PORT ANGELES – A sharp-shooting Port Angeles High School freshman will be competing for a national title.
Navy JROTC cadet Cheyenne Maggard will compete in the Navy JROTC Service Marksmanship Championships in Alabama next month.
Maggard shoots Precision Air Rifle and qualified with a score of 287 out of a possible 300 in the NJROTC National Postal Competition, which was completed on the Marksmanship Range at Port Angeles High School. It’s the first year Maggard has shot for the local marksmanship team. She placed 17th out of 189 Navy JROTC cadets nationwide and was the top Precision shooter in the area that covers all of the U.S. west coast and Pacific Ocean military bases.
Maggard is the first Cadet in the history of Port Angeles Roughrider company to qualify for the service championships. She started shooting at age 5 with her dad, Brent Maggard. She shoots precision air rifle and small bore and along with being a member of NJROTC, she is currently a member of Peninsula Rifle & Pistol Club Junior Team and Poulsbo Sportsman’s Junior Rifle Team.
Marksmanship is part of the NJROTC curriculum and those cadets who show advanced skill or are interested in progressing in a competitive environment are invited to join the team.