Cadets and Teams Advancing to the JROTC Service Air Rifle Championships Announced

Cadets and Teams Advancing to the JROTC Service Air Rifle Championships Announced

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Civilian Marksmanship Program

CAMP PERRY, OHIO –(– Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC rifle teams kicked off their 2009-2010 competition year as they competed in the 2009-2010 JROTC Air Rifle Postal Competitions.

For the past seven year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program has overseen the scoring of JROTC 3×10 three-position air rifle postal competitions. These annual postal matches determine which JROTC unit teams and individual cadets advance to compete in their respective service’s JROTC shoulder-to-shoulder Championship.

From those Championships, the best unit teams and individuals representing each service advance to the JROTC National Championship. Over 6,700 cadets participated in this year’s postal matches. Scores for the 2009 Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy Postal Competitions can be found on the CMP web page at

Postal targets were fired in October, November and early December, with a target mailing deadline of 4 December. In all, over 20,000 targets were scored between the 1st and 18th of December when all scores were posted on the CMP web site.

The printout for the top Precision Individual cadet, Aaron Pogorzelski, of Fabens High School NJROTC, is shown above.

To handle such a large number of targets, the CMP used its state-of-the-art electronic scoring system called Orion. This system uses Visual Imaging Scoring (VIS) technology to score the 10-bull paper targets that were scanned at 300dpi so that the Orion software could score them. This system has been used for the past three years. For more information on the Orion Scoring System, visit the Orion website is at

The Orion software also allows competitors to not only see their scores on the CMP website, but also to see precise details about each shot, including its x/y coordinates, radial distance from the target center and tenth-ring score. Orion technology makes it possible to download printouts showing facsimiles of each shooter’s shot groups for the three positions. A major advantage of Orion is that all targets are scored according to the same standard to eliminate many scoring variations inherent in human scoring.

The top individual precision score in the 2009 JROTC postal was a 296-24X total fired by Aaron Pogorzelski of Fabens High School NJROTC in Fabens, Texas. The top sporter score was a 282-9X fired by Yvonne Swiontek of Zion Benton HS NJROTC in Illinois. The overall top team scores were an 1155-62X precision total fired by Chattahoochee County High School AJROTC in Cusseta, Georgia, and an 1112-33X sporter team score fired by Zion Benton High School NJROTC in Zion, Illinois. To see all of these scores including the top scores in each of the four service individual and team competitions, visit

Downloadable printouts like the one shown above for Yvonne Swiontek, the top Sporter Individual in the JROTC Postal, are available for all cadets. The Orion Scoring System offers precise details about each shot, including its x/y coordinates, radial distance from the target center and tenth-ring score.

Score data and shot group print-outs like the ones shown here for the top sporter and precision class shooters may be downloaded from the CMP website. To obtain a score data sheet, open an individual results list for one of the services and then click on the “Aggregate” total that is shown in red for the shooter whose scores you wish to see. A PDF file with the shot data and a facsimile of each position’s shot group will download.

The postal competitions will be followed by JROTC Service Air Rifle Championships. All Service Championships will be held at Camp Perry, Ohio. The Navy JROTC Service Championship will be on 11-13 February 2010. The Army JROTC Service Championship will be on 18-20 February 2010. The Marine Corps JROTC Service Championship will be on 25-27 February 2010. The Air Force JROTC Championship will also be on 25-27 February 2010.

Those championships will not only select the top teams in each JROTC command, but they will also identify the teams that will represent each service in the National JROTC Air Rifle Championship at Anniston, Alabama on 25-27 March 2010.

The initial list of qualifiers for the 2010 JROTC Service Championships is posted at

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills. Links on this page will lead you to more detailed information about the CMP and its programs.

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