Creedmoor Sports congratulates Sam Payne for his championship performance at the CMP National Matches held in Camp Perry, Ohio. Payne, a current national record holder and two-time T-Class National Rimfire Sporter champion, shot a 592-22x besting the field of more than 250 competitors to take the overall National Rimfire Sporter top spot along with capturing his third T-Class win. Sam’s gear of choice included a custom Ruger 10-22 firing SK Standard Plus, his preferred ammunition for its downrange consistency and reliability. Payne is also a previous winner of the Rimfire Sporter O-class.
Sam is a Manufacturing Technician within the soft goods production department at Creedmoor Sports. In addition, Sam is working on his master’s degree in criminal justice while also serving as a graduate assistant for the Jacksonville State University Rifle Team. Prior to this role, Sam was a four-year member of the JSU rifle team, competing in both air rifle and small bore.
“Sam is an exceptional young man and a tenacious competitor. He put in the work this year to have a great performance at Camp Perry and we are all tremendously proud of him,” said John Teachey, VP of Operations and Marketing.
“Since first traveling to Camp Perry sometime around 2013, I knew it was a place I wanted to return to every year. And having the privilege of working on historic Commercial Row is like a dream come true,” said Payne. “Being up at Camp Perry with Creedmoor Sports and still having the opportunity to compete alongside my family during the National Matches is a wonderful experience, I can’t wait until next year to do it all again,” added Payne.
Full results from the match are posted on the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s website https://ct.thecmp.org/22nmrimfireresults. For more information about the National Rifle Matches hosted by the CMP, visit www.thecmp.org.