Henrik Larsen Wins 2018 NCAA Air Rifle Championship

by
posted on March 13, 2018
h_larsen.jpg

Henrik Larsen, the University of Kentucky rifle team’s star freshman, is this year’s NCAA air rifle individual champion. Larsen is Kentucky’s first national champion since Connor Davis in 2014. Kentucky won this year’s 2018 NCAA overall team championship after defeating five-time defending champion WVU in a match for the ages.

The 2018 NCAA championships were held March 9-10, hosted by the Citadel at McAlister Fieldhouse in Charleston, SC.

Larsen shot 596 in the team matches, the fourth-highest score overall. In the final, Larsen fell behind but came back, shooting a score of 249.4 (including 52 Xs) for the win.

This season, Larsen finished as the top individual in every match he competed in. He led the nation in scoring, with an aggregate average of 1188.83, and smallbore at 592.25. The Mysen, Norway, native also pocketed seven of the nation’s top-11 aggregate scores, including the top two of 1194 and 1193.

Adding to the accolades, Larsen earned multiple postseason honors: First Team All-American, NCAA Shooter of the Year, and Freshman of the Year.

2018 NCAA Rifle Team Championship Leaderboard

  1. Kentucky—4717
  2. WVU—4708
  3. TCU—4701
  4. Murray State—4684
  5. Air Force—4669
  6. Alaska-Fairbanks—4667
  7. Ohio State—4664
  8. Nebraska—4655


Lead photo courtesy of UK Athletics

Latest

Hancock Morrocco 2024 2
Hancock Morrocco 2024 2

ISSF World Cup: Vincent Hancock Collects Men’s Skeet Silver Medal In Morocco

Federal Ammunition’s Vincent Hancock earned an ISSF World Cup silver medal in Men’s Skeet, plus Skeet Mixed Team gold with teammate Kim Rhode at the 2024 competition in Rabat, Morocco, Feb. 4-13.

Catching Up With Olympic Medalist Mary Tucker

Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Mary Tucker is aiming for gold in Paris this summer.

Collegiate Rifle: Akron Misses The Mark At NCAA Qualifier

Akron senior Gavin Perkowski has a solid chance at an individual NCAA championship invitation after the Zips competed at the 2024 NCAA rifle qualifier held in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 17.

Steel Challenge Shooting Strategies: Pendulum

Many Steel Challenge shooters consider the Pendulum stage to be the most difficult of the eight official SCSA classifier stages.

USA College Clay Target League Announces First Trapshooting National Championship

The USA College Clay Target League’s first-ever Trapshooting National Championship will be held at Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill, Ill., Nov. 1-3, 2024.

Hancock, Rhode Earn Skeet Mixed Team Gold Medal At 2024 ISSF Shotgun World Cup Rabat

U.S. skeet shooters Vincent Hancock and Kim Rhode top Skeet Mixed Team leaderboard at 2024 ISSF World Cup in Rabat, Morocco, Feb. 12.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.