Weekly Updates from the Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club Juniors Team...

Junior Online Rifle Camp

posted Jun 25, 2020, 12:47 PM by Rocky Lin

Due to Covid-19, the CMP is hosting an inexpensive online rifle camp.  The content should be the same as in person, but it is being presented online over the course of 10 weeks

SCVRC Junior qualifies for Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs

posted Feb 24, 2020, 8:20 PM by Rocky Lin   [ updated Feb 24, 2020, 8:21 PM ]

Congratulations to Mela for qualifying for the Junior Olympics Championship in Colorado Springs this upcoming April.  Mela qualified for the air rifle event by achieving a score of 574 in standing air rifle which is 9 points above the minimum to qualify score of 565 at the J3 level.  

CMP Postal match results

posted Feb 11, 2020, 2:53 PM by Rocky Lin

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club competed in their 2nd precision postal match placing them 49th nationally in the annual CMP postal match.  The postal match was a 3x10 where 10 record shots were made in 3 positions Prone, Standing, and Kneeling.

2019-2020 American Legion Results

posted Feb 4, 2020, 10:49 AM by Rocky Lin   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 11:00 AM ]

The Santa Clara Valley team competed in their first team postal match in 2019-2020.    The team performed well even though we have not had a chance to practice together in a while.  Overall, the team finished 62nd out of 108 teams based on the preliminary scores, however this may change as the scores are finalized by the CMP.   

Mela placed 160/381
Eleanor placed 253/381
Dipti placed 305/381
Fiona placed 362/381
Maddox placed 364/381

Best in the West and CRPA State Championship Match Results

posted Nov 14, 2019, 9:45 PM by Rocky Lin   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 4:47 PM ]

Congratulations to Dipti and Mela!

At the beginning of this month (11/3-11/4),  Dipti and Mela participated in a couple of precision air rifle matches at Lincoln, CA.  

On 11/13 Dipti and Mela both participated in the 2019 Best in the West Air 3 Position Air Rifle match.  

Dipti completed her first competitive match with electronic targets with a score of 541 and 15X's.  She placed 21st out of 29 competitors which was a great result for her first match.  

This was Mela's 2nd time at the Best in the West.  She dramatically improved her score from last year with a 568 and 22X's which placed her 7th out of 29 competitors.

On the second day, Mela participated in the  2019 CRPA State Championship match which was a 60 shot standing match.  Mela completed the match with a score of 558 and 20X's which placed her 9th out of 40 competitors.   

Saturday 9/28/2019

posted Sep 26, 2019, 11:48 AM by Rocky Lin

This Saturday, 9/28/2019, is our final Juniors Rifle training day at the San Jose Municipal Firing range; schedule for the day is:

  • Orion 3-Position Air Rifle Match (& donuts):  8:00am - 11:00am
  • Various fun matches (& pizza): 11:00am - 1:30pm
    • Silhouette steel targets
    • Fun targets
    • Luck targets
  • NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program award cards:  all day

Beginning on Sunday October 13th, we'll be transitioning to an outdoor-only program at the Santa Clara County Field Sports Park.  Details will be sent out in a future email.

Orion Match Results: August 2019 3PAR

posted Aug 26, 2019, 7:28 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Aug 26, 2019, 7:34 PM ]

Thank you to all our rifle athletes who competed in the Orion's Three Position Air Rifle Virtual Match for August 2019:  (individual results / team results).

Final national results for August will be posted to the Orion Results website on 9/1/2019.

Congratulations to the top three finishers:  Dipti, Maddox, and Dylan!

And thank you to everyone who participated to make this our largest match in several months.

Thanks to a gift from Norlan, we will have awards for the top three finishers at our next training session, Saturday, September 7, 2019.

REMINDER:  No Juniors on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Have a great Labor Day Holiday, and we'll see you on Saturday, 9/7/2019.

 ~ Coaches Brian, Mike, Nick, and Rocky |

Jr. Rifle Program Updates for Sat., 8/17/2019

posted Aug 16, 2019, 6:31 PM by SCVRC Juniors

Eleanor Earns the NRA Distinguished Expert Award -- Congratulations!

In July, Eleanor earned the
Distinguished Expert rating in 4-position rifle.

Distinguished Expert is the highest possible skill rating in the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program and reflects a skill level and commitment that most shooters will never match.

Eleanor has been one of our top match shooters for several years and we always enjoy her unique sense of humor on the range -- even all the teasing she gives us coaches.

Congratulations Eleanor on your impressive accomplishment!

Important Junior Program Update -- 
SJMFR Program Closing on 9/29/2019
The City of San Jose has decided to close the San Jose Municipal Firing Range (SJMFR) city park in December and provide the land to the ice arena operating company for a parking lot expansion, planned for 2020.

The Junior Rifle Safety and Marksmanship will continue until the end of September at the San Jose Municipal Firing Range.

By mid-September, we'll have an update to all our members and supporters on the future of the Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club (SCVRC) junior program.

No Juniors Program on Saturday, August 31 -- Range Open to Juniors Again on Saturday, September 7th
Another program will be using the range for the entire weekend of August 31 and September 1.  The range will be open again to the Junior Program on the following Saturday, September 7th. |

Jr. Rifle Updates for Sat., 7/13/2019

posted Jul 12, 2019, 5:54 PM by SCVRC Juniors

Regular Saturday Training Schedule:
  • Distinguished Experts & Experts: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Sharpshooters: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Marksmen: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Don't Forget:  3-Day Rifle Summer Camp:
Eleanor and Dipti at the CMP Air Rifle Clinic in Parlier, CA: |

Rifle Clinic Next Week -- Register Now!

posted Jul 10, 2019, 5:03 PM by SCVRC Juniors

3-Day Rifle Marksmanship Camp July 16, 17, & 18 -- Register Now!

Next week, the SCVRC Juniors Program is hosting a 3-day competitive shooting clinic taught by Brianna Citrigno.

Brianna is a former member of the SCVRC juniors program and a current member of the University of Nevada Reno rifle team.

This clinic will teach the skills required to successfully compete at the club, state, and national levels.

This Clinic is open to all SCVRC rifle athletes interested in competitive shooting.

Cost is $150 per athlete for the 3-day program, and it includes all shooting equipment, safety equipment, breakfast, and lunch.

For more details, download the Clinic Flyer.

To register email:

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn marksmanship skills from a distinguished collegiate rifle athlete! |

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