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Legion invites top 30 youth to compete in air rifle championship

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Out of the more than 1,450 youth who entered round one of The American Legion’s Junior Shooting Sports individual postal match competition, the top 30 are advancing to the Legion’s 28th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo. See the names of competitors here.

The championships will be held July 26-28 at the USA Shooting range at the Olympic Training Center.

During the competition, the participants in both the precision and sporter category will shoot a .177 caliber air rifle in three positions – prone, standing and kneeling. One competitor in each respective category will win the championship and a $5,000 scholarship provided by the Legion and Sons of The American Legion. A $1,000 scholarship, provided by the Auxiliary, will be awarded to the second-place finisher in each category.

The precision and sporter champion also will also receive a trip to The American Legion’s national convention in Minneapolis, Aug. 23-28, to be honored alongside other Legion youth program champions.

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