Fort Benning Interservice Pistol Championships

Fort Benning Interservice Pistol Championships
By Michael Molinaro
USAMU PAO

FORT BENNING, Ga.--Sgt. Patrick Franks, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, stands with the Marine Corps Trophy after winning the individual .45-cal championship at the 51st Interservice Pistol Championship June 16. (Photo by Mike Badger)
FORT BENNING, Ga.--Sgt. Patrick Franks, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, stands with the Marine Corps Trophy after winning the individual .45-cal championship at the 51st Interservice Pistol Championship June 16. (Photo by Mike Badger)
United States Army Marksmanship Unit
United States Army Marksmanship Unit

FORT BENNING, Ga. –-(Ammoland.com)- One champion won for a second day in a row and another new champion was crowned after day three of the 51st Interservice Pistol Championships.

Sgt. Patrick Franks, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the .45-caliber individual championship, his first after posting a score of 886-48x. He was followed by USAMU teammate Staff Sgt. Jason Sargent, who shot an 879-46x. In third came Staff Sgt. Robert Park II with a score of 879-41x.

The U.S. Army Reserve Black team won the day’s team championship, their second title in as many days. They scored a collective 1160-48x, beating the U.S. Army Blue team by a single point. The USAR Black team members are Lt. Col. Alan Toler, Master Sgt. Robert Mango, Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson and Staff Sgt Jonathan Rosene.

Today is the final day of the individual and team aggregate competition. Competitors will be shooting with the service pistol of their choice. Tomorrow there will be an excellence-in-competition match to conclude the championship.

FORT BENNING, Ga.--U.S. Army Reserve Team Black won the centerfire team championship June 15 at the 51st Interservice Pistol Championships. Team members are: Cpt. Patrick Sleem, Staff Sgt Jonathan Rosene, Lt. Col. Alan Toler, Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson, Master Sgt. Robert Mango, and Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Spencer. (Photo by Mike Badger)
FORT BENNING, Ga.--U.S. Army Reserve Team Black won the centerfire team championship June 15 at the 51st Interservice Pistol Championships. Team members are: Cpt. Patrick Sleem, Staff Sgt Jonathan Rosene, Lt. Col. Alan Toler, Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson, Master Sgt. Robert Mango, and Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Spencer. (Photo by Mike Badger)

About USAMU:
The USAMU's mission is to raise the standard of marksmanship proficiency and combat readiness throughout the Army by sharing knowledge gained from competing and winning in national/ international competitions, research and development and advanced training programs while enhancing the Army's recruiting effort through an active public information and public relations program. For more information on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, contact the Public Affairs Office at (706) 545-5436, [email protected] or www.USAMU.com .

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