Justin George, 16, of Corcoran will represent the United States as a team member of the USA Young Eagles Rifle Team at the World Rifle Championships, which will be held at Camp Perry, Ohio Aug. 7-14.
Justin, who is a member of the California Grizzlies Rifle Team, qualified for the USA Young Eagles team by competing in various qualifying matches. He placed high enough in each match to be invited to compete for the Young eagles at the World Championships. The World Championships are much like the rifle Olympics as they are held every four years. Every 20 years they make it to the United States.
Justin will be busy this summer as he will also compete in the US National Rifle Championships which will be held July 13-Aug. 6 at Camp Perry.
Justin, who is the son of Maria and Jimmy George of Corcoran, competes in long and short distance shooting. He uses a 22, AR15 and a Palma rifle. Justin is extremely accomplished as it took him just short of two months to become a master shoot with a Palma rifle when it normally takes a person 2-3 years to become a master. This weekend Justin and his younger brother Kevin will compete in Visalia at the Dale Wimp Rifle Shooting Range.
Justin is a junior at Corcoran High School and when he isn’t competing for the Grizzlies he plays football. He was a member of the 2014 CHS Div. 5 valley football team.