Arizona American Legion Defeats Ashley Ridge AFJROTC

In an undisputed contest, shooting their highest score this season, 644 points, Arizona American Legion defeated Ashley Ridge AFJROTC. Arizona American Legion finishes the season in thirty-eighth place with a 2 – 6 record. Arizona American Legion was led by Anton Bichler who shot a 239. The remaining contributing members were Chandler Boyd, Jared Stenbak. Arizona American Legion is from Glendale, AZ, and is coached by Dan Palmer.

Ashley Ridge AFJROTC dropped to 1 – 7 on the season. They finish the season in forty-first place. Ashley Ridge AFJROTC is from Summerville, SC, and is coached by Bill Clark.

These two 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 win-loss record. The winner of the league is the team with the best win loss record.

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 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

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