2017 – Georgia – State Junior Olympics – CMP Three Position Air Rifle JO State Championship

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The sites and dates for the 2017 CMP Three Position Air Rifle Junior Olympics Georgia State Championship have been announced.

Once again, we will have three sites for the state qualifiers.

South – Sat 15 Apr 2017 – Waycross, GA
Match Director: Maurice England
Match Program: Download TBD

Central – Fri-Sat 07-08 Apr 2017 – Griffin, GA
Match Director: Lisa Kelley
Match Program: Download TBD

North – Sun 26 Mar 2017 – Dahlonega, GA
Match Director: JP O’Connor
Match Program: Download from here

The Central location will use paper targets scored with Orion, while the South and North locations will use electronic targets.

Host sites, match director names and contact information may be found in the CMP competition search web page or directly at this link. Note there is one match entry for all three locations and dates. See the contact information for each location at the top of the match listing.

Contact the appropriate Match Director to obtain a match program and other information for the South & Central locations, and at the download link above for the North location. Registration is via mail to each location.

Send in your entry early. Prime relays fill up early, especially at the North location.

These events are qualifiers for the national events and are EIC points eligible. Hosted and run by the CMP, the National Junior Olympic 3P Air Rifle Championship is a very popular program involving thousands of three position air rifle athletes (sporter and precision) from all over the country. (CMP broke the link – awaiting repair.)

Qualifying for either of the CMP national events allows the team or individual to compete in BOTH CMP championships: the JO event mentioned above and the CMP National  3P Air Rifle Championship. Both events usually include generous cash prizes.

Because many athletes are only involved in 3P air rifle, they are unaware of the Olympic events and the very important USA Shooting Junior Olympics discussed here. They should participate in both programs if shooting precision air rifle.

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2016 – Georgia – State Junior Olympics – CMP Three Position Air Rifle JO State Championship

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The sites and dates for the 2016 CMP Three Position Air Rifle Junior Olympics Georgia State Championship have been announced.

Once again, we will have three sites for the state qualifiers.

South – Sat 23 Apr 2016 – Waycross, GA
Match Director: Maurice England
Match Program: Download TBD

Central – Fri-Sun 01-03 Apr 2016 – Griffin, GA
Match Director: Lisa Kelley
Match Program: Download TBD

North – Sat 02 Apr 2016 – Dahlonega, GA
Match Director: JP O’Connor
Match Program: Download from here

The Central location will use paper targets scored with Orion, while the South and North locations will use electronic targets.

Host sites, match director names and contact information may be found in the CMP competition search web page or directly at this link. Note this one link is for all locations. See the contact information for each location at the top of the listing. (Central location information not available yet on that site.)

Contact the appropriate Match Director to obtain a match program and other information for the South location, and at the download links above for the Central and North locations. Registration is via mail to each location.

Send in your entry early. Prime relays fill up early, especially at the North location.

These events are qualifiers for the national events and are EIC points eligible. Hosted and run by the CMP, the National Junior Olympic 3P Air Rifle Championship is a very popular program involving thousands of three position air rifle athletes (sporter and precision) from all over the country.

Qualifying for either of the CMP national events allows the team or individual to compete in BOTH CMP championships: the JO event mentioned above and the CMP National  3P Air Rifle Championship. Both events usually include generous cash prizes.

Because many athletes are only involved in 3P air rifle, they are unaware of the Olympic events and the USA Shooting Junior Olympics discussed here. They should participate in both programs if shooting precision air rifle.

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Georgia – State Junior Olympics – CMP Three Position Air Rifle JO State Championship

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The sites and dates for the 2015 CMP Three Position Air Rifle Junior Olympics Georgia State Championship have been announced.

Once again, we will have three sites for the state qualifiers.

