Submitted by Andreya Cox, Daniel Boone High School Athlete
The Daniel Boone High School Competitive Marksmanship Team from Tennessee is composed of cadets who have demonstrated maturity, a thorough understanding of weapons safety and a high degree of marksmanship skills. Team members are selected after an extensive marksmanship training program in which all cadets participate. Competitive marksmanship offers team members the opportunity to develop coordination, discipline, applied knowledge and sportsmanship skills.
The Avanti 886 and Crosman Challenger .177 caliber pellet rifles used by the team exhibit similar ballistic characteristics as a smallbore .22 caliber rifle but are easier to handle and are much safer to use in training or competitive environments. The team has competed in many state, regional and national levels, earning several titles, including first in the East Tennessee Junior Olympics, overall in the Tennessee State Air Rifle Championship and eight in the nation at the Civilian Marksmanship Program National Service Championship. Team member Nanchaya Bailey also earned 10th at the Marine Corps JROTC Service Championship in Arizona.
Additional events the Daniel Boone High School team has participated in are the Appalachian Air Rifle Match, Science Hill Gun & Run Competition, Montgomery Bell Academy Air Rifle Classic, Foothills Hilltopper Air Rifle Match, RC Central Classic Air Rifle Match, Reindeer Games Air Rifle Match, Trailblazer Shoulder to Shoulder Rifle Match, Musket & Ball Postal Match, McDowell Titan Air Rifle Match, Gary Anderson Rifle Match, Volunteer Season Opener Rifle Team Match and the Marine Corps JROTC Postal Match.
Current Daniel Boone Marksmanship Team Members include: Jaylee Kirkpatrick-Hamilton (Captain), Jozzlyn Stewart, Teri Gunter, Dulce Lopez, Nanchaya Bailey, Connor Rowan, Xavier Bray, Tristan Rowe, Andreya Cox, Cavin Osborne, Brooklyn Ziegler, Mackenzie Cole, Macy Dakin, Logan Brumfeild, Luke Higgins, Aiden Monette, and Jake Moody.
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