Rifle Team Takes 2nd in State

Fishburne Military School Rifle Team Falls Short of Fourth-Straight Championship

Waynesboro, VA — The Fishburne Military School Rifle Team took their place as runner-up in the state match. As the three-time defending state champion the Caissons of FMS hosted theFishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA) Rifle Team takes 2nd in state Virginia Military School Rifle League championships at the indoor range on Fishburne’s Waynesboro campus.

Although the Caissons worked extremely hard over the weeks building up to the championships, the challengers from Massanutten Academy came up with the winning hand this year.

Fishburne Military School’s Timothy Betoni (Falls Church, VA), Colby Salyer (Bristol, VA), Juan Spencer (Manheim, PA) , and Kyle Churchwell (Herndon, VA) were the top scorers for the Caissons with Betoni and Salyer taking home All-State honors.

“It was a good season.” said Coach Joseph Spruill, “I’m happy with the progress my young marksmen have made, and it has been a great learning experience.”

Earlier this week, at the Fishburne Military School Winter Athletics Awards, Betoni was presented with the James Hensley Award; Salyer earned the team’s Leadership Award; Churchwell won the Coaches’ Award and Cadet Derek Prestes (Glen Allen, VA) was named the team’s Most Improved marksman.

 Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built on the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation that is accredited by US Army Cadet Command.