Colorado Springs, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- Two world-class shooting venues will once again hold the eighth Progressive-Position Pistol (PPP) National Championships, July 31-August 2.
More than 145 athletes, the largest registration number in PPP history, will be vying for national titles and an opportunity to earn Junior Olympic Squad status. The Western regional taking place at USA Shooting headquarters on campus at the U.S. Olympic Training Center will see a record-breaking 85 athletes step to the firing line, while the Eastern regional at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Fort Benning, Georgia is expected to draw of 60 athletes.
The separate National Championship venues help attract a greater number of participants, and also make traveling to the matches easier. The match will officially begin with pre-event training on July 31, and concluding on Sunday after two days of record-fire. After the conclusion of both regional National Championships matches, the results will be combined to determine a National Champion for the top finishers in each position after totaling qualification and finals points. Medals will also be given to the top performers at each of the regionals.
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