Shooting their highest score of the season, First State Military Academy MCJROTC defeated Berthoud AJROTC 972 to 630 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League, its second win in a row.
With the win, First State Military Academy MCJROTC is in 25th place overall. They currently have a 2-2 record. First State Military Academy MCJROTC was led by Kenneth Selzer, who shot a 260. The remaining contributing members were Madison Husted, Timothy Dziubinsky and John Roisland. First State Military Academy MCJROTC is from Clayton, and is coached by MSgt. Donald Huston.
Berthoud AJROTC currently has a 0-5 record. Berthoud AJROTC was led by Hunter Martin, who shot a 170. The remaining contributing members were Holden Paulus, Seth Menard and Issabella Obannon. Berthoud AJROTC is from Loveland, Colorado, and is coached by Harold Johnson.
Next up First State Military Academy MCJROTC will compete against Pueblo West AJROTC from Pueblo West, Colorado. Pueblo West AJROTC currently has a 3-1 record.
These two teams are competing in the National Air Rifle "New Shooter" League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league exclusive to athletes in their first year of competition. Teams are from high schools and junior rifle clubs throughout the U.S. In 10 weeks, each team competes in eight games. Each week, each team is paired with another team with a near equal win-loss record.
In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Three-Position Air Rifle match. The match is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions but adapted to high school age athletes. Each athlete will shoots 10 shots in three different shooting positions, prone, standing and kneeling. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 30 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.
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