Onate NJROTC Upsets Los Alamos

Shooting their highest score of the season, Onate NJROTC upset Los Alamos NJROTC 900 to 876 last week in the National Air Rifle League.
Onate NJROTC was able to win despite averaging 6 points lower than Los Alamos NJROTC coming into this game.

Onate NJROTC finishes the season in fourth place in their Division with a 5-2 record. Onate NJROTC was led by Izabell Homer who shot a 245. The remaining contributing members were Sariah Salas, Angel Day and Damon Moran. Onate NJROTC is from Las Cruces and coached by Robert Rodriguez.

Snapping a three game win streak, Los Alamos NJROTC dropped to 4-3 on the season. They finish the season in fifth place in their Division. Los Alamos NJROTC was led by Neil Wilkerson who shot a 253. The remaining contributing members were Thomas Kwei, Kaden Lim and Alex Proicou. Los Alamos NJROTC is coached by Wes Shumaker.

These two teams are competing in the Navy JROTC Distinguished 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 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 Three-Position Air Rifle match. The match is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions but adapted to high school age athletes. Each athlete will shoot 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. 

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=1.1.688458999.1.