By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Isabelle Ploechinger, 15, fired a new precision Army JROTC 20 Shots Standing National Record score of 198-14x while competing at Camp Perry for the JROTC Air Rifle Service Championships – a regional event.
Ploechinger is a student at Stuttgart High School, located on an Army base in Germany. The Camp Perry event was her first trip to JROTC Regionals, after having only competed in CMP postal competitions in 2016 and 2017. Her outstanding performance there placed her within the Top 20 overall precision competitors, securing her a place at the National event in March. Ploechinger also earned her first eight points towards the 30 needed to receive a Junior Distinguished badge.
The JROTC Air Rifle Service Championships were held in three locations: Phoenix, AZ; Anniston, AL; and Camp Perry, Ohio, over the weekends of Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 16-18. Rifle athletes in JROTC programs reached the Regional events after competing in the Postal match in the fall.
The final step in the JROTC Championship competition series is the National Championship, scheduled to be held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio, March 22-24.
Like the Postal and Regional events, the National match is a 3x20 air rifle competition, where competitors fire 20 record shots from three positions: prone, standing and kneeling. A total of 28 teams and 32 individuals qualified for the National sporter competition, while 17 teams and 17 individuals qualified for the precision event.
Visitors are welcome into the range to observe the National Championships at any time during the match, with free admission. For more information on the JROTC Championships, visit http://thecmp.org/air/jrotc-air-rifle-national-championship/.
Below is a list of the overall Top 3 Individual and Team competitors of the JROTC Regional Championships. For a complete list of results, visit https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=16229&tab=results. Photos may be viewed and downloaded at http://cmp1.zenfolio.com/f640958375.
- Emma Thompson, Freeport High School, IL – 1214.2
- Jesseca Montcrieff, Oviedo High School, FL – 1192.9
- Dominick Cordova, Santa Fe High School, NM – 1191.9
- Athena Baty, Robert Service High School, AK – 1263.7
- Holly Day, New Albany High School, IN – 1260
- Mark Cooper, New Albany High School, IN – 1254.5
Air Force JROTC:
- Nicholas Rudd, South Panola High School, MS – 1177.2
- Jaxon Cavallier, Cheyenne East High School, WY – 1163.4
- Carolyn Bienvenue, The Woodlands High School, TX – 1161
- Ashley Stacy, Monroe Area High School, GA – 1266.2
- Rayven Fincher, Monroe Area High School, GA – 1261.6
- Michael Stoddard, South Anchorage High School, AK – 1249.8
- Robert Knick, Chatham High School, VA – 1200.4
- Kylie Henninger, Canon City High School, CO – 1189.8
- Jenna Maglaughlin, West Creek High School, TN – 1189.7
- Taylor Gibson, North Salem High School, OR – 1287
- Kaila Jones, Fountain Fort Carson High School, CO – 1278.8
- Kinga Aletto, Sarasota Military Academy, FL – 1274
Marine Corps JROTC:
- Simon Krauthamer, Adrey Kell High School, NC – 1199.3
- Elijah Kalinski, Cibola High School, NM – 1188.9
- Joseph La Vigne, Eldorado High School, NM – 1188.8
- Kaylene Castillo, Eldorado High School, NM – 1283
- Kelcy McGrath, Granbury High School, TX – 1277
- Brielle Smith, Eldorado High School, NM – 1276.7
- Santa Fe High School, NM B – 4356-152x
- Freeport High School, IL – 4340-121x
- Santa Fe High School, NM A – 4333-137x
- New Albany High School, IN – 771-47x
- John Marshall High School, TX – 769-38x
- Joshua High School, TX – 763-31x
Air Force JROTC:
- South Panola High School, MS – 4246-113x
- Clover High School, SC – 4177-105x
- McMichael High School, NC – 4135-90x
- Monroe Area High School, GA – 4545-234x
- South Anchorage High School, AK – 4540-211x
- Cherokee High School, GA – 4464-178x
- Pueblo County High School, CO – 4285-121x
- Lebanon High School, OR – 4259-102x
- Boca Ciega High School, FL – 4255-102x
- Stuttgart High School, AE – 4626-259x
- Fountain Fort Carson High School, CO – 4608-256x
- Sarasota Military Academy, FL – 4592-226x
Marine Corps JROTC:
- Nation Ford High School, SC – 4339-137x
- Des Moines North High School, IA – 4314-118x
- Cibola High School, NM – 4302-121x
- Granbury High School, TX – 4673-286x
- Eldorado High School, NM – 4672-300x
- Rio Rancho High School, NM – 4640-256x
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