Most collegiate athletes start competing in their respective sports at a young age, but for senior rifle team member Claire Spina, it wasn’t until high school that she got her start in rifle.

No. 13 NC State rifle went to Lincoln, Nebraska where it went 0-2 against No. 8 Navy and No. 10 Nebraska in another unsuccessful weekend amidst a down year for the program.

The No. 8 ranked NC State rifle team opened the season with wins over The Citadel and No. 10 Akron before dropping its first match to No. 16 Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 27, and then suffering another defeat at the hands of No. 12 Ole Miss on Sunday, Oct 28.

The NC State rifle team had one participant at the NCAA Championships in graduate student Lauren Phillips.

After finishing fourth last year, the NC State rifle team (11-7, 3-5 GARC) couldn’t perform in the air rifle and finished sixth at this year’s GARC Championships in Morgantown, West Virginia. 

It was a rough weekend for the No. 11 NC State rifle team, as the usually dominant Wolfpack dropped two Great American Rifle Conference matchups in Annapolis, Maryland.