Selma MCJROTC defeats Arizona American Legion

Shooting their highest score of the season Selma MCJROTC defeated Arizona American Legion 971 to 545 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Their second win in a row, Selma MCJROTC is in thirteenth place with a 2 – 1 record. Selma MCJROTC was led by Emmalie Salazar who shot a 257. The remaining contributing members were Lelise Espinoza, Brandon Hidalgo, and Dedrick Ventura. Selma MCJROTC is from Selma, CA, and is coached by Mike Romero.

Arizona American Legion dropped to 0 – 3 on the season. They are currently in fortieth place. Arizona American Legion was led by Anton Bichler who shot a 248. The remaining contributing members were Chandler Boyd, Jared Stenbak, and . Arizona American Legion is from Glendale, AZ, and is coached by Dan Palmer.

Next up Selma MCJROTC will compete against West AJROTC from Denver, CO. West AJROTC currently has a 2 – 1 record. Arizona American Legion will compete against Washburn Rural AFJROTC from Topeka, KS. Washburn Rural AFJROTC currently has a 0 – 2 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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05 – 11 Feb 2018