Joe Matter, an NRA/USAS Rifle Coach for the West Seattle Totems, has news about his fabulous shooting Thunderbirds from the great state of Washington.
Vashon Island, Washington - The West Seattle/Vashon Thunderbirds have had a busy junior season.
These four girls: 9th Graders Lily Voynick, Corinne Blair, Juniors Emma Carey and Lauren Phillips are one of only a few all girl teams competing nationally. These girls can shoot.
These girls won the NRA National Junior Sectional - Indoor Conventional Position Smallbore Rifle team title, shooting an 1573/1600. Lily Voynick placed 2nd with a 398/400. They are also awaiting confirmation of breaking the National Women's Team record for metallic sights, last set in 1969.
They further went on to win their age group, Intermediate Junior, and finish 4th overall in the NRA National Junior Sectional - Precision Air Rifle Position team competition. Lily Voynick finished 11th in the Intermediate Junior Division shooting a 581/600.
And finally, they took 2nd in the Intermediate Junior division of the NRA National Junior Sectional - Indoor Metric Position Smallbore Rifle shooting a 2203/2400. Lauren Phillips led the team with a 566/600 and finished 6th in the Intermediate Junior division and 15th overall. They are also awaiting confirmation of 2 more National records: The Intermediate Junior Team Record and the Women's Team Record in this event.
The team is heading south to Anniston, Alabama to compete in the NRA Jr. 3P Air Gun Championships and the CMP 3P Air Rifle Championships at the end of June.