USA –-(Ammoland.com)- As part of USA Shooting’s 10.9 Day festivities, ELEY has announced the continuance of its High School All-American Program for rifle shooting and has laid out this year’s criteria and eligible matches.
The program began last year with 13 inaugural athletes being recognized from throughout the country. ELEY started the program to begin recognizing great high school rifle talent throughout the country.
Every October 9 (10.9), USA Shooting celebrates the pursuit of perfection by our athletes and shooting sports community. A 10.9 in our sport is the mark of perfection, proof positive that excellence has been achieved. That’s the goal if you’re shooting over a half a football field away and aiming at a target measuring no more than the width of a dime or whether you’re standing 33 feet away trying to punch pellets into a bulls eye no bigger than the period at the end of this sentence. Excellence is a virtue of your USA Shooting Team and on 10.9, we encourage our community to aim for excellence in all the shots they take in life.
ELEY is encouraging high school shooting athletes to pursue their own excellence academically and in the sport with the establishment of this program. The top-10 averages in both air and smallbore Rifle will be recognized as a HS All-American. The scores that will are used included certain USA Shooting sanctioned matches and some Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) sanctioned air rifle matches. Athletes will need to fire a certain amount of matches out of the list to be eligible for HS All-American. A per-shot average will be calculated from the scores submitted. Each HS All-American will receive a number coin and certificate of achievement. The top average in each event will receive an ELEY Tenex test at the U.S. test facility in Winters, Texas along with 2500 rounds of selected Tenex ammunition.
HS All-American eligibility criteria includes being an American citizen and a full-time high school student with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. The athlete must fire a minimum of three scores from a variety of national-level matches.
2016-17 list of matches (subject to change):
2015-16 ELEY HS All-American Team
For full details, check out the ELEY website:
For more information, contact 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist & ELEY rep Jamie Corkish at firstname.lastname@example.org
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