Cadet Scherer

HOMETOWN:

Billerica, Mass.

Cadet Stephen Scherer

Olympic Sport: Air Rifle

Scherer started shooting at the age of 11 when he was competing in local and national competitions. Because of his love of shooting and the outdoors, Scherer knew at the age of 13 that he wanted to join the Army. He planned to enlist even before he was accepted to the United States Military Academy located in West Point, N.Y. Before starting his sophomore year, Scherer will compete in the Beijing Olympics on August 11th.

He qualified for the Olympic team at the April 2008 trials and said that shooting collegiately has helped him perform better in matches.

"I wasn’t expecting anything going into it so it was a big surprise. I was pretty pumped." said Scherer.

Of note: Only cadet selected for 2008 Olympic team from the Army, Air Force and Navy.

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