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Taylor Gibson, 16, sets record overall score in JROTC air rifle nationals

Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:11
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Oregon's Taylor Gibson, 16, found her third trip to the JROTC National Air Rifle Championship the charm. (Photo: CMP)

Oregon’s Taylor Gibson, 16, found her third trip to the JROTC National Air Rifle Championship the charm. (Photo: CMP)

Gibson, of the North Salem, Oregon, Vikings Army JROTC not only earned a championship win last month but set a new Army national record.

As reported by the Civilian Marksmanship Program, who conduct the annual JROTC National Air Rifle Championship, Gibson shot a 3×20 score of 597-48x. To put that into perspective, out of 20 shots fired from a prone position, 20 shots standing, and 20 shots kneeling, she only had 2-3 shots out of the center “10” ring. This set an Army 3×20 Air (or, 3P Air) National Record and handed her the overall championship for the event in the precision class.

In all, her two-day score was 1290.1.

“I came in and thought, I don’t care what I shoot – I’m just going to do the best that I can. And I did the same thing every shot,” Gibson said. “That’s what I kept telling myself, especially in the last few shots of kneeling when I was really thinking, ‘Okay, this is when I really need to get serious, because something could happen here.’”

Gibson had been to the National Championships twice already, picking up a silver medal in both 2015 and 2016. In all, CMP reported that 220 skilled junior sporter and precision class air rifle marksmen from across the nation attended this year’s event.

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Source: http://www.guns.com/2017/04/06/taylor-gibson-16-sets-record-overall-score-in-jrotc-air-rifle-nationals/

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