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Georgia Military College Rifle Team Shoots Internationally

Georgia Military College Rifle Teams represented the spirit of Junior Colleges at The Fifth International Air Rifle Match sponsored by the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. The match was classified as a four target standing postal match. A postal match is shot on the team’s home range, targets are held approximately one month, scores are sent to the sponsoring team by a certain deadline and match results are sent back to the participants. The match was shot in November at the Parnell Ruark Athletic Complex, GMC Rifle Range. There were seventy seven shooters from twelve different schools/colleges and universities competing in the match. Ryan Anderson, who attends the University of Alaska, Fairbanks took top honors with a score of 396 out of 400. The University of Fribourg, Switzerland’s four man team took first place beating West Virginia University Gold by two points. Their score was a 1571 to WVU’s Gold 1569. Third place went to the University of Mississippi with a score of 1563. Other teams participating were ETH Zurich, Switzerland 1557, West Virginia University Blue 1556, The Citadel Men’s Team 1523, New Albany Indiana High School 1489, Clemson University 1469, The Citadel Co-Ed Team 1439, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1432, Georgia Military College ROTC Rifle Team 1401, Georgia Military College Rifle Team 1342 and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland 1077. Georgia Military College ROTC Rifle Team was represented by Ariel Vasquez, Palmetto, Florida; Richard Tyler Willingham, Rochelle, Georgia; Luke Torres, Palmetto, Florida and Alex Bueler Germany. Georgia Military College Rifle Team was represented by Howard Lane, Crