Akron has proven itself as a force to be reckoned with at the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships over the past few years, and 2019 was no different
During the Cold War, several European countries manufactured bolt-action “club rifles” based on Mausers for distribution to local gun clubs, where shooters engaged in formal competition out to 600 meters. Of course, this was back when many governments supported competitive shooting.
Great Britain's Malcolm Cooper won gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in the smallbore three-position event. He is the only competitor ever to win this Olympic event twice, and only the twelfth shooter since 1896 to win two Olympic gold medals. He held or shared five world records at 300 meters.
Student-athletes from 17 schools attended this year's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships, held at Ft. Benning, GA, in March.
Clemson University's Rachel Mangan won the individual championship.