For all information about Orion’s National Air Leagues, including full details on League structure, see the League Website. Register for the 2022 National Air Rifle New Shooter League Register for the 2022 National Air Pistol League Athlete Awards – New Shooter To help encourage the development of young athletes and recognize top performers, The League […]
Air Rifle Competition
Paralympic Athlete Gets First Taste of Competitive Shooting While Making History
Back in June, Moira Antal, 14, of Bealeton, Va., helped make history as she became the first Paralympic athlete to compete at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Three-Position Air Rifle National Championship, held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio.
“It’s very fun,” she said with a laugh, speaking of competing in air rifle. “It’s calming. When I shoot, I zone out and let my mind run off wherever it wants, and I just shoot – that’s it.”
Moira has arthrogryposis, a congenital joint contracture that has affected her since birth. She’s also missing two major muscle groups, a bicep and quadricep on her left side, and through the years has additionally developed arthritis, with 10 surgeries to date.
“Her doctor said she would never walk, but here she is,” explained her mother, Wendy, as she looked at Moira and smiled. “She doesn’t like to be told, ‘No.’”
Orion National Air Rifle “New Shooter” League
Designed for athletes in their first year of competition, the league will have teams compete in an eight game, ten week season starting in January.Orion’s New Shooter League will have a parity-focused, dynamic schedule. This means each week teams will be paired against other teams with a near-equal win-loss record, thus giving each team a […]
Civilian Marksmanship Program Gary Anderson Invitation Air Rifle and Air Pistol Competition
NOV 30 – DEC 1 – ANNISTON, AL DEC 1 – CAMP PERRY, OH This junior competition began in 1996 as the Atlanta 500 Air Rifle Championship. From 1997 through 2000, it was known as the Wolf Creek 600. In 2001, the match location changed from the Wolf Creek Olympic Complex near Atlanta to the […]