The 2017 USA Shooting Junior Olympics Men’s 10 meter Air Rifle tournament, in which New England fielded a solid contingent, was con tested April 7-9, 2017 at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Rhode Island’s Marcus Mojica, representing the Maspenock Rod and Gun Club boasted the best finish, placing 17, just into the top ten per cent, out of a field of 177. Alex Muzzioli, a Rhode Island marksman shooting for the US Naval Academy, placed 33rd. Ricky Miller, from Whitman Massachusettsfrom Whitman Massachusettsfrom Whitman, Massachusetts, was 40th. One point behind Miller, in 46th place, was John Lesica representing Connecticut’s Blue Trail Range Junior Rifle Club. Murray State’s Eric Sloan, who ages out this year, was 55th.
Bay Stater Dan Wesson slid into 70th place closely followed by a pair of Nutmeg State riflemen, Kyle Kutz, Cos Cob Junior Rifle Club, and Xavier High School’s Mike Acampora.
Kyle Huston, Cheshire County Sports Shooting Education Foundation’s Ferry Brook Junior Rifle Team, represented New Hampshire.
Two Massachusetts residents, Michael Jerome and John Eddy, closed out the New England entries in the Men’s 10 meter Air Rifle.