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Marion marksmen advance to National Championship

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December 17, 2018
Marion High School JROTC cadets Hailey Teeguarden and Levi Hofmann have qualified to advance to the Army JROTC Marksmanship National Championship in the precision category.  They are the only Army JROTC cadets from Indiana who qualified to advance to the National Championship to be held in February.
 
The two have previously competed in the National Championship the past two years in the sporter category, which is a lower level of shooting. The precision category is the highest level of air rifle competition, the same level that college and Olympics athletes compete in.
 
“I was so excited when I heard that Levi and I qualified. Shooting at the Nationals is fun but very stressful. This will be my last year to have a chance to compete,” said Teeguarden, a senior.
 
Retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, the rifle marksmanship team coach and JROTC senior Army instructor for the MHS JROTC, commented: “Qualifying to compete in the precision category is quite an accomplishment for these cadets. They just transitioned into this higher category of shooting a few months ago, so being able to advance to the championship is huge!”
 
Teeguarden and Hofmann will also shoot in early January in a qualifying round, seeking to qualify to attend the Junior Olympics.
 
The JROTC Rifle Team has done very well over the past several years, and these two cadets have contributed much to the success of the team. Hofmann earned the title of best JROTC marksman in the state last week during the Indiana JROTC State Championship

(click here to view) Marion High School JROTC Cadet Levi Hofmann takes aim in the kneeling position during a precision air rifle match. Hofmann will compete in the Army JROTC Marksmanship National Championship in February. (Photo provided by Marion Community Schools)

Marion High School JROTC Cadet Hailey Teeguarden (click here to view) takes aim in the standing position during a precision air rifle match. Hofmann will compete in the Army JROTC Marksmanship National Championship in February. (Photo provided by Marion Community Schools)
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Lt. Col. David Farlow