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Crockett rifle team earns high honors

Students at David Crockett High School were among those earning high honors last weekend at the Tennessee State High School Position Air Rifle Championship.
More than 100 competitive shooters from 18 high schools across the state participated in the Tennessee State High School Position Air Rifle Championship in Nashville.
Crockett’s Army JROTC S1 team led all sporter team competitors with a 2085, winning the title for the fifth straight year.
Team member Jesse Adams was the best individual sporter shooter with a 543 and 17 center 10 shots.
Two weeks ago, Adams became the state’s number one sporter Junior Olympic qualifier in a similar competition.
The TNSSA is an educational non-profit organization affiliated with the National Rifle Association and Civilian Marksmanship Program that educates, trains and encourages future Olympic athletes and rifle/pistol owners in the art and skill of safe shooting sports.
The three position air rifle discipline consists of athletes shooting under timed conditions at targets approximately the size of a quarter from 33 feet in three different positions – prone, standing and kneeling. Scores are calculated based upon how close the marksmen come to the very center of the target, with a perfect score being 600.
“Not only are these schools encouraging exciting shooting competitions, but teaching critical gun safety lessons, as well,” said Ray Harvey, organization president. “TNSSA is proud to play such a pivotal role in encouraging this great traditional American and Olympic sport.”
The Friday-Saturday competition was the organization’s 16th annual match in Tennessee.
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