Students Travel to Utah, Four Moving On


After shooting at the Area 10 match, NJROTC Rifle qualified two precision teams and one sporter team for the Service Championships, Navy Nationals. The shooters, coach, and parents traveled to Sandy, Utah for the event.

“Just the drive was incredible,” Coach, Lt. Col. Davidson said. “Our kids saw the most impressive landscape in the country, plus elk, mule deer, and antelope. What an opportunity for Johnson County kids!”

Cadets shooting on Precision A were Carter Trahan, Nolan Sharp, Aren Golleher, and Brooklyn Reames.

Cadets shooting on Precision B were Hunter White, Jaren Vickers, Riley Woods, and Jaxon Bunch. One Precision alternate was taken, Cadet Diego Farzam.

On Sporter A were cadets Sam Garcia, Trenton Rodrigues, Nathan Catoe, and Gavin Ross. Cadet Ross was the only freshman to qualify for the travel team.

The first day of competition was rough for the teams. The shooters caught a case of the nerves. Luckily, the Shooters didn’t fall too far behind, and were still in the running.

After some team bonding and a good night’s rest, the shooters were ready for day two.

The teams rallied on the second day of competition. The cadets unlocked their inner peace and were able to keep their heads in the game.

There were two Precision shooters who made finals, Cadet Reames and Cadet Golleher. After finals, Reames finished in seventh place and Golleher finished in forth place.

Sporter A finished in 11th place,  Precision B finished in seventh place, and Precision A finished in third place.

 “It was a wonderful experience getting to travel and compete with all these great shooters,” Diego Farzam said.

Precision A qualified for the All Service Championship. The competition will be held in Camp Perry, Ohio, March 23- 25. 

“No other program took two teams; we took three,” Davidson said. “That’s an accomplishment in itself.”

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