CASPER, Wyo. — The seventh annual Magpul Wyoming Governor’s Match, presented by Vortex Optics, will take place July 14–16 in Casper at the Stuckenhoff Shooting Complex for the third consecutive year.
“Magpul’s Governor’s Match is a summer tradition I look forward to every year,” Gov. Mark Gordon said. “This annual shooting match features some of the world’s best competitive shooters and highlights Wyoming’s commitment to the Second Amendment and the safe and proficient use of firearms.”
This national-level shooting sports competition has become a tradition for many, bringing together elected officials and members of the public to observe and interact with some of the greatest competition shooters in the world, a news release states.
Not only does this high-level shooting competition provide an opportunity for shooters and spectators, but it’s also a lucrative event for Casper and the surrounding area, with hundreds of participants and attendees supporting Wyoming’s local and state economies with additional travel and tourism dollars.
“This summer, top shooters from all over the country will be joined by the up-and-coming stars in Casper, Wyoming, for the 2023 edition of the Magpul Wyoming Governor’s Match,” said Rep. Art Washut (R-Casper). “I enjoy watching the collaboration that precedes this match as officials from the City of Casper, Visit Casper, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation and our local competitive shooters team up to host an event that gets bigger and better every year! I have heard some of what is in store for us, and I am eager to be there.”
This year’s match anticipates hosting up to 360 competitive shooters in a USPSA Level II match that includes 11 stages plus chrono and 400 rounds. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
“After a successful 2022 event, we are very proud to once again host the Magpul Wyoming Governor’s Match in 2023,” said Brian Shain of Casper Shooters Club. “This event will be a pistol/PCC match featuring 11 stages and will attract shooters from all over the country, allowing us to show off the great State of Wyoming.”
In addition to the match, organizers are currently working with Visit Casper, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and other local organizations to host additional events throughout the weekend, including a shooting sports legislative panel and a downtown event, that will enhance the overall experience for participants and spectators.
Additional details about the 2023 Governor’s Match, along with the updated Match Book for participants, will be released in the spring.
Registration is open now. Learn more at caspershooters.com.