Soddy Daisy's Eli Christman Wins Silver At Junior Olympics Shooting

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Top shooter Eli Christman, who just graduated from Soddy Daisy High School, tied for first place at the Junior Olympics shooting in Colorado Springs.

He then finished second in the sudden death playoff.

That gave him a silver finish an a place on the U.S. Shooting National Junior Team.

He is slated to go to Moscow for the World Championships.

He shot a 120/125 to reach the playoff.



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