South – Sat-Sun 11-12 Apr 2015 – Waycross, GA
Match Director: Maurice England
Match Program: Download TBD

Central – Fri-Sat 24-25 Apr 2015 – Griffin, GA
Match Director: Lisa Kelley
Match Program: Download from here

North – Sat 28 Mar 2015 – Dahlonega, GA
Match Director: JP O’Connor
Match Program: Download from here

The Central location will use paper targets scored with Orion, while the South and North locations will use electronic targets.

Host sites, match director names and contact information may be found in the CMP competition search web page or directly at this link. Note this one link is for all locations. See the contact information for each location at the top of the listing. (Central location information not available yet on that site.)

Contact the appropriate Match Director to obtain a match program and other information for the South location, and at the download links above for the Central and North locations. Registration is via mail to each location.

Send in your entry early. Prime relays fill up early, especially at the North location.

These events are qualifiers for the national events and are EIC points eligible. Hosted and run by the CMP, the National Junior Olympic 3P Air Rifle Championship is a very popular program involving thousands of three position air rifle athletes (sporter and precision) from all over the country.

Qualifying for either of the CMP national events allows the team or individual to compete in BOTH CMP championships: the JO event mentioned above and the CMP National  3P Air Rifle Championship. Both events usually include generous cash prizes.

Because many athletes are only involved in 3P air rifle, they are unaware of the Olympic events and the USA Shooting Junior Olympics discussed here. They should participate in both programs if shooting precision air rifle.

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Earning Junior Olympics Invitations

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There are two completely different “Junior Olympic” national championships which complement each other. What are they and how does an athlete earn an invitation to participate?

The first program is the USA Shooting championships for the Olympic events in rifle (precision air & .22), pistol (air & .22), and shotgun. USA Shooting (USAS) is the national governing body for Olympic target shooting in this country, who develops and selects World Cup, Olympics, and other international teams. This program is open to all junior (under age 21) shooting athletes.

The second program is the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Junior Olympic championships for the youth development (non-Olympic) event of three position air rifle (sporter and precision). The CMP offers this championship in cooperation with USA Shooting. This program is open to all scholastic (high school age and younger) three position air rifle shooting athletes, club teams, and scholastic (school) teams. In conjunction with this event, the CMP also offers their own CMP National  3P Air Rifle National Championship.

Shotgun: Please see the comments to this post for information about the shotgun discipline.

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The USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship (NJOSC) is a very popular and hotly contested competition. The national events are held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Participating in the NJOSC is a very exciting and inspiring event in a junior athlete’s life.

There are separate men’s and women’s events for air rifle (unsupported standing position only), smallbore (.22) three position rifle (kneeling, prone, standing), air pistol (unsupported standing position only), and sport (.22) pistol. Men’s free (.22) pistol also used to be offered, though is not currently on the NJOSC program. (This blog post will address rifle and pistol, although the information link above also applies to shotgun.)

Athletes earn invitations to the national event by posting qualifying scores at State Junior Olympics Championships. All invitations to the national event are based strictly on score.

There are three ways to earn invitations:
– State Champion
– Automatic
– At-Large
These three qualification methods, and their related cut-off scores are listed at the end of this blog post.

State events are held during November through January. Host sites for this year’s cycle were announced by USA Shooting on Fri 17 Oct 2014. See the National Junior Olympic Program information page, which includes a link to the 2014-2015 host sites (with contact information so you may request a program and entry information) and the complete schedules for the USAS JO national championships. Note that registration for state events is NOT online with USA Shooting. Contact the appropriate state match host via phone or email.

This year, the national events will be held in late April through early May 2015. Women’s Rifle: April 18-23; Pistol: April 24-29; Men’s Rifle: April 30-May 6. **Note that these dates are subject to change!

See also the Georgia – State Junior Olympics – Rifle & Pistol blog post for details on the events we are hosting in January 2015.

