By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Camp Perry, OH -(AmmoLand.com)- The Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) Team Gold earned the prestigious civilian honors of the National Trophy Infantry Team (NTIT) match and the National Trophy Team (NTT) match during the 2015 National Trophy Rifle Matches at historic Camp Perry, Ohio, after impressive performances from each gifted individual.
A feat of this magnitude hasn’t been repeated by a team from the state of Texas since 1964 – making this year’s trip to the World Series of Shooting even more memorable. For leading the civilians in the NTIT, the team received the coveted Leatherneck Trophy. TSRA Gold also won the Soldier of Marathon Trophy for the second consecutive year after winning the NTT.
In the NTIT, the team overtook the Leatherneck Trophy by firing a score of 1191 – a total of 170 points more than the next leading civilian team. With their outstanding score, the team also placed second overall behind the winning U.S. Marine Corps team and one place above the extremely talented U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
Members of the TSRA team were John Hefner, Kyle Hoelscher, Tony Miller, Hugh Reich, Randall Scheibel and Keith Stephens. The team was coached by David Wilson, and Justin Utley served as captain.
During the NTT, the TSRA team of Lee Eldridge, Reich, Hoelscher, Stephens, Utley and Scheibel also claimed second place after firing an aggregate score of 2900-76x. Again sandwiched between two military teams, TSRA came just shy of beating the overall U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and narrowly defeated the All Guard team (by two points). Miller served as captain, while Wilson led as coach.
Congratulations to the TSRA Gold on a fantastic showing at Nationals.
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About the Texas State Rifle Association:
The Mission of the Texas State Rifle Association is to protect and defend the inalienable rights of the individual Texan to acquire, possess, transport, carry, transfer ownership and enjoy the right to lawful use of firearms for self preservation, for the defense of family and property and the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberties of the people.
For more information, visit: www.TSRA.com.
About The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP):
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills.
For more information, please visit www.TheCMP.org.