(FESTUS) The Jefferson R-7 High School Air Rifle team is not only the newly crowned state champion but they are also the new “National Champions”. The Jefferson R-7 team participated in the first ever national virtual tournament this past Saturday with the results released on Monday. Jefferson head coach Sherri Rawe says the scores of the top six Jefferson shooters made up the total team score.
This was the first year for the program at Jefferson. Rawe says a third of the team had never held a gun before, had never pulled a trigger and fired a shot. We asked Rawe what is next for the team.
Rawe is encouraging area school districts to pursue grant programs and build high school air rifle programs of their own.
Our entire interview with Sherri Rawe can be heard here.