Saint Thomas Academy

Represents: Saint Thomas Academy

Current Record: 5 - 2

Season Average: 1091.09

Game Score: 1095.4

Boca Ciega AJROTC

Represents: Boca Ciega High School AJROTC

Current Record: 0 - 4

Season Average: 1040.90

Game Score: 1040.9

Saint Thomas Academy (2 - 0) 1095.4 defeats Boca Ciega AJROTC (0 - 1) 1040.9

Competition Recap

Saint Thomas Academy defeats Boca Ciega AJROTC

Shooting their highest score of the season Saint Thomas Academy defeated Boca Ciega AJROTC 1095.4 to 279.2 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their second win in a row. With the win, Saint Thomas Academy is in tenth place overall and second place within their 'Junior Rifle Club' conference. They currently have a 2 - 0 record. Saint Thomas Academy was led by, Ty Thunstrom who shot a 282.8. The remaining contributing members were Will Buchelle, Daniel Podolyan, and Eric Zauha. Saint Thomas Academy is from Mendota Heights, MN, and is coached by Paul Preblich.

Boca Ciega AJROTC currently has a 0 - 1 record. Shooting their highest team score of the season Boca Ciega AJROTC was led by, Emma Baker who shot a 279.2. Boca Ciega AJROTC is from Gulfport, FL, and is coached by Lonnie Spangler.

Next up Saint Thomas Academy will compete against Trigger Time 4-H Shooting Education Club from Manassas, VA. Trigger Time 4-H Shooting Education Club currently has a 2 - 0 record. While Boca Ciega AJROTC will compete against Fullerton Union AJROTC from Fullerton, CA. Fullerton Union AJROTC currently has a 0 - 1 record.

These two teams are competing in the Champions Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The Champions Divisions is the most difficult division in the league. The league has two parts. An 8 week regular season going on now, where teams compete for their conference's title. Followed by the post-season, comprising of two single elimination tournaments. Only the top 16 teams across all conferences advance to the post-season, to compete for the league title.

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 shoot 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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03 - 09 Oct 2022

Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Saint Thomas Academy mendota heights, MN 388.3 359.7 360.9 1095.4
Thunstrom, Ty (102) 99.6 87.4 95.8 282.8
Buchelle, Will (105) 97.5 91.8 87.0 276.3
Podolyan, Daniel (106) 96.3 86.3 86.8 269.4
Zauha, Eric (101) 87.3 94.2 85.4 266.9
Carey, Will (107) 94.9 62.1 91.3 248.3
Harlin, Tadhg (104) 92.4 67.0 85.5 244.9
2 Boca Ciega AJROTC 385.7 312.2 348.9 1040.9
Boca Ciega Army JROTC
Emma Baker 99.1 84.4 95.6 279.1
Hazel Parades (104) 96.9 85.6 81.7 264.2
Kris Fields (101) 93.6 68.1 89.5 251.2
Petakaraytin, Andy (106) 91.9 74.1 80.4 246.4
Vierra, Jonaven (105) 96.1 53.8 82.1 232.0

03 - 09 Oct 2022

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