Congratulations to the Colonels 2022-23 rifle team for their accomplishments this season!
Cadets gain discipline and control through target shooting. Our rifle marksmanship team has a long history of success, with cadets making it to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sectional Qualifier. For the second year in a row, Missouri Military Academy has qualified for the JROTC Service Championships in 2020. The MMA rifle team has grown it its success this year and several opportunities await our cadets (more info).
Randall Jacobson, Head Rifle Coach
MMA Rifle Team News
Two Missouri Military Academy rifle teams qualified for competition at the JROTC sectionals championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, February 9-11, 2023. Of all Army Camp Perry sporter teams competing in the 2023 sectionals, the Colonels A team ranked 6th of 20 teams when the competition concluded, and the Colonels B (rookie) team landed 16th overall. Cadet Marco Afane made it to the finals and finished 8th of 104 Army sporter shooters.
During the winter season, MMA Colonels varsity athletics includes basketball, wrestling, drill, and rifle. We asked our coaches about their expectations and goals for this season – see our Q&A here.
On Nov. 19, the MMA Colonels rifle team attended a rifle clinic held by two professional shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit from Ft. Benning, Georgia. The clinic was hosted by Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas.
The Colonels Rifle Team traveled to Dyersburg, Tennessee for their first shoulder-to-shoulder experience of the 2022-23 season on Saturday, November 5. Taking a mix of rookie and veteran competitors, the Colonels took first place for both the A team and B team competition and also brought home four individual first-place trophies.
Shooting their highest score of the season, the MMA Colonels rifle team defeated Moberly AJROTC 1077.5 to 1073.2 in the National Air Rifle League. The rifle team included Cadets Marco Afane (senior, veteran), Zijie Zhou (junior, veteran), Xiang Chen (junior, rookie) and Eliseo Buch (freshman, rookie). Cadet Zhou shot the highest score on the team with a 272.6.
Visit the Missouri State High School Activities Association web site to view a calendar with MMA athletic events. For any past events, click on the date to view results in the sidebar.