July 23, 2013 -- The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) brings its Scully Western U.S. Championship back to the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 31-Aug. 3, 2013. The four-day event pits some of the nation’s best mounted shooting competitors against each other to vie for the Western U.S. Championship title.
The public is invited free of charge to watch the competition, which starts Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and continues to 3:00 p.m. daily through Saturday. The highlight of the competition and perhaps of most interest to the public is the Starline Friday Night Showcase that brings the event’s top competitors to compete in the finals of the Cavalry Class, Rifle Class, Shotgun Class and is topped off by the high-speed Cimarron Eliminator finals. Designed to entertain the public, the Showcase starts at 7:00 p.m. and is an action-packed crowd pleaser that is also free to the public. Western vendors selling cowboy hats, boots, clothing and tack will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the duration of the event, as well as Friday night.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the nation. The object is to shoot 10 balloon targets while riding through a variety of challenging courses using specially loaded blank cartridges fired from Old West-style .45 single-action revolvers. It’s a high-speed, timed spectator sport in which the competitor who rides the fastest with the least amount of missed targets wins. The CMSA’s Championship Series is held with the competitors riding as part of “Team Duke” on behalf of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation in order to raise awareness in their fight to cure cancer.
The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association is the governing organization of the sport and promulgates the rules and tracks the competitors of more than 100 affiliated clubs.
The South Point Arena is located in the South Point Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Visitors are encouraged to check into the low summer rates offered at the South Point as well as the multitude of activities this one-of-a-kind hotel and casino offers. For more information call the South Point 866-796-7111 or visit the website www.southpointcasino.com.
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