On May 16, Cienega High School student Theodore Kassa participated in the Arizona State SASP (Scholastic Action Shooting Program) match. He competed in two disciplines, Rimfire Pistol and Rimfire Rifle Optics. He won first place in both disciplines and overall match winner. This will qualify his team to participate in the National Match in Ohio in July, the largest action shooting match in the country.
The match consists of four courses of fire, each with four steel targets plus a stop plate arranged in different configurations. Athletes shoot five strings and the total time is the score for that stage.
The Scholastic Action Shooting Program provides student athletes aged elementary through college with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize positive character traits and citizenship values.
Theodore also participates in the NJROTC program at Cienega where he has started shooting the team air rifles. He won 2nd place at the Arizona State 10 meter Olympic Air Pistol match in January, which resulted in an invitation to participate in the National Junior Olympic Championships in June.