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Stuttgart shooters take All Army national title

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 19, 2020

DODEA-Europe marksmanship dynasty Stuttgart expanded its reach even further last weekend.

The school's Army air rifle squad won the All Army national championship Saturday in Camp Perry, Ohio, scoring 4,611 points to edge Fountain Fort Carson by a single point.

Panther star Maria Tortorelli claimed individual first-place honors to lead Stuttgart to the win. Tortorelli, the 2019 DODEA-Europe marksmanship champion, scored 1,260 points over the two-day match. Sarah Fink, Salome Cook and Kayla Boudreaux rounded out the Panthers' championship roster.

Coach Raul Pinon led the Panthers to a seventh straight DODEA-Europe title Feb. 1 at Kaiserslautern.

Fellow DODEA-Europe program Kaiserslautern, meanwhile, finished first among Air Force teams at the same event. Isabelle Ploechinger, the recently crowned DODEA-Europe individual champion, claimed first place among Air Force shooters.