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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.

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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