Dunn, Walters Earn Overall Wins During CMP’s 2022 Smallbore Postal Event

The results are in for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2nd annual Smallbore Postal competition.

The 2022 Smallbore Postal event included three-position (3x20) and prone (Sling and F-Class) rifle competitions from 50 feet for adult and junior athletes. The competition began on Feb. 16 and extended until May 6. During that time, clubs and individuals fired on targets at their home ranges before returning to CMP for official scoring with the use of the Orion Scoring System.

In the 3x20 event, featuring 20 record shots at prone, standing and kneeling positions, Riley Dunn, 15, of Washington, Pennsylvania, led the field of nearly 70 junior and adult competitors with a score of 581-25X.

The 60 Shot prone match consisted of 60 minutes of firing – 20 minutes per 20-shot string. Clearing the field of over 90 competitors in the prone metallic sights event was Jeffrey Walters, 47, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, with a score of 621.2. Emme Walrath, 16, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was the high junior and finished second overall with a score of 619.2. Abigail Benson, 24, of Brockport, New York, was the overall leader of the Scope class, as Ben Clark, 61, of Rochester, New York, claimed the F-Class. Clark’s equipment list included: Anschutz 64 MP R Rifle, Sightron SIII 10-50x scope, Sinclair Competition Rest, Protektor rear bag and Eley’s Tenex ammo.

Other results of the 2022 CMP Smallbore Postal:

3x20 (Open and Junior):

  1. Riley Dunn, 15, Washington, Pennsylvania – 581-25X
  2. Emme Walrath, 16, Kenosha, Wisconsin – 578-24X
  3. Gracie Dinh, 16, Starkville, Mississippi – 573-17X

Prone – Metallic Sights (Open):

  1. Jeffrey Walters, 47, Red Lion, Pennsylvania – 621.2
  2. Emme Walrath, 16, Kenosha, Wisconsin – 619.2
  3. LCDR Wesley Shumaker, 66, Los Alamos, New Mexico – 617.2

Prone – Metallic Sights (Junior):

  1. Emme Walrath, 16, Kenosha, Wisconsin – 619.2
  2. Jack Ogoreuc, 15, Grove City, Pennsylvania – 616.7
  3. Isabella Baldwin, 18, Nashville, Tennessee – 616.5

Prone – Scope (Overall):

  1. Abigail Benson, 24, Brockport, New York – 624.3
  2. Ted Carr, 55, Frankfort, Kentucky – 618.6
  3. Ben Clark, 61, Rochester, New York – 616.8

Prone – F-Class (Overall):

  1. Ben Clark, 61, Rochester, New York – 616.8
  2. CW3 Allen Wood, 70, Mico, Texas – 609.9
  3. Steven Shellmer, 67, Easton, Pennsylvania – 599.8

View a complete list of results on the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at

About CMP’s Smallbore Program:

Since 2018, the CMP has been committed to providing .22 caliber rifle opportunities for smallbore competitors. The program’s structure was carefully crafted from the minds of some of today’s top athletes and instructors from around the country to benefit both new and seasoned competitors.

Currently, the CMP Smallbore Program offers three-position, prone and team competitions – all featured during a nine-day series at the famous Camp Perry National Matches each year. The National Matches smallbore phase also includes a Smallbore Small Arms Firing School, led by members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, which provides hands-on fundamental training on the range for athletes of all ages and experience levels.

Outside of the National Matches, the CMP offers smallbore match sanctioning for Affiliated Clubs, who may host their own three-position and prone matches from their home ranges throughout the year. Additionally, Smallbore Distinguished Badges are distributed to those athletes who earn consistent high scores in designated matches.

The CMP Smallbore Program is constantly growing, with even more exciting prospects in development for the future. Learn more about the program’s offerings and other advancements on the CMP website at

-- By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer

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