7th/Final Orion Match: SCRVC Jrs Defeats Versailles American Legion!

posted Nov 22, 2017, 8:27 PM by SCVRC Juniors
Erik K Anderson <orion@shooterstech.net> to league 
Nov 20, 2017

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club Upsets Versailles American Legion

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club upset Versailles American Legion 871 to 864 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club was able to win despite averaging 81 points lower than Versailles American Legion coming into this game.

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club finishes the season in second place in their Division with a 6 - 1 record. Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club was led by Josue Valverde Ortiz who shot a 228. The remaining contributing members were Sky Cho, Peter Casarez, and Isabella Casarez. Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club is from San Jose, CA, and is coached by Michael Davis.

Versailles American Legion dropped to 4 - 3 on the season. They finish the season in fifth place in their Division. Versailles American Legion was led by Courtney Grable who shot a 224. The remaining contributing members were Kaitlyn Schwanholt, Tanner McConnell, and Maggie Holt. Versailles American Legion is from Versailles, IN, and is coached by Steve Scoggins.

These two teams are competing in the Junior Rifle Club Distinguished 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 league has two parts. An 8 week round-robin regular season going on now, where teams compete for their Division's title. Followed by the post-season, comprising of two single elimination tournaments. Only the top 16 teams across all divisions advance to the post-season, to compete for the league title.

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 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 http://www.orionscoringsystem.com/AirRifleLeague