Rifle Team


Moderator: CW4 Paul Preblich, ppreblich@cadets.com.

2016-17 Team

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front row l-r, R. Miller, J. Kotok, S. Olson, J. Sotamba, S. Frame, J. Copeland,
back row l-r, J. Topping, S. Creamer, M. Hughes, G. Weix, K. Wohlberg, K. Rutgers,
N. Taylor,  not pictured: C. Callstrom, G. Hemauer, J. Staelgraeve

The Saint Thomas Academy Rifle Team consists of the top marksmen in the school. Moderated by CW4 Paul Preblich, the Rifle Team competes in Minnesota State Junior Olympic,  National Rifle Association (NRA), American Legion, and Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) matches, ranging anywhere from regional postal competitions to National Invitationals. The Rifle Team fires Crosman .177 cal air rifles as well as Kimber .22 caliber rifles. The season is from November to March. Practices for the .177 air rifles are Tuesday and Thursday, with occasional .22 caliber practices as necessary. See CW4 Preblich for details. All students, grades 6-12, are welcome to try out for the team. This team does have cuts as there is a limit to the size.

LINK to the Pioneer Press story about the team (January 27, 2017).