of clothing from Good Shot Design. Aimed at providing females with the best in quality and style, the tweed-based outfits from Good Shot Design are made specifically to go straight from the field to the office. Daryl, our man from Good Shot, made sure to highlight the attention put into each piece ... from the trim to the satin lining.

Every look was paired with matching jewelry from The Elegant Huntress. Handcrafted by owner/creator Carol Smeltzer, each piece is a one-of-a-kind treasure designed to match the colors of your camouflage. Whether hunting in the woods, on the prairie, in the snow or in the mountains, jewelry from Elegant Huntress ensures you'll look good no matter what the attire.

So remember, ladies - there are designers out there making hunting and shooting apparel (and accessories) with you in mind. It's time to stop settling for the also rans and start thinking about the manufacturers who are thinking about you.

To see more of the dazzling items that wowed the crowd, check out the fashion show slideshow after the jump.


Kentucky Derby excitement followed by Hunting Fashion Show

Women's Outdoor Adventurers don their Derby hats to watch the Kentucky Derby

Park City, Kentucky - Ladies of NRA's Women's Outdoor Adventure celebrated the running of the Kentucky Derby in high style last night. Although unable to make the trip to Churchill Downs, they reveled in the racing spirit while donning their Derby hats on race day. Upon entering the room, each woman chose a rose bearing the name of a horse running in the Derby. Picking the right name was of great importance.


The ladies line up in Cowboy Town for the Show n' Shoot

Park City, Kentucky - The Women's Outdoor Adventure got a little wild this afternoon as the ladies headed to Cowboy Town at the Rockcastle Shooting Center. Set with store fronts modeled after the Old West, the range used for cowboy action shooting at Rockcastle transformed into one long firing line as the women got to shoot a wide variety of firearms during the Show n' Shoot.

From Blaser high-power rifles to Smith & Wesson revolvers, and Henry lever-action rifles, the ladies spent the afternoon rotating between firearms. They also enjoyed a special treat - being able to shoot guns used in competition by their instructors including Annette Ayers Smith & Wesson revolvers, Debbie Keehart's custom pistols, and Kay Miculek's Smith & Wesson rifle.


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