Shots from the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship's opening salvo at Fort Benning, Georgia

Competitors from the NRA Intercollegiate Air Rifle Championship at Fort Benning, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - Over 50 shooters from collegiate rifle club teams from across the country convened at the US Army Marksmanship Unit's Pool Complex on Fort Benning this morning to answer a question.

Who among them was best?

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Teams begin hunt for 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships titles at Fort Benning, Georgia

2012 NRA Rifle Club Individual champion Amos Peck of Michigan State University

Columbus, Georgia - Continuing the March madness of collegiate shooting, the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships begin this weekend at Fort Benning.

Picking up the excitement right where the the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships left off, the next few days will determine the new NRA Rifle Club champions.

And they will definitely be new. Like the Pistol Championships missing last year's individual winners, the Rifle Club Championships are without defending champs. In fact, they're without both the team and the individual.

In 2012 the Michigan State rifle team dominated the competition. The Spartans won the team championship by a margin of 96 points and shooter Amos Peck took the individual title by 19. That second place individual shooter, for that matter, was also a member of the Michigan State team.

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Milestone achievement for the winningest team in NCAA Rifle history

2013 NCAA Rifle National Champions West Virginia University

Columbus, Ohio - Four years since their last national rifle championship, West Virginia University is bringing the NCAA Rifle title back to Morgantown.

Starting the day at 2316, the Mountaineers had to separate themselves from the pack. Sitting one point behind defending champions Texas Christian University, West Virginia was tied with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and one point ahead of the Kentucky Wildcats. There was little breathing room ... if any.

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Who has the best shot at this year's NCAA Rifle title in Ohio State?

Texas Christian wins NCAA 2012 Rifle Championships at Ohio State University

Fairfax, Virginia - Tomorrow NRAblog heads out to Columbus, Ohio for the 2013 NCAA Rifle Championships at Ohio State University. There, eight teams will vie for the title through the Smallbore Championships on Friday and the Air Rifle Championship on Saturday. Who's going to take home the ultimate prize this weekend? Only NRAblog knows. (Okay, that's a lie.)

The competitors were selected by combining the average of a team's three highest regular-season aggregate scores (no more than one match per site) with their aggregate from the designated NCAA qualifiers. Mathematically, we have a good idea of who is going to do what on gameday, but how will it play out this weekend? We need to wait and see.

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From the USAMU PAO Molinaro - USAMU hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

Shooters from the Saint Thomas Academy in Minnesota at the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship

Fort Benning, Georgia - The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledging support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship Feb. 25-27 at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range.

Hosting the championship fosters junior participation in prestigious state and national rifle competitions, promotes firearms safety, and connects the youngsters with the expertise and professionalism of the USAMU.

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Rosters and individual shooters picked for NCAA Rifle Championships at Ohio State

Olympian Sarah Scherer from Texas Christian University won the 2012 NCAA Individual Smallbore Rifle Championship

Fairfax, Virginia - After announcing the eight teams who will compete for this year's NCAA Rifle Championships earlier this week, the NCAA has released the selected rosters and the individual shooters chosen to participate.

Held March 8-9 at the Converse Hall and French Field House on Ohio State's campus, this year's championships can be expected to come down to the wire. Defending champs Texas Christian looks not only for its first back-to-back win, but a third championship in four years. Kentucky, 2011 winner, has its eye on reclaiming the throne. Dynasties Alaska-Fairbanks and West Virginia are both in the running and would each like to add another championship to their double digit wins.

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Eight teams face off for 2013 NCAA Rifle Championships March 8-9 at Ohio State

Ohio State University hosts the 2013 NCAA Rifle Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rifle Committee has announced the eight teams who will compete for the 2013 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships early next month.

Held March 8-9 at Ohio State University, these eight teams were selected by combining the average of a team's three highest regular-season aggregate scores (no more than one match per site) with their aggregate from the designated NCAA qualifiers.

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The NRA's largest competition is your chance for fun this winter

NRA National Open Indoor Rifle Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - This year's NRA Metric Championship looks fun, right? The only problem is it's in the summer and we're in February. Camp Perry? The Bianchi Cup? Black Powder Championships? All in the summer too. Where can a competitive shooter find some action during the winter?

The answer is the NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships. Shot between multiple sectional tournaments across the country, the Indoor Championships are the NRA's biggest competition with thousands of participants. Between smallbore, air rifle, BB gun light rifle, pistol and air pistol, competitors have a lot of options.

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No. 2 TCU Horned Frogs hold steady behind No. 1 West Virginia

Texas Christian wins NCAA 2012 Rifle Championships at Ohio State University

Fairfax, Virginia - After its first week back from the winter break, everything remains in place in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Poll. Most teams have one or two matches left before their conference championships and/or the NCAA qualifiers.

The top seated West Virginia Mountaineers hosted the then-No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers at their range January 19, winning the match 4689-4661. The next day, the No. 3 Kentucky Wildcats beat the then-No. 10 Memphis Tigers 4646-4598. Although both the Cornhuskers and Tigers lost, the two teams each moved up a spot in the CRCA Poll. Nebraska now sits at No. 7, trading places with Air Force despite losing to them the weekend prior and Memphis moved to No. 9 after Murray State's defeat at the hands of Jacksonville State.

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