Gray Stone Marksmanship claims second YHEC national title
Published 4:01 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018
- The Gray Stone Day Marksmanship Team claimed back to back national championships with the team's recent win in the 2018 YHEC tournament. From left, Jack Rummage, Noah Byrd, Zack Norman, Jason Matthews, Summer Efird and Walker Shellhorn.
Summer Efird displays the medals she won along with the first runner-up trophy after placing second in the nation at the 2018 YHEC national tournament in Pennsylvania.
Knights earn second, third place overall in individual standings
The Gray Stone Knights marksmanship squad competed at the Mill Cove Environmental Center on the campus of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.
Under the leadership of head coaches Heath Efird and Hunter Efird, the Knights made it back-to-back national championships, claiming the 2018 title.
The Knights won three of the six individual events competed in the tournament, taking national titles in rifle, wildlife identification and hunter responsbility.
Two Gray Stone shooters finished in the top three individually in the senior division. Summer Efird was second overall while Jack Rummage placed third.
Jack Rumamge placed third overall in the nation at the 2018 YHEC national tournament in Pennsylvania, earning a number of medals.
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