Junior athletes raised the competitive shooting bar during the 2018 National Trophy Rifle Matches at Camp Perry. One team in particular had a noteworthy performance at the championship, setting a new National Record in the process. Team California Grizzlies Shilen won the coveted Minuteman Trophy as the High Junior Team during the National Trophy Team Match, with a score of 2894-86X―good enough for a top 10 finish in the overall match aggregate.
California Grizzlies Shilen team members Koa Van Hoven, Miles Grove, Loet Van Hoven, Justin George, Amber Kingshill and Nathaniel Nye broke the previous high score of 2889-80X, which was set in 2016 by another California Grizzlies team. The team coach of California Grizzlies Shilen was Kaitlyn Bispo, with Jim O’Connell serving as team captain.