The American Legion's 20th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship are under way at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. A $2,500 scholarship - donated by the Sons of The American Legion - will be awarded to the national champion in both the sporter and precision category.
During the competition, 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 final shoot-off between the top eight contestants in the precision and sporter category will take place Aug. 7, and will once again be streamed live via the Legion's Web site from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (MDT).
The following list features the 15 finalists competing in the precision category:Alan Agnew, Graham, Wash. Jennifer Armendariz, El Paso, TexasTyler Christopherson, Laramie, Wyo.Catherine Green, Coventry, R.I. Danielle Foster, Newport News, Va. Chelsey Frink, New Philadelphia, OhioMatthew Martin, Eagle River, AlaskaMagdalena Mical, Clearwater, Fla. Arielle Mouhot, Columbus, Ga. Amber Poston, Anchorage, AlaskaShane Russell, Mendon, Mich.Landon Shankles, Albuquerque, N.M. Niki Silveria, Rocklin, Calif. Chad Wheland, Williamsburg, Pa. Bryan Zavala, Lytle, Texas
The following list features the 15 finalists competing in the sporter category:Hannah Black, Yorktown, Va. Joshua Black, Yorktown, Va. Hunter Firebaugh, Albuquerque, N.M.Vincent Ford, Albuquerque, N.M.Thomas French, Zion, Ill. Carrie Garvin, Hollywood, S.C. Ryan Holcombe, Rayville, La. Gary Johnson, Rayville, La. James Klaszky, Oak Harbor, Wash. Nicko Noble, Killeen, Texas Robert Scott, Belgrade, Mont. Alyssa Siegfried, Zion, Ill. James South, Iuka, Miss.Yvonne Swiontek, Beach Park, Ill. John White, Mt Airy, Md.
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