WVU pair place at champs
Dec. 20, 2009
By Shannon McNamara for MSNsportsNET.com
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Senior Bryant Wallizer and junior Nicco Campriani respectively finished in eighth and ninth place, today, in the final day of competition in the mens 10m at the USA Shooting 2009 Winter Air Gun Championship at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wallizer, a Little Orleans, Md., native, shot 593 in the preliminary round and 101.2 in the final for a combined score of 694.2. Today's score is the highest for Wallizer over the course of the three-day championship and his only top 10 finish.
Campriani secured the top visitor for the third-straight day, shooting 596 in the prelims and 103.2 in the final match for a combined score of 699.2.
Sophomore Michael Kulbacki shot 592 to finish 12th overall. The DuBois, Pa., native shot 102.5 in the junior final to finish second in the division with a combined score of 694.5.
Juniors Andy Lamson and Tommy Santelli shot 586 and 585, respectively, to finish 20th and 24th today. Additionally, Lamson shot 100.8 in the junior final and finished sixth with a combined score of 686.8.
Kulbacki had a successful three-day stretch at the championship, finishing first in the junior division on Friday (696.1) and Saturday (696.7). He also finished second on Saturday in the open men's final with a combined score of 697.3.
Lamson also saw success yesterday, as he finished second in the junior division with a final score of 691.5. His qualifying score of 589 was good for 16th place overall.
The No.1-ranked Mountaineers (6-0 overall, 3-0 GARC) open the second half of their 2009-10 season on Jan. 17, as they play host to NC State at 8 a.m. at the WVU Rifle Range.