Junior Sabrina Smith, Others Lead CMP’s First Camp Perry Warm-Up Matches

Junior Sabrina Smith, Others Lead CMP’s First Camp Perry Warm-Up Matches

Over 160 competitors took to the firing line June 20-23, as the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosted the first Highpower Warm-Up Matches on the historic ranges of Camp Perry. The Warm-Up Matches served as a preview to the CMP’s upcoming National Rifle & Pistol Matches, set to be held at the same location July 11-Aug. 10, and were conducted entirely on CMP’s line of outdoor electronic targets.

“It was a very challenging couple of days at the Warm-Up Matches,” said Brian Williams, CMP’s Highpower Manager. “The combination of the heat and very windy conditions surely gave the competitors a challenge, but it was the perfect time to utilize the KTS electronic targets.”

“By using the E-Targets, we were able to get through the matches quicker and keep competitors out of the pits pulling targets,” he added.

The Warm-Up matches were presented in cooperation with the Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association, who awarded its own special recognitions for the ORPA State Championship Match (1600 Aggregate) and the Ohio Governor’s Match (the EIC Service Rifle Match).

Leading the Ohio Governor’s Match was Sabrina Smith, 15, of Concord Township, Ohio, with a score of 487-9X – three points above the second place competitor. With her win, Smith received her remaining Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) points to earn her Distinguished Rifleman Badge.

Joseph Hendricks Jr., 28, of Seville, Ohio, claimed the top spot in the Service Rifle 1600 Aggregate with a score of 1571-42X, while Terrence Paul, 72, of Cleveland, Ohio, overtook the Match Rifle Aggregate with a score of 1572-73X.

Roy Mitchell, 53, of Parma, Ohio, led the 30 Shot Rifle Match before pairing up with Randall Olds to form “Boat in the Impact” and earning the overall win in the 2-Person Team event, with a score of 984-37X.

A Mid-Range 3×600 Match was also held during the Warm-Up event, with nearly 100 entries throughout. Finding the top spots in each category were:

Overall: Aaron Guliuzza, 42, Jefferson, Ohio – 1181-51X

Service Rifle: Michael King, 45, Fort Wayne, Ind. – 1172-45X

Match Rifle: Thomas Bopple, 61, Medina, Ohio – 1174-55X

F-Class: Glenn Fear, 48, Youngstown, Ohio – 1163-39X

AR Tactical: Michael Scocos, 77, Coplay, Ohio – 594-33X

Find a complete list of results for the Camp Perry National Matches HP Warm-Up event at Photos may be viewed and downloaded for free on the CMP Zenfolio page at

Camp Perry also played host to a Garand, Springfield, Modern and Vintage Rifle (GSMM) Match on the electronic targets of Petrarca Range on June 22. Leading competitors of the GSMM event were:

Garand: Jeffrey Helwagen, 64, Grove City, Ohio – 265-3X

Springfield: Richard Nowicke, 66, Beverly Hills, Mich. – 277-3X

Vintage Military: Richard Nowicke, 66, Beverly Hills, Mich. – 281-4X

Modern Military: Patrick Barrett, 67, Hamburg, N.Y. – 286-4X

See full results of the June Camp Perry GSMM Match at

Don’t forget, all of CMP’s National Highpower Rifle Championships, July 22-25, will be held on the outdoor electronic target line! Visit for more details. See you there!

About the Camp Perry National Matches:

Held at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio since 1907, the National Matches are comprised of celebrated traditional competitions along with modern day additions. The National Matches schedule includes CMP’s National Air Gun Matches, National Pistol Matches, National Rifle Matches, National Games Matches, National Smallbore Rifle Matches and the National Long Range Rifle Matches.

Outside of competition, educational courses like the Small Arms Firing Schools lead new and experienced individuals on safety and fundamentals within a variety of disciplines, while other beginner and advanced courses provide even more training on marksmanship essentials.

Additionally, the National Matches hosts Commercial Row, where industry vendors provide a variety of supplies and other necessities, available for purchase. Competitors and guests of all ages and experience levels are welcome to view all the festivities – free of charge!

The National Matches are conducted by a partnership between the CMP and Ohio National Guard. Learn more by visiting the CMP website at

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto

Restricted 18+ in CA in compliance with CA State Assembly Bill 2571 prohibiting the marketing of firearms to minors in the State of CA.