The Ozark Air Rifle Team took three teams to the Missouri State Rifle Championship Jan. 17 at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, bringing home a first, second and third place.
The four-member Precision Team is yet again state champions, placing first in its respective category out of 11 teams. The four-person Sporter Teams got two of the top three spots out of the 22 participating teams, placing second and third.
Ozark JROTC also brought home the following individual medals: Elijah Glenn, second in Sporter; Alissa Short, second in Precision; Alexis Lake, third in Precision. More than 120 high schoolers participated in the competition.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work, commitment and dedication that these athletes continue to show throughout the season,” 1SG William Crawford said.
Ozark will take the top Precision and Sporter teams to the Army National Championship Feb. 6-8 in Anniston, Alabama. Currently, Ozark’s Precision Team is ranked seventh nationally while the Sporter Team is ranked ninth.