ZHS Rifle Team Outstanding Performance

ZHS JROTC Rifle Team competed in the US Army JROTC National Championship in Anniston, Alabama on February 8-12, 2017.  Our team placed 14th out of 53 teams in the nation that qualified for the Championship Match and were the first place team from Louisiana which makes us the LA State Champions in JROTC 3-position air rifle competition.

The team members pictured from left to right are Dylan Meaux, Mills Day, Kyle Dousay, Connor Maloy, and Orrin Bordelon.

Pictured below is Kyle Dousay.

Cadet Kyle Dousay fired a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points in the prone position within 10 minutes during JROTC Rifle Team practice.  Major Martin has seen this accomplishment achieved only twice in a practice session during his 17 year JROTC career.  Cadet Dousay holds the JROTC key leadership position of Battalion Command Sergeant Major and is primary job is to set the example in all he does for all other cadets.

The rifle used is a Crosman 2009S Air Rifle that fires a .177 cal lead pellet at a target 33 feet away.  The rifle sights have no magnification and consist of a rear peep sight and a front sight that has a competition reticle.  This accomplishment reflects hours upon hours of practice and firing thousands of pellets.  It reflects great self-discipline, commitment, and strong character.  What the rifle team does looks very simple but is extremely challenging and a very complex set of tasks to master.  The sport is also an Olympic sport in which our USA Team won the first gold medal for us in the recent summer Olympics.  Cadet Dousay is a Junior and we look forward to seeing what achievements he might garner during his senior year in Bronco Country.

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