Ploechinger Sets New Standing Record at JROTC Air Rifle Regionals

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.

Isabelle Ploechinger set a new precision Army JROTC 20 Shots Standing National Record while firing in the JROTC 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.

In addition to Camp Perry, the JROTC Service Championships were also held in Arizona (shown above) and Alabama.

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.

Over 300 competitors took the firing line in Anniston, Alabama, which saw two full weekends of competition.

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

Ploechinger gave her record-setting performance while at Camp Perry in Ohio - one of three competition locations.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

Navy JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Emma Thompson, Freeport High School, IL – 1214.2
  2. Jesseca Montcrieff, Oviedo High School, FL – 1192.9
  3. Dominick Cordova, Santa Fe High School, NM – 1191.9

Precision:

  1. Athena Baty, Robert Service High School, AK – 1263.7
  2. Holly Day, New Albany High School, IN – 1260
  3. Mark Cooper, New Albany High School, IN – 1254.5

Air Force JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Nicholas Rudd, South Panola High School, MS – 1177.2
  2. Jaxon Cavallier, Cheyenne East High School, WY – 1163.4
  3. Carolyn Bienvenue, The Woodlands High School, TX – 1161

Precision:

  1. Ashley Stacy, Monroe Area High School, GA – 1266.2
  2. Rayven Fincher, Monroe Area High School, GA – 1261.6
  3. Michael Stoddard, South Anchorage High School, AK – 1249.8

 

Army JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Robert Knick, Chatham High School, VA – 1200.4
  2. Kylie Henninger, Canon City High School, CO – 1189.8
  3. Jenna Maglaughlin, West Creek High School, TN – 1189.7

Precision:

  1. Taylor Gibson, North Salem High School, OR – 1287
  2. Kaila Jones, Fountain Fort Carson High School, CO – 1278.8
  3. Kinga Aletto, Sarasota Military Academy, FL – 1274

 

Marine Corps JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Simon Krauthamer, Adrey Kell High School, NC – 1199.3
  2. Elijah Kalinski, Cibola High School, NM – 1188.9
  3. Joseph La Vigne, Eldorado High School, NM – 1188.8

Precision:

  1. Kaylene Castillo, Eldorado High School, NM – 1283
  2. Kelcy McGrath, Granbury High School, TX – 1277
  3. Brielle Smith, Eldorado High School, NM – 1276.7

 

TEAM RESULTS:

Navy JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Santa Fe High School, NM B – 4356-152x
  2. Freeport High School, IL – 4340-121x
  3. Santa Fe High School, NM A – 4333-137x

Precision:

  1. New Albany High School, IN – 771-47x
  2. John Marshall High School, TX – 769-38x
  3. Joshua High School, TX – 763-31x

 

Air Force JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. South Panola High School, MS – 4246-113x
  2. Clover High School, SC – 4177-105x
  3. McMichael High School, NC – 4135-90x

Precision:

  1. Monroe Area High School, GA – 4545-234x
  2. South Anchorage High School, AK – 4540-211x
  3. Cherokee High School, GA – 4464-178x

 

Army JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Pueblo County High School, CO – 4285-121x
  2. Lebanon High School, OR – 4259-102x
  3. Boca Ciega High School, FL – 4255-102x

Precision:

  1. Stuttgart High School, AE – 4626-259x
  2. Fountain Fort Carson High School, CO – 4608-256x
  3. Sarasota Military Academy, FL – 4592-226x

 

Marine Corps JROTC:

Sporter:

  1. Nation Ford High School, SC – 4339-137x
  2. Des Moines North High School, IA – 4314-118x
  3. Cibola High School, NM – 4302-121x

Precision:

  1. Granbury High School, TX – 4673-286x
  2. Eldorado High School, NM – 4672-300x
  3. Rio Rancho High School, NM – 4640-256x

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