Fall competition ends for the NC State rifle team with the winter airgun championships, hosted in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Four athletes participated for the Pack and competed in the open competition and junior competition.
The NC State rifle team will return to action this weekend Dec. 6-8 with its appearance at the Winter Airgun Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The NC State rifle team had its final competition of the fall on Saturday and Sunday against No. 5 Akron and No. 2 West Virginia. On Saturday, the No. 7 Wolfpack (3-3) fell to Akron by a score of 4675-4631. Then on Sunday, it lost to the Mountaineers 4710-4666.
The No. 17-ranked NC State rifle team beat Memphis on Saturday 4675-4646. Its total was the second highest in program history, behind a score of 4678 back on Jan. 21, 2018.
The No. 15 NC State rifle team hosted a matchup against No. 17 North Georgia. Two events, the smallbore series and air rifle series, were hosted at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack typically hosts every other year, its last being against the same team on Nov. 19, 2017.
NC State will be a little quiet this week on campus as many teams have away games, but softball, men’s soccer and rifle have home games this week. However, the highlight of the week is Primetime with the Pack on Friday night.
NC State’s coed rifle team started off the season with a win against Virginia Military Institute 4625-4487 on Saturday morning in Lexington, Virginia.
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.