Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team claimed the title of “Best in the State”
at the 2015 Texas State JROTC Air Rifle Championships on December 4-5, 2015, at
Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio.
state-winning precision team was composed of Cody Bogle, Freeman Hawker, Kayla
Hitshew, and Trinity Hathaway. A second
squad placed second overall and was comprised of shooters Chris Hitshew, Katherine
Lambert, Tyler Morrissette, and Brittney Pinckard. In addition to the state title, Granbury
captured the Texas Governor’s Cup in the competition for the first-place Marine
team in the precision category.
was first in the individual competition, while Hawker claimed a bronze
medal. Others among the top eight shooters
in the precision finals were Hathaway, Kayla Hitshew, and Pinckard.
the sporter team were Grant Kinser, Ethan Patterson, Elizabeth Plecity, and Jakob
Rankin. The team earned first place among all Marine Corps teams and took home
the Texas Governor’s Cup for their division.
kids dominated the competition this weekend," commented Lt. Col. Scott
Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor. "The momentum we gained this weekend should serve us well as we
shoot in several national-level qualifying matches over the next few weeks.”
San Antonio contest featured over 150 shooters representing all-service JROTC units
from across the state over the two-day competition. Pictured above are (left to right) Katharine
Lambert, Trinity Hathaway, Elizabeth Plecity, Brittney Pinckard, Kayla Hitshew,
Tyler Morrissette, Cody Bogle, Freeman Hawker, Grant Kinser, Chris Hitshew,
Jakob Rankin, and Ethan Patterson.
The team will next compete at the Junior Olympic
Qualifier meet on January 9 at Texas Christian University.