BCHS JROTC Rifle Team Shoots Team Best

BCHS JROTC Rifle Team Shoots Team Best
The Buckingham JROTC Rifle Team competed in the 2021 4th Brigade JROTC Best of Best Championship rifle match. The team shot a team best on the three by twenty course recording 1729 out of 2400 points. They narrowly missed earning the title of Best of Best title given to the top twenty teams, finishing tied for twenty-first place.

The top 20 teams out of the 335 JROTC programs were dominated by schools from North Carolina and South Carolina. The Buckingham JROTC Rifle Team outshot every Virginia JROTC program with the exception of Smithfield, earning them the title of Virginia State Runner Up.

Grant Martin shot exceptionally well, scoring 454 out of 600 with Leah Stowe close behind with a 451. Vanessa Hackett shot a 416 and Minnie Wallace shot a 408. All members of the rifle team shot extremely well considering it has been one year since they were able to shoot due to COVID-19. With instruction moving to a hybrid model on 1 March, the rifle team only had a few days to practice before firing in the competition instead of the usual three to four months of practice before the Best of Best Championship.

Written by: LTC (ret) Timothy A Fanter
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