March 13th, 2011

NCAA 2011 Rifle Championship Results

2011 NCAA Rifle Championships

The 2011 NCAA Rifle Championships is history and two new individual Champions have been crowned. The Univ. of Kentucky’s Ethan Settlemires shoot superbly throughout the smallbore matches to beat West Virginia’s Nicco Campriani by just two points. But Campriani came right back to win the very competitive Air Rifle event, edging out his WV team-mate Petra Zublasing by 2.8 points.

Kentucky Wildcats Finally Win Team Championship
In team competition, the Univ. of Kentucky, lead by Heather Greathouse and Ethan Settlemires, won the overall team national title. This was Kentucky’s first NCAA Rifle team championship, though Kentucky had recorded 16 ‘Top-10′ finishes since 1994. After UK won the smallbore NCAA title on Friday in the first day of competition, the Wildcats held off West Virginia’s charge in air rifle on Saturday to secure the first national championship in program history, finishing with a 4,700 team total score.

2011 NCAA Rifle Championships

You’ll find extensive coverage of both smallbore and air rifle competition on the NCAA sports website, including video highlights. CLICK HERE to visit the NCAA’s Rifle Championship web page.

Eathan Settlemires of Univ. of Kentucky Wins Smallbore Championship
The results for the smallbore portion of the 2011 NCAA Rifle Championship are in. With strong showings from the West Virginia University as well as Memphis and Texas Christian, it was the University of Kentucky’s Ethan Settlemires who came out on top.

Nicco Campriani

Final scores for the top six Smallbore shooters are:

2011 NCAA Rifle Championship – Smallbore
Name School Results
  Ethan Settlemires   University of Kentucky 691.0
  Nicco Campriani   West Virginia University 689.0
  Heather Greathouse   University of Kentucky 685.5
  Tom Santelli   West Virginia University 683.8
  Daniel Hermsmeier   University of Memphis 682.6
  Caitlin Morrissey   Texas Christian University 682.1

West Virginia’s Campriani wins 2011 NCAA Air Rifle Individual Title
Nicco Campriani of West Virginia University powered on through relay number three with an astounding score of 599. Though his teammate Petra Zublasing managed a higher score in the final round (105.2 to Campriani’s 102), it was enough to overtake Nicco’s initial run.

Nicco Campriani

The top six shooters at the Air Rifle portion of the 2011 NCAA Rifle Championships (held in Columbus State University’s Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center) are:

2011 NCAA Rifle Championship – Air Rifle
Name School Results
  Nicco Campriani   West Virginia University 701.0
  Petra Zublasing   West Virginia University 698.2
  Henri Junghanel   University of Kentucky 697.6
  Sarah Scherer   Texas Christian University 697.0
  Justin Pentz   West Virginia University 694.7
  Anna Hjelmevol   Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks 694.2
Report by KJillson courtesy the NRA Blog.

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