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NRA Intercollegiate Pistol, Rifle Club Championships Return To Fort Benning This Weekend

NRA Intercollegiate Pistol, Rifle Club Championships Return To Fort Benning This Weekend

Beginning Saturday, March 17, the best collegiate shooting sports student-athletes in the nation toe the line to determine new champions in the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol and Rifle Club Championships, which run through March 25 at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

Graciously hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the two competitions will each feature more than 100 competitors from collegiate shooting programs across the U.S., vying for individual and team honors in pistol and rifle competition. 

The NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, scheduled for March 17-20, unite the best collegiate pistol athletes from across the country to determine the National Collegiate Individual and Team Champions in Intercollegiate Free Pistol, Standard Pistol, Open Air Pistol, Women’s Air Pistol and Women’s Sport Pistol disciplines. Qualifications for an invitation to the Championships are determined from scores fired in the annual NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Sectionals held throughout the U.S. between January and February.  

Last year’s Pistol Championships saw big victories by cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Military Academy, as well as Ohio State dominating the Women’s Individual and Team Aggregate categories.

Once the Pistol Championships wrap up, the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships runs from March 23-25. This year brings back the reigning champions of the University of Akron to defend their title against the most talented collegiate rifle clubs in the U.S. 

Throughout the rifle championship, all participants and coaches will also have an opportunity to participate in Smallbore Rifle and Air Rifle competitions and training summits.

Stay tuned to NRA Blog and Shooting Sports USA for continuing coverage of these and other NRA Competitive Shooting events. For more information about the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol and Rifle Club Championships, or to learn more about NRA’s Collegiate Shooting programs, visit http://collegiate.nra.org or contact Tori Croft at vcroft@nrahq.org.

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