Submitted by Vickie Stuart, Texas Hill Country Shooting Team
The Texas Hill Country Shooting team earned first place overall in the precision team competition for the Round 1 Qualifier during the 2020-2021 American Legion Postal Competition. Results were announced on Feb. 1, 2021, with all individuals firing a 3×20 course of fire. Their combined score of 2355-167x edged out Patriot Shooting Club of Virginia 4-H, whose members recorded a score of 2342-155x, and Lincoln Rifle Club Junior Division 1, which earned a score of 2340-143x.
Along with the team score, Texas Hill Country team member and high school freshman, Elizabeth Probst (15), brought home first place Individual for the State of Texas and earned second place National Individual honors, firing a 595-50x.
Other firing members of the team also brought home individual awards. Freshman Kayla Riewe fired a 588-39x, earning a third place Individual for the State of Texas and 13th Nationally. Sophomore Braden Peiser (587-42x) was fourth Individual for Texas and 14th Nationally, and Freshman Meredith Stuart, (584-36x) earned sixth place Texas Individual and 29th Nationally.
A total of 49 teams competed with 247 competitors from across the Nation. The team will compete for the second round of competition on April 1, 2021.
Round 2 of the American Legion Postal runs from Feb. 15 to April 1, with the top 15 athletes from each discipline competing at the National Championship in July. To learn more, visit the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/youth/american-legion/ or the American Legion site at https://www.legion.org/shooting.
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