Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Central U.S. Championship Report

From The Lazy E Arena In Guthrie, OK.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Central U.S. Championship
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Central U.S. Championship
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association

Guthrie, OK. –-( Charlie Little of St. Michael, Minn., along with his traveling companion Roy Bean from Eagle, Idaho, dazzled at the Stephenville Trailers Central United States Championship in Guthrie, Okla.

Their outstanding performance netted Charlie the High Overall and Champion Cowboy titles, while Roy took a fix on the Reserve Champion Cowboy honors with a second overall finish.

Both of these young men demonstrated superb horsemanship, excellent course management and precise shooting. Curt Moore of Decatur, Texas, finished third overall with another extraordinary performance.

2012 Reserve World Champion Cowgirl Jesse Kuka came from Maple Plain, Minn., and once again showed her expertise and skill with a six-gun atop of a galloping horse. She captured the Champion Cowgirl laurels with a fourth-place overall finish. Morrison, Tenn.’s Dr. Amanda Porter clinched the Reserve Champion Cowgirl slot, proving that consistency pays.

The Starline Showcase provided another CMSA™ Friday night of spectacular mounted shooting competition. Columbia, Tenn.’s Cody Clark’s near-record run took the Men’s Open Eliminator. Jesse Kuka enriched her event winnings by taking the Lady’s Open. Daniel Kelly hustled to a substantial win in the Men’s Limited Eliminator, while Columbia, Mo.-based Maria Lasley laid claim to the Women’s Limited Eliminator Title.

The Rifle and Shotgun competitions provided an exciting variation in the Showcase mounted shooting. John Clark of Morrison, Tenn., bested second-place Zane Chunn of Ft. Smith, Ark., by less than eight one-hundredths of a second to eke out the win in the Rifle Class. Marcus Wadley of Springtown, Texas, took the win in the Shotgun Class.

The AQHA and APHA breed classes underscored the importance of the equine half of a Cowboy Mounted Shooting team.

Charlie Little piloting “Tazs Little Freckles” took the AQHA Open Class. The AQHA Select Amateur was won by “Te Jay Caleb” ridden by Nancy Crosby from Morrison, Tenn. The AQHA Amateur Division winner “The Genuine Blond” as chauffeured by Weatherford, Texas-based Kelsi Ford. Collin Esau from Claremore, Okla., rode “Crame Plated Doll” for the AQHA Youth Division win. The newly established American Paint Horse Association Classes are blending into Cowboy Mounted Shooting with a bang.

The APHA Cowboy Amateur Class went to Maria Lasley riding “MR Poppy Choice”. The APHA Amateur Master Class was won by “Moondancer’s Honey Back” ridden by Thomas Porter of Greenbrier, Ark. The popular APHA Youth Cowboy went to “Dude Markers Storm” piloted by Sanger, Texas’s Shelby DeGeare.


Class – Name – Time – Penalty – Total Time

  • L1 Lauren Finch 116.375 10 126.375
  • L2 Kristine Mcginley 122.144 0 122.144
  • L3 Trisha Mcdaniel 96.30 15 101.301
  • L4 Crystal Johnson 97.885 0 97.885
  • L5 Tammy Esau 96.732 0 96.732
  • L6 Jessie Kuka 93.604 0 93.604
  • M1 Robby Moudy 125.084 5 130.084
  • M2 Morgan Ivey 103.706 0 103.706
  • M3 Daniel Kelley 97.228 5 102.228
  • M4 Marty Hagedon 96.248 5 101.248
  • M5 Roy Bean 91.179 0 91.179
  • M6 Charlie Little 90.261 0 90.261
  • SL1 Helen Price 155.335 20 175.335
  • SL2 Tracy Gooch 118.081 0 118.081
  • SL3 Andree Langlois 123.250 0 123.250
  • SL4 Sharon Hagedon 108.347 10 118.347
  • SL5 Diana Olson 107.836 0 107.836
  • SL6 Joyce Nelson 102.561 15 117.561
  • SM1 David Peters 124.856 0 124.856
  • SM2 Gage Adams 115.755 0 115.755
  • SM3 Jesse Miller 105.247 5 110.247
  • SM4 Chuck Martino 102.557 0 102.557
  • SM5 Chuck Chunn 95.717 5 100.717
  • SM6 Jim Rodgers 100.019 5 105.019
  • WRL Will Miller 116.610 0 116.610
  • WRO Abby Esau 101.863 0 101.863

The Cowboy Mounted Shooting TM Association (CMSA) is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports organizations in the nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast-action timed event using two .45 caliber single-action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. The family-friendly CMSA offers multiple levels of competition for men, women and children, from the novice to the seasoned professional.

Organized in 1994, the CMSA now boasts over 102 local clubs in four nations, representing over 12,000 members. It sanctions over 500 events a year, including seven events at its highest level, the Championship Series, and pays out over $700,000 in prize money annually.

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What am I missing here? The participants display excellent horsemanship and precise shooting?
How can that be if they are using BLANK ammo?