Rifle

UK Rifle Third at 2019 GARC Championships

by Jake Most

AKRON, Ohio – The Kentucky rifle team finished the 2019 Great American Rifle Conference Championships in third place after a 4663 over two days inside Akron’s Stile Athletics Field House.
 
West Virginia won with a 4715 and Nebraska was team runner-up (4666).
 
Kentucky shot a 2354 in the Saturday air rifle, third in the AR team standings. Freshman Will Shaner was third in air rifle individually with a 595. WVU won team air rifle (2373) and Army was second (2361).

The Wildcats fired a 2309 in smallbore on Friday, ranking third in the team standings after day one.
 
UK’s aggregate, air rifle and smallbore totals all ranked No. 13 out of its outputs in those categories this season.

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The GARC is composed of Akron, Army, Kentucky, Memphis, Navy, Nebraska, North Carolina State and West Virginia.
 
UK, West Virginia, Navy and Army are four of the eight teams that qualified for the NCAA Championships, which will be hosted by West Virginia in a fortnight. All nine GARC teams rank among the top 20 nationally.
 
UK took second to last year’s host West Virginia at the GARC Championships. The Wildcats placed third the last time the competition was held inside Stiles Field House in 2017.
 
Kentucky (11-1, 7-1 Great American Rifle Conference) finished second in the GARC regular-season standings.
 
Aggregate Team Standings
Pl. Team – SB – AR — Aggregate
1. West Virginia – 2342 – 2373 – 4751
2. Nebraska – 2319 – 2347 – 4666
3. Kentucky – 2309 – 2354 – 4663
4. Akron – 2302 – 2353 – 4655
5. Navy – 2298 – 2354 – 4652
6. Ole Miss – 2302 – 2346 – 4648
8. Army – 2286 – 2361 – 4647
6. Memphis – 2300 – 2343 – 4643
9. NC State – 2281 – 2341 – 4622
 
UK Saturday Air Rifle Results
3. Will Shaner: 595
14. Cathryn Papasodora: 590
40. Morgan Duerr: 585
43. Ruby Gomes: 585
46. Ian Foos: 585
48. Richard Clark: 584
49. Hailee Sigmon: 584
53. Hanna Carr: 582
57. Jason Spaude: 581
64. Mason Joachim: 579
 
UK Friday Smallbore Results
8. Will Shaner: 581
17. Richard Clark: 578
22. Hailee Sigmon: 576
23. Mason Joachim: 576
27. Jason Spaude: 575
29. Cathryn Papasodora: 574
31. Hanna Carr: 574
35. Ian Foos: 572
41. Morgan Duerr: 570
55. Carmen Fry: 566
63. Ruby Gomes: 563
 
Air Rifle Team Standings
1. West Virginia 2373
2. Army 2361
3. Kentucky 2354
4. Navy 2354
5. Akron 2353
6. Nebraska 2347
7. Ole Miss 2346
8. Memphis 2343
9. NC State 2341
 
Smallbore Team Standings
1. West Virginia – 2342
2. Nebraska – 2319
3. Kentucky – 2309
4. Ole Miss – 2302
5. Akron – 2302
6. Memphis – 2300
7. Navy – 2298
8. Army – 2286
9. NC State – 2281
 
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