After successfully completing the basic marksmanship course and qualification round, the 15 precision and 15 sporter category finalists for The American Legion's 21st annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship have been identified. The upcoming event takes place at the USA Shooting Range Facilities at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 4-6. During the competition, the 30 competitors will aim for the national championship title in their category by shooting with a .177 caliber air rifle in three positions: prone, standing and kneeling.
The following are the 15 precision contestants:
Daniel Lowe — Olympia, Wash.
Kirsten Moyer — Albuquerque, N.M.
Alyssa Gestl — Palmyra, Pa.
Leo Funk — Palmyra, Pa.
Kelsey Moral — Sharpsburg, Ga.
Austin Collier — Middletown, R.I.
Michael Abonyi — Albuquerque, N.M.
Kevin Cruz — Del Valle, Texas
Jodi Ross — Cheyenne, Wyo.
Caleb Nelsen — Ashland, Ohio
Max Burkhardt — Denver, Colo.
Greta Ochsner — Sutter, Calif.Rachel Martin — Peralta, N.M.
Adam Grumbling — Sharpsburg,Ga.
Tyler Rico — Tucson, Ariz.
The following are the 15 sporter contestants:
Renz Ibarra — Zion, Ill.
Diego Vigil — Albuquerque, N.M.
Michael Stroud — Des Moines, Iowa
Alexandrea Provine — Tucson, Ariz.
Jessica Haskins — Fort Worth, Texas
Maneva Gill — Pacifica, Calif.
Andy Buhr — Cupertino, Calif.
Charles Hollis — Rayville, La.
Mackenzie Crabb — St. Regis, Mont.
Dahkota Hayes — St. Regis, Mont.
Timothy Teller — Chandler, Ariz.
Steven Murphy — Rutherfordton, N.C.
Mitchell Van Patten — Meridian, Idaho
Kourtney Burd — Albuquerque, N.M.
Kimberly Heitmeyer — King George, Va.