Bellevue West AFJROTC

Represents: Bellevue West High School AFJROTC

Current Record: 1 - 5

Season Average: 919.00

Game Score: 894.5

Saint Thomas Academy

Represents: Saint Thomas Academy

Current Record: 7 - 2

Season Average: 1019.42

Game Score: 987.4

Saint Thomas Academy (3 - 0) 987.4 defeats Bellevue West AFJROTC (1 - 2) 894.5

Competition Recap

Saint Thomas Academy defeats Bellevue West AFJROTC

Saint Thomas Academy defeated Bellevue West AFJROTC 987.4 to 894.5 in the 2022 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Their third win in a row. With the win, Saint Thomas Academy is in ninth place overall. They currently have a 3 - 0 record. Saint Thomas Academy was led by, Will Buchelle who shot a 270.6. The remaining contributing members were Will Carey, Daniel Podolyan, and Tadhg Harlin. Saint Thomas Academy is from Mendota Heights, MN, and is coached by Paul Preblich.

Bellevue West AFJROTC currently has a 1 - 2 record. Bellevue West AFJROTC was led by, Emmalie Herd who shot a 263.8. The remaining contributing members were Elijah Chant, Keith Skidmore, and Jaylord Cagape. Bellevue West AFJROTC is from Bellevue, NE, and is coached by Stephen Vanderhoof.

Next up Saint Thomas Academy will compete against Creek Wood AJROTC from Charlotte, TN. Creek Wood AJROTC currently has a 1 - 2 record. While Bellevue West AFJROTC will compete against Bob Jones AFJROTC from Madison, AL. Bob Jones AFJROTC currently has a 1 - 1 record.

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 skill level.

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 10.9 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

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07 - 13 Feb 2022

Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Saint Thomas Academy mendota heights, MN 384.8 279.5 330.9 987.4
Buchelle, Will (106) 95.0 84.6 91.0 270.6
Carey, Will (109) 94.3 67.1 85.5 246.9
Podolyan, Daniel (107) 94.0 64.4 83.4 241.8
Harlin, Tadhg (105) 100.6 56.5 71.0 228.1
Becker, Ryan (108) 94.9 63.4 63.8 222.1
2 Bellevue West AFJROTC Bellevue, NE 355.3 264.1 275.1 894.5
Herd, Emmalie 94.7 83.6 85.5 263.8
Chant, Elijah 98.2 68.1 78.3 244.6
Skidmore, Keith 86.1 58.0 72.8 216.9
Cagape, Jaylord 76.3 54.4 38.5 169.2
McCorkle, Ariana 50.5 16.7 29.6 96.8

07 - 13 Feb 2022

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