2017-2018 Junior Shooting Sports tournament underway

The American Legion's 28th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle tournament is now underway. This competition provides American Legion-affiliated youth competitors an opportunity to test their marksmanship skills in competition with other junior competitors throughout the nation.

The individual tournament has three phases of competition (first round, second round and national championships), and more than 1,300 air rifle competitors compete in it. The team tournament has two rounds (first round and second round) and 200 teams participate.

The first round and second round of the individual tournament are postal matches, whereas the third round is the individual national championship and a shoulder-to-shoulder competition. The national championships will be held July 24-28, 2018, at the USA Shooting range facility located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

To participate in the postal tournament, visit www.legion.org/shooting/postal-match. And to order targets, click here.