Shooting their highest score of the season, Missouri Military Academy’s rifle team defeated New Bern NJROTC 954 to 857 at the National Air Rifle League last week, bringing their Orion League Postal record to 2-1.
MMA Rifle Team Captain William Baker took top shot by shooting an overall 245. Cadet Evan Dawson scored 2nd highest overall with 243 points, and MMA Rifle Team Junior Captain Rene Garcia scored third place overall with 234 points. You can view their individual scores here.
Other participants at the event included cadets Lance Newland, Jared Douthit, Esiquio Resendez, Landy Nguyen, Blake Morias, Jacob Javier, Erickson Kagame, Cole Miracle, Madison Jones and William Lockwood.
This week, the team will compete against West AJROTC from Denver, Colorado at the Distinguished Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League.
Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the Distinguished Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The competition contains two parts: an 8 week regular season going on now, followed by a single game Conference Title Game for the top two teams in each conference.
Modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions, each cadet will shoot 10 shots in prone, standing and kneeling positions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points, and the sum of the points from all shots will be his total score. For more information on the league, including complete standings, click here.