The David Crockett NJROTC team is ready to compete.

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Shooting their highest score of the season Pacific MCJROTC defeated David Crockett NJROTC 1041 to 1014 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League. With the win, Pacific MCJROTC is in sixth place with a 5 – 2 record. Pacific MCJROTC was led by Amanda Benetin who shot a 277. The remaining contributing members were Lucas Hicks, Skylar Neaveill, and Kloey Fleming. Pacific MCJROTC is from Pacific, MO, and is coached by Brian Cain.

David Crockett NJROTC dropped to 4 – 4 on the season. They are currently in twenty-third place. Shooting their highest team score of the season David Crockett NJROTC was led by Haley Webber who shot a 260. The remaining contributing members were Evan Raynor, Marlee Westbrook, and Kaitlyn Morris. David Crockett NJROTC is from Jonesborough, TN, and is coached by John Roberts.

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 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/AirRifleNewShooterLeague