The 2014 JROTC Service Regional Southeastern Championships took place earlier this month and the Crosman Challenger sporter class rifle helped lead the way for many teams and competitors. One in particular caught the eye of Mark DeBoard, Crosman’s Shooting Service Manager and prostaffer.
“As the Shooting Services Manager at Crosman I get the opportunity to travel to airgun shooting events and speak with consumers who use our product. In the past few years the airgun industry has seen a large increase in two things: female shooters and customized airguns.
I met Kirsten Jones and her family at the Army JROTC Championship in Anniston, Alabama where her custom painted Crosman Challenger caught my eye. Kirsten’s paint scheme on the Challenger and the term “lead farmer” are from one of her favorite movies Tropic Thunder. There is an eagle on the other side with its claw wrapped around the grip area.
Kirsten is a senior at Florence High School in Mississippi and has been shooting the Challenger for the past three years on her Army JROTC sporter class air rifle team. She is a top shooter in the state, has been to the Army JROTC Nationals three times as an individual competitor , and more recently led her team to the Army nationals for the first time in school history. Kirsten again posted a great score (1092) finishing 4th among 92 competitors in the regional and 7th nationally for all Army JROTC cadets, qualifying her to compete at the All Service JROTC National Championship in Camp Perry, Ohio.
Not only is Kirsten a top shooter in her sport but she also loves her Crosman Challenger enough to get her senior pictures taken with it, awesome! After graduating from high school Kirsten plans to go to college for nursing.”
Congratulations Kirsten and good luck at Nationals!