March 8, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
The No. 7 University of Nevada rifle team will travel to Columbus, Ohio to participate in the 2012 NCAA Rifle Championships that will take place Friday and Saturday at Ohio State.
Nevada joins a field of eight that includes Alaska-Fairbanks, Jacksonville State, UTEP, Army, Kentucky, TCU, and West Virginia. The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular-season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.
Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday. Individual and team competitions in air rifle (60 shots) will be held Saturday. The overall team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team total scores into one aggregate score for each institution.
The last time Nevada’s team participated in the championships was in 2008, finishing in eighth place. Dempster Christenson has represented Nevada in the individual championships the last three years. In 2004 Nevada was a runner-up to Alaska-Fairbanks who won the title. Kentucky won the national title in 2011.
The official NCAA Rifle Championships program is available to view at www.ncaa.com/NCRifle.
Check nevadawolfpack.com for results after completion of the match.