Shooting its highest score this season, 998 points, the Pacific High MCJROTC defeated Treasure Coast AFJROTC in the National Air Rifle New Shooter competition.
It was the second win in a row for Pacific MCJROTC, which is in fourth place for the season with a 2-0 record.
Amanda Benetin, who shot a 270, led the Pacific cadets. The remaining contributing members were Lucas Hicks, Kloey Fleming and Skylar Neaveill.
Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Brian Cain coaches the Pacific MCJROTC.
Treasure Coast AFJROTC dropped to 0-2 on the season. They are currently in 46th place. Treasure Coast AFJROTC is from Port St. Lucie, Fla., and is coached by Master Sgt. Thomas Frazier
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.
The competition is an ongoing “postal” event in which teams shoot locally at the high school and then upload the results online where they compete against 46 other schools nationwide. It’s a 10-week event.
“It’s a pretty cool competition that keeps the kids engaged every week,” said CWO Cain.
Teams are from high schools and junior rifle clubs throughout the United States.
Over a period of 10 weeks, each team competes in eight 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, which is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions, but adapted to high school-aged athletes.
Each athlete 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/AirRifleNewShooterLeague.