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.