April 16, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (April 15) - The Academy's Tyler Rico is the men's air rifle lead competitor after day 1 of the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC) at the US Olympic Shooting Center in Colorado Springs. Rico, a freshman, is defending his championship title which he won in 2012. On Monday, Rico shot a 594/600. Rico (Tucson, Ariz.) holds several national titles and is a 2013 NCAA All-American (first team).
Kentucky's Connor Davis is second with a 593 followed by Alaska's Ryan Anderson with a 592. A 17-year-old, Mark Matheny from Delaware, is ranked fourth with a 591 and is the only non-collegiate rifle shooter among the top eight. Connor is among three Wildcat shooters ranked in the top-8 and along with two other Falcons, David Higgins (584) and Craig O'Daniel (585). Finals begin at 1:30 p.m. MT Tuesday.