Robinson Takes Second Place in Orion Virtual League Competition

Robinson High School participated in the Precision Champions Division of the 2018 Orion National Air Rifle League during October and November 2018.

We finished the regular season with a 5 – 2 record, in third place overall and second place within the ‘Junior Rifle Club’ conference. Led by captains Stefan Arseneau, Grace Cason, Jack Kersey, and Scott Patterson, we will advance to the Championship Tournament.

As the number three seed, and we will take on Stratford PAL Jr. Rifle Club who has a 3 – 4 record and was a formidable opponent in our regular season match.

The Championship Tournament starts the week of 26 November 2018.

Go Rams! #RamPride

Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The Champions Division is the most difficult division in the conference. The league has two parts. An 8 week regular season going on now. Followed by a single-elimination tournament, for the top eight teams who will compete for the league championship.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Standing Air Rifle match. The match is nearly identical to the air rifle events in the Olympic Games. Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 40 shots is the athlete’s total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.

Excellence In Competition Awards

The Team is proud to announce that Captain Emily Fisher was recognized with the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Excellence In Competition (EIC) Distinguished Excellence in Air Rifle Marksmanship in 2018.

This Junior Distinguished Badge (AKA “Gold Badge”) is awarded by the CMP to school-age junior three-position air rifle shooters who attaining points through a series of high rankings in designated major EIC-designated junior air rifle championships. These include State Junior Olympic Qualifiers, CMP Cup Matches, the National Junior Olympic Championships and other National Council Three-Position Air Rifle Championships.

She is the third Robinson athlete to earn this prestigious award, which represents the culmination of many hours of practice and match/competition performance over a high school career.

The cut off scores were raised in 2016, which makes this recognition even sweeter.

There are also silver and bronze level badges, recognizing progress toward the Junior distinction. Sophomore Jacob Bzadafka earned his Bronze badge this season.

Other team members to earn the Distinguished award were Olympian Lucas Kozeniesky  (2012) and Zachary Eisenberg (2016).

The awards are presented by the CMP on behalf of USA Shooting.

Additionally, congratulations to the 23 shooters who were awarded Excellence in Competition (EIC) Junior Achievement Award Pins for the Junior Olympics State match on 24 FEB 2018. For those who asked, the scores required were: Bronze 500-539; Silver 540-559; Gold 560-600.

Congratulations to these athletes for their accomplishments!

State Air Rifle Match and Junior Olympics News 24 FEB 2018

Congratulations to Robinson Gold for earning a second place finish in the State Junior Olympics CMP Air Rifle 3P competition on Saturday 24 February 2018.

The Gold Team achieved 2302-127 and was made up of Emily Fisher (589-39) Grace Cason (577-33) Captain David Linkh (570-30) and Jacob Bzadfka (567-25). This score was an automatic entry to compete in the Junior Olympics this summer.

Captain Emily’s score was the second highest in the competition, earning her an individual silver medal; she took the bronze medal in the ISSF finals Top 8 format. Here she is, pictured at the awards ceremony with all the Robinson medals!

At press time, the Robinson Blue team was waiting to hear if their score of 2274-98 could earn them a bid to the Junior Olympics, as well.

League Regional Results

On Saturday, 17 FEB 2018, the Robinson Rams participated in the Potomac High School Rifle League Regional tournament. Our team was edged out of second place by two points! Congratulations to West Springfield and WT Woodson for their top scores.

We are proud to announce that Captain Emily Fisher had the highest score for the event, with a score of 593-42.

Congratulations to all our athletes for a great 2017-2018 season!


Final Robinson 2018 PHSRL Match Was a Win

Robinson defeated Fairfax High School at the Sills Range in Centreville VA on Wednesday 14 FEB 2018 with a score of 1158-61 to 1017-28.

Led by Captain Emily Fisher (296-22), all of the Robinson athletes rounded out the top 8.

Jacob Bzadfka 291-14 Captain Grace Cason 290-16 Jack Kersey 290-14 Ryan Clark 288-16 Alison Chapan 287-12 Matt Chehovin 283-12 and Captain Jack Curry 281-9

ARPC Challenge 2018 Air Rifle Results

Congratulations to Robinson’s shooting athletes for their outstanding performance at 2018 Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club (ARPC) Challenge.

In February 2018, 7 teams and 21 shooters participated in 2 days/3 rounds of matches of the inaugural ARPC Challenge Junior Air Rifle Team Match. 

AJ Gold performed well, in the semifinal, took QA Gold 3-0 and moved to the final round against Damascus. AJ fell to no.1 Damascus 2-1 and came 2nd in the tournament. Damascus is the first ARPC Challenge Champion!

For 3rd place, Robinson Gold defeated QA Gold (3-0), with a shoot off between Michael Donoho (QA Gold) and Jacob Bzdafka (Robinson Gold). Robinson Gold took 3rd place followed by QA Gold in 4th.

See you all again in 2019!

Junior Air Rifle National Championship Results

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosted the Junior Air Rifle National Championships on 1-3 February 2018 in Ft. Benning, GA.

The Robinson Gold team (Stefan Arseneau, Grace Cason, Jack Curry, and Emily Fisher)  placed 18th overall.

Congratulations to Captain Emily Fisher for her 5th place individual score of 1232.9 77x !



Team Photo 2017-2018 Season

Team Photo, 2017-2018 Season Photo credit: Chris Ong Lekhavanija
Team Captains, 2017-2018 Season Photo credit: Chris Ong Lekhavanija

Taken 3 JAN 2018

Thank you, Chris Ong Lekhavanija!