Courtesy of USA Shooting, April 7, 2014
Upcoming: National Junior Olympics Championships, April 9
PRC Championships, Feb. 8-9
AF at Nebraska, Jan. 25-26
2013-14 Outlook: Cadet Kwock is no novice when it comes to riflery and has the mental prowess to be competitive and supportive to his teammates. In the 2012 Scholastic Division National Championship at the precision Air Rifle National Championships in Anniston, Ala., Kwock was at the line with a broken rifle in his hands.
"After my third record shot in kneeling position, when I tried to squeeze the trigger, nothing happened. It seemed as though the trigger was not working at all," recalled Noah. "Fortunately, the coaches prepared us well for this kind of situation so there was no need to panic. I knew that I had to hold it together mentally. I also knew I needed to support the team with the best score possible and I couldn't afford to let something like a malfunctioning rifle ruin my mental game."
BEFORE THE ACADEMY: He graduated from Punahou High School in Honolulu, Hawaii ... had a solid kneeling score of 190 out of 200 points at the 2012 Scholastic Division National Championship ... school shot a 4,606 points ... team score stood as Punahou Gold's best until July 1, 2012, when the Buff 'n Blue set a new team record of 4,628 points to finish as the second place Precision Scholastic team at the 2012 Junior Olympic National 3-position Air Rifle Championship ... 2012 Hawaii state champion in air rifle ... ranked No. 2 in the ILH Individual Championships with a 530 total.