Smithson Valley

Represents: Smithson Valley High School

Current Record: 1 - 7

Season Average: 772.40

Game Score: 885.5

Lumen Christi Archangels

Represents: Lumen Christi High School

Current Record: 1 - 7

Season Average: 696.04

Game Score: 654.1

Smithson Valley (1 - 1) 885.5 defeats Lumen Christi Archangels (0 - 2) 654.1

Competition Recap

Smithson Valley defeats Lumen Christi Archangels

Shooting their highest score of the season Smithson Valley defeated Lumen Christi Archangels 885.5 to 654.1 in the 2022 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. They currently have a 1 - 1 record. Smithson Valley was led by, Sam Wirtjes who shot a 236.8. The remaining contributing members were Mathieu Juarez, Kevin Patterson, and Thor Leal. Smithson Valley is from Spring Branch, TX, and is coached by Scott Outlaw.

Lumen Christi Archangels currently has a 0 - 2 record. Shooting their highest team score of the season Lumen Christi Archangels was led by, Noah Tzvetcoff who shot a 192.9. The remaining contributing members were Dylan McLean, Benjamin Bouton, and Carson Mueller. Lumen Christi Archangels is from Anchorage, AK, and is coached by Brian A Ross.

Next up Smithson Valley will compete against Fork Union Military Academy from Fork Union, VA. Fork Union Military Academy currently has a 0 - 3 record. While Lumen Christi Archangels will compete against Perry AJROTC from Massillon, OH. Perry AJROTC currently has a 0 - 2 record.

These two teams are competing in the National Air Rifle "New Shooter" League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league exclusive to athletes in their first year of competition. Teams are from high schools and junior rifle clubs throughout the United States. Over 10 weeks each team competes in 8 games. Each week, each team is paired with another team with a near equal skill level.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Three-Position Air Rifle match. The match is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions but adapted to high school age athletes. Each athlete will shoots 10 shots in three different shooting positions, prone, standing, and kneeling. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10.9 points. The sum of points scored in the 30 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.

For more information on the league, including complete standings, visit

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Lumen Christi Archangels team page:

07 - 13 Feb 2022

Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Smithson Valley Spring Branch, TX 346.1 250.0 296.4 885.5
WIRTJES, SAM (105) 96.4 71.3 69.1 236.8
JUAREZ, MATHIEU (107) 93.3 58.3 69.1 220.7
PATTERSON, KEVIN (109) 75.5 60.0 79.3 214.8
LEAL, THOR (110) 80.9 53.4 78.9 213.2
NELSON, ISAIAH (108) 60.5 60.4 50.9 171.8
2 Lumen Christi Archangels Anchorage, AK 296.4 133.4 224.3 654.1
Tzvetcoff, Noah (104) 88.8 33.7 70.4 192.9
McLean, Dylan (106) 84.3 37.2 37.4 158.9
Bouton, Benjamin (107) 62.2 37.6 53.9 153.7
Mueller, Carson (105) 61.1 24.9 62.6 148.6
Lechtenberg, August (101) 54.0 3.4 17.0 74.4
Tzvetcoff , Lukas (103) 23.0 17.1 19.3 59.4

07 - 13 Feb 2022

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