Mountaineers take team title; Madeleine Godwin grabs individual championship at Fort Benning

2015 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

Fort Benning, Georgia - West Virginia University's club rifle team secured the school's second national championship in a week thanks to outstanding shooting at this past weekend's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia. The first of the two shooting sports titles came one week ago when the Mountaineers' varsity rifle team took the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Finishing the competition with a final score of 4363 out of a possible 4800, West Virginia's impressive shooting usurped defending champions University of Michigan, who had won the past two titles. The Wolverines, who found themselves in a 36-point hole to West Virginia after the first day's Smallbore Championship, mounted a spirited comeback during the final day's Air Rifle Championship to win the match, but fell just short of the overall title by 15 points and finished third with 4348.

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Mountaineers in lead for 2015 Intercollegiate Rifle Club title; Madeline Godwin on top of individual scoreboard

2015 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

Fort Benning, Georgia - West Virginia University, whose rifle team took the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championships title last weekend, is all set to bookend this past week with titles thanks to their rifle club team sitting in first at this weekend's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships.

Clenching today's Smallbore Championship with a 2116 out of a possible 2400, the Mountaineers are carrying a 17-point lead, and their own destiny, into tomorrow's Air Rifle Championship at the United States Army Marksmanship Unit's facility at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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Spring has sprung in Georgia as rifle shooters compete for NRA title

2015 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

Fort Benning, Georgia - After a winter for the record books for much of the country, yesterday's ushering in of spring has competitive shooters across the country itching to get out to the range and put the x-ring in their sights. This couldn't be more true than at Fort Benning, Georgia, where nearly 100 shooters representing more than a dozen colleges have shown up to compete in the 2015 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships.

"This year's championships are the largest we've ever had and we're so excited for all the shooters," said Match Director and National Manager of NRA's Collegiate and School Programs Tori Croft. "Thanks to competitive shooting growing so much at the collegiate level there are so many schools we'd love to have and Fort Benning has plenty of room."

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Centre Point shooting academy pushing to bring the nation a second Olympic medal

Centre Point Sports Shooting Academy

The New Indian Express highlights a leap forward in the development of shooting sports in India ...
All Set for Shooting Academy
Adwaidh Rajan

The capital city’s claim to be the newest hub of shooting sport in the country is set to strengthen with a first-of-its-kind shooting academy in the state - the Centre Point Sports Shooting Academy - slated to be opened at Pattom here on March 8.

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From USA Shooting - Winter Airgun Championships Provide Intrigue and Youthful Energy

Colorado Springs, Colorado - The intrigue of performance under pressure, combined with youthful energy and success summarizes all that was special about the 2014 Winter Airgun (WAG) Championships.  Record numbers competed while 12 athletes got their 2015 shooting season jump started with the best performances of the weekend.

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NRA's largest competitive match of the year begins January 1 and you can compete at your home range

NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - Are you looking to do some competitive shooting this winter? The 2015 NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships start January 1 and they're the NRA's biggest match of the year. Unlike NRA's Bianchi Cup or National Matches at Camp Perry, the Indoor Championships are shot as a postal match, through multiple sectional tournaments all across the country. This means you can join the action from the comfort of your local range. There's no need to travel half way across the country!

Results are sent to the NRA where they're compared to everyone else's and winners are determined. It's a fun way to compete with many other shooters and it's easy to get involved.

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Form Crosman Corporation - Crosman Corporation To Host USA's Largest regular season field target event

Fred Eichler of Sportsman Channel’s “Predator Nation” to compete


Bloomfield, New York - Five years after hosting its first field target competition, Crosman Corporation will welcome 100 competitors in six disciplines at the largest event of its kind in the United States. The Northeast Regional Field Target Championship hosted by Crosman will feature participants from fourteen states and Canada competing July 12 and 13 on the company’s Bloomfield, NY campus.

“What began as a helpful gesture to a shooting club when they were no longer able to host the event has turned into the top open competition in the country for field target,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. “Technically it’s a regional competition but we draw participants from across the U.S. and we have international competitors as well.. This year we have them coming from as far as California and Colorado,” added DeBoard. 

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From USA Shooting - National Champions Named in Men's Air Rifle and Women's Three-Position Rifle

Lauren Phillips, the gold medalist for Junior Women’s Three-Position RifleFort Benning, Georgia - Not only were titles, medals and bragging rights on the line, but for Junior shooters in these events, the chance to represent the United States at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Granada, Spain was also up for grabs.

Garrett Spurgeon (Canton, Missouri) claimed yet another National Title today by winning the Junior Men’s Air Rifle event. Tim Sherry (Highlands Ranch. Colorado) once again claimed the silver and Brandon Muske (Burton, Texas) won bronze.

Seems Spurgeon and Sherry are often atop the Junior Men’s Rifle podiums together. The pair has been gold/silver and vice versa since earlier this year when Spurgeon won gold and Sherry won silver in Men’s Three-Position Rifle at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC). In Men’s Air Rifle at NJOSC, Sherry instead would win the gold.

At this National Championships, Spurgeon also won the Junior Men’s Three-Position Rifle title and silver in Junior Men’s Prone. Sherry took silver in Junior Men’s Three-Position Rifle and bronze in Junior Men’s Prone.

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NRA recognizes best of the best in collegiate rifle after NCAA championships

2014 NRA All-American Smallbore First Team

Murray, Kentucky - Following West Virginia University clinching their 16th NCAA Rifle national title, the most in the sport's history, the top rifle shooters in college sports gathered for the closing NRA banquet, where the 2014 NRA All-American teams were announced.

Started in 1936, the All-American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. Pistol All-Americans were announced simultaneously down at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships at Ft. Benning. Shotgun All-American awards were presented a couple weeks later at ACUI Clay Target Championships.

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