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Teammates Dave Odom (left) and Caleb Gidcumb pose with their Mammoth Sniper Challenge trophies.

Teammates Caleb Gidcumb and Dave Odom of Salem have proven themselves to be exceptional marksmen and athletes by placing first in the Mammoth Sniper Challenge held Jan. 5-8 at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Odom said there were 94 teams that signed up, and 90 stepped off on day one. Only 65 finished the challenge. Not only did Gidcumb and Odom finish the difficult event, but they also scored higher than any other team.

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Teammates Dave Odom (left) and Caleb Gidcumb had to march for miles to reach each stage, carrying everything they needed.

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The teammates must rely on planning, teamwork and adaptation to score high on the stages.