The Air Force Academy rifle team opens the season with two matches at Ohio State in Columbus this weekend, Oct. 12-13, at the OSU Rifle Range. According to head coach Launi Meili, the team is excited to start shooting regular season matches. "Other schools have started their competitions and our practice scores have been very competitive with what we've seen posted so far."
On Friday, the Falcons have a match against Ohio State. "We open against No. 3-ranked Ohio State and I feel confident we'll give them a tough match right from the start." On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Falcons compete against West Virginia at OSU. "The match against WVU on Saturday is going to be our toughest match of the season, added Meili.
Meili said, TCU and WVU have shot some phenomenal scores already, some records in fact, and are already positioning themselves as the top teams in the country. This first weekend will give us an indication of where we stack up in the country and give us an idea of what we need to work on.
Our returning shooters are continuing to improve their scores and our freshmen have been setting personal bests almost every time they shoot. Coach Anti and I can't wait to see them put it on the line this weekend at OSU.