LEXINGTON, Ky. — Richard Calvin’s season-high 593 in air rifle earned runner-up honors, but No. 3 Kentucky dominated both disciplines in outshooting the No. 4 Black Knights 4,716-4,638 in a Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) match on Sunday.
The loss is the second in GARC competition for the Black Knights, who closed out their fall slate 1-2 in conference and 2-2 overall. The unbeaten Wildcats, who were runner-up at last year’s national tournament, moved to 3-0 and 2-0 in the GARC.
Kentucky was led in both disciplines by Henri Junghänel as the Cats’ senior took medalist honors in air rifle (594) and smallbore (592). The top three Kentucky shooters in air rifle fired over 590 as the Cats claimed 10 of the top 11 individual finishes in that discipline.
The Wildcats dominated smallbore by sweeping the top four places. Army’s Joseph Todaro placed fifth and tied his season high with a 581. He was followed by Michael Matthews’ 578 sixth-place showing.
Army’s four-man firing unit in air rifle posted a 2,333 with Matthews (585). Zachary Well (579) and Chris Malachosky (576) joining Calvin to round out the unit.