Year's top collegiate pistol shooters named for NRA All American awards

NRA All-American Free Pistol First Team

Columbus, Georgia - Following the awards for this year's NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, the NRA announced the rosters of its annual All American pistol teams.

Created in 1936, the All American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. Rifle All Americans were announced just recently at the NCAA Rifle Championships and the Shotgun All Americans will be announced at the ACUI Clay Target Championships next week.

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2013 Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships wrap up with smallbore position match

The smallbore firing line at the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - On a markedly foggy day on Fort Benning, the competitors of the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships gathered for the second half of their tournament.

Assembling at the US Army Marksmanship Unit's 50 meter range, they unpacked their guns and prepared for the Smallbore Championship. The match is fired from three positions - prone, standing and kneeling - divided evenly into strings of 20 shots per position.

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NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships' second, and deciding, women's title

Kirsten Asdal of the United States Naval Academy at the NRA Women's Sport Pistol Championship

Columbus, Georgia - The fourth of the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship's five titles is Women's Sport Pistol.

Shot Wednesday, it was the second and final Women's championship. Here the United States Naval Academy clenched their Women's National Team title while West Point's Heather Deppe earned this year's individual crown.

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Team Aggregate goes to the U.S. Military Academy and Cadet Stephen Bowden of The Citadel wins Individual

2013 Intercollegiate Pistol Team Aggregate champions United States Military Academy
Members of the United States Military Academy's Pistol Team, the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate National Champions.

Columbus, Georgia - After three grueling days of battling back-and-forth with service academy rival Navy, the Black Knights of West Point pulled ahead to capture this year's aggregate to become the National NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Champions of 2013.

The aggregate is comprised of scores from three separate matches; the Free Pistol, Standard Pistol and Open Air Pistol championships. Scoring 2004, 2114 and 2208 respectively, the Army cadets tallied a final total of 6326 pointsout of a possible 7200.

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Final scores and photos from the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship's first match of the week

Finalist Matthew Pueppke from North Dakota State University at the NRA Free Pistol Championship

Columbus, Georgia - Scores from this morning's Standard Pistol Championship are being finalized while teams run off to grab lunch before the Women's Sport Pistol Championship, but not NRAblog!

While we're waiting to hear who won this morning's match, enjoy some photos from yesterday's Free Pistol Championship.

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West Point strikes back in the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Heather Deppe from the United States Military Academy wins Women's Air Pistol Championship

Columbus, Georgia - Army Cadets were starting from behind. Watching as their rivals from the Naval Academy laid claim to the first prize of the Intercollegiate Pistol Championship, Army stormed back in the second half to capture team and individual titles in NRA Women's Air Pistol Championships.

Four of the five championships remained unclaimed, but the wins would not come easy. The marksmanship, patience and swagger developed throughout the winter pistol season would be put to the test. Especially in the second overall championship — Women's Air Pistol.

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NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships begin as part of 2nd Annual Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships

Standard Pistol shooters at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Columbus, Georgia - Tomorrow morning officially kicks off the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships on Fort Benning – just outside Columbus, Georgia.

The championships take part during the 2nd Annual Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships. Hosted by the United States Marksmanship Unit, the event is the largest multi-discipline, shoulder to shoulder, collegiate shooting sports championship event in the United States.

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Fairfax, Virginia - Hey air gun shooters! Do you dream of an overall win in the NRA Indoor National Championships? Or how about your air rifle skills earning you Olympic gold?

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