Curtice Schnee National Rimfire Sporter Match CMP
14-year-old Curtice Schnee won the National Rimfire Sporter Match. IMG CMP

U.S.A. -( Luke Schnee, a 14-year-old from Curtice, Ohio, won the O-Class (open sight) 4-H championship during the National Rimfire Sporter Match, part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s National Matches. Schnee beat out 50 other competitors in the competition, which was fired Sunday, July 25, on Camp Perry’s Viale Range. Schnee scored 433-3X.

During the event, competitors fired from 50 and 25 yards in prone, sitting, and standing positions. Over 260 competitors took the firing line during the match in Open Sight (O), Telescope Sight (T), and Tactical (TU) classes.

Schnee is homeschooled and he will be a high school freshman this year. This was his first time at the national matches, where he competed in the Rimfire match and participated in the Rifle Small Arms Firing School with his parents. The Rimfire match was just his second competition. His very first competition experience was this past May at the monthly matches at Camp Perry’s Gary Anderson Competition Center air rifle range. His mother Amber says he has been shooting since he was little, shooting BB guns from the age of 6 and moving up to a .22 rifle when he was 8-years-old, shooting muzzleloaders, an M16 at Small Arms Firing School.

“He just loves it and it comes easy to him. He seems to have a natural talent for it, so his dad and I decided to get him involved in 4-H shooting sports a couple of years ago. His 4-H instructor, Chris Henderson of the Lucas County Sharpshooters Club, told us about the Rimfire match at Camp Perry and provided us with the necessary equipment for him to compete,” Amber said.

“His dad and I knew he was good

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