College Station, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- The Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU), at Texas A&M University, and the Corps of Cadets will host the 4th annual Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Southwest Winter Regional competition in College Station, TX on February 6th, 2016.
The match is generously sponsored by Glock, USA who have also provided the traveling Championship trophy, which CCMU will be defending after its 1st Place finishes in Rimfire and Centerfire at last years match.
Match information is available here linked from the CCMU web page: http://cocmu.com/SPP_SW_Regional_2016.html.
The SASP Southwest Winter Regional (formerly the Scholastic Pistol Program, SPP) is open to all SASP teams with high school age teams from across Texas and around the nation attending along with prestigious college programs from across the nation including the combat weapons teams from the national service academies at West Point, the United States Navy Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.
An article written about the 2014 SW Winter Regional at Texas A&M is linked here: http://www.shootingwire.com/features/228471.
SASP National Director Tammy Mowry remarked that, “The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is excited to once again be able to bring SASP to Texas with the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit hosting the Southwest Winter Regional. We look forward to SASP teams from across the country joining us for this match. The CCMU always puts on a great match and it is enjoyed by all who attend.”
“I am very pleased that the Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU) will for the fourth year in a row host this prestigious event near Texas A&M University,” said Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Commandant of the Corps. “The CCMU allows young men and women the opportunity to learn, train, and compete safely in the challenging sport of competitive shooting. Matches such as the Southwest Winter Regional allow these teams to test their training and precision, and is an opportunity to display those skills on a national stage. We are very appreciative of the collaboration with GLOCK USA, the TSRA Foundation and many others to bring this opportunity to fruition.”
The match will begin with a volley fired by the Cadet Corps own Parson Mounted Cavalry (https://www.facebook.com/tamupmc) and one of their field howitzers.
About The CCMU:
The CCMU was officially formed in December of 2011, but today's squad represents the latest in over 100 years of history of marksmanship teams competing for the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M. The CCMU fields competitors in the action pistol sports, steel pistol sports, 3Gun and international trap and skeet. Team members are drawn exclusively from the 2,700 men and women of the Corps of Cadets who are all undergraduates at Texas A&M. Scholarships and in-state tuition are also available for CCMU cadets. The cadets of the CCMU are supported and funded through the Office of the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, and the generous efforts of the Corps of Cadets Association ( http://www.corpsofcadets.org ) a private non-profit group committed to sustaining the 139 year old traditions of the Cadet Corps at Texas A&M. Please contact them to make a tax deductible donation on the team's behalf. Contact links are available on the match web page: Kevin Jimmerson '89, coach of CCMU and Match Director, or Chuck Jones, Co-Match Director.
For more information on the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, visit http://corps.tamu.edu/. For information on the Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit visit www.cocmu.com or follow the team on Facebook.