The Summerlin Academy Rifle Team won the Army JROTC Florida State Marksmanship Championship at the State Rifle Match held at Island Coast High School, Cape Coral, Florida Saturday, April 22, 2017. The meet is hosted annually by the US Army Cadet Command, 6th Brigade, ROTC headquartered at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia and the Florida American Legion.
The competition hosted 28 champion teams from around the state in a head to head 3 position competition. The teams consist of four persons firing .177 caliber compressed air rifles at two inch Olympic targets on a ten meter range. The cadets shoot ten targets in three positions under timed limits. The positions are prone (lying flat), standing, and kneeling. Each target carries a value of ten points with the bull’s-eye slightly larger than a pin point. The teams strive to achieve a total of 1200 possible points. Summerlin’s winning cumulative score was 1052/1200. Competition was extremely close between the top five teams with Summerlin taking top honors by one point!!