The National Air Rifle Championships for junior precision and sporter air rifle competitors were held June 21-23 and June 24-26 at Camp Perry, OH. The event combined the National Junior Olympic (JO) match with CMP competition. Individual and team awards were presented to each day’s winners, along with an award for the overall precision competitor of the two-day aggregate, who receives an honorary spot on the USA Shooting junior team.

In the precision match, Rebecca Lamb, 15, of the Arlington Optimist Acorns CJRC (Virginia) followed Zaun in second with a score of 694.4, as individual competitor Jared Eddy, 16 (Midland, GA) finished with an overall score of 692.7.

Katie Zaun won the USA Shooting precision aggregate competition and also earned her Distinguished Badge.  Though only in the eighth grade, Katie Zaun, 14, of the Buffalo Sharpshooters (North Dakota) overcame a crowded field to become the aggregate winner of the 2017 National Three-Position Championships.

Zaun has been shooting since she was eight years old, beginning with BB gun before moving on to air rifle and smallbore, where she’s been practicing precision style shooting for almost five years now. This was her third trip to the Air Rifle Nationals event—and this time, she had goals in mind.

Texas Hill Country Shooting Club won first place in 3P precision air rifle team championship.

In sporter, the ladies of the Zion Benton team (Illinois) claimed the top two places in the as Jaycie Hoenig, 18, passed her teammate, Hailey Smith, 18, with a score of 668.3 for the win. A graduated senior, Hoenig embraced every bit she could of her final air rifle competition—ending on a clear high note.

Jaycie Hoenig finished her junior career with the overall win in the 3P Air sporter championship.

For the full article, see Shooting Sports USA

by Ashley Brugnone - Wednesday, June 28, 2017


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