Rifle Team Takes Second in PRC Conference
Feb. 5, 2018

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U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. – The Patriot Rifle Conference Championships concluded Sunday, Feb. 4, with the Air Force Academy rifle team taking second in the conference.  The team from TCU was the conference champion.  Sophomore Logan Ogden received all-conference honors in smallbore and air rifle.  Junior Anna Weilbacher was all-conference in the smallbore.  The Falcons conclude the regular season 14-8, 6-7 in the conference.

In the smallbore, the Falcons took second with a 2309, and tied for third in air rifle with a 2361.  The team finished behind TCU, 4697-4670.  The team’s second-place finish is its highest since 2013, when Air Force took second in the inaugural year of the conference.

In smallbore, Ogden shot a 583, and then went on to fire a 593 in air rifle. His total score of 1176 placed him third on the Top 10 list.  His 583 was enough to qualify for the smallbore finals where he finished second.  In the air rifle, he finished fourth.

Weilbacher also qualified for the smallbore finals with a 583.  She finished fourth in the conference. Weilbacher placed ninth in the air rifle standings with a 592.  Only the top eight finishers make it to the Finals.  Her aggregate 1175 put her in the top four on the Top Individuals list.  

Scoring in the smallbore for the Falcons were Spencer Cap (572), Ogden (583), Nate Peterson (571), Sarah Sawicki (569), and Weilbacher (583).  Also shooting smallbore were Spencer Brandon (571), Kyle Cox (563), Nick Learn (566), Mary Maystrovich (570), and Belle Toney (558).

The Falcons’ air rifle scorers were Brandon (588), Cap (588), Ogden (593), Sawicki (585), and Weilbacher (592).  Also shooting air rifle were Cox (583), Learn (578), Maystrovich (577), Peterson (587), and Toney (577).

The Falcons are scheduled to meet Navy at VMI in Lexington, Va., on Feb. 11.  Following the match, Air Force will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, for the NCAA Qualifier Match against TCU on Feb. 17.


Smallbore Team Standings:

  1. TCU – 2320
  2. AFA – 2309
  3. UAF – 2300
  4. OSU – 2299
  5. Nevada - 2296
  6. UTEP – 2249

Air Rifle Team Standings:

  1. TCU – 2377
  2. UAF – 2367
  3. AFA - 2361
  4. OSU – 2361
  5. Nevada – 2349
  6. UTEP – 2321

2018 PRC Team Standings:

  1. TCU – 4697
  2. AFA – 4670
  3. UAF – 4667
  4. OSU – 4660
  5. Nevada – 4645
  6. UTEP – 4570

 

 


 

 

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