With one more day of shooting ahead, Whitehorse air cadet Sergeant Amy Green has in her sights a top-60 finish at the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship, taking place this week at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse.
After two-thirds of Thursday’s prone portion of the competition, Green, the only Yukoner to qualify for the event, has an average score of 92.88, putting her in 60th out of 125 army and air cadets from all provinces and territories in Canada.
“Right now I’m actually doing pretty good – better than at the regional (competition),” said the 15-year-old.
“I’m mostly shooting in the 90s. My best score yet is a 98 (out of 100).”
The Porter Creek Secondary student, who is competing at her second nationals, qualified for the competition at the regional competition two weeks ago, finishing second in the Western Arctic senior females division.
Not only is she representing her unit and the Yukon, she is helping represent the three northern regions, or the northern “area.”
“The cadet population in the Yukon is fairly small; we only have the two cadet units that fall in the Yukon,” said captain Darryl Laliberte. “Since we have such a small population in the North and Whitehorse, we decided to send a composite team from each area.
“The North is broken into three regions – western, central and eastern – for cadets, so we send teams from all the different zones, all the units, to make up those teams (for the regional competition), and then we send an area team to the nationals.
“The top shooters from the areas make up the composite team.”
The nationals will wrap-up Friday with the standing competition.
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