Midseason Recap, December 2019

Robinson had a strong start for the Winter 2019-2020 season of the Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL).

In our season opener, we defeated Wakefield High School 1160-1046. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson 296-25x, Jack Kersey 291-18x and Will Walton 290-17x.

We took a tough loss to Woodson HS 1167-1163 on December 12. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson 295-23x, Sally Reeke 292-18x and Will Walton 290-18x. Our Junior Varsity won 1145-1138 for their first win of the year.

On December 14, the team earned their second win of the Potomac High School Rifle League season against Centreville HS by a score of 1169 to 1084. Our top shooters today were Scott Patterson 293-21x, Sally Reeke 293-19x and Jack Kersey 292-18x.

In the final match before the Winter Break, we defeated West Potomac High School 1165-1121 on December 22. This raised our record to 3 wins and 1 loss. Our top shooter was Scott Patterson 299-23x who tied the PHSRL record and set the Robinson team record. Our other top shooters were Isaac Vanderhorst 291-21x and Sally Reeke 289-16x.

Potomac High School Smallbore League Achievement

On May 18, we completed the Potomac High School Rifle League Small Bore season. After all of the results were tallied we ended up with 12 of the 17 league awards.

Congratulations to:

FIRST TEAM: Jack Kersey, Jacob Bzdafka, and Scott Patterson.

SECOND TEAM: Grace Cason, Andrew Morris, Sally Reeke, and Stefan Arseneau.

HONORABLE MENTION: Isaac Vanderhorst, William Walton, Payton Peppard, Grant Benson, and Trevor Hill.

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