Shooting their highest score of the season Garfield AJROTC defeated West Bladen AJROTC 1,005.6 to 971.7 in the 2023 National Air Rifle New Shooter League.
Garfield AJROTC from Akron, Ohio, was led by Sadie Feagain who shot a 261.1. Garfield is 2-4 this season and ranked 22nd in the competition.
West Bladen AJROTC was led by Marissa Taylor, who shot a 269.8. The remaining scoring members were Sarah Hash (251.2), John Hundley (226.1), and Ariana Toledo (224.6). Also competing for West Bladen was Ashley Resindez with a 220 score. West Bladen AJROTC is ranked twenty-fourth and has a 3-3 record.
Next up West Bladen AJROTC will compete against Haughton AFJROTC from Haughton, Louisiana. Haughton has a 5-1 record.
These 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 United States. Over 10 weeks each team competes in 8 games. Each week, each team is paired with another team with a near equal skill level.
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 10.9 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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