A sharp eye and steady hands have won a local teen top medals at the National Cadet Marksmanship Competition held earlier this month.
Matthew Wong was awarded a gold medal, the Clément Tremblay Trophy for top junior marksman given to the cadet with the highest cumulative results at the competition.
The 14-year-old Wong represented the local 907 White Rock Air Cadets Squadron and British Columbia’s composite team during the event, held May 5-12 in Valcartier, Que.
He also scored a bronze medal for shooting in the Junior category, prone individual competition.
Wong placed 15 overall among 125 competitors.
The National Cadet Marksmanship Championship was the final event in the year-long Marksmanship Training Program for cadets across the country.
The cadet marksmanship program is patterned on Olympic-style competitive shooting, and several Canadian Olympians got their start through the cadet program, including Pat Vamplew and Mike Ashcroft.