The Bristol Press
in Bristol, Connecticut, wrote an article on Camp Perry competitors Claudia and Richard Duksa, pictured below:
Teen has sharp eye for targets, academics
Claudia Duksa is spending her summer vacation doing what she’s good at — small bore rifle shooting.
And the 17 year-old is really good at it. On Tuesday, she and her father, Richard Duksa, will be heading to the national championships at Camp Perry in Ohio.
She got started shooting at age 8, when her father built her a small range in the barn the farm he owns in Southington.
“We’d go down there and practice,” she recalled. “We learned on our own through shooting books, and did just about everything on our own at first. We made up our own schedule and to try to teach ourselves to shoot.”
A few yeas later they joined Bell City Rifle Club in Southington, where she received more advanced instruction and made rapid progress.
“She loves her sport and she stays very focused,” said her father, who still acts as her informal coach.
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