Feb. 2, 2018
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The No. 9 Air Force rifle team was host to Patriot Rifle Conference opponents No. 5 Alaska and No. 20 UTEP on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Falcon Rifle Range. The three teams prepare to compete in the PRC Championship matches on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, at Air Force.
The Falcons won the match, posting a 4684. The Nanooks finished with a 4670, while the Miners scored a 4579.
In the tri-team match on Friday, Air Force came out ahead in smallbore with a 2314. The Nanooks finished with a score of 2304, followed by the Miners with a 2261.
The Falcons' Anna Weilbacher and Logan Ogden led the team with a same score 580. Nate Peterson finished the match with a 578, while Spencer Cap had 576 and Nick Learn posted a 566. Also shooting smallbore were Spencer Brandon, who had a 569, and Kyle Cox, with a 562. Mary Maystrovich scored a personal best 580 and Sarah Sawicki finished with a 577, just one point shy of her personal best.
In air rifle, Air Force led Alaska by 4 points, finishing with a score of 2370. Alaska finished with a 2366 and UTEP with a 2318.
In NCAA scoring, Sawicki led with a 596, tying her personal best score of the season. Ogden tied his season best with a 594. Weilbacher had a 592 in the gun, while Cap and Brandon both shot a 588.
In air rifle, Sawicki had a string of perfect scores, marking a 100x2 in the first set, in the next set she had a 197, then a 100 and just missing a perfect score by one point (99).
The Falcons hung tough in both guns with several other shooters hitting the target on center.
The win on Friday boosts the teams overall record to 14-8, and 2-8 against PRC opponents.
The Falcons will take center stage this weekend hosting the PRC Championships. Saturday starts the competition off with smallbore, followed by air rifle on Sunday.