Saint Thomas Academy

Represents: Saint Thomas Academy

Current Record: 7 - 2

Season Average: 1019.42

Game Score: 1044.3

Pueblo County AJROTC

Represents: Pueblo County High School AJROTC

Current Record: 5 - 4

Season Average: 1024.36

Game Score: 1033.7

Saint Thomas Academy (6 - 1) 1044.3 defeats Pueblo County AJROTC (4 - 2) 1033.7

Competition Recap

Saint Thomas Academy Narrowly Defeats Pueblo County AJROTC

Saint Thomas Academy edged out Pueblo County AJROTC 1044.3 to 1033.7 in the 2022 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Their second win in a row. With the win, Saint Thomas Academy is in fourth place overall. They currently have a 6 - 1 record. Saint Thomas Academy was led by, Will Buchelle who shot a 268.9. The remaining contributing members were Daniel Podolyan, Will Carey, and Tadhg Harlin. Saint Thomas Academy is from Mendota Heights, MN, and is coached by Paul Preblich.

Pueblo County AJROTC currently has a 4 - 2 record. After the loss they are in sixth place overall. Pueblo County AJROTC was led by, Joshua Romero who shot a 275.9. The remaining contributing members were Maximus Wilcox, Sariga Suresh, and Bryan Brewer. Pueblo County AJROTC is from Pueblo, CO, and is coached by Arnold Lewis.

This coming week Saint Thomas Academy has a bye week. While Pueblo County AJROTC will compete against Waimea High School from Waimea, HI. Waimea High School currently has a 3 - 3 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

Box Score:

Saint Thomas Academy team page:

Pueblo County AJROTC team page:

07 - 13 Mar 2022

Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Saint Thomas Academy mendota heights, MN 383.3 312.6 348.9 1044.3
Buchelle, Will (106) 95.6 86.4 86.9 268.9
Podolyan, Daniel (107) 94.0 81.8 87.8 263.6
Carey, Will (109) 93.7 69.5 93.3 256.5
Harlin, Tadhg (105) 100.0 74.9 80.4 255.3
Becker, Ryan (108) 91.4 59.7 80.9 232.0
2 Pueblo County AJROTC Pueblo, CO 370.0 317.3 352.8 1033.7
Romero, Joshua (387181) 94.6 83.8 97.5 275.9
Wilcox, Maximus (387196) 97.1 83.9 90.1 271.1
Suresh, Sariga (394257) 91.1 80.1 85.7 256.9
Brewer, Bryan (387172) 87.2 69.5 73.1 229.8
Chavez, Christopher (387193) 85.2 61.9 79.5 226.6

07 - 13 Mar 2022

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