Los Alamos NJROTC Defeats Douglas MacArthur AJROTC


Los Alamos NJROTC defeated Douglas MacArthur AJROTC 1508 to 1266 last week in the National Air Rifle League.

With the win, Los Alamos NJROTC is in second place in their Division with a 1-0 record. Los Alamos NJROTC was led by Jacob Torrez who shot a 381. The remaining contributing members were Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller and Stephanie Nielsen. Los Alamos NJROTC is coached by Wes Shumaker.

Douglas MacArthur AJROTC dropped to 0-1 on the season. They are in seventh place in their division. Douglas MacArthur AJROTC was led by Joshua Wong who shot a 319. The remaining contributing members were Nathan Robertson, Madison Wall and Jaidon Hernnadez. Douglas MacArthur AJROTC is from San Antonio, Texas and is coached by Larry Garcia.

Next up Los Alamos NJROTC will compete against Granbury MCJROTC from Granbury, Texas. Granbury MCJROTC has a 1-0 record. Douglas MacArthur AJROTC will compete against Concordia Lutheran AJROTC from Ft. Wayne, Ind. Concordia Lutheran AJROTC has a 0-1 record.

These two teams are competing in the JROTC Precision Champions Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The Champions Division is the most difficult division in the league. The league has two parts. An eight week round-robin regular season going on now. Followed by a single-elimination tournament, for the top eight teams who will compete for the league championship.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Standing Air Rifle match. The match is almost identical to the air rifle events in the Olympic Games. Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 40 shots is the athlete’s total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.

For more information on the league, including complete standings, visit http://www.orionscoringsystem.com/AirRifleLeague.
Box Score: http://www.orionresults.com/team/GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.688457902.