Brownells/NRA Youth Shooting Sports Ambassador Jesse Rogers recently ran into Wyoming Field Rep Dave Manzer at the National High School Rodeo Championships in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Also making an appearance at the championships was the Friends of NRA TV crew to film an episode for the upcoming third season.

Here's what Jesse wrote about his experience.


Each year, tens of thousands of people participate in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program to improve their shooting skills and learn new disciplines. At one club in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is making a difference and helping people reach their shooting goals.

Shooters participate in the Winchester/NRA Pistol qualification at the Cheyenne Rifle & Pistol Club

Eric Dent and Elvin Wrede and I are members of the Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club. We are NRA Instructors too. For a number of years, we have been members of the Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club and participated both as instructors and line coaches in the Club's NRA Basic Pistol classes. During that time, many students have mentioned how there isn't a place to shoot in Cheyenne unless you are a member of a private gun club. This is true. Our club is private along with the only other gun club in the area. The membership application period for Cheyenne Rifle is unusually long due to the fact we limit the number of members based on the Club's original charter.


Friends of NRA TV host Matt Duff takes a break during a shoot in Wyoming Glen Rock, Wyoming - As the weather turns from warm to cold, thoughts start to shift to images of island sands, Caribbean sun and the tickling touch of a tropical breeze. Unless you're American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe. Instead of finding a warm weather getaway, Mark decided to head out to Tillard's 55 Rance in Glen Rock. But you can't really blame him ... they've got some great hunting out there.

And he wasn't alone for the pre-winter ride. As luck would have it, the crew from Friends of NRA TV was there to shoot part of an episode for season two of the show. They were hard at work, as you can see to the right, making sure they were there to capture an authentic representation of Friends events.


We're continuing our feature articles written by the 2010 Brownell's/NRA National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, and this week we have a report on the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) finals from Ambassador Jessy Hagey from Tremont, Illinois. Jessy attended the event this July and was kind enough to share her recap of the rodeo and marksmanship showdown.

Youth Ambassador Jessy Hagey with members of the Army Marksmamship Unit and NRA Youth Programs' Claudia Olsen
Youth Ambassador Jessy Hagey (second from right) with members of the Army Marksmamship Unit and Claudia Olsen with NRA Youth Programs (second from left).

Gillette, Wyoming - The National High School Rodeo finals is home of rodeo and shooting events. The top four competitors in each state or province head to the NHSRA finals. This includes competitors in the Light Rifle and Trap competitions.

At the finals, contestants are allowed to bring their own gun and ammunition. We also provide guns and ammunition for those who don't have them. Weatherby generously donated 20 rifles to use for this year's finals. Each gun goes through a safety check to make sure it's equipped for the competition.


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