Submitted by LtCol (Ret.) Scott Casey, Head Coach, Granbury Rifle Team
The Granbury MCJROTC Rifle team earned first place overall in the precision team competition for the Round 2 Qualifier during the 2020-2021 American Legion Postal Competition.
Results were announced on April 7, 2021, with all individuals firing a 3×20 course of fire. Their combined score of 2348-152x edged out Lincoln Lead Heads from California, whose members recorded a score of 2345-153x to win the National Championship.
Along with the team score, Granbury MCJROTC Rifle team member and high school junior, Sarah Folsom, led the team by firing a 593-44x. Folsom is ranked seventh as an individual in the Round 2 Qualifier and will receive a bid to attend the National Championship of the Individual Tournament.
The National Championship will be a shoulder-to-shoulder competition during July ,where Folsom will be competing to receive a $5,000.00 college scholarship – provided in part by The American Legion and The Sons of the American Legion. Also, the winner will also receive an expense-paid trip to the American Legion national convention city, where they are honored as part of the Youth Champions Delegation.
Other firing members of the team were Ashton Arlington, Parker Haydin and Kaylynn Slaughter.
American Legion Post 491 is the sponsoring post for the Granbury Rifle Team.
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