Sarah Osborn’s and Josh Black’s return to small-bore shooting has been rewarded with tickets to the USA Shooting Junior Olympic National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., in April.
The duo, representing the local Patriot Shooting Club, earned their tickets by winning state titles in the small-bore qualifying matches held at three locations in the past two months.
The official results weren’t announced until last week.
Black, 17, a former Yorktown resident whose family now lives in Richmond, had to win a tiebreaker to take the men’s small-bore title over Daniel Cliff of Fairfax. Both shot scores of 573 out of 600. Black also finished third in air rifle with a score of 573, and second in air pistol with a 521.
Crawford felt winning state in small-bore was a major accomplishment for both Osborn and Black, especially since they hadn’t been competing in that rifle category for more than three years.
“This is a big item on Josh’s résumé for a college scholarship,” Crawford said.