Amos Peck receives his High Individual Aggregate award from NRA Board Member Walt Walter
Coumbus, Georgia – Last night's awards ceremony for the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships saw the week's top shooters come collect their accolades.
Michigan State, whose shooters took all of the top awards in both team and individual, took the stage to a round of applause many times throughout the night.
"It feels great," said Michigan State rifle coach Keith Hein. "It's been a long year, we've worked hard for it."
Hein's son is USAMU shooter Joseph Hein, so he is no stranger to the rigors of honing your skill through disciplined practice. Although Michigan State's rifle team is only able to practice about twice a week, the coach has found different ways to help the shooters improve.
"These athletes also help us coach local homeschool programs," Hein said. "I think this coaching is as beneficial as the individual training to isolate skill defects the athletes might have themselves." An added bonus of the program is to hopefully bring out new shooters to replenish the ranks when students graduate.