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The Heat Was On At The Cowboy Mounted Shooting™ Association


Classic Equine Eastern US Championship

By Andrea Lamoreaux

Over 230 CMSA mounted shooters engaged in five stages of competition with the top 5 competitors shooting perfect stages. Chad Little, St. Michael, MN with an overall time of 77.216 took the Overall Championship and Cody Clark, Columbia, TN captured the Reserve Overall spot with 79.084.  In the Women’s division Dianne Lipham, Lynchburg, TN was the Overall Winner and Amanda Porter, Morrison, TN was Reserve.

In the Cimarron Eliminator Men’s round, Chad Little, who currently holds 27 World Records, set a new world record time of 15.246 on course # 12. 

The new Senior Incentive finals had 37 competitors and was won by Tracy Gooch of Red Oak, OK and Mark Rizzo of Oxford, CT in the Limited Division.  Joyce Nelson of Okeana, OH and Chuck Chunn of Ft. Smith, AR won the Open Division.  Sharon Hagedon, from Granby,  MO and Mark Tice, of South Lyon, MI captured the Senior Overall bonus bucks. 

Total payout for the Eastern US Championship was over $84,000 in cash and additional awards from corporate sponsors, including pistols from Cimarron, Ruger and Colt’s Manufacturing firearms, and a lever action rifle from Taylor’s & Co.  Montana Silversmiths buckles were awarded for each class winner and Tony Lama boot certificates were given in the Double Down competition.

Other action during the week was a benefit shoot for long time CMSA members Roy and Theresa Cox, who lost their home in a fire several weeks ago, and the Cowboy Clay Buster’s Shoot, sponsored by Equipase, with proceeds going the CMSA Scholarship Fund.

The last CMSA event for 2013 will be the Tony Lama World Championship Event in Amarillo, TX at the Tri-State Fairgrounds on October 15-19.  Check out for all of the details on the schedule and entries for this event.

Organized in 1994, the CMSA™ has over 100 local clubs in four nations, representing over 13,000 members. It sanctions over 600 events a year, including seven events at its highest level, the Championship Series, and pays out over $700,000 in prize money annuallyFor more information about the CMSA™, visit, or on Facebook:

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