The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, highlights the accomplishments of the Springville Junior Rifle Club;
Springville Junior Rifle Club wins national competition medals
Thirty kids converge on the Springville Senior Center twice a week and shoot small-bore weapons in the basement as part of the NRA Jr. Rifle Club. The club meets to shoot, learn firearm safety, gain self confidence and get ready for competitions.
Donna Warnock, team coach, is proud of her young shooters. This year a team of four took two second place awards and two third place awards in National Matches with .22-caliber and air rifles. The four-person team shot at local ranges in competition as part of NRA sectionals or national match sectionals. Their scores were compiled nationally and medalists were ranked. Siblings Braden Staheli, 12, and Dallin Staheli, 11; Summer Hopper, 14, and Jacob Wall, 13, placed 10th nationally. Braden took some individual medals as well. All the kids have shot with a team at least a couple of years, Warnock said.
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