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The Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC) is the largest rifle conference in the USA, composed of many NCAA teams and club teams. When I attended my first MAC meeting over 10 years ago, the NRA was present and listening to requests to support a national collegiate club championship. It was the desire of the MAC for the club teams to have a season-ending championship similar to the opportunities offered the NCAA teams. For the past several years, NRA Collegiate Programs Manager Victoria “Tori” Croft has been asking more questions and successfully put all the pieces together. This inaugural collegiate club championship offers collegiate clubs all across America a chance to compete head-to-head, ending with the best shooters being crowned the national champions. A huge thanks to the NRA and Tori for making this request become a reality. Newt Engle Head Rifle Coach, The University of Akron

ollegiate shooting championships are considered some of the most competitive of all college sports. Local NRA intercollegiate sectionals have traditionally provided rifle and pistol shooters the opportunity to compare their marksmanship skills against their peers nationwide. Beginning this year, NRA added a new tradition—the Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship. By invitation, this new tournament includes NRA college rifle clubs, ROTC teams and independent shooters. “As a result of the new championship, we hope to see higher levels of awareness for collegiate shooting that will help foster rifle programs across the nation,” said Tori Croft. Purdue University hosted the first club championship this year for nearly 20 schools and 50 contestants. The championship featured individual and team smallbore and air rifle matches, training summits for all participants and coaches, and an opportunity for coaches and shooters to meet athletes they would normally not see during the regular season. Shooting in the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Sectionals is required to qualify for the championship. Additionally, the top three teams and top five individuals were given free entry to the championship.

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Purdue University’s indoor armory provided ample room for 40 firing positions and a large spectator viewing area. Here, members of the Michigan team ready themselves for the standing air rifle match from 10 meters.

Purdue’s Dean of Students Tony Hawkins fires a Walther air rifle during the traditional first-shot ceremony.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - July 2010

Shooting Sports USA - July 2010
Competitor’s Corner
Contents
Shooter’s News
Product Focus
Book Review
Shooter Spotlight
Score Sheet
Airgun Maintenance
First NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship
NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
NCAA Rifle Championships
ACUI Clay Target Championships
A Page From History
Coming Events
Member Info./Classified Ads
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Shooting Sports USA - July 2010
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Competitor’s Corner
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 3
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Contents
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 5
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 6
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Shooter’s News
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Product Focus
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Book Review
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Shooter Spotlight
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 11
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Score Sheet
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 13
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 14
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - 15
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Airgun Maintenance
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Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - First NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship
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Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - NCAA Rifle Championships
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - ACUI Clay Target Championships
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - A Page From History
Shooting Sports USA - July 2010 - Coming Events
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