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RIFLE • PISTOL • SHOTGUN

NRA Collegiate & School Programs Established 1979

Winter 2012 In This Issue… Meet Dennis Willing, NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division Director… …… 1-2 2012 All-Americans… … 3-4 Announcing the 2013 Championships…………… 5 Developing a Scholastic Shooting Program………… 5

Links… NRA Competitive Shooting Online NRA Blog News Sponsorship Information Competitive Shooting/ Tournament Events Rulebooks & Program Materials NRA Volunteers NRA Official Website

Contact Us… NRA Competitive Shooting Division Phone: 877-672-6282 Fax: 703-267-3941 compadmin@nrahq.org

New Competitive Shooting Director has Experience in the Field By John Parker NRA Competitive Shooting now has a long-time competitor at the helm. NRA Benefactor Member Dennis L. Willing, or Denny as his friends know him, is the new Director of the NRA Competitive Shooting division. “As a competitor, I was offered my dream job and I intend to make the most of it,” said Willing. Willing replaces Mike Krei, who retired after leading the division for six years. Willing will oversee a staff of 23 in managing over 11,000 NRA-sanctioned tournaments and over 40 national shooting championships. Hundreds of thousands of gun owners take part in these competitions nationwide, from the novice to the worldclass competitor. The wealth of experience that Willing brings to the position is unprecedented. A list of his accomplishments would include: • Retired Michigan State Police Detective Lieutenant • United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran • Two-time Conventional Pistol, Police Champion

• Three-time Michigan State Pistol Champion • NRA Police Combat Governors Twenty winner • Quadruple distinguished shooter in High Power Rifle, Conventional Pistol, Police Combat Revolver, and Police Combat Pistol • Numerous NRA national records • NRA referee at Camp Perry and NRA National Police Shooting Championship • 25 year officer of the Central Michigan Rifle and Pistol League • Former Captain of the Michigan State Police Pistol Team • Former NRA Board member, served on five NRA Competition Committees • Lifelong hunter & Second Amendment activist As a referee at the National Matches, Will-


to the NRA Competitive Shooting Division, and lends credibility to the sport. Willing is also an expert on the NRA Competition Rules for many disciplines, as a competitor and former committee member. “We (referees) ensure that the rules are enforced to create a level playing field for everyone,” Dennis says. “We never make a call without going to the (rule) book.” In 2011, as a member of the Law Enforcement Assistance Committee, Dennis accepted the assignment to rewrite the entire rule book for the first time in a generation.

ing has a long history with Camp Perry, the NRA, and competitive shooting. As a Camp Perry referee for many years, Willing has a soft spot in his heart for the National Matches. “Camp Perry is a very special place for competitors” he remarked when asked about his time spent at the National Matches. Since 1980, Willing has been involved in the National Matches “in one capacity or another.” He competed in the Pistol and High Power Championships, sometimes shooting both Championships in the same year. He became a referee at the National Matches after refereeing Police Pistol Combat (PPC) matches, a discipline in which Willing has also competed. His experience as a competitor and a referee is an asset

Dennis plans to keep competing as the NRA Competitive Shooting Director. He competed in the 2012 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup and plans to shoot the championship again in 2013. “The Bianchi Cup is the most prestigious pistol match in the world and it was a real highlight in my shooting career to have been the first Director of Competitive Shooting to have competed in the events.” As for Willing’s plans for the future, he wants to focus on improving competitive shooting. “I will attend as many tournaments as I can where I will talk with as many competitors as I can. I want to hear what they have to say then take that information back to the NRA competitive shooting committees and the NRA staff to see where improvements can be made.”


Congratulations to the 100 + Collegiate Athletes Who Were Awarded With NRA All American Honors in 2012! AIR PISTOL FIRST TEAM

FREE PISTOL FIRST TEAM

Michael J. Nugent Benjamin J. Poth Blake Reburn Jacob J. Shelton Aaron Tourigny

SECOND TEAM

Jordan Akow Bryan Basenback Adam F. Goetz Stephen I. Halsmer Joseph J. Savo

United States Naval Academy United States Military Academy The Ohio State University United States Military Academy The Ohio State University

Sophomore Senior Junior Senior Sophomore

The Ohio State University The Ohio State University United States Naval Academy United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy

Freshman Senior Senior Junior Junior

HONORABLE MENTION

Wen Chyan Mass. Institute of Technology Winston C. Knowlton The Citadel Kyle S. Todd United States Naval Academy

Junior Senior Junior

STANDARD PISTOL FIRST TEAM

Wen Chyan Heather Deppe Benjamin J. Poth Joseph J. Savo Joseph Totts

SECOND TEAM

Thomas M. Echols Kimberly Hullings Benjamin A. Morris Blake Reburn Jacob J. Shelton

SECOND TEAM

Bryan Basenback Wen Chyan Alejandra Dorado Catherine E. Drake Stephen I. Halsmer Leilah S. Johnson Kyle S. Todd Andrew Traciak

Junior Sophomore Junior Senior Sophomore Senior Junior Senior Sophomore

The Ohio State University Mass. Institute of Technology United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy United States Military Academy United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy Michigan State University

Senior Junior Junior Junior Junior Senior Junior Senior

Adam F. Goetz United States Naval Academy Kimberly Hullings The Ohio State University Pearle Lipinski Mass. Institute of Technology Adam Petersen United States Coast Guard Acad. Timothy W. Steinberg United States Naval Academy Joseph Totts The Ohio State University Amanda Watters The Ohio State University

Junior Junior Senior Junior Sophomore

SPORT PISTOL

Texas A&M University The Ohio State University United States Naval Academy The Ohio State University United States Military Academy

Senior Sophomore Junior Junior Senior

SECOND TEAM

United States Military Academy Junior United States Naval Academy Senior

United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy United States Military Academy The Ohio State University United States Military Academy The Ohio State University

HONORABLE MENTION

Mass. Institute of Technology United States Military Academy United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy The Ohio State University

HONORABLE MENTION Michael D. Cheney Steven S. Loo

Kirsten A. Asdal Chi-Hsuan Chu Heather Deppe Emily J. Meyer Michael J. Nugent Benjamin J. Poth Blake Reburn Jacob J. Shelton Aaron Tourigny

FIRST TEAM

Heather Deppe Kimberly Hullings Emily J. Meyer Kirsten A. Asdal Alejandra Dorado Amanda Watters

United States Military Academy Junior The Ohio State University Sophomore United States Naval Academy Senior United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy The Ohio State University

HONORABLE MENTION Christie Chiu Chi-Hsuan Chu Catherine E. Drake

Senior Sophomore Senior Senior Freshman Sophomore Senior

Mass. Institute of Technology United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy

Junior Junior Senior Junior Sophomore Junior


SMALLBORE RIFLE FIRST TEAM

Sarah Beard Texas Christian University Kelly L. Buck United States Military Academy Dempster Christenson University of Nevada, Reno Amanda J. Furrer The Ohio State University Daniel R. Hermsmeier The University of Memphis Emily Holsopple University of Kentucky Henri Junghänel University of Kentucky Caitlin Morrissey Texas Christian University Sarah Scherer Texas Christian University Petra Zublasing West Virginia University

SECOND TEAM

Mattie Brogdon Andrea Dardas Thomas Kyanko Michael Matthews Samuel Muegge Justin Pentz Melissa Quartarone Ethan Settlemires Joseph Todaro Andrea Vautrin

Texas Christian University Jacksonville State University West Virginia University United States Military Academy Jacksonville State University West Virginia University The University of Mississippi University of Kentucky United States Military Academy University of Texas at El Paso

HONORABLE MENTION Ryan Anderson Taylor Ciotola Heather Greathouse Andrea Palafox

University of Alaska Fairbanks West Virginia University University of Kentucky University of Texas at El Paso

Junior Senior Senior Junior Sophomore Sophomore Senior Junior Junior Junior Senior Senior Freshman Sophomore Sophomore Senior Sophomore Senior Sophomore Sophomore

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

AIR RIFLE FIRST TEAM

Sarah Beard Texas Christian University Dempster Christenson University of Nevada, Reno Emily Holsopple University of Kentucky Henri Junghänel University of Kentucky Andrea Palafox University of Texas at El Paso Sarah Scherer Texas Christian University Ethan Settlemires University of Kentucky Keely Stankey The University of Mississippi Stacey Wheatley University of Kentucky Petra Zublasing West Virginia University

SECOND TEAM Kelly P. Audet Kelly L. Buck April Dunn Amanda J. Furrer Chelsie Hata Meelis Kiisk Michael Kulbacki Alix Moncada Caitlin Morrissey Justin Pentz

The University of Memphis United States Military Academy Columbus State University The Ohio State University University of Nevada, Reno West Virginia University West Virginia University University of Texas at El Paso Texas Christian University West Virginia University

HONORABLE MENTION Jennifer Armendariz Mattie Brogdon Andrea Dardas Janine Dutton Matts Eriksson Catherine Green

University of Texas at El Paso Texas Christian University Jacksonville State University University of Nebraska - Lincoln University of Alaska Fairbanks Texas Christian University

Junior Senior Sophomore Senior Senior Junior Senior Senior Junior Junior Junior Senior Junior Junior Sophomore Freshman Senior Senior Junior Senior Freshman Senior Senior Junior Freshman Sophomore

SHOTGUN FIRST TEAM

Casey Van Sant Matt Hughes Damian Giles Thomas Bayer Dustin Perry

SECOND TEAM Brendan Appel Print Zutavern Logan Gaskins Zach Bryant Scotty Layman

Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Fort Hays State University Texas A&M University Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Fort Hays State University Texas A&M University Lindenwood University Lindenwood University

HONORABLE MENTION Sarah Hughes Brian Burrows Nick Boerboon Brandon Koenig

Lindenwood University University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Lindenwood University Southeastern Illinois College

2013 All-American Award forms can be downloaded here: http://www.nrahq.org/compete/coldir.asp


Mark Your Calendars! The 2013 collegiate championship schedule has been determined: NRA Intercollegiate

PISTOL

March 10-15 • Ft. Benning, GA

NCAA Rifle March 7-9, 2013

The Ohio State University

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C H A M P I O N S H I P S

NRA Pistol March 10-15, 2013 Fort Benning, GA

Fort Benning Georgia March 15-17

ACUI Clay Target March 26-31, 2013 San Antonio, TX

NRA Rifle Club March 15-17, 2013 Fort Benning, GA

Know Anyone Interested in Starting a New Club? Help Us Spread the Word! Check Out Our Newly Updated Developing a Scholastic Shooting Program Publication Now available online! The NRA Collegiate and Schools Program has recently updated their Developing a Scholastic Shooting Program publication. This is an essential resource for anyone interested in starting a shooting program in their school for any discipline. This publication will guide you through every facet of developing a scholastic shooting program. Topics covered include Sec lecting the Shooting Discipline, Planning the Program, Writing a Proposal, olasti g a Sch n i p o l e Budgeting for the Program, Sources of Money and Becoming a Coach or Dev am g Progr Shootin Instructor. Log on to: http://www.issuu.com/compshoot/docs/shooting_program_scholastic/1 1

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