On November 18 and 19, 2022, 112 air rifle athletes from Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, and Fairbanks, Alaska participated in the 2022 Jordyn Durr Memorial CMP Cup match.
Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordyn Durr was tragically killed by a drunk driver while walking home on August 9, 2013. She was a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Robert Service High School and the school air rifle team.
“Her smile was contagious and she tried really hard to look her best as a cadet,” said Jordyn’s former teacher, Gy Sgt Tom Foust. “He found a way to balance the school, the teams, all while supporting the unit’s scheduled community service and school support.”
Foust, who now coaches the Robert Service High School air rifle team, organized the CMP Cup game to honor Jordyn’s memory while also providing opportunities for current youth athletes.
“I started organizing this game years ago to give more Alaskan athletes the opportunity to earn EIC points,” Foust said. “There aren’t many opportunities in the state to do that.”
Outside of the air rifle, Jordyn was known to help out with many school and community service activities. His NJROTC awards consist of the Distinguished Unit Award, Exemplary Personal Appearance with a bronze star in lieu of the second award, the Physical Fitness Ribbon with bronze lamp, the Participation Ribbon with two silver stars in lieu of the sixth award, the Unit Service Ribbon and Community Award. Service tape. Jordyn was also posthumously promoted to C/PO3.
Participants in the November air rifle event in his honor received a T-shirt with “Don’t Drive Drunk” printed on the back, a stark reminder of the costly effects of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The 2022 CMP Jordyn Durr Memorial Cup match ended with West Valley Marine Corps JROTC’s Evelyn Golden earning four Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) EIC points toward a coveted Distinguished Badge. Eagle River Blue received first place in the accuracy class, with a score of 2,229 (Isabelle Greidanus 569, Wyatt McDonald 556, Dawson Cox 554, Aviana Bierl 550).
The South Anchorage Wolverines ranked second with 2,198 (Dane Kersten 566, Alexandria Kincaid 552, Bella Anderson 545, Claire Hemstreet 535), while the Service Cougars ranked third with 2,196 (Sophie Wilts 565, Mylee Flatt 549, Ahren Peterson 545, Sage Kontny 537).
In sporter, West Valley Wolf Pack Marine Corps JROTC dominated, taking first place overall with a score of 2095 (Evelyn Golden 547, Ebin Arzac 526, Amy Roberts 521, Joseph Finniko 501).
Second place went to the South Anchorage Air Force JROTC Alpha Team, with 1960 (Elodie Bennett 507, Rachael Foster 498, Kristina Huffaker 485, Katrina Marshall 470). Colony Army JROTC Team 1 made it to 1832 for third (Ercilia Trevino 477, Nate Mayfield 458, Elijah Baker 454, Kayliegh Brager 443).
Leading individuals in general:
First Place: Evelyn Golden of West Valley Marine Corps JROTC – 619.3
Second Place: Amy Roberts of West Valley Marine Corps JROTC – 604.9
Third Place: Ebin Arzac of West Valley Marine Corps JROTC – 604.4
First Place: Dane Kersten from South Anchorage High – 663.1
Second place: Sophie Wilts from Robert Service High – 662.8
Third Place: Isabelle Greidanus from Eagle River High – 660.0
To view all match results for the CMP Jordyn Durr Memorial Cup 2022, visit https://ct.thecmp.org/JordynDurrMemorial2022Results.
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