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Christopher P. Tinneny

(L-R) Cadets Jacob Newman, Jillian LeRoux, Christopher Tinneny and Jared Banks

Christopher P. Tinneny, the son of Matthew and Jennifer Cloer Tinneny is a member of the Ridge View High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Corps and the unit’s Blazer Rangers Rifle Team in Columbia, South Carolina. The team competes with twenty six schools around the state of South Carolina in the Midlands Area League Championship.

The weekend of November 5th and 6th the team consisting of Cadets Jacob Newman, Jillian LeRoux, Christopher Tinneny and Jared Banks won every 1st place trophy possible at the 2016 Division II Championship. A week later they competed in the 2016 Greater Midlands Area League Championship and again, won every first place trophy at the team level and several 3rd and 4th place trophies at the individual level.

For two of three years the Blazer Rangers have been the League Champions. In the words of Major Gene England, the units Instructor/Advisor, “They have shown what can be achieved through hard work, discipline teamwork and dedication to the shooting sports.” They next will be traveling to Anniston, Alabama early in December to begin their season at the National level.

Christopher is the great-great-great grandson of Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the great grandson of James and Gertrude Spence Tinneny of Philadelphia.


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