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Kofa MCJROTC program continues to shine in competition

JROTC Team photo Kofa High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps produced multiple wins at two events over the past few weeks.

On Nov. 9 Kofa’s Raider Mixed Team and four-person rifle team traveled to Rio Rico High School to participate in the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Raider Challenge and a 1x60 Standing Rifle competition. The rifle team comprised of Nickolas Wissler, Keilem Vazquez, Corian Castillo, and Brayden Waldron took third place overall. Wissler received top honors of being the event’s high shooter. The Raider Team took first place in the One Rope stretcher event as well.

The following weekend Kofa’s two rifle teams traveled to Fontana, California for the Ray Pickett Invitational to compete in a 3x20 Air Rifle competition. Kofa’s first team comprised of Wissler, Vazquez, Daphne Rivera, and Casey Clark took fourth overall out of 18 teams. For individual awards, Vazquez placed first in kneeling position; Wissler finished fourth, and Rivera fifth in the event. In the prone position, Wissler received second and Galindo was fourth. Overall, Vazquez and Wissler placed seventh and ninth respectively out of 72 shooters. The Kofa Rifle team brought home six trophies to add to their collection this year.

Ian Coltman