Demerle Tops Air Rifle Events During CMP’s 2022 Monthly Match League

The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2022 Monthly Matches season has officially come to a close. With all six air gun matches in for the year, winners of the Monthly Match League are now able to be awarded.

The Monthly Match League is designed for those air rifle or air pistol athletes who fire in four or more CMP Monthly Matches – held simultaneously throughout the year at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio and the Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Alabama. The top five individuals in Junior 3×20 Precision/Sporter and Open 60 Shot Air Rifle/Air Pistol events earn prize money based on the number of participants. Places first through third also earn plaques for their performances.

The Monthly Match League saw nearly 900 entries in 2022, with $1,925 distributed amongst overall winning athletes.

Katrina Demerle led the 3×20 Precision and 60 Shot Rifle categories.

Leading in the 3×20 Precision event was Katrina Demerle, 17, of Hamilton, OH, with an average score of 595.0. She competed in all six offered Monthly Matches and received $175 for her overall League win.

Demerle also returned to nab first in the 60 Shot Rifle event, with an average score of 622.38. For her win, she earned $200.

Sandra Uptagrafft was the overall athlete in the 60 Shot Pistol event.

In 3×20 Sporter, Bethany Shirley, 16, of Monroe, GA, fired in four Monthly Matches to accumulate an average score of 528.75 for $150, while Sandra Uptagrafft, 51, of Phenix City, AL, participated in five Monthly Matches, where she earned an average score of 566.25 in the 60 Shot Pistol event. Taking first in the match, Uptagrafft received $150 from the CMP.

Overall Top 3 Rankings in 2022’s Monthly Matches:

3×20 Precision:

Katrina Demerle, 17, Hamilton, OH

Bremen Butler, 18, Fort Wayne, IN

Claudia Muzik, 16, Green Springs, OH

3×20 Sporter:

Bethany Shirley, 16, Monroe, GA

Joshua Shirley, 18, Monroe, GA

Carter Freeman, 17, Grove City, OH

60 Shot Rifle:

Katrina Demerle, 17, Hamilton, OH

Bremen Butler, 18, Fort Wayne, IN

Claudia Muzik, 16, Green Springs, OH

60 Shot Pistol:

Sandra Uptagrafft, 51, Phenix City, AL

Blaine Simpson, 17, Sidney, OH

Brennan Laing, 17, Plymouth, MI

High Overall Junior Rifle: Katrina Demerle

High Overall Junior Pistol: Blaine Simpson

The 2023 Monthly Match season will begin Jan. 21. See all the 2022 Monthly Match League winners and learn more at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

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