By Kyle Jillson | April 19 2011 08:40

Top shooters at the  2011 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

Clemson, South Carolina - The final day of the 2011 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships saw no shots fired. Already resolved the day before, all that remained was the awards ceremony and announcement of the 2011 NRA National Club All-Star Teams.

First off Coach John Cummings from Clemson University and Coach William Smith from The Citadel were presented with awards thanking them for being gracious hosts to this year's championships. 

The smallbore championship's awards were handed out first with the help of Mike Krei, Director of the NRA's Competitive Shooting Division. Michigan State University's Clayton Peck took the gold in individual smallbore thanks to his 570 and steady aim. In the smallbore team standings, Penn State's combined effort brought them a 2142, putting them at the top spot over second place Michigan State University's 2132.

Following smallbore, NRA Board Member Edie Fleeman came up to help with the air rifle awards. Coming back up to the podium to receive another trophy was Clayton Peck, whose 582 got him the air rifle gold as well. Host school Clemson University, focused and clearly well-practiced, successfully defended their title from last year by winning the team air rifle trophy again - this year with a 2218.

NRA Board Member and former football star Dave Butz towered over the recipients of the overall awards, which he helped present. Clayton Peck, a lock to take the individual aggregate by winning both the smallbore and air rifle championships, finished with a total of 1152. Penn State, with a first place finish in smallbore and runner up in air rifle, ended the championships with a team aggregate of 4,326. Although they could not overcome Clemson in air rifle, I'm sure they were fine when they came up to accept the team aggregate trophy as a consolation.

Last but not least, NRA's Tori Croft had one last group of awards to announce. The NRA National Club All-Star Teams are the club version of the well-known NRA All-American Teams which are announced at the NCAA Rifle Championships.

This year's All-Stars and top placings are:

Individual Smallbore Championship
Name Score University
  Clayton Peck  570 MSU
  Matthew Parsons  569 NGCSU
  Kaitlyn Martin  568 NMSU
  Tonya Kocher  555 PSU
  Ted Sankey  551 WVU

Team Smallbore Championship
Team Score

 Penn State University
    Tonya Kocher
    Kyle Freeley
    Jonathan Vinas
    Nicole McMahon

 2142
 Michigan State University
    Clayton Peck
    Angelina Taylor
    Gregory Morey
    Ray Lindsey
 2132
 North Georgia College & State University
    Matthew Parsons
    Tori Kostecki
    Philip Skidmore
    Trevor Jones
 2127

Individual Air Rifle Championship
Name Score University
  Clayton Peck  582 MSU
  Dylan Smith  570 CU
  Tori Kostecki  569 NGCSU
  Chance Cover  567 WVU
  Tonya Kocher  566 PSU

Team Air Rifle Championship
Team Score
 Clemson University
    Erin Gotterbarm
    Dylan Smith
    Eugene Diefenbach
    Trey Jordan
 2218
 Penn State University
    Nicole McMahon
    Tonya Kocher
    Kyle Freeley
    Jonathan Vinas
 2184
 West Virginia University
    Chance Cover
    Ted Sankey
    Jon Bobbera
    Allyssa Clark
 2174

Individual Aggregate
Name Score University
  Clayton Peck  1152 MSU
  Matthew Parsons  1129 NGCSU
  Kaitlyn Martin  1124 NMSU
  Tonya Kocher  1121 PSU
  Ted Sankey  1114 WVU

Team Aggregate
Team Score

 Penn State University
    Tonya Kocher
    Kyle Freeley
    Jonathan Vinas
    Nicole McMahon

 4326
 North Georgia College & State University
    Matthew Parsons
    Tori Kostecki
    Philip Skidmore
    Trevor Jones
 4301
 Michigan State University
    Clayton Peck
    Angelina Taylor
    Gregory Morey
    Ray Lindsey
 4273

NRA All-Star First Team Smallbore
Name School
 Clayton Peck
 MSU
 Matthew Parsons
 NGCSU
 Kaitlyn Martin
 NMSU
 Tonya Kocher
 PSU

NRA All-Star Second Team Smallbore
Name School
 Ted Sankey  WVU
 Julie Vavreck  IUPA
 Tori Kostecki
 NGCSU
 Cathy Fan  UM

NRA All-Star First Team Air Rifle
Name School
 Clayton Peck  MSU
 Tori Kostecki  NGCSU
 Brian Johnson  NCSU
 Tonya Kocher  PSU

NRA All-Star Second Team Air Rifle
Name School
 Chance Cover  WVU
 Matthew Parsons  NGCSU
 Dylan Smith  CU
 Kyle Freeley  PSU

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