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Henrik Larsen, the University of Kentucky rifle team’s star freshman, is this year’s NCAA air rifle individual champion. Larsen is Kentucky’s first national champion since Connor Davis in 2014. Kentucky won this year’s 2018 NCAA overall team championship after defeating five-time defending champion WVU.

Larsen shot 596 in the team matches, the fourth-highest score overall. In the final, Larsen fell behind but came back, shooting a score of 249.4 (including 52 Xs) for the win.

This season, Larsen finished as the top individual in every match he competed in. He led the nation in scoring, with an aggregate average of 1188.83, and smallbore at 592.25. The Mysen, Norway, native also pocketed seven of the nation’s top-11 aggregate scores, including the top two of 1194 and 1193.

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admin Mar 17 '18 · blogs+tags air-rifle, larsen, ncaa, uk rifle
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Led by freshman Henrik Larsen's record-breaking performance, the fourth-ranked Kentucky rifle team fired a 4714 at the Ole Miss Open on Saturday inside the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.

Larsen paved the way for the Wildcats in the first match of his career, setting school records in smallbore and combined. The Mysen, Norway, product put on a show and fired a 595 in smallbore and a 598 in air rifle for a 1193 combined score. Larsen's 598 matches the team-high score in the discipline from all of the 2016-17 season, while his 595 surpasses the previous school record by three points.

The Cats fired 2348 in smallbore, one of their highest scores in recent action, and 2367 in air rifle. This is the first time that UK has started the season above the 4700 mark.

Full story at UK Athletics

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