NC State produced a dozen Olympians in this year’s Games in Tokyo, including swimming commit Noe Ponti, who won bronze in the men’s 100-meter butterfly.
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With the 2020 Olympic Games no underway, Culture Editor Same Overton breaks down all of the NC State connections at this year's games.
Stockton provides a unique set of skills and wisdom coming from the Air Force Academy rifle team, a well respected and solid group, but has no regrets about coming to NC State.
NC State Rifle was represented by Makenzie Sheffield at the NCAA Rifle Championships with the sophomore competing in the smallbore category, finishing 32nd.
For the second year in a row, sophomore Makenzie Sheffield qualified for the NCAA Rifle Championships. She will represent NC State in the small bore category, after scoring a 585 at the NCAA qualifier last week. This is also the fifth consecutive year that an NC State athlete has made the championships.
NC State rifle posted a very solid 4666 in the NCAA Qualifiers over the weekend. The team will find out on Feb . 23 if it qualifies as a team or if just some individual members qualify.
Travis Stockton and Makenzie Sheffield took the top scores in air rifle and smallbore, respectively, but the NC State rifle team could not overcome No. 11 Akron’s aggregate score of 4674.
The NC State rifle team recently competed virtually, something that staff writer Bryan Danner thinks could be implemented to other sports amid COVID-19 health concerns.
The No. 11 NC State rifle team competed in a virtual matchup against No. 8 Memphis on Jan. 30. The Wolfpack lost 4677-4648.
Despite the record-breaking score, the Wolfpack (2-5) was still defeated by the No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-2) 4694-4676. With only two more matches before the NCAA Qualifiers, this loss means the Pack will finish the year with a losing record.
NC State rifle took down UT Martin and fell to Ole Miss in a pair of ranked matchups over the weekend. Redshirt freshman Travis Stockton stood out with big performances in each meet.
The team announced its schedule on Twitter on Jan. 14 and currently has five matches on the docket before the NCAA qualifiers, hosted by Navy, on Feb. 20.
The No. 8 NC State rifle team fell to No. 3 Kentucky and No. 11 Murray State in back-to-back days in an event in Lexington, Kentucky over the weekend. The losses drop the Pack to 1-3 to finish the season.
NC State rifle got its first win of the season Sunday, beating North Georgia 4673-4590 behind strong performances from Addy Burrow, Emily Fisher and Makenzie Sheffield.
The NC State rifle team announced its schedule recently and is set for some immediate action with a trip to Maryland to face Navy right around the corner.
Not every new student coming to NC State comes in with the same level of knowledge about NC State Athletics. Some have been lifelong fans, others may have only seen a handful of events or none at all. Whichever camp you fall into, we wanted to make sure you knew at least one name on every NC State team, so here is the who is who of NC State Athletics.
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Freshman Makenzie Sheffield will be heading to Lexington, Kentucky, for the NCAA Championship. She will compete in the air rifle event held on Sunday, March 14 along with three other athletes.
On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”
The NC State rifle concluded its NCAA Regional Qualifier in Charleston, S.C. by edging out Alabama-Birmingham by a score of 4644-4597, which when combined with the 4633 average from its top-three finishes over the regular season, gave the Wolfpack a score of 9312.
The No. 12 NC State rifle team will be going to Charleston, South Carolina on Feb. 22 to compete in the NCAA Qualifiers. This event determines who gets to go to the NCAA National Championship in Kentucky and whether the team goes or only individuals.
Sunday was a bittersweet day for the No. 12 NC State rifle team, as it narrowly lost out on a marquee win at home in Reynolds Coliseum over No. 7 Nebraska 4,685-4,663. But despite the loss, the Wolfpack posted its third-best outing of the season, and raised its NCAA qualifying score going into NCAA qualifiers.
This weekend, the NC State rifle team is traveling to take on back-to-back road opponents. In the first match Saturday, the Pack faces No. 6 Mississippi. This is a match that NC State needs to win, as its four previous matchups have ended in defeat. However, all four of those defeats did come against top-15 ranked opponents. Mississippi is also coming off a loss from its previous match against then-No. 8 Navy.