In July, Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb kicked off the 2021 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, which is the new home of the NRA National Championships for Precision Pistol, Smallbore Rifle and High Power Rifle. An active Indiana National Guard training facility, Camp Atterbury is located about 37 miles south of Indianapolis, near Edinburgh, Ind.
Carrying on the great tradition of the National Matches, the NRA, in partnership with the Indiana National Guard and the state of Indiana, has built a new 200-point covered combined range at Camp Atterbury to accommodate pistol and smallbore rifle shooters.
At the new range this summer, NRA Second Vice President Willes Lee, NRA Director of Competitive Shooting Cole McCulloch and Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association President Charlie Hiltunen joined the first lady to begin the festivities at Camp Atterbury. You couldn’t have asked for a better way for the matches to commence.
I want to thank the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association, which was a key partner for NRA in launching the first National Matches at Camp Atterbury. Working with them, in the future we plan to augment the NRA National Matches with additional events to create a summer-long festival of shooting.
I also want to acknowledge and highlight this year’s law enforcement, military service and veteran award winners.
Smallbore Conventional Prone, High Military Veteran: William Neff (Parsippany, N.J.)
Smallbore 3-Position, High Military Veteran: William Beard (Danville, Ind.)
Smallbore Conventional F-Class, High Military Veteran: Randy Herrmann (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Precision Pistol, Police Champion: Steven Pardieck (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Precision Pistol, National Guard Champion: 2LT Lisa Emmert (Houghton, Mich.)
Precision Pistol, Army Reserve Champion: SPC Jason Gregoire (Columbia, Tenn.)
Precision Pistol, Service Champion: SFC Greg Markowski (Columbus, Ga.)
Precision Pistol, Military Veteran Champion: Jonathan Shue (Stafford, Va.)
High Power Service Rifle, High Police: Jeffrey Clark (Davie, Fla.)
High Power Service Rifle, High Regular Service: SSG Erin McNeil (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
High Power Service Rifle, High National Guard: SSG Amanda Elsenboss (Harleysville, Pa.)
High Power Service Rifle, High Veteran: Daniel Duitsman (Fredericksburg, Va.)
High Power Service Rifle, High Reserve: COL Christopher Baer (Fort Leavenworth, Kan.)
High Power Match Rifle, High Police: A.S. Young (Columbia, Mo.)
High Power Match Rifle, High Veteran: Hugo Adelson (Breinigsville, Pa.)
Mid-Range Rifle, High Service (Coast Guard): PO2 Matthew Pascual (Sunnyside, N.Y.)
Mid-Range Rifle, High Veteran: John Wilson (Ankeny, Iowa)
High Power Long-Range, High Marine: CWO Jerry McDonough (Stafford, Va.)
High Power Long-Range, High Veteran: Curtis Bohlman (Luther, Ok.)
To read more coverage of the 2021 NRA National Matches, visit the Shooting Sports USA website at ssusa.org.
In addition, be on the lookout for a special digital publication highlighting the debut of the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury. More information will be forthcoming in the near future.
Finally, a big thank you to all of the volunteers and match officials that made the 2021 NRA National Matches a reality. The hardworking staff forms the backbone of any NRA event, and, once again, our tireless members stepped up to the plate. We look forward to seeing you all again next year at Camp Atterbury.