Saint Thomas Academy Rifle Team Wins CMP State Championship, Advances to Nationals
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., Jan. 16, 2017 – The Saint Thomas Academy rifle team consisting of Seth Olson ’18, John Sotamba ’17, Riley Miller ’18, and Jack Kotok ’18 recently won the state championship in the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The team now advances to the national championship on March 29-31, held at Camp Perry, Ohio.
Additionally, Olson tied for the leading score in the state competition but placed second behind Ruby Pozorsky of the X-Men Team from Forest Lake, who shot two more bullseyes than Olson. Olson was recently ranked number 1 in the country by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
The second Cadets rifle team of Kaleb Rutgers ’19 of Mendota Heights, Meg Hughes VIS ’18 of Saint Paul (Como Park), John Copeland ’19 of Edina and Kate Wohlberg VIS ’18 of West St. Paul, placed 6th overall in the CMP state competition.
Saint Thomas Academy is coached by CW4 Paul Preblich.
About Saint Thomas Academy
Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is an all-male, college preparatory, Catholic, military/leadership school committed to preparing young men to succeed in college and in life. The Academy challenges its students, currently grades 7-12, to excel academically, spiritually, morally and physically in and out of the classroom. In the fall of 2017, 6th grade will be added to the Saint Thomas Academy Middle School. It is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS); a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS).
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