ELEY Announces 2016-17 High School All-American Program

ELEY has announced the continuance of its High School All-American Program for rifle shooting – both airguns and firearms – and has laid out this year’s criteria and eligible matches.

The program began last year (2015) with 13 inaugural athletes being recognized from throughout the country. ELEY started the program to begin recognizing great high school rifle talent throughout the U.S.A.

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 rifle and smallbore rifle will be recognized as a High School 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 High School All-American. A per-shot average will be calculated from the scores submitted. Each High School  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.

High School 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):
•    Dixie Double (Nov 4-6, 2016) Air Rifle Only (2 matches)
•    Winter Airgun (Dec 2-4, 2016) Air Rifle Only (3 matches)
•    Junior Olympic State Qualifier (Dec 2016/Jan 2017) Air Rifle and Smallbore (1 match each)
•    Rifle Selection (Jan 2017) Smallbore Only (2 matches, if available)
•    Camp Perry Open (Jan 13-15, 2017) Air Rifle Only (2 matches)
•    IWK Hochbrueck 2017 in Munich (Jan 2017) Air Rifle Only (2 matches)
•    Rocky Mountain Championships (Feb 6-12, 2017) Air Rifle and Smallbore (2 matches each)
•    National Junior Olympics (April 7-25, 2017) Air Rifle and Smallbore (2 matches each)
•    USA Shooting Nationals (June 25-July 2, 2017) Air Rifle and Smallbore (2 matches each)
•    All ISSF World Cup competition only (MQS and Elimination rounds will not count) that lie before May 31, 2017

2015-16 ELEY High School All-American Team
•    Jacob Buchanan (Air Rifle, Smallbore)
•    Emily Cook (Air Rifle)
•    Elizabeth Dutton (Smallbore)
•    Daniel Enger (Air Rifle)
•    Ian Foos (Air Rifle)
•    Ariel Hall (Air Rifle, Smallbore)
•    Angeline Henry (Air Rifle, Smallbore)
•    Sarah Hickey (Air Rifle)
•    Jarrett Lash (Smallbore)
•    Catherine Miller (Air Rifle, Smallbore)
•    Zachary Schmidt (Smallbore)
•    William Shaner (Air Rifle, Smallbore)
•    Hailee Sigmon (Air Rifle)

For full details, check out the ELEY website: