Grand Junction (KKCO) – When you think of high school athletes, you might think football, soccer, or basketball. However for about 20 local kids they compete on the firing range.
They don’t compete for their school, but for the spirit of competition.
When shooting for competition one has to concentrate and remember discipline.
Skills that carry over from the firing range into their everyday lives.
Phil Born assistant coach for the marksman jr. rifle club says he hopes the kids learn to be good citizens, and he expects them to do well both on the range and in the classroom.
Rachelle Coville is attending Colorado Mesa in the fall. She feels the marksmen club has helped her in getting ready for college, the next big challenge in her life.
The idea is that if the kids can learn to be safe on the firing range they can learn to be safe driving a car or any thing else, that they will be able to handle the situation.
It’s a goal these young men and women shoot for both on and off the range.