Dec. 15, 2008


Courtesy of Alaska

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -The Alaska Nanooks wrapped up competition at the USA Shooting 3X Air Rifle Match in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Patrik Sartz again led the way for the Nanooks with a 589, and he went on to place ninth in the final that included more than the normally allotted eight shooters.

Layne Lewis posted a 586 and took 15th in the final, while Cody Rutter registered a 584 and was 19th in the final. Other Nanook shooters included Billy Galligan with a 583 and Jace Bures with a 581.

Ida Petersen led the Alaska women with a 387 out of 400, which wasn’t enough to qualify for the final. Taylor Beard posted a 384 and Amy Steiner registered a 360.

The Nanooks return home where they will study for finals and train until Christmas break. They aren’t scheduled to shoot another collegiate match until late January, when they travel to Annapolis, Maryland to take on Navy (Jan. 19). The match against the Midshipmen will kick off a four-match road trip, as they will meet Army on Jan. 21, compete in the Palmyra Invitational on Jan. 24, and shoot at West Virginia on Jan. 25.