By Jackie Carman ’22, Office of Marketing and Communications Intern

Jason Kellinger ’24 earned an opportunity that he will always treasure. Kellinger, an undeclared major from Calne, England, represented Great Britain in the Scottish Open Fullbore Rifle competition.

“Representing Great Britain will always be a proud moment of my life,” says Kellinger, who was one of 12 selected for Great Britain’s under-19 team.

His team, which finished third after competing against England and Scotland, competed in the three-day competition in some of the sport’s most challenging environments on a dozen ranges at distances between 400 and 1,000 yards.

“I did very well in the aggregate and was extremely pleased with my scores, especially since it was the most challenging conditions I had ever shot in,” Kellinger says.

He’s looking forward to returning to Wofford for the 2021-22 academic year and bringing his experience from the summer to ROTC and the college’s rifle team.

“We learned how to communicate as directly and efficiently as possible in order to have a fluid and effectively run team,” says Kellinger, who hopes to join a U.S. Army marksmanship team and be a commissioned officer after graduation. “I improved my teamwork, leadership and my performance under pressure.”