By Kyle Jillson | March 20 2011 14:40

The final event in the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships is the Open Air Pistol Championship.

Shot from a distance of ten meters, the championship's course of fire is fairly straight forward - 60 shots over one hour and 45 minutes.

The schools fielding shooters vying for the team title were the USMA, USNA, Ohio St., MIT, Citadel, USCGA, Michigan St., Texas A&M, Yale and NDSU.

Ranked #1 in Open Air after NRA Sectionals, The United States Military Academy, held on to its position and won their second team title of the 2011 championships with a final score of 2224.

Finishing off his sweep of this year's individual category, Nick Mowrer of Pikes Peak Community College displayed exemplary shooting and took the Open Air individual title with a 678.4 score. Nick entered the finals with an eight point lead, which was extended to twelve after he posted an impressive 102.4 ten shots later.

Final team and individual standings are as follows: 

Open Air Pistol - Team
Team Score
  USMA 2224 
  Ohio St. 2191 
  USNA 2180 
  Texas A&M 2175 
  Citadel 2175 
  NDSU 2148 
  USCGA 2126 
  MIT 2119 
  Michigan St. 2088 
  Yale 2082 
  USMMA 2041 

Open Air Pistol - Individual
Name Score
  Nick Mowrer  678.4
  Stephen Lutz  666.9
  Matthew Pueppke  666.0
  Heather Deppe  653.7
  Benjamin Poth  649.7
  Blake Reburn  648.9
  Chris Hudock  644.5
  Kirsten Asdal  643.9

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