All athletes, regardless of experience or skill level, are encouraged to enter the state level championships each year. Athletes, coaches, and parents who believe that the athlete shouldn’t participate unless they have an excellent chance of winning or earning an invitation are actually holding back the athlete’s development – and diminish the athlete’s internal desire and self-motivation in the sport. The ones who participate are the ones who excel the most.

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Hosted and run by the CMP, the National Junior Olympic 3P Air Rifle Championship is a very popular program involving thousands of three position air rifle athletes (sporter and precision) from all over the country. Because many athletes are only involved in 3P air rifle, they are unaware of the Olympic events and the USAS Junior Olympics discussed above. They should participate in both programs if shooting precision air rifle.

Qualifying is via state championships.

State events are held February through March.

Qualifying for either of the CMP national events allows the team or individual to compete in BOTH CMP championships. Both events usually include generous cash prizes.

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In conjunction with the National Junior Olympic 3P Air Rifle Championship, the CMP also offers their own CMP National  3P Air Rifle Championship.

Qualifying is via postal championship or state championships followed by regional championships.

The postal event and state events are held November through January. The regional events are typically held in late March or early April.

Qualifying for either of the CMP national events allows the team or individual to compete in BOTH CMP championships. Both events usually include generous cash prizes.

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USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship
National Qualification Methods & Scores

NATIONAL INVITATIONS

USA Shooting will issue invitations to the National Junior Olympics Shooting Championship (NJOSC) events based on scores fired in state qualifier events. There are three ways to earn an invitation.

– 1) State Champion – The athlete with the highest score in an event in each state is automatically invited as long as their score meets or exceeds these minimum standards:

Women’s Air Rifle 300
Men’s Air Rifle 500
Men’s & Women’s Smallbore 500
Women’s Air Pistol 300
Men’s Air Pistol 490
Men’s & Women’s Sport Pistol 500

– 2) Automatic – All athletes who meet or exceed these score standards are automatically invited. These score standards are purposely set very high to ensure that capacity at the national match is not exceeded.

AIR RIFLE
Automatic Invitation Score:
Women 40 Shots: Men 60 Shots:
J1 390 580
J2 385 575
J3 370 560

SMALLBORE RIFLE
Automatic Invitation Score:
Women 3×20: Men 3×20:
J1 575 575
J2 565 570
J3 545 550

AIR PISTOL
Automatic Invitation Score:
Women 40 Shots: Men 60 Shots:
J1 360 550
J2 350 530
J3 340 520

SPORT PISTOL
Automatic Invitation Score:
Women and Men 60 Shots:
J1 540
J2 520
J3 500

– 3) At Large – Once all the State Champion and Automatic qualifiers are identified, then additional At-Large invitations are extended starting with the highest scores nationwide within each of the three age groups and working down until capacity is filled for each event. There are often two waves of At-Large invitations issued, though this can vary from year to year.

The actual minimum cut off scores vary each year based on how everyone shoots. Note that Sport Pistol did not have any At-Large invitations the last two years, though that can change year to year as with all the events.

Last year’s (Spring 2014) first wave At-Large cutoff scores are shown here, though are subject to change each year as scores come in. Note that there was a second wave of invitations in many events, so some lower scores did qualify. By definition, this year’s (spring 2015) scores cannot be known until all invitations are determined. The scores below are merely a rough guide. At-Large invitations, and the related cut off scores, are at the sole discretion of USA Shooting based on range capacity, dormitory space, and other match logistics.

AIR RIFLE
At-Large Invitation Score:
Women 40 Shots: Men 60 Shots:
J1 380 572
J2 379 562
J3 362 519

SMALLBORE RIFLE
At-Large Invitation Score:
Women 3×20: Men 3×20:
J1 567 565
J2 558 558
J3 500 542

AIR PISTOL
At-Large Invitation Score:
Women 40 Shots: Men 60 Shots:
J1 303 490
J2 280 481
J3 273 455

SPORT PISTOL
At-Large Invitation Score:
Women and Men 60 Shots:
J1 540
J2 520
J3 500

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