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The Akron Zips have repeated as the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Team Champions. With a combined score of 4494, Akron swept both air rifle and smallbore rifle with the highest team scores posted. Led by Coach April Engle, this is their second team championship.  The team championship runner-up, the University of Michigan, finished the championship with an aggregate score of 4358. In third place was Grand Valley State University, putting up a 4321 mark.


Akron won the Air Rifle Team Championship with a score of 2294. Team members were Caleb Moxley, Liz Bark, Christiana Holden, Lauren Kadooka and Quinn Combs. Moxley was the high team score with 580.  For the Smallbore Rifle Team Championship, Akron posted a score of 2200. Team members were Quinn Combs, Caleb Moxley, Liz Bark, Joe Hendricks and Colton Peters. The top smallbore score for Akron was 559 by Combs.


Megan Hilbish of Emporia State University won the individual championship aggregate with a score of 1138. Additionally, two Akron shooters, Caleb Moxley and Liz Bark, finished second and third, respectively, in the individual aggregate.
The air rifle individual aggregate went to Caleb Moxley, scoring 580. Akron teammate Liz Bark finished second, only one point behind. Megan Hilbish finished third with 575.


For the smallbore individual aggregate, Megan Hilbish and her score of 563 secured her the crown. In second place was Akron’s Quinn Combs with 559. Third place went to Josette Peters of Kankakee Community College with a score of 554.


This article was written by: John Parker, SSUSA.org

Check out more 2018 NRA Collegiate Championship coverage


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The 2017 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship was held March 18-19 at Fort Benning, GA—home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.  Student-athletes from 17 schools attended this year's match

 

The University of Akron won the overall team championship with a score of 4459, receiving a Berger Bullets gift certificate and a Pyramyd air rifle. Additionally, Akron won the air rifle and smallbore team aggregates. The Akron club rifle team, consisting of Gabby Pitre, Brandon Meier, Liz Bark, Luke Massie and Coach April Engle was able to outscore runner up Clemson University by over 50 points. Last year's team champion, the University of Michigan finished in third place with a score of 4377.

Above: The University of Akron club rifle team has won their first NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship. Pictured are (l. to r.) Coach April Engle, Brandon Meier, Luke Massie, Gabby Pitre and Liz Bark. Photo by John Parker.

 

Rachel Mangan of Clemson University won a second consecutive individual aggregate championship with a score of 1152. (See cover photo by John Parker) In second place was the Illinois Institute of Technology's John Hirsch, with a score of 1146. The 2015 champion Madeleine Godwin of the University of North Georgia rounded out the individual aggregate winners—finishing in third with a score of 1144. All three received a Pyramyd air rifle.

 

Check out the full article by John Parker at NRA Shooting Sports USA.

Learn more about NRA collegiate competitive shooting programs at this link: collegiate.nra.org.


Pictures from John Parker are also available at NRA Shooting Sports USA.

admin Mar 22 '17 · blogs+comments 1 · blogs+tags air-rifle, smallbore, akron, rachel mangan