The air rifle team ended a great season this year with CDR Greenwald presenting Coach Ron Echols, a Marine Vietnam combat veteran and former USMC Rifle Team member with the Virginia Rifle League 1st Place Trophy. Ron’s coaching laid the foundation for the team’s stellar performance this season. 2016 marks the third season in the past four years that the team placed first in the Virginia Rifle League standings. The team and following cadets earned awards in addition to their Virginia Rifle League ribbons:
Virginia Rifle League Championship
VRL Top Gun
VRL Top Gun – Prone
VRL Top Gun – Standing
VRL Top Gun – Kneeling
“Top Gun” Award
“Most Improved Shooter” Award
“Most Valuable Shooter” Award
Crater Invitational “Top Gun” Trophy
The air rifle team shot the Virginia Air Rifle League Postal on Monday, 2 May. The varsity air rifle team earned first place overall, beating six Army JROTC teams from Buckingham, Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Powhatan High Schools. Cadet Delaneo Frye achieved the top overall score of the meet in all categories. The scores are as follows.
Varsity (First Place)
- Frye, Delaneo: 96-5 (Prone), 75-0 (Standing), 80-1 (Kneeling), 251-6 (Comp.)
- Freeman, Alex: 87-1 (Prone), 72-1 (Standing), 70-0 (Kneeling), 229-2 (Comp.)
- Ross, Ebony: 92-3 (Prone), 65-1 (Standing), 71-0 (Kneeling), 228-4 (Comp.)
- Davies, Conner: 91-2 (Prone), 56-0 (Standing), 60-1 (Kneeling), 207-3 (Comp.)
Junior Varsity (Seventh Place)
- Pearcy, Jack: 79-0 (Prone), 50-1 (Standing), 57-0 (Kneeling), 186-1 (Comp.)
- Yong, Meily: 75-1 (Prone), 33-0 (Standing), 41-0 (Kneeling), 149-1 (Comp.)
- May, Aundrae: 69-0 (Prone), 37-0 (Standing), 40-0 (Kneeling), 146-0 (Comp.)
- Cook, John: 68-0 (Prone), 16-0 (Standing), 31-1 (Kneeling), 115-1 (Comp.)
HOORAH Cadets! Job well done!
Congratulations to Cadet Frye for shooting a personal best in kneeling on February 23rd. He scored a 94/100. Job well done!
Congratulations to Cadet Frye on matching the Air Rifle team record with a score of 98/100 in prone shooting position.