2020 NCAA rifle championship canceled amid coronavirus concerns
NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships
2020 NCAA rifle championships: Men's and women's qualifiers
The 48 athletes participating in the 2020 NCAA rifle championships were announced on Feb. 25. They were selected on an individual or team basis in the categories of smallbore or air rifle.
The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular-season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.
Team Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position and Air Rifle)
- Air Force
- Murray State
- West Virginia
A total of 48 competitors will compete in the championships, with 40 competitors coming from the top eight teams selected. The remaining eight competitors were selected based on the scores submitted from the designated qualifier.
Individual Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position)
- Abby Buesseler, Ole Miss
- Taylor Gibson, Memphis
- Clayton Hanson, Army West Point
- Kaitlyn Kutz, Army West Point
- Kellen McAferty, Alaska Fairbanks
Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle)
- Ariel Hall, Ohio State
- Kaitlin Korinek, UT Martin
- Kaitlyn Kutz, Army West Point
- Makenzie Sheffield, NC State
Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday, March 13, and individual and team competitions in air rifle (60 shots) will be held Saturday, March 14. The overall team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team total scores into one aggregate score for each institution.
2020 rifle championships: Schedule, live streams
The 2020 NC rifle championships run from March 13-14 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Live stream coverage for both days will be available here on NCAA.com.
Below is the full event schedule, with links to each event live stream. Live results will also be available here.
* All times Eastern
MARCH 14 | DAY 2
TCU (4,699 points) edged West Virginia (4,692) to take home the rifle team national championship last season. It was the Horned Frogs' third national title. All three came in the past 10 years.
Click or tap here for the full final scores, team and individual, from the 2019 championships. Below is the year-by-year national championship history since 1980.
|YEAR||CHAMPION||COACH||POINTS||RUNNER-UP||POINTS||HOST OR SITE|
|2019||TCU||Karen Monez||4,699||West Virginia||4,692||West Virginia|
|2018||Kentucky||Harry Mullins||4,717||West Virginia||4,708||The Citadel|
|2017||West Virginia||Jon Hammond||4,723||TCU||4,706||Ohio State|
|2016||West Virginia||Jon Hammond||4,703||TCU||4,694||Akron|
|2015||West Virginia||Jon Hammond||4,702||Alaska-Fairbanks||4,700||Alaska-Fairbanks|
|2014||West Virginia||Jon Hammond||4,705||Alaska-Fairbanks||4,677||Murray State|
|2013||West Virginia||Jon Hammond||4,679||Kentucky||4,670||Ohio State|
|2012||TCU||Karen Monez||4,676||Kentucky||4,661||Ohio State|
|2011||Kentucky||Harry Mullins||4,700||West Virginia||4,697||Columbus State|
|2009||West Virginia||Jon Hammond||4,643||Kentucky||4,638||TCU|
|2006||Alaska-Fairbanks||Dan Jordan||4,682||Nebraska||4,666||Air Force|
|2005||Army||Ron Wigger||4,659||Jacksonville State||4,658||Nevada|
|2004||Alaska-Fairbanks||Glen Dubis||6,273||Nevada||6,185||Murray State|
|2002||Alaska-Fairbanks||Dave Johnson||6,241||Kentucky||6,209||Murray State|
|2001||Alaska-Fairbanks||Dave Johnson||6,283||Kentucky||6,175||Ohio State|
|1998||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,214||Alaska-Fairbanks||6,211||Murray State|
|1997||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,223||Kentucky||6,175||Murray State|
|1996||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,179||Air Force||6,168||Air Force|
|1995||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,241||Air Force||6,187||Navy|
|1994||Alaska-Fairbanks||Randy Pitney||6,194||West Virginia||6,187||Murray State|
|1993||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,179||Alaska-Fairbanks||6,169||VMI|
|1992||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,214||Alaska-Fairbanks||6,166||Murray State|
|1991||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,171||Alaska-Fairbanks||6,110||Army|
|1990||West Virginia||Marsha Beasley||6,205||Navy||6,101||Navy|
|1989||West Virginia||Edward Etzel||6,234||South Florida||6,180||Murray State|
|1988||West Virginia||Greg Perrine||6,192||Murray State||6,183||VMI|
|1987||Murray State||Elvis Green||6,205||West Virginia||6,203||Xavier|
|1986||West Virginia||Edward Etzel||6,229||Murray State||6,163||Navy|
|1985||Murray State||Elvis Green||6,150||West Virginia||6,149||Army|
|1984||West Virginia||Edward Etzel||6,206||East Tennessee State||6,142||Murray State|
|1983||West Virginia||Edward Etzel||6,166||Tennessee Tech||6,148||Xavier|
|1982||Tennessee Tech||James Newkirk||6,138||West Virginia||6,136||VMI|
|1981||Tennessee Tech||James Newkirk||6,139||West Virginia||6,136||Army|
|1980||Tennessee Tech||James Newkirk||6,201||West Virginia||6,150||East Tennessee State|
From 1980 to 2004, the championship consisted of 120 shots by each competitor in smallbore, and 40 shots per competitor in air rifle. Since 2005, the championship has consisted of 60 shots for both smallbore and air rifle, equaling a total of 120 shots per team member.