CMP Club News: Granbury Rifle WINS State!!!
February 3, 2021Civilian Marksmanship Program▸Club News▸CMP Club News: Granbury Rifle WINS State!!!
Submitted by LtCol Scott Casey, USMC (ret.)
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team of Granbury, Texas, claimed the STATE title at the 2020-21 Civilian Marksmanship Program Three Position Air Rifle Championships on January 30, 2021 hosted at the Granbury High School Marksmanship Center.
The state-winning precision team was composed of: Parker Haydin, Kaylynn Slaughter, Ashton Arlington, and Sarah Folsom. A second squad placed seventh in state and was comprised of: Sunnee Schumann, Caroline Martin, Kameron Wells and Alexis DeLaPena. Granbury’s third team placed tenth in state and was comprised of Tye Foster, Julia Czernick, Cadince McGrath and Jonathan Hutchison
Haydin lead the Pirates shooting a 591-46 out of 600-60 and took third in the individual competition, while Slaughter took home fourth place shooting a 590-44 and rounding out the top eight Arlington placed sixth and Folsom placed eighth.
“Our kids fought for every point in the competition taking home the state title with 14 points separating 1st and 2nd place in the team category above Texas Hill Country Shooters. Also, when you break it down, four of the top eight shooters in Texas are from Granbury – that is huge with such a young squad,” commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, Senior Marine Instructor and Coach. “The momentum we gained at this match should serve us well as we shoot in several national-level matches over the next few months.”
The state contest featured over 150 shooters representing teams from across the state of Texas and Louisiana. In addition to claiming the state title the team received a bid to compete in the Regional Air Rifle Championships this spring.
Next Competition: The team will compete this week in the Rocky Mountain Regional CMP Cup Virtual Match.
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