Billingsley claims 2013 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Jeffers National Championship
Reigning World Champion Cowgirl posts fastest overall time of any competitor, male or female
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 24, 2013) – Reigning World Champion Cowgirl Tammy Billingsley dominated all 279 competitors, winning the Overall title and sharing in a cash payout of over $82,975 at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Jeffers National Championship at the Paul Battle Jr. Arena in Tunica, Miss., on Saturday, April 20.
Billingsley, a Ladies-6-class competitor from Darby, Mont., posted an overall time of 80.363 through five stages, topping any other competitor, male or female (CMSA competition is structured by gender and tiered from Levels 1-6). She adds the Jeffers National title to the CMSA Colt Winter U.S. Championship she won in Queen Creek, Ariz., in February.
The 2013 Jeffers National Championship, held over four days from April 16-20, marked the 10th straight year the CMSA has visited Tunica. In addition to the precedent-setting payout, winning competitors also took home trophy buckles, 11 revolvers, and two rifles, among other prizes.
“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said CMSA Executive Director Andrea Lamoreaux. “The number of competitors, the payout, and quality of the production all reflect the kind of growth our sport is experiencing.” President Dan Plaster added “There is no question that after this event, all money pay out records will be broken this year for the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. We should be approaching the million dollar point. We’d like to thank our Sponsors and the CMSA members, better known as the CMSA family of friends.
John Giannasi won the Overall Men’s title, with a time of 82.318. In specialized competition, Chad Little won the Rifle competition, Matt Sronce took the Shotgun title, and Eric Ryan Anderson won in the Cavalry class.
AQHA Classes were won by: Heithe Williams – Amateur 85.37, Tammy Billingsley – Open 80.36, Glenda Wilson – Select Amateur 94.13, and Lisa DeGeare – Youth 93.81.
APHA Classes were won by: Cate Flechsig – Amateur Classic 116.56, Thomas Porter – Amateur Master 98.62, and Sarah Sales – Youth 116.43.
Complete results and additional information about Cowboy Mounted Shooting can be found by subscribing to THE RUNDOWN, the official CMSA magazine. Videos of key runs and results can also be found on the CMSA website www.cmsaevents.com .
2013 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Jeffers National Championship at Paul Battle Jr. Arena in Tunica, Miss.:
- Overall: L6 Tammy Billingsley 80.363
- Rifle: M6 Chad Little 18.412
- Shotgun: M6 Matt Sronce 19.353
- Cavalry: M5 Eric Ryan Anderson 46.227
- Eliminator Open Ladies: L5 Lisa DeGeare 15.617
- Eliminator Open Men: M5 Paul Cain 15.215
- Eliminator Limited Ladies: L3 Brianna Robinson 16.686
- Eliminator Limited Men: M3 Heithe Williams 15.987
ABOUT THE CMSA: The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports organizations in the nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast-action timed event using two .45 caliber single-action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. The family-friendly CMSA offers multiple levels of competition for men, women and children, from the novice to the seasoned professional.
Founded in 1992, the CMSA now boasts over 96 local clubs in four nations, representing over 12,000 members. It sanctions over 500 events a year across the country, including seven events at its highest level, the Championship Series, and pays out over $700,000 in prize money annually.
For more information about the CMSA, visit cmsaevents.com, or follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Cowboymountedshootingassociation . To subscribe or advertise in our magazine, THE RUNDOWN, contact our office at 888-960-0003.