Pebble Hills NJROTC defeats Arizona American Legion

Update on JSSP events underway.

Pebble Hills NJROTC defeated Arizona American Legion 665 to 577 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League. With the win, Pebble Hills NJROTC is in twenty-second place with a 1 – 0 record. Pebble Hills NJROTC was led by Anthony Vildosola who shot a 210. The remaining contributing members were Norma Montero, Issa Gutierrez, and Shazaray Labaya. Pebble Hills NJROTC is from El Paso, TX, and is coached by Anthony J. Arellano.

Arizona American Legion dropped to 0 – 1 on the season. They are currently in forty-first place. Arizona American Legion was led by Anton Bichler who shot a 224. The remaining contributing members were Jared Stenbak, Chandler Boyd, and Jordan Hagy. Arizona American Legion is from Glendale, AZ, and is coached by Dan Palmer.

Next up Pebble Hills NJROTC will compete against San Juan Wildlife Federation from Farmington, NM. San Juan Wildlife Federation currently has a 0 – 1 record. Arizona American Legion will compete against Hopewell AJROTC from Huntersville, NC. Hopewell AJROTC currently has a 0 – 0 record.

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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22 – 28 Jan 2018