Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Jan 2, 2017
CMP Article: CMP Forms Civilian Rifle Team To Lead By Example - Congrats to Coach Robert!
CMP Article HERE
Excerpt from article: "TALLADEGA, Ala. – The firing members of Team CMP had an extremely successful showing Dec. 6-11 at the Talladega 600 highpower rifle matches, recording a score of 1952-69x to lead them to the overall win in the 4-Man Team Match. The winning team consisted of Robert Taylor, Johnny Fisher, Nick Till and Ryan Vander Poppen – all Distinguished marksmen.
Team CMP was assembled in May 2016 by Talladega range master Sara Rozanski in an attempt to build a group of elite civilian competitors. Along with a knack for competitive shooting, Team CMP members are carefully selected from individuals who want to inspire and guide other civilians on and off the firing line."
"A coach of the California Grizzlies (a decorated junior highpower team) since 2000, Taylor is now excited for his chance to play the role of competitor rather than coach.
“The opportunity to [be on the team] was really cool because I’m so used to being the captain and the coach, so actually coming and being able to participate on a team is great,” he said.
On being a part of a civilian group, Taylor added, “I hope being here will help promote shooting sports and that we’re all good ambassadors to the sport so it’ll help other people who have never been in the military realize that you can go out there and achieve good things on your own, without serving.”"