Joliet Central AJROTC

Represents: Joliet Central High School AJROTC

Current Record: 1 - 6

Season Average: 948.43

Game Score: 932

Palo Verde Valley AJROTC

Represents: Palo Verde Valley High School AJROTC

Current Record: 1 - 6

Season Average: 930.50

Game Score: 985

Palo Verde Valley AJROTC (1 - 4) 985 defeats Joliet Central AJROTC (0 - 5) 932

Competition Recap

Palo Verde Valley AJROTC Upsets Joliet Central AJROTC

Shooting their highest score of the season Palo Verde Valley AJROTC upset Joliet Central AJROTC 985 to 932 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Palo Verde Valley AJROTC was able to win despite averaging 23 points lower than Joliet Central AJROTC coming into this game.

With the win, Palo Verde Valley AJROTC is in seventh place in their Division with a 1 - 4 record. Palo Verde Valley AJROTC was led by Michael Hacker who shot a 257. The remaining contributing members were Karime Silva-cid, Shaula Watson, and Jacob Salas. Palo Verde Valley AJROTC is from Blythe, CA, and is coached by Tony McBride.

Joliet Central AJROTC dropped to 0 - 5 on the season. They are currently in eighth place in their Division. Joliet Central AJROTC was led by Jose Garcia who shot a 245. The remaining contributing members were Adrian Zamudio, Katey Sheets, and Brandon Sanchez. Joliet Central AJROTC is from Joliet, IL, and is coached by SFC Craig Foster.

Next up Palo Verde Valley AJROTC will compete against Tombstone AJROTC from Sierra Vista, AZ. Tombstone AJROTC currently has a 4 - 0 record. Joliet Central AJROTC will compete against Seneca Valley AJROTC from Harmony, PA. Seneca Valley AJROTC currently has a 2 - 2 record.

These two teams are competing in the Army JROTC Governors 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 8 week round-robin regular season going on now, where teams compete for their Division's title. Followed by the post-season, comprising of two single elimination tournaments. Only the top 16 teams across all divisions advance to the post-season, to compete for the league title.

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 http://www.orionscoringsystem.com/AirRifleLeague

Box Score: http://www.orionresults.com/team/GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.763305706.1

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Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Palo Verde Valley AJROTC Blythe, CA 355 - 10 304 - 3 326 - 8 985 - 21
Hacker, Michael (263636) 84 - 1 83 - 1 90 - 5 257 - 7
Silva-cid, Karime (291396) 93 - 4 78 - 0 84 - 1 255 - 5
Watson, Shaula (263626) 89 - 2 70 - 1 79 - 2 238 - 5
Salas, Jacob (292830) 89 - 3 73 - 1 73 - 0 235 - 4
2 Joliet Central AJROTC 350 - 5 280 - 1 320 - 3 932 - 10
Garcia, Jose (102) 88 - 3 69 - 0 88 - 1 245 - 4
Zamudio, Adrian (125) 87 - 1 76 - 1 81 - 1 244 - 3
Sheets, Katey (103) 78 - 1 68 - 0 77 - 0 223 - 1
Sanchez, Brandon (110) 82 - 1 64 - 0 74 - 1 220 - 2
Cromwell, Calli (105) 81 - 1 67 - 0 69 - 1 217 - 2
Rausch, Hannah (108) 87 - 0 55 - 0 73 - 0 215 - 0
Facchina, Kaitlin (106) 88 - 1 58 - 0 60 - 0 206 - 1
Gonzalez, Fernanda (104) 79 - 0 66 - 0 58 - 0 203 - 0

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Orion's Series of Virtual Matches: Three-Position Air Rifle