Rifle champ shoots to the top


Rhiann Travis, a senior at Weatherford Christian High School, is going to Ohio State on a rifle scholarship.

By Jelani Gibson jgibson@weatherford democrat.com

At the Lone Star Guns Gallery & Gear in Weatherford, Springtown native Rhiann Travis signed a letter of intent to Ohio State University Thursday evening, cementing the next step in becoming a force to be reckoned with when it comes to shooting rifles.

Joining the Buckeye Rifle Team, Travis has managed to break multiple records in different domestic organizations such as the American Legion and NRA.

She’s won a silver medal in Women’s Air Rifle at the 2015 USAS Junior Olympics, silver and gold medals in the 2014 Winter Air Gun finals and placed 11th overall in the national World Cup selection standings.

Her talent has gotten her both athletic and academic scholarship offers to her college of choice.

The even more impressive part is that she has been competing in the overall air rifle sport for less than five years.

Considered the number one recruit in her high school class at Weatherford Christian School, Travis attributes her rise to the top to the mentality she has.

“I like the mindset you have to have, it appeals to me,” Travis said.

“I wanna be the best that I can,” she added.

Ohio State is going to somewhat of a culture change.

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On Thursday, November 19th all grades from Weatherford Christian School will participate in the school’s first ever Blessed to be a Blessing Outreach Event. WCS is currently involved with over 25 mission related organizations both locally and abroad and truly values the importance of training up servant leaders to go out and give back to their communities. Mission projects will include filling and sending shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, filling and delivering stockings to the Pythian home, taking gifts to area Churches, businesses, police and fire departments, making gifts for local and area nursing home workers and residents, serving at Center of Hope and much more. If you are interested in partnering or donating to this outreach event, please contact WCS at 817-596-7807 or 817-341-0000.