The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is honored to announce the addition of two new pistol trophies to be awarded at the annual National Matches at Camp Perry. The trophies are designed to pay tribute to distinguished figures in the pistol world and can be prepared for presentation at the 2022 National Matches.
The Reiter Cup National Champion Trophy, named after embellished bullseye pistol marksman and Olympian Steve Reiter, will be offered to the winner of the Match Pistol 2700 Any Sights National Champion – a contest that highlights accrued scores in the .22, .45 and Centerfire 900 Aggregate matches.
About Steve Reiter:
Steve Reiter is a legend in bullseye pistol capturing who has earned a number of notable accomplishments all through his lengthy profession. He earned his Distinguished Pistol Badge in 1972, his International Badge in 1973 and his Distinguished Rifleman Badge in 1998. In 2016, at 74 years outdated, he obtained the .22 Rimfire Pistol Badge, which, at the time, had solely been in existence for a yr – making him the first Quadruple Distinguished Badge marksman in historical past. Reiter was additionally a member of the USA Olympic free pistol group in 1980 and is a former U.S. Army Reserve Team member.
A recipient of 34 Overall National Championship titles and 44 National Records, he has been a competitor at the Camp Perry National Matches for over 40 years and is a five-time National Champion at the occasion. He can be a two-time winner of the prestigious President’s Pistol Match, two-time winner of the National Trophy Individual Match, 10-time winner of the High Senior Pistol Trophy, five-time winner of the Citizens’ Military Pistol Trophy and a two-time Free Pistol National Champion.
The TD Smith III Trophy, named after Olympian, National Record holder and American hero TD Smith,will be offered to the profitable 4-Man Team in the Pistol Aggregate competitors.
About TD Smith:
An Oklahoma City native, TD Smith III was an F-4 Fighter Pilot in Vietnam who flew over 100 fight missions. A notable second whereas in the navy got here when Smith survived a free fall of practically 5,000 toes onto a mountain in Greece after a C-47 plane (on which he was a passenger) broke aside mid-air. Following his restoration from the fall, he crawled again up the mountain to support the survivors and deployed an orange parachute as a sign for the search and rescue planes. For this, he was awarded the Airman’s Medal – the highest non-combat award doable.
As a marksman, he was captain of the Air Force Pistol Team and personally set over 22 National Records with the .22. He was additionally the first individual to shoot a 300 with the .45 in 1962.
In 1963, he set the file for International Center Fire in the Pan Am Games, with a rating of 597×600 – breaking the outdated file by six factors. The rating, which was the first World Shooting file by a member of the U.S. Air Force and the first centerfire pistol World Record set by an American, has by no means been overwhelmed or equaled since.
Smith departed the Air Force group in 1966 and at last retired when the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) modified targets. He has since served as a coach at the Olympic Training Center and elsewhere.
2022 National Matches:
There’s nonetheless time to join the 2022 National Rifle & Pistol Matches at Camp Perry – held July 11-Aug. 13! A revered occasion every year at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio, the National Matches embrace the CMP National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, the Pistol, Rifle and Smallbore Small Arms Firing Schools, the National Games Rifle Matches, the National Smallbore Matches and the National Long Range Matches – performed by a partnership between the CMP and Ohio National Guard. The occasion additionally hosts Commercial Row, the place business distributors present a wide range of provides and different requirements, obtainable for buy. Competitors and company of all ages and expertise ranges are welcome to attend the annual National Matches!
Learn extra about all the 2022 National Matches occasions by visiting the CMP web site at https://thecmp.org/cmp-national-matches/.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit company. It is devoted to firearm security and marksmanship coaching and to the promotion of marksmanship competitors for residents of the United States. For extra details about the CMP and its applications, log onto www.TheCMP.org.