Illinois Junior High Power
The ISRA Junior Highpower Program is dedicated to respect for and safe handling of firearms, while instilling patriotism and discipline in our youth participants. Our objective is to:
• Grow the sport of Highpower Rifle competition by preparing juniors to be fully developed competitors that will take responsibility for passing on their skills to the next generation of juniors.
• Represent the Illinois State Rifle Association in individual and team matches at state, regional, and national matches.
• Participate in matches listed in the ISRA Highpower Schedule.
The ISRA Junior Highpower Team, known as the Hard Dogs, has a long history of outstanding results in highpower competition. Several national championships have been won by the Hard Dogs. Many past Hard Dogs have excelled in college and in life. Being a member of the team is as much about building character, and learning responsibility, as it is about gaining marksmanship skills.
The team members come from all parts of Illinois. Team members range in age from 12 through age 20. With safety being number one, the lower age limit is dependent upon the junior exhibiting the physical and mental ability to safely handle an AR-15 rifle.
Experienced adult competitors provide coaching throughout the season working with the individual members and providing team clinics. The Hard Dogs have established a strong group of young competitors that with continued development will soon be a force to be reckoned with in the sport of highpower. The team continues to recruit and has the resources to take on and train additional youth from across the state. If you have a young man or woman aged 12-20 that is interested in learning more about the ISRA Highpower Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can follow the Hard Dogs on Facebook by joining our group at Illinois Hard Dogs.
The drawing for the 2021 Junior Higpower Team Raffle took place on August 6, 2021 at the CMP National Highpower Rifle Matches. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to our 2021 sponsors and all those that purchased tickets to support the Hard Dogs!
The 2021 ISRA Junior Highpower Team Raffle Winners
GRAND PRIZE RIFLE
1st – ROCK RIVER ARMS X-SERIES X-1 LAR-15M RIFLE
Michelangelo S – Itasca, IL
Donated by Rock River Arms, Inc.
2nd – M1 GARAND RIFLE
John L – Cordoba, IL
Courtesy of Civilian Marksmanship Program, Port Clinton, OH
3rd – COMPLETE AR15 NATIONAL MATCH CMP UPPER RECEIVER
Joe O – Joliet, IL
Donated by White Oak Armament, Carlock, IL
4th – SPRINGFIELD ARMORY XD-E 9MM PISTOL
Brian N – Braidwood, IL
Donated by Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL
5th – COMPLETE DSA 16” QUADRAIL UPPER RECEIVER
Scotty M – Clinton, IL
Donated by DS Arms, Inc., Barrington, IL
6th – GIRAUD POWER CASE TRIMMER
Steve R – Bollingbrook, IL
Courtesy of Giraud Tool Company, Richmond, TX
Winners need NOT be present to win. The ISRA Hard Dogs will contact the winners. The transfer of firearms to the winner will be in accordance with all applicable laws.