Granbury Marine Corps JROTC
cadets Cody Bogle and Hunter Dowell participated in the USA Shooting’s Junior Olympics
on April 30-May 2, 2015, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Bogle posted a career-high score
of 1190.4 out of a possible 1308 score, placing him 72nd out of field of over
200 competitors. Dowell also posted a
career best with 1181.4, ranking him at 92nd.
“I’m very impressed with
their first showing at the Junior Olympics, considering a number of the
competitors are currently in college shooting on a Division I NCAA team,” stated
Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor.
In addition to the
competition, the cadets experienced the life of an Olympian by residing at the
U.S. Olympic Complex. The OTC is the
flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and serves as the
headquarters for both USA Shooting and USA Swimming.
experience was amazing for our cadets,” commented Lt. Col. Casey. “They were
able to attend clinics taught by current Olympians and obtain national
competitive experience. I’m excited to see how many of cadets qualify for this
great experience next year.”
The two Granbury High School
students advanced based on qualifying scores in the state Junior Olympics
tryouts held in January at Texas Christian University.