Anna Weilbacher--Air Force Rifle Athlete of the Week.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. – (Oct. 30) -- Junior Anna Weilbacher (Leona Valley, CA) is this week’s Air Force Rifle Athlete of the Week. For the third time this season, she led Air Force with high scoring in both guns.
Shooting against No. 7 Nevada on Oct. 28, Weilbacher led all shooters with an 1166, and led with a 590 in air rifle, She also had the second-best smallbore score (576). “Anna with her 590 air rifle and 576 smallbore continues to lead the team with her grit and determination to get the job done,” said head coach Launi Meili. “She struggled at the beginning of smallbore, but pulled it together in prone and had a very impressive 98 on her first target in standing. While Anna’s high this year in air rifle is already a 595, her 590 in the match against Nevada led the team, and she started the match with a perfect 100.”
This is the junior shooter’s second athlete of the week honor on the season. Earlier in the month, she led Air Force against conference opponents, Alaska and Ohio State in Fairbanks (Oct. 13, 15) with scores of 1174 and 1168, respectively.
“We have some work to do as we head into the President’s Cup this weekend at Navy. But all the foundation work is getting done, positions are improving under Coach Dave Johnson, and the scores will follow as we build through the season,” said Meili.