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WVU rifle team wins 17th national championship

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia rifle team went into the NCAA Championship ranked No.1, and that’s exactly where they finished. The Mountaineers won their third-straight NCAA title with a total score of 4702, which is the second-best aggregate score in NCAA Rifle Championship history.

The Mountaineers began progressing toward another championship run as they only took one loss all season, losing by only one point to Alaska-Fairbanks. The team finished the regular season with a record of (11-1, 8-0 GARC).

No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks was West Virginia’s toughest competition all weekend. The Nanooks won Friday’s smallbore competition with a 2331 score, leaving West Virginia 12 points behind. On day two of smallbore competition, UAF slipped into second place.

Heading into day two, the competition between West Virginia and UAF was only beginning to heat up. It appeared as though this one was going to come down to the wire and it most certainly did.

Maren Prediger, West Virignia’s strongest individual shooter, had one of the best performances in WVU’s rifle history at the NCAA Championships…

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