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  • 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.

    Posing with Jr Shooting champ.

    Department Commander Frank Peters and Past Department Commander Ken Governor pose with Junior Shooting Sports National Champion Antonio “Andre” Gross (right) and his family after congratulating him at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. From left: Tony Gross, Commander Peters, Alaia Gross, Susan Gross, PDC Governor, and Andre Gross.

    Post Officers with Jr Shooting Champ

    Post 942 officers were at the national convention with Sporter Air Rifle National Champion Andre Gross. From left: Don Linborg, adjutant; Charlie Marvin, shooting coach; Andre Gross, and Greg Cody, Post 942 commander.