Showing posts with label junior shooting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label junior shooting. Show all posts

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Legion air rifle championship begins Aug. 5

The American Legion's 20th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship gets under way Aug. 5-7 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, Texas
Tyler Christopherson, Laramie, Wyo.
Catherine Green, Coventry, R.I.
Danielle Foster, Newport News, Va.
Chelsey Frink, New Philadelphia, Ohio
Matthew Martin, Eagle River, Alaska
Magdalena Mical, Clearwater, Fla.
Arielle Mouhot, Columbus, Ga.
Amber Poston, Anchorage, Alaska
Shane 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.

For further information regarding the upcoming Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship, click here.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Americanism and Children & Youth
Weekly Report to the National Commander
March 4, 2010
Bill Pease, Director – (317) 630-1203

Junior Shooting Sports
20th annual Junior Air Rifle National Championship -- Unofficial qualification round individual and team results will be posted on the Civilian Marksmanship Program Competition Tracker Web Pages @
(Individual) or (Team). 

Oratorical Contest
As of March 2, the names of twenty-six department winners have been submitted.  The remainder of the department finals will be held this coming weekend.

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Donations to the Child Welfare Foundation from June 1, 2009 to March 4, 2010 total $347,873.91.  Since 1955, the Child Welfare Foundation has awarded over $10 million in grants to benefit children. 
Across the nation we have volunteers working as advocates for the Foundation.  These volunteers are members of the Children’s Action Team or “CATs.” 
To communicate with our “CATs” and to share their success stories the Foundation sends out an enewsletter.  To receive this e-newsletter or sign up as a Children’s Action Team Member contact Bob Caudell or JoEllen Gazvoda at 317-630-1202 or

Baseball Program
On line registration has topped 2,000 teams.
World Series permanent site committee will consist of four people – PNC Dave Rehbein; NEC Rich Anderson; Larry Price, Baseball Subcommittee Chairman; and John Hayes, Americanism Commission member (and 25 year Legion coach).  Jim Quinlan will serve as staff liaison. Site visits will take place the latter part of March.
This year’s World Series inspection trip to Spokane, Washington will be held April 24 - 26.