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On Your Marks, Get Set, Shoot!

Marksmanship’s accomplishments with accounts by Cadet Dalley
On Your Marks, Get Set, Shoot!

Out of the many activities that Utah Military Academy has, marksmanship is a JROTC sport that isn’t as well known, but is just as remarkable. The team has placed several times in different competitions, and one of their own members placed high in both Regionals and State.

Cadet Dalley is part of the marksmanship team, and her commitment to the activity shows in her scores. “I still can’t believe I got 6th in Regionals and 2nd in State. It’s just crazy that I managed to place–I was just competing to shoot and have fun.” Cadet Dalley said, giving her insight about her placements.

Cadet Dalley at the shooting line earning her placement.

Dalley’s placement is not the work of halfhearted practice. She works to improve everyday on different sections of marksmanship, such as the kneeling and lying positions.

“She was not expecting to shoot and had been struggling lately,” Maj. Workman, one of the marksmanship instructors, said about Dalley’s performance. “We were all excited and surprised by her performance. We think she has found her sweet spot moving forward.”

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Dalley also plans to work out her endurance to shoot more consistently, where she can go longer without stopping. She is making exceptional progress and hopes to beat her highest score of 85-89 by her graduation in 2026.

 The marksmanship team is not only Dalley though, and others on the team also competed well. Many of the cadets are also working hard to make an effort for their team, and together, has given marksmanship their best year yet!

Cadet Ekberg and Amboy competing at the shooting line.

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Alexus Workman
Alexus Workman, Editor-In-Chief
Hello and welcome! I am Cadet A. Workman, and I'm the Editor-in-Chief for this year's Journalism class. It's my responsibility to run the website and upload articles for everyone to enjoy. This is my second year here at UMA as a sophomore, but I'm heavily involved in various programs across the school. I have great expectations out of my fellow reporters and plan to make our newspaper (specifically, our website) flourish. As always, I'm a glutton for gluten, and will accept certain bribes if offered. Let's go make this year our best!
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