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Fork Union Military Academy's Rifle Team Narrowly Defeats Lumen Christi High School

Monday, March 29, 2021


Fork Union Military Academy edged out Lumen Christi High School 880.5 to 872.1 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Their third win in a row. With the win, Fork Union Military Academy is in twenty-first place overall.  They currently have a 3 - 5 record. Fork Union Military Academy was led by, Alexander Wills who shot a 233.2. The remaining contributing members were Jai Johnson, Elijah Howard, and William Vasko. Fork Union Military Academy is from Fork Union, VA, and is coached by MAJ David Wallace.

Lumen Christi High School currently has a 1 - 4 record. After the loss they are in twenty-fifth place overall. Shooting their highest team score of the season Lumen Christi High School was led by, Gustavo Azpilcueta who shot a 239.6. The remaining contributing members were Sofia Pineda, Mia Sperbeck, and Nicholas Boring. Lumen Christi High School is from Anchorage, AK, and is coached by Brian A Ross.

Next up Fork Union Military Academy will compete against Loveland AJROTC from Loveland, CO. Loveland AJROTC currently has a 4 - 2 record. While Lumen Christi High School 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


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