The 2013 Roosevelt Games took place recently in Georgia and this year the event added Air Rifle to the multi-sport Paralympic-style competition for veteran and active duty military service personnel with physical disabilities. The event is produced by BlazeSports America. According to the Griffin (GA) Daily News, sixteen soldiers competed in the air rifle competition at the Ole Mill Range Complex, “one of only three USA Shooting – the governing body of the Olympic shooting sports – Certified Training Centers for Rifle.” The local coordinator was Roy McClain.
“Roy McClain was one of the original instructors that gave us input into the design of the Challengers,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. ”He now uses the Challenger exclusively for his sporter program,” added DeBoard. Crosman Challengers were widely used in the Roosevelt Games.
BlazeSports reports “Jonathan Moore of Team Blaze took top honors (and) Fort Stewart won the Team Award.”
The Crosman Challenger recently made news at the JROTC National Championship with winner Hunter Cushman setting several records with it.