Air Force Rifle Finished Second at President's Trophy Match

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy rifle team traveled to West Point, N.Y., this weekend to compete in the President's Trophy Match at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. The Falcons competed in the match between the defending champs, the Army Black Knights, Navy's Midshipmen and the U.S. Coast Guard Bears.

Air Force maintained its runner-up standing with an aggregate score of 5749 points, just 63 points shy of Army's score. The Black Knights had a combined score of 5812, and captured their third straight President's Trophy Match title. The Midshipmen finished third with a 5734 followed by the Bears' 4333.

Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard joined the Black Knights in rounding out the academy field in a series that began in 1998-99. The match employed the NCAA four-man system.

The rifle team has a week off before traveling to Fairbanks, AK, for a two-day match with Alaska-Fairbanks on Nov. 18 and Kentucky on Nov. 19.

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