Los Alamos NJROTC Narrowly Defeats Granbury MCJROTC

Los Alamos NJROTC edged out Granbury MCJROTC 1497 to 1494 last week in the National Air Rifle League.
Their second win in a row, Los Alamos NJROTC is in first place in their Division with a 2 – 0 record. Los Alamos NJROTC was led by Samantha Miller who shot a 376. The remaining contributing members were Holly Hayes, Jacob Torrez, and Stephanie Nielsen. Los Alamos NJROTC is from Los Alamos, NM, and is coached by Wes Shumaker.

Granbury MCJROTC dropped to 1 – 1 on the season. They are currently in fourth place in their Division. Granbury MCJROTC was led by Kayla Hitshew who shot a 378.

The remaining contributing members were Trininty Hathaway, Freeman Hawker, and Elizabeth Plecity. Granbury MCJROTC is from Granbury, TX, and is coached by LtCol Scott Casey. 

Next up Los Alamos NJROTC will compete against Concordia Lutheran AJROTC from Ft. Wayne, IN. Concordia Lutheran AJROTC currently has a 1 – 1 record. Granbury MCJROTC will compete against Dallastown Area MCJROTC from Dallastown, PA. Dallastown Area MCJROTC currently has a 1 – 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 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=1.1.688457910.1