To say we have been busy would definitely be an understatement. We have had a number of matches (three county matches; Riverview, Desoto and Sarasota), Fall Fun during Tropical Storm Nestor as well as our first practice at Shoot Straight on University. We are also preparing for the JROTC Postal, the Army Junior Air Rifle Sectional as we move into Thanksgiving then Winter Airgun in Colorado.
Our team is led by team captains senior Dante Aletto and junior Guadalupe Perez. These two have put in a great deal of work and time in preparing our future competitors for this coming year.
We have had many highlights not to mention 1st Place at Desoto and the Sporter team taking 4th Place at Fall Fun. Individually Dante Aletto was the top 3P competitor in Precision at Fall Fun along with Kendall Goebel continuing where she left off last year and over the summer at camp.
First year standouts Eva Nazario and Thomas Reisinger have made an impact on the Sporter team and continue to pace the JROTC County League as the top individuals. The team has a number of others making their presence known with sophomore Isabella Evans along with another sophomore in first year Noah Broneill.
Other ninth graders making a mark are Connor Debrosse, Kevin Delbosque, Jacob Lunde, Paul Morales, Cody Ogden, Simon Tilden and Austin Wedin. These cadets have sustained improvement and are working hard. Although very young, these cadets possess focus and with perseverance and discipline, they will continue their improvement and learning.
On the Precision team, senior Dante Aletto with returning Precision members junior Guadalupe Perez and sophomore Xavier Olson. Over the summer juniors that moved to Precision were Amelia Austin, Connor Chalupa and Sophia Olazabal; the learning curve is great and learning the differences of precision equipment and making adjustments will occur daily as it will with the other two that recently moved to precision - sophomores Dan Delzer and Andersen Suter.
The entire SMA Rifle Team will compete in the US Army Junior Air Rifle Sectionals in November as we host the match. We also have the CMP State Championships December 14th in Jacksonville at Gateway in which we are preparing.
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