JBSA-Fort Sam Houston —
The Cole High School Junior ROTC held its annual turkey
shoot competition Nov. 14.
Shooters competed in six different categories: elementary
level, middle school level, high school-level boys, high school-level girls,
adult male and adult female. After a day of shooting and scoring, the winners
were Jordan Ammerman, Cy Soto, Bailey LaMotte, Jasmine Cray, Kevin Urbick and
“The turkey shoot is a fun event for the cadets,” said
battalion commander Cadet Lt. Col. Dustin Williams. “It’s a great way for
younger cadets to get involved with the Corps.”
Williams spent the majority of the event recording scores
with Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. German Davila and Army Instructor Command Sgt.
Maj. Stephen Maldonado. “It was a tedious job, but listening to music and
spending time with the sergeants major and all the contestants was a lot of
fun,” Williams said.
“Breathing control and trigger squeeze are the hardest
things about shooting; especially at the turkey shoot. The triggers were
extremely sensitive,” said LaMotte, winner of the high school-level boys
category. “I knew I could do it. I knew I made the right choice to shoot a
LaMotte is also a member of the JROTC marksmanship team.
“It is a ton of fun. I love practicing, but it can be
frustrating,” LaMotte said. “One day you can do really well and then the next
you shoot poorly.”