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1956 National Championship Rifle Team





The 1956 Nevada rifle team won the Wolf Pack’s first national championship and becomes just the second team to be inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in its 35-year history. Nevada captured the National Intercollegiate Rifle Championship in Berkeley, Calif., in March of 1956, setting a national record with 1,443 points out of a possible 1,500.  The 1956 team included Max Botz, Gene Espin, Terry Katzer, John Middlebrook, Dick Mills, Bill Rusk and Chuck Taylor and was coached by Sgt. Joel Cantrell. During that 1956 season, the team also won the 31-team Southwest Invitational in El Paso and the Eastern Washington College of Education Invitational. At the prestigious Hearst Intercollegiate Shoot that year, Nevada finished second and won the Sixth Army title. For his efforts, Cantrell was awarded the Army’s Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant, one of the top peacetime awards available for meritorious service, while Katzer and Rusk were named All-Americans.
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Quintos blanks CSU and Wyoming

With three goals scored and zero goals given up, the Nevada soccer team completed the weekend sweep shutout against Colorado State and Wyoming. The Pack scored two goals vs. the Rams to earn the program's first win over CSU in three tries and followed that up with a 1-0 victory over the Cowgirls to close the weekend. Also against Wyoming the team set a new attendance record with 1,043 fans.

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