By Cameran Richardson

The 21st annual American Legion Junior Air Rifle Championship gets under way Aug. 4-6 at the USA Shooting Range located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

During the event, 30 competitors shoot in either the precision or sporter category with a .177 caliber air rifle in three positions: standing, kneeling and prone. The top eight shooters in both the sporter and precision category will move on to the finals.

During the finals, one contestant will win the championship title in his or her respective category along with a $2,500 scholarship donated by the Sons of The American Legion.