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By Michael Molinaro USAMU PAO

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FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Hundreds of collegiate shooters will descend on Fort Benning and the ranges of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit March 13-18 for the inaugural Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships. Four distinct championships will be held at the "Home of Champions," connecting the Army with and promoting youth and collegiate shooting sports. (File photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)

United States Army Marksmanship Unit

United States Army Marksmanship Unit

FORT BENNING, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and Fort Benning is set to host the inaugural Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships here Tuesday through Sunday, bringing more than 300 collegiate shooters to the post.

The dynamic format will draw top college and junior shooters from the entire country competing in four distinct championships: the National Rifle Association Intercollegiate Pistol Championships; the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship; the Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Championship; and the Scholastic Clay Target Program Challenge.

The USAMU connects to America’s youth through teaching, coaching, and mentoring junior shooters throughout the year, and Soldiers make ideal mentors and role models for our nation’s youth. In these respects, the Army’s hosting of this event is a perfect fit.

“The USAMU, home to the absolute best marksman, marksmanship instructors, and gunsmiths in the world, is the ideal location to hold this ground-breaking Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Hodne, commander, USAMU. “Our newest generation of collegiate champions across multiple shooting disciplines will earn their titles at the ‘Home of Champions.’”

The ASCSC aligns directly with the youth and collegiate shooting programs of the NRA Competitive Shooting Division, SSC, and SCTP, which all foster junior and collegiate participation in prestigious competitions while promoting firearms safety.

More than 200 colleges and universities have rifle and pistol programs affiliated with the NRA. Those earning sports at the championships include Ohio State, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Penn State and New Mexico State. The Coast Guard Academy is set to defend its crown in the SSC Collegiate Championship, and more than 60 competitors will engage clay targets to claim this year’s SCTP title Hosting the most prestigious of matches has become as synonymous to the “Home of Champions” as winning national and world championships.

A number of world-class championships have been held on the ranges of the USAMU in the past few years, including two International Shooting Sports Federation World Cups, an International Paralympic Committee World Cup, USA Shooting National Rifle and Pistol Championships, the annual U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, and the upcoming U.S. Olympic Smallbore Team Trials. The USAMU aims to make the ASCSC an annual event.

About USAMU:
The USAMU enhances the Army’s recruiting effort, raises the standard of the Army’s marksmanship proficiency, and supports the Army’s small arms research and development initiatives in order to raise the Army’s overall combat readiness. For more information on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, contact the Public Affairs Office at (706) 545-5436, Michael.Molinaro@usaac.army.mil or www.USAMU.com.

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