Smithson Valley

Represents: Smithson Valley High School

Current Record: 1 - 7

Season Average: 772.40

Game Score: 872

Fork Union Military Academy

Represents: Fork Union Military Academy

Current Record: 6 - 3

Season Average: 793.98

Game Score: 879.4

Fork Union Military Academy (1 - 3) 879.4 defeats Smithson Valley (1 - 2) 872.0

Competition Recap

Fork Union Military Academy Narrowly Defeats Smithson Valley

Shooting their highest score of the season Fork Union Military Academy edged out Smithson Valley 879.4 to 872.0 in the 2022 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. They currently have a 1 - 3 record. Fork Union Military Academy was led by, Isaac Gilman who shot a 241.0. The remaining contributing members were Tzu-Heng Hung, Nicholas Coleman, and Niv Patel. Fork Union Military Academy is from Fork Union, VA, and is coached by MAJ David Wallace.

Smithson Valley currently has a 1 - 2 record. Smithson Valley was led by, Sam Wirtjes who shot a 242.8. The remaining contributing members were Mathieu Juarez, Isaiah Nelson, and Kevin Patterson. Smithson Valley is from Spring Branch, TX, and is coached by Scott Outlaw.

Next up Fork Union Military Academy will compete against South Panola AFJROTC from Batesville, MS. South Panola AFJROTC currently has a 2 - 1 record. While Smithson Valley will compete against Northview NJROTC from Bratt, FL. Northview NJROTC currently has a 2 - 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

Box Score:

Fork Union Military Academy team page:

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14 - 20 Feb 2022

Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Fork Union Military Academy Fork Union, VA 333.5 280.1 230.8 879.4
Gilman, Isaac (106) 88.1 71.5 81.4 241.0
Hung, Tzu-Heng (103) 85.5 72.1 76.8 234.4
Coleman, Nicholas (104) 79.3 77.1 63.4 219.8
Patel, Niv (101) 55.7 59.4 69.1 184.2
Acosta -Serrano, Christopher (105) 80.6 28.0 72.6 181.2
2 Smithson Valley Spring Branch, TX 330.9 259.2 281.9 872.0
WIRTJES, SAM (105) 90.6 71.6 80.6 242.8
JUAREZ, MATHIEU (107) 86.2 62.6 79.6 228.4
NELSON, ISAIAH (108) 77.2 79.4 49.4 206.0
PATTERSON, KEVIN (109) 76.9 45.6 72.3 194.8

14 - 20 Feb 2022

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