By Irene Berns
Five army cadets from Williams Lake travelled to Prince George for the Northern B.C cadet air rifle marksmanship competition on Saturday, Feb. 8.
“Cadets have been preparing since mid-October practicing every week,” said coach and Capt. Mary Crawford.
The competition is shot at a 10-metre distance using a daisy air rifle equipped with only aperture sights.
The cadets had to shoot a total of 40 targets for the highest possible score of 400.
A perfect bulls-eye is worth 10 points.
Cadets utilized sound marksmanship skills such as natural alignment, rhythmic breathing, and follow-through.
The team scored extremely well with a silver medal overall, competing against five other Army, Air, and Sea Cadet teams.
Cadet Colton Johnson landed on the podium with a silver medal in the individual Junior Best Shot category.
It was cadet Johnson’s first competition with the army cadet program.
Cadet Corbin Abercrombie also took home a bronze medal in the individual Senior Best Shot category.
Coach Capt. Crawford was thrilled with the team’s performance.
“I’m really proud of the team, we really had a great time,” she said.
The team would like to thank Branch 139 of the Royal Canadian Legion for their continued support of the cadet program.