2009 USMC and Air Force JROTC Service Championships Now Live on Internet

2009 USMC and Air Force JROTC Service Championships Now Live on Internet

2009 USMC and Air Force JROTC Service Championships
2009 USMC and Air Force JROTC Service Championships

Camp Perry, Ohio – -(AmmoLand.com)- The 2009 USMC and Air Force Junior ROTC Air Rifle Championships kicked off this morning at the Camp Perry, Ohio, Marksmanship Center. As in the Army JROTC Championship last weekend, not only the scores, but also live target images for the shooters in this competition are being displayed on the Internet. Now, you can be a target shooting spectator wherever you are by watching on your own computer.

126 individual high school age Cadets representing 16 different schools from the Continental USA and Alaska are competing in the National USMC and Air Force JROTC Championships. Competi­tion today takes place between 12:30 AM and 5:30 PM, EST. The two days of competition will continue tomorrow be­tween 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, EST. Indi­vidual finals take place tomorrow, start­ing at 3:30 PM, EST.

If you want to see how these young marksmen and markswomen are If you want to see how these young marksmen and markswomen are doing, go to the CMP website at http://odcmp.com. Click on “USMC and Air Force JROTC Air Rifle Championship Results” at the top center of the page. Open the results lists shown at the bottom of the page to see cur­rent individual and team rankings schools the competitors represent. In­complete scores are live and continually updated until a day's course of fire is completed. The names of each of the competitors who are currently shooting are shown in red at the top of the page. Click on a name and an image of that shooter's current target will appear. You can open images for each of the shooters whose targets you want to watch. If the targets are temporarily blank, that means they are in between 20-shot competition series. If a white triangle appears in the upper right-hand corner of the target image, that shooter is firing in “sighter” or practice mode. The trian­gle disappears when they begin record firing. Two relays of competitors will fire each day so the lists of competitors and their rankings will change throughout both days.

To appreciate the tremendous skills of these young competitors, you must know that to score a ten, the shot fired with a .177 caliber air rifle at a distance of 10 meters (33 feet) must hit the tiny dot in the center of the target. That 10-dot is on one-half millimeter in diameter.

Find the names of some of the leaders on the results lists and check their targets to see some very impressive marksmanship. The best way to find out who the leaders are is to click on “Sporter or Precision Class Leader­board” at the bottom of the list of competitor names. The CMP hopes many of you will take advantage of this unique and pioneering opportunity to see how an exciting target competition among many of the best junior shooters in the country unfolds.

To see this competition live on your computer, go to the CMP website at http://odcmp.com. Click on “USMC and Air Force JROTC Championship Results” at the top center of the page.