Los Alamos NJROTC Defeats Lafayette AJROTC

Los Alamos NJROTC defeated Lafayette AJROTC 1502 to 1445 last week in the National Air Rifle League.
Los Alamos NJROTC finishes the regular season in second place in their Division with a 6-1 record. Los Alamos NJROTC was led by Samantha Miller who shot a 386. The remaining contributing members were Holly Hayes, Stephanie Nielsen and Jacob Torrez. Los Alamos NJROTC is coached by Wes Shumaker.

Los Alamos NJROTC’s season will continue next week in the Post-Season tournament. They received an automatic bid by finishing second in the Champion’s Division and will be seeded fourth. They will compete against fifth seed Granbury MCJROTC in the opening game.

By virtue of finishing in the top four in the Champions Division this season, Los Alamos NJROTC will once again be squadded in the Champion’s Division in the 2017 season.

Snapping a two game win streak Lafayette AJROTC dropped to 3-4 on the season. They finish the season in fifth place in their Division. Lafayette AJROTC was led by Emma Sargeant who shot a 367. The remaining contributing members were Alyssa Kiser, Emiley Jenkins, and Andrew Carroll. Lafayette AJROTC is from Lafayette, GA, and is coached by Perry Fouts and 1SG David Tomlinson.

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 8 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=1.1.688457922.1