The Cedar Hills Junior Gun Club offers kids the opportunity to learn to be a competitive shooter. Kids in the club have multiple opportunities to travel and the chance to earn scholarships to shoot for one of the NCAA rifle or pistol club teams at various universities and colleges in the country. There are even opportunities to compete for spots on the Olympic or National Teams.
|Marianna Molinar in Air Rifle at 2011 NRA 3P Air Rifle Championships. Three time winner of the State Junior Olympics & qualified for the Junior Olympics at the Olympic Training Center three years in a row and has participated at the 2010 International Winter Games and 2011 Olympic Trials.||Will Brown Competing in Air Pistol at 2009 Junior Olympics and two times National Junior Champion in air & free pistol. He currently is a resident athlete training to be on the National Team to compete at 2012 Olympics & World Cups.||Chani Lohnes at CMP National Air Rifle Championship.|
The Cedar Hills Junior Gun Club instructs kids in Olympic or International Shooting and is involved with USA Shooting the governing body for the Olympic Shooting Sports for the United States. The club is also affiliated with the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Organizations. Cedar Hills Junior 4H Gun Club, along with other similar clubs in the country, help USA Shooting and the NRA develop the next generation of US Olympic and collegiate shooters. The clubs at the same time supply colleges and universities with the needed talent for their NCAA Rifle and Pistol Teams. The NCAA Division One Schools provides the kids scholarship opportunities to help them pursue a lifetime sport.
The Cedar Hills Junior Club has an airgun range located at AZ Guns & Pawn in Blackfoot, Idaho, and uses the Cedar Hills Gun Club indoor and outdoor range facilities for their 22 Long Rifle (LR) international events in smallbore rifle & pistol. The club has a limited number of guns and equipment that can be used by young shooters just starting to learn the necessary skills to become precision or sporter shooters.
The kids, and some adults, compete in the monthly competitions, which are sanctioned by USA Shooting, CMP and occasionally the NRA. Every year we have qualified at least one kid to attend the Junior Olympics at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The club has managed to qualify as many as four kids to attend the Junior Olympics with at two or three of them medaling in their respective events. The club has also sent kids to the annual 3 Position Air Rifle Championships hosted by the NRA and the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which is held at Camp Perry, Ohio. Kids have also competed at Fort Benning, GA at the USA Shooting Nationals.
Some of the kids in the club have been offered scholarships to some of the most prestigious universities in the country, and for kids who are willing to work hard these goals are very attainable. For the kids in the club who have attained these goals all of them started out knowing nothing about the sport and in a few years were competing among the best in the country, and for a couple, even the world. Both girls and boys can do equally well in the sport, making it a good family activity.
If you are willing to make the commitment, and are interested in participating and learning to be one of the best precision shooters in the country, the club can help make that goal possible. If you are interested or have questions you can contact Randy Shikashio at 785-4860 (home) or 681-5815 (cell), the airgun range 785-0232 or send an email to Randy at email@example.com.