March 15, 2009


Courtesy of TCU, Hosts

FORT WORTH, Texas -West Virginia University took home the overall title Saturday at the 2009 NCAA Rifle National Championships held at TCU. After a strong showing on the air rifle range in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, the Mountaineers tallied a two-day total of 4643.

On day one, Jacksonville State claimed top honors in smallbore, while West Virginia took first in air rifle. Bryant Wallizer led West Virginia's strong air rifle performance with a score of 591. Individual competitor Jenna Compton from the University of Akron fired a 590 and a final round score 101.6 giving her the individual title over Wallizer by a margin of .6 of a point.

The following are the final standings for the teams that competed in this year's competition:

  • West Virginia: 4643
  • Kentucky: 4638
  • Jacksonville State: 4636
  • Alaska-Fairbanks: 4624
  • TCU: 4614
  • Army: 4611
  • Navy: 4606
  • Nevada: 4586

The following are the top eight air rifle competitors in this year's competition:

  • Jenna Compton (Akron): 691.6
  • Bryant Wallizer (WVU: 691
  • Andy Lamson (WVU): 689.7
  • Wesley Hess (Army): 689.1
  • Thomas Santelli (WVU): 687.5
  • Michael Kulback (WVU): 686.9
  • Mattie Brogdon (TCU): 686.6
  • Chris Burleson (Navy): 686.1

Host TCU finished fifth for its third straight top-five finish at the NCAA Championships. Horned Frog freshman Mattie Brogdon qualified for the air rifle finals and was seventh.