Johnson AJROTC Shoots Highest Score Of The Season
Submitted By Erik Anderson
Shooting their highest score of the season C. T. Johnson AJROTC defeated Ridgeland AFJROTC 1382 to 1338 in early October in the National Air Rifle League. Their second win in a row, C. T. Johnson AJROTC is in first place in their Division with a 2 – 0 record. C. T. Johnson AJROTC was led by Bella Gamez who shot a 373. The remaining contributing members were Collin Irwin, Sebastian Gomez, and Bradley Knight. C. T. Johnson AJROTC is from San Antonio, TX, and is coached by MAJ Tom Groggett.
Next up C. T. Johnson AJROTC will compete against Battle Ground AFJROTC from Battle Ground, WA. Battle Ground AFJROTC currently has a 0 – 2 record.
Johnson AJROTC is competing in the JROTC Precision 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 eight-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 Standing Air Rifle match. The match is almost identical to the air rifle events in the Olympic Games. Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 40 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