Massachusetts Rifle Association

Represents: Mass Rifle Association

Current Record: 1 - 6

Season Average: 1365.60

Game Score: 1426

Home of Champions Junior Club

Represents: U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

Current Record: 0 - 7

Season Average: 1228.67

Game Score: 1050

Massachusetts Rifle Association (1 - 3) 1426 defeats Home of Champions Junior Club (0 - 4) 1050

Competition Recap

Massachusetts Rifle Association Upsets Home of Champions Junior Club

Shooting their highest score of the season Massachusetts Rifle Association upset Home of Champions Junior Club 1426 to 1050 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Massachusetts Rifle Association was able to win despite averaging 9 points lower than Home of Champions Junior Club coming into this game.

With the win, Massachusetts Rifle Association is in seventh place in their Division with a 1 - 3 record. Massachusetts Rifle Association was led by Ryan Reardon who shot a 358. The remaining contributing members were Andrew Duross, Celia Gelipy, and Samuel Gens. Massachusetts Rifle Association is from Woburn, MA, and is coached by Maureen Trickett.

Home of Champions Junior Club dropped to 0 - 4 on the season. They are currently in eighth place in their Division. Home of Champions Junior Club was led by Jared Eddy who shot a 387. The remaining contributing members were Marisol Wentling, Guy Worley, and Jonathan Peterman. Home of Champions Junior Club is from Ft. Benning, GA, and is coached by Erin McNeil.

Next up Massachusetts Rifle Association will compete against Bridgeport Rifle Club from Stratford, CT. Bridgeport Rifle Club currently has a 3 - 1 record. Home of Champions Junior Club will compete against Georgia Competitive Shooters from Griffin, GA. Georgia Competitive Shooters currently has a 4 - 0 record.

These two teams are competing in the Junior Rifle Club Precision Champions 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 Champions Division is the most difficult division in the league. The league has two parts. An 8 week round-robin regular season going on now. Followed by a single-elimination tournament, for the top eight teams who will compete for the league championship.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Standing Air Rifle match. The match is almost identical to the air rifle events in the Olympic Games. Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 40 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=1.1.688454973.1

24 - 30 Oct 2016

Rank Participant Region ST 1 ST 2 ST 3 ST 4 Team
1 Massachusetts Rifle Association 353 - 12 361 - 8 358 - 7 359 - 9 1426 - 35
Reardon, Ryan (104) 89 - 4 91 - 4 88 - 3 90 - 1 358 - 12
Gens, Samuel (107) 87 - 1 90 - 2 91 - 2 87 - 3 355 - 8
Duross, Andrew (105) 87 - 2 88 - 2 90 - 1 92 - 2 357 - 7
Gelipy, Celia (102) 88 - 2 89 - 2 89 - 1 90 - 3 356 - 8
Pazos, Nathaniel (103) 89 - 4 86 - 1 83 - 1 85 - 3 343 - 9
Hodson, Tyler (101) 82 - 2 91 - 0 74 - 0 80 - 0 327 - 2
Bilancieri, Jared (108) 76 - 0 85 - 2 82 - 1 83 - 0 326 - 3
Trickett, Maureen (106) 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0
2 Home of Champions Junior Club Ft. Benning, GA 237 - 3 281 - 7 271 - 5 261 - 9 1050 - 24
Eddy, Jared (102) 95 - 3 97 - 7 97 - 5 98 - 7 387 - 22
Wentling, Marisol (103) 52 - 0 62 - 0 66 - 0 79 - 1 259 - 1
Worley, Guy (104) 46 - 0 60 - 0 66 - 0 40 - 0 212 - 0
Peterman, Jonathan (105) 44 - 0 62 - 0 42 - 0 44 - 1 192 - 1

24 - 30 Oct 2016

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