Washington Junior Feature: Zevin Linse

By Serena Juchnowski, CMP Feature Writer Defining a goal and working towards it – Zevin Linse of Kent, Wash., has spent the last five years improving himself as a marksman, and he is not stopping any time soon. Zevin shoots on the Washington Warriors junior highpower service rifle team, but the 11th grader also shoots air rifle as part of his school’s Marine Corps JROTC marksmanship program, uses smallbore as winter cross-training and has embarked on an adventure into long range.  In 2018, in an unusual set of circumstances, Zevin was appointed head coach of his JROTC air rifle program after the primary instructor left. Though another instructor has since come on board, Zevin’s up-to-date knowledge on rules and ability to pass what he has learned on to the newer shooters has proven extremely valuable.  The Linse family is an outdoors one but did not have a competitive shooting background. Zevin recalls plinking with a .22 at his family’s cabin with his two sisters and parents as well as hunting with his dad.  A family friend who happened to be a junior coach suggested Zevin try highpower around the same time his parents discovered the Cascade Shooting Facilities junior program. Curious about the opportunity, Zevin soon found himself more involved than he could have ever imagined.  “I do a lot less hunting than I used to,” he said. “I did like hunting, but I think the thing I liked most about it was just shooting, I liked marksmanship. So once […]

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CMP Seeking College Rifle Athletes as 2020 Summer Camp Counselors

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is seeking qualified collegiate athletes to fill counselor positions for its 2020 Junior Rifle Camps program season. This premier program has an established history of providing the highest quality three-position and international air rifle instruction in the country for high school athletes. Camp Counselor positions are open to college students who:  have completed at least one year of school. are members of an NCAA or college club rifle team.   These are highly competitive positions. Applicants must be available to work and travel throughout the entire 2020 camp schedule, spanning June to August. Selections will be based on academic performance, shooting and/or coaching experience, youth leadership experience, references, along with a background check and mandatory drug testing. Applications are currently available on the CMP website. To be considered, applications must be received by March 22, 2020. Job duties primarily consist of working with groups of five or more high school athletes of various marksmanship skill levels at five-day camps, three-day clinics and advanced standing position camps. Counselors follow a camp curriculum originally designed by DCM Emeritus Gary Anderson and modified by past Summer Camp directors. Additional duties include range set-up, break down, general cleanup, various range activities, assisting with camper registration and potentially working other CMP events. Hired counselors will have downtime factored into the summer, but they will be representing CMP at all times and must adhere to a code of conduct for the duration of their employment. Employment will […]

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NRA Approved Coach Class – Smallbore & Air Rifle – Position Shooting – May 2&3

NRA Approved Coach Class – Smallbore & Air Rifle – Position Shooting Location: Fish & Game Club of Vienna 1508 Youngstown Kingsville Rd. State Route 193N (.1 mile past Youngstown Airport Drive – on Right side) Vienna, OH 44473 Date: Saturday, 02 May 2020 & Sunday 03 May 2020 8:30 AM until 6:30 PM Saturday & 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM Sunday 16 classroom hours required ( working lunch ) Cost: $180 includes materials and handouts & NRA Coach Registration Contact: Russ Evans 330-534-5344 or email rvevans1@juno.com 150 Fifth Ave Hubbard, OH 44425 Coffee & Snack provided. Lunch – we will order from Subway or a similar lunch shop (we usually get Subway’s $6/$8). I will need an accurate count by Wednesday, 13 April 2020 – the materials need to beordered by 15 April 2020. In addition to NRA materials we will provide paper and markers. It is expensive to return the items and if you register for the class and do not attend there will be a cancellation fee of $ 30 (there will be shipping 2 ways on your materials if they have to be returned) Teaching will be: Coach Russ Evans, Coach Art Phillips Coach Russ Evans – National Coach Development Staff, CMP Director Ohio, Ohio Rifle & Pistol Director – Jr. Smallbore, Head Coach CMP National Matches Jr. Camp, Camp Perry, Coach Vienna Jr. Rifle Team. Coach Art Phillips – Assist. Head Coach CMP National Matches Jr. Camp, Asst. Match Director & CRO OH State Smallbore […]

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CMP Offers GSM Master Instructor and Range Officer Courses in 2020

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer Each year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers advanced educational opportunities for individuals interested in becoming certified to teach others rifle match essentials or to ensure safety on the range. Those wishing to be trained on monitoring athletes and spectators during CMP sponsored and sanctioned competitions should enroll in the CMP Range Officer Training Courses. The training is offered at Level I, Level II and Level III intervals.  Level I promotes training suitable for all shooting disciplines, showcasing basic Range Officer information. The online course includes instruction, followed by a short quiz. Participants must pass the quiz before being permitted to move on to Level II training. A class fee of $75 is required for the Level I class. Level II provides instruction specialized to a certain shooting discipline, including Highpower Rifle (and As-Issued Military Rifle), Bulls-Eye Pistol, Rimfire Sporter, as well as Three-Position Air Rifle. The course covers guns/equipment used, courses of fire, event rules and how to handle issues and violations, along with other match-specific details. The one-day Level II course is $40 to attend.  Several 2020 Level II Range Officer Training Courses are currently scheduled throughout the year, including: March 13, 2020 – Western Games, Phoenix, AZ April 24, 2020 – Eastern Games, Camp Butner, NC June 6, 2020 – Talladega D-Day Matches, Talladega, AL July 6, 2020 – – National Matches, Camp Perry, OH July 14, 2020 – National Matches, Camp Perry, OH July 25, 2020 – National Matches, Camp Perry, OH Oct. 14, 2020 – Oklahoma Games, Oklahoma City, […]

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Your Hump Day Reading List for March 4, 2020

Welcome to your Hump Day Reading List!

This is your refuge from the impersonal Google and FaceBook algorithms that seem to run our lives these days. Instead of a machine deciding what you’ll see, I personally go out and look for great articles that actually have value in the quest for greater personal and family safety.

From all of the articles that I find, I weed out the “fake news” and those that don’t have direct application to some aspect of preparedness. Then, to fight the growing scourge of information overload, I distill everything down to what I believe to be the three most useful articles you can read right now, explain the context of those articles, and identify any bias so you can trust what you read.

It’s a more personal, more targeted, and more efficient way to get the information you need!

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Coronavirus: What we know now, what’s coming, and how to prepare

This is going to be a very long post, and for that I apologize. The situation with the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, has been both fluid and unclear. I’ve avoided posting anything specific to this point, simply because we didn’t know enough.
Today we do, and the situation has focused to the degree that I can be comfortable making specific recommendations. As recently as this last weekend, such was not the case. That’s how …

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