It's official: The 2019 NCAA Rifle Championships are underway at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV. Host school West Virginia University are joined by Air Force, Alaska-Fairbanks, West Point, Kentucky, Murray State, Navy and TCU.
The competition began Friday, March 8 with smallbore rifle team and individual competition. NCAA scoring consists of 60 shots for both smallbore and air rifle for a total of 120 shots per team member. The 2019 team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team aggregate scores for each school.
The atmosphere at the WVU Coliseum is nothing short of electric. In a move akin to ISSF championships, a variety of popular music tracks are being piped into the building that helps to set a really great mood. Ranging from AC/DC, to Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrision—both the shooters and spectators alike are enjoying themselves.
What's even cooler is the fact this match is utilizing the host schools mobile range, with 26 firing points using the Megalink Electronic Target System. We first brought you the story of the Bill McKenzie Mobile Range last February.