Rocky Mountain Rifle Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 12, 2011)

The Rocky Mountain Rifle Championships have started with a strong showing of athletes from all experience and ability levels. The field has representatives from seven countries with four Olympic Medals, more than 25 World Cup wins and numerous World Records among the shooting athletes making a bid for the Championship title. There are 89 athletes competing in 133 event slots in this years’ match. Pictured above is Sergeant First Class Jason Parker (Columbus, Ga.) who shot 600 points in both day one and day two of Men's 50m Rifle Prone competition.

The Championship is held every year in February and provides a unique opportunity for athletes from all over the world to compete in a high level competition during the winter months. Additionally, it exposes Junior and Development Team athletes to international style conditions at an earlier age.