Sunday, September 14, 2014
Webster Post Boasts National Jr. Shooting Champion
Antonio “Andre” Gross, sponsored by Cottreall-Warner Post 942 in Webster, is a 2014 Sporter Air Rifle National Champion.
The high school sophomore won the sporter category and a $5,000 scholarship at the 24th annual American Legion Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championshp held in August at the U.S. Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Gross, who finished with an aggregate score of 2,309.5, maintained a commanding lead in the three-day event. The precision title, decided in a final day shoot-out from the standing position, went to Michael Steinel of New Philadelphia, Ohio, who also won a $5,000 scholarship.
Andre and his family attended the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., with Post 942 Junior Shooting Coach Charlie Marvin, Post Commander Greg Cody, and Post Adjutant/Convention Delegate Don Linborg.