The Issaquah Press featured the Liberty High School NJROTC air gun team, who took top honors as the number one Military Scholastic Team at the 2011 NRA National Junior Air Gun Championship:
Patriots sharpshooters hit No. 1 spot in nation
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After an incredible show of teamwork, Liberty High School’s National Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps placed first nationwide as scholastic military champions at the National Rifle Association Air Gun Competition on June 23-25.
“As a team, they scored better than any other team in the nation,” Liberty naval science instructor Al Torstenson said.
Five Liberty air rifle team students — including graduating seniors Tyler Snook, Jackie Chueng and Murphy Ransier, incoming senior John Lorenz and incoming junior Sean Denson — flew to Camp Perry, Ohio, for the championship.
The coaches, Art Weatherford and senior naval science instructor Cmdr. Dan Joslin, accompanied the team
Though the students won first place, “probably everything that could go wrong, went wrong,” such as equipment malfunctions, Weatherford said. But, “It wasn’t anything the kids weren’t able to rise to.”