Belmont High Alumnus Wins National Junior Shooting Crown

Photo: Kevin Bennett in action.

Kevin Bennett, a 2016 Belmont High School graduate, won the Junior National Championship in Standard Pistol at the 2017 USA Shooting National Pistol Championships, held last week at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

In winning the junior title, Bennett finished second overall in the Open Standard Pistol contest earning the silver medal. 

The US Coast Guard Academy sophomore also won a bronze medalist in the Junior Rapid Fire event.

The U.S. Championships determine the top shooters in each event as well as the selection of members of the U.S. National Team. Bennett was the first Coast Guard cadet to compete in the U.S. National Championships in several years.

While at Belmont High, Bennett made his first national team in 2015 when he captured the bronze medal in the Junior Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol.