The junior F-class rifle shooting team takes some time for a group pic while training at Homestead in Calgary

The junior F-class rifle shooting team takes some time for a group pic while training at Homestead in Calgary

Shooters set to take aim

A group of young Williams Lake long-range rifle shooters will take aim at a competition in Kamloops this weekend.

A group of young Williams Lake long-range rifle shooters will take aim at a competition in Kamloops this weekend.

The junior team — made up of shooters Justin Bond, Steven Chipman, Cassidy Chupa, Natasha Duquesne, Zach Herrick, Josh Novakowski, Thomas Pinchbeck, Nick Skakun and Steven Skakun — will be shooting a distances of 300 metres to 500 metres.

“This match is soley individual shooting where each competitor will have the opportunity to utilize the skills they have gained at the clinics and weekly practices,” said team coach Terry Chupa. “We would like to thank the Williams Lake Truckers Association for sponsoring the entry fees for these juniors at this up and coming match.”

He added Scott and Twila Nelson sponsored the junior team’s jerseys and entry fees for the Western Canadian Championships, coming up at Vokes Military Range in Chilliwack from June 27-29.

“They will be competing against some of the best adult shooters from Western Canada,” Terry said. “This match will help in developing a strong team for competing in the Canadian National Championships in Connaught, Ont., from Aug. 13-16. We would like to thank all the parents, as well, as they have put in many hours of their time in getting the kids ready for these events. Williams Lake should be proud they have such a large number of juniors participating for a chance to compete against the best F-class shooters in the world in 2017.”

For more information or, if you have questions about getting involved, contact Terry or Caroline Chupa at 250-392-3925.


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