Granbury Marine Corps JROTC
cadets Cody Bogle and Hunter Dowell have qualified for this year’s Junior
Olympics air rifle competition.
Both Granbury High School
students will participate in the Junior Olympics men’s air rifle competitions
held at the Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs in April based on
their qualifying score in the state Junior Olympics tryouts held in January at
Texas Christian University.
“Both cadets have worked very
hard all year and deserve this significant achievement – this is the first time
in the history of the program that Granbury has sent individuals to this level
of competition,” said Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor. “They shoot just about every weekend at local
and regional matches. Both have been very consistent shooters and have served
as an excellent example to the rest of the team.”
USA Shooting matches
throughout the country, making it accessible for all interested juniors. The
program serves as an important element of the pipeline development system in
promoting the shooting sports. Junior Olympic goals are to allow the skilled
junior athletes to obtain National competitive experience for future
development. The program also serves as an opportunity to appoint the top
finishers to the National Junior Team on their way to the Olympic team.
The Granbury rifle team is
currently ranked third in the nation among Marine JROTC squads and will compete
in the Service Championships later this month at Anniston, Alabama.