Wa-Hi shooters shine in regional match

Precision shooter senior Cadet Lt. Allison Juergensen fires a shot from the standing position at a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Junior National Air rifle qualifying match Sunday.

Precision shooter senior Cadet Lt. Allison Juergensen fires a shot from the standing position at a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Junior National Air rifle qualifying match Sunday.

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US Army Marksmanship Unit Junior National Air Rifle Qualifier

Precision results (60 Shots Offhand)

First place — Daniel Enger 571-26

Second place —Sarah Jameson 571-25

Third place — Allison Juergensen 569-20

Fourth place — Maliya Hillman 566-16

Fifth place — Randi Loudin 558-21

Sixth place — Andrew Jenkins 555-17

Seventh place — Katie Loudin 546-16

Eighth place — Michael Cooper Jr 545-13

Ninth place — Samantha French 543-10

10th place — Evan Jameson 531-15

Precision team scores

First place —Walla Walla High School JROTC 2266

Second place — Spokane Junior Rifle Club 2215

Sporter results (20 shots prone, 20 shots offhand, 20 shots kneeling)

First place — Nathan Brewer 524-15

Second place — Dylon Ridenour 496-12

Third place — McKenna French 493-7

Fourth place — Benjamin Thompson 492-6

Fifth place — Madeline Erikson 486-5

Sixth place — Shandra Kelly 482-8

Seventh place — Olivia Holm 478-3

Eighth place — Andrew Feistner 476-6

Ninth place — Jose Ibarra 454-2

10th place — Kylee Fullen 451-3

Sporter team scores

First place — Walla Walla High School JROTC Sporter 1985

WALLA WALLA — A pair of Walla Walla High School Rifle Team members won their contests at a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Junior National Air Rifle qualifying match at the Wa-Hi rifle range on Sunday.

Blue Devil Nathan Brewer, a junior cadet corporal, won the Sporter match with a score of 524 out of 600.

Freshman Daniel Enger, a cadet private, won the Precision match with a 571.

“Both Brewer and Enger earned well-deserved victories today,” said coach Mark Mebes after the match. “They have both put in a tremendous amount of time on the range already this year, often shooting before and after school, as well as during their JROTC class during the school day.”

Wa-Hi’s Precision Team won the team regional event with a total score of 2,266.

As of Sunday, the Walla Walla Precision Team sits first nationally.

“I am happy with our placement nationally right now,” said Mebes. “There are still a lot of host sites that have not turned in scores yet and they have until Dec. 15 before we know if we earned an invitation to the national match in February.”

Thirty-six shooters from as far away as Post Falls, Idaho, converged on the Wa-Hi Rifle Range to compete for a chance to shoot at the U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championships in Fort Benning, Ga., in February.

Wa-Hi is one of several dozen sites nationwide hosting regional qualifying matches for that event between Oct. 1-Dec. 15.

Sporter shooters competed in a three-position event that included 20 shots in the prone position, 20 shots from the standing position, and 20 shots kneeling.

Precision class competitors shot a 60-shot match all from the standing position.

Both matches were scored out of a possible 600 points.

“We have never competed in this match before,” Mebes said. “We heard about it last year, but couldn’t find a match in Washington that would qualify us for it.”

Last spring, Mebes contacted The Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning and volunteered Wa-Hi’s newly renovated rifle range as a host site. In August, the AMU accepted the application and Wa-Hi was set to hold the match.

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namvet60 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Being proud of our youth. Outstanding!

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