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Webb students compete in National Junior Olympic Skeet Tournament
Webb students compete in National Junior Olympic Skeet Tournament
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Webb students Johnathon Savage, Miles Simons, and Phoebe Smith competed at the national Junior Olympic skeet tournament at the USA Olympic Shotgun complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado from June 21-23.

Savage shot a qualifying score of 98 out of 125 to place 6th in the junior 2 category and 26th overall among the men. Simons shot a 94, putting him 8th in junior 2 and 32nd overall, and Smith shot a 67 to place 9th in junior 2 and 18th overall among the women.

Webb skeet coach Buck Smith said, "It was impressive to see these three Webb students competing at such an elite level with the finest skeet shooters in the country. One of the female finalists came all the way from Alaska. Olympic skeet is much harder than American skeet and takes many years of practice to get competitive. Miles, Johnathon, and Phoebe did well, especially when you consider they are relative beginners to this very specialized subset of clay target shooting."

A total of 54 men and 25 women aged 21 and under from all over the country competed in the tournament, which follows the same rules and format used in the Olympics. The three Webb students competed in the junior 2 category, which includes ages 15 to 17.