More than 1,500 youth participated in The American Legion’s 2015-2016 Shooting Sports postal match competition, but only the top 15 shooters in both the sporter and precision category are advancing to the Legion’s 26th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championships in Colorado.
The championships will be held July 19-23 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
During the competition, the participants in both the precision and sporter category will shoot a .177 caliber air rifle in three positions – prone, standing and kneeling. One competitor in each respective category will win the championship and a $5,000 scholarship provided by the Legion and Sons of The American Legion. A $1,000 scholarship, provided by the Auxiliary, will be awarded to the second-place finisher in each category.
The precision and sporter champion also will travel to The American Legion’s national convention in Cincinnati from Aug. 26-30 to be honored alongside other Legion youth program champions.
Click here to see the top 30 air rifle competitors.