Loveland AJROTC defeats Devil's Lake AJROTC

Erik Anderson

DEVILS LAKE - Shooting their highest score of the season Loveland AJROTC defeated Devil's Lake AJROTC 842.5 to 680.7 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League. They currently have a 2 - 2 record. Loveland AJROTC was led by, William Fritz who shot a 256.9. The remaining contributing members were Danika Eisentraut, Faith Atteberry, and Mia Fleischer. Loveland AJROTC is from Loveland, CO, and is coached by Harold Johnson.

Devil's Lake AJROTC currently has a 1 - 4 record. Devil's Lake AJROTC was led by, James Charboneau who shot a 186.9. The remaining contributing members were Devon Carlson, Bryan Rowley, and Ethan Desjarlais. Devil's Lake AJROTC is from Devil's Lake, ND, and is coached by Todd Huderle.

Next up Loveland AJROTC will compete against South Panola AFJROTC from Batesville, MS. South Panola AFJROTC currently has a 0 - 4 record. While Devil's Lake AJROTC has a bye week.

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 7 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 https://www.national-leagues.com/new-shooter

K. William Boyer is the Managing Editor of the Devils Lake News Journal. He can be reached at kboyer@gannett.com, or by phone at (701) 662-2127.  

Be sure to follow Devils Lake Journal on our twitter page, @devilslakenews, and like us on Facebook!