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Fuquay-Varina teen aims, shoots, scores gold medal

Posted June 5, 2008

— A Wake County gun range isn’t a typical hangout for a 13-year-old girl. But for Megan Lee, it’s a place to practice her award-winning craft.

The Fuquay-Varina teen recently brought home the gold medal in shooting from the Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs.

Megan said she tried ballet and gymnastics, like many other girls, but she was drawn to shooting.

“I just have more of an interest in shooting. It's different,” she said.

Her coach, Kent Reeve, says it's rare for a girl her age to have this talent.

“I knew Megan would do well. I just didn't know how well she would do, and she did awesome,” he said.

The Junior Olympics’ shooting event covered two days. Megan was up against 59 girls from across the country. Shooting at  targets 50 meters away, she scored a personal best to win the gold.

When asked if boys in school are scared of her, Megan laughed and said, “Some of them are.”

On Monday, WRAL Reporter Kim Dean talks with a woman who has built a big business out of her living room.


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  • Tarheel born Jun 5, 2008

    Great job Megan!!!

  • VT1994Hokie Jun 5, 2008

    Great for her. I bet that she is a talent in the classroom too.

  • Scubagirl Jun 5, 2008

    Finally a teenager shooting a gun for a good reason. Way to go Megan, Congratulations!

  • batcave Jun 5, 2008

    guns brought my family closer together.

  • Luigi NC Jun 5, 2008

    Congratulations Megan! Your gold medal represents hundreds of hours of hard work and dedication to the sport of rifle shooting.

    This is also a great example of how firearms are used everyday by so many people for sport and pleasure. It is great to read a story like this, WRAL should seek out additional stories such as this, showing the very positive side of firearm usage in our society. Why not show more articles like this in your sports section? It is virtually impossible to read things like this in the news........do you ever cover the NC State Rifle Team?

  • soupy44 Jun 5, 2008

    A number of you have expressed interest in how to become involved in shooting like what Megan has come so far in. Megan is a member of the Sir Walter Junior Smallbore Program. It's open to any and all kids ages 10-18. You don't have to have any shooting experience or equipment and don't have to be a member of Sir Walter Gun Club. We supply anything. Our next practice is on June 21st. Come check us out. There is more information on the Sir Walter Gun Club website. If you bring your registration form and $30 (covers everything for our entire 2008 season, ammo, equipment, instruction, range use), after a safety briefing, your kids will get to shoot just like Megan. Hope to see you all at the range.

  • They call me CATMAN Jun 5, 2008

    Great job. Congratulations. Her Dad won't have to worry about her when she starts to date.

  • Tarheeljunior Jun 5, 2008

    Way to go Megan! To have achieved so much and at such a young age...you have made your family and community proud!

  • Dunn-onian Jun 5, 2008

    WAY TO GO! Congratulations!

  • MrPearce Jun 5, 2008

    Congrats to her! Surprised you can still join a shooting team in this day and age of irrational fear of defensive and hunting weapons. But none the less, I am glad she still can!