Sunday, March 3, 2019

Scholastic Action Shooting Program All-State Shooting Team Announced

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) has named its All-State Team consisting of the four top high school and middle school athletes in the Commonwealth. SASP was created by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation in 2013 and consists of youth ages 10 – college competing in pistol and rifle. Athletes shoot at five steel targets that are arrayed in four different stages while timed. The program currently boasts approximately 1,200 participants across 42 states.

SASP began in Virginia in 2015 when the LoCo Motion Foundation established Team LoCo Motion in Purcellville. In 2016, the Winchester Izaak Walton League established the WIWL Blue Ridge Bullets. Both teams received significant support from Friends of the NRA/NRA Foundation. Three new teams were established in 2018 - two sponsored by the Young Marines and one by the US Naval Sea Cadets. Liberty University established a collegiate SASP team this year.

Athletes were selected for the Virginia SASP All-State Team based on their academic qualifications and achievement at the state and/or national championships this past year. The All-State Team consists of a high school and middle school squad, each with the four fastest athletes in the Commonwealth. All-State athletes for 2018 include:

High School Squad
- Adam Jardines of Purcellville
- Jack Bright of Leesburg
- Andrew Sullivan of Stephens City
- Corinne Whisenant of Middletown

Middle School Squad
- Ethan Jardines of Purcellville
- Talon Morris of White Post
- Maccoy Gilkison of Boyce
- Lauren Creese of Purcellville

SASP State Advisor Eliot Jardines stated, “The SASP program in Virginia has grown tremendously in the past three years, and we are very excited to have so many new teams and competitors. Every member of the 2018 Virginia SASP All-State Team is a nationally ranked athlete who brings great credit upon the sport and the Commonwealth.”

SASP is looking to continue its expansion and interested parties are encouraged to contact the State Advisor at admin@locomotionfoundation.org to learn more about establishing a team, available funding and scholarship opportunities.

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