By Kyle Jillson | December 16 2011 09:03

ESPN's Page 2 has a good article on University of Alaska Fairbanks' dominance in the NCAA Rifle Championships and breaks down how they've come to be so successful.

The 2012 NCAA Rifle Championships are being hosted by The Ohio State University this year March 8-10 and NRAblog will be there to see who wins the 2012 title and for the announcement of the 2012 NRA All Americans.

Alaska Fairbanks is NCAA rifle dynasty

Anna Hjelmevoll of the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the 2011 NCAA Rifle Championships on NRAblog

At first, there seems only one plausible explanation for all those NCAA trophies gathered in one case, displayed in a room about 130 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

"Well, of course," you think. "It must be all that moose hunting."

What else could it be?

Since 1994, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been the most dominant program in the sport of collegiate rifle, winning 10 NCAA team championships, finishing second twice and claiming 14 individual championships while producing 44 All-Americans.

Obviously, the descendents of those hardy Sourdoughs who ventured north with a gold pan in one hand and a rifle in the other can still hit a buzzing mosquito at 50 paces.

Read the rest of the article at ESPN's Page 2 here.

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