The Rockcastle County JROTC Precision and Sporter teams competed in the 2013 Army Service Championship February 15 and 16 2013. This event occurred in three separate locations: Ohio, Alabama, and Utah. Our rifle team traveled to Port Clinton, Ohio to a National Guard base located on the shores of Lake Erie. Before any rifle team could travel to this championship they had to first qualify. Cadets from across the nation competed in a postal competition. Only the top twelve percent of the competing shooters could qualify to compete. Two of our teams (Precision and Sporter) qualified to compete in the shoulder-to-shoulder competition.
The cadets competed against teams from across the nation in a shot-for-shot competition. At the end of the two day competition two of our precision firers; David Wynn and Josh Linville, qualified to shoot in the final match. Both shooters placed in the top ten of all the precision shooters at Camp Perry. At the end of the final match Josh Linville placed third and David Wynn placed fifth. The Precision Team as a whole also placed 2nd out of all the precision teams in Ohio. The Sporter team also placed well for their first time firing in a national match. The Sporter team consisting of Derek Wynn, Aaron Baggett, Samantha Collins, and Victoria Smith shot a cumulative score of 3892 with 64 bull eyes and placed 14th out of the teams competing in Ohio and 40th against teams competing out of all three locations. The Precision Team consisting of Jacob Houk, Joshua Linville, Tucker Rose, and David Wynn shot a cumulative score of 4389 with 170 bull’s eyes placing 2nd out of the teams in Ohio and 17th out of all the teams competing across the country.
The Rockcastle County JROTC Rifle Team would like to extend thanks to the chaperones, Roger Linville and Rhonda Smith who went on the trip. They would also like to thank Captain Thompson, the rifle team coach, for his dedication to the rifle team and helping them reach their potential in everything they do in life.