Results are in for Round 2 of the American Legion’s Three-Position Postal event!
The tournament offers those sporter and precision competitors affiliated with an American Legion Post the opportunity to test their marksmanship abilities in competition with other juniors throughout the nation. The course of fire for the tournament includes 60 shots for record at 10 meters (20 shots at prone, standing and kneeling positions), conducted in two postal phases. The second phase ran from Feb. 15 to April 1, 2023.
The top 15 individual competitors and top 10 teams from each category (sporter and precision) will be invited to participate in the upcoming National Championship.
Leading the precision event in Round 2 of the Postals was Griffin Lake, 17, of Emmaus, PA, with an outstanding score of 599-53X – dropping just one point in the standing position. Following in second was Katrina Demerle, 18, of Hamilton, OH, with 597-45X, as Isabella Baldwin, 18, of Nashville, TN, trailed closely with a score of 595-49X for third overall.
In sporter, Hope Dobek, 18, of Des Moines, IA, fired a score of 564-23X to lead over second place competitor, Charles Bratton, 18, of Clover, SC. Bratton reached a score of 561-23X in the event. Abril DeCastro, 17, of Fort Mill, SC, landed in third overall with a score of 556-16X.
Top teams of the match:
- Lafayette Gun Club, Virginia – 2342-144X
- Shelby County Shooting Sports Association, Alabama – 2339-147X
- Granbury MCJROTC, Texas – 2328-149X
- Nation Ford, South Carolina – 2188-66X
- Mariner HSS AJROTC, Florida – 2152-64X
- Gallatin Valley Sharpshooters, Montana – 2132-59X
Find a complete list of results on the CMP Competition Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/AmericanLegionRd2_23Results. To learn more about the event, visit the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/youth/american-legion/.
— By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
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