11-year-old Round Mountain shooter qualifiies for National Olympic Shooting Championship



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Eleven-year-old shooter Briley Sralla qualified for the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship in the air rifle event. Sralla, who is from Round Mountain, is the youngest female to qualify.




By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Briley Sralla is setting her sights on success after becoming the youngest female shooter to qualify for the 2019 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships earlier this month.

At just 11 years old, Briley of Round Mountain, was selected to participate in the NJOSC in Colorado Springs after her performance at the qualifying event in Fort Worth. Invitations were sent to 607 athletes representing 48 states.

Briley has been using firearms for as long as she can remember, although he just recently started competition.

“When she was five, she asked Santa for a pink .22,” Krissy Sralla, Briley's mother, said. “We knew then she was going to be a shooter.”

After only one year of competing in the standing air rifle events, Briley traveled to Texas Christian University to participate in the qualifying match. With a score of 550 – a personal best – Briley was selected for the NJOSC. Previously, Briley had only competed in prone-position events  . . .

Find the rest of this story with more insight about Briley's training on Page 1B of the Sports section of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email nathan@highlandernews.com.

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