Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit hosts TYAS Southwest Regional Championship
The Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU) and the Corps of Cadets hosted the 6th annual Southwest Championship competition, sponsored by Glock, last Saturday. Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) matches are available nationwide to SASP teams with students who vary in age from 5th grade to shooters from prestigious college programs. Texas Youth Action Shooting (TYAS) was created in 2016 to develop and grow SASP participation in Texas. With 178 competitors from across the Lone Star State, this year’s event was the largest match of its kind held in Texas, and one of the largest held in the history of the fast-growing national sport.
The match weekend began on Friday evening with over 350 attendees being welcomed to the campus. Notable attendees included 20 cadets from the United States Air Force Academy’s Combat Shooting Team. Competitors and their families enjoyed a Texas BBQ, provided at no charge by TYAS and the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) Foundation. Saturday’s matches began with a firing demonstration of the Spirit of ’15 cannon by the Cadet Corps’ own Parsons Mounted Cavalry. Lunch was served on the range, firing was completed by mid-afternoon for all competitors and awards were presented to wrap up a successful event.
The Commandant was presented with a plaque thanking him for his support of youth action shooting in Texas by the TYAS series coordinator Angela Gerlich, Executive Director of the TSRA Foundation.
View pictures from this weekend’s competition: CCMU Southwest Championship
For information on the Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit, visit cocmu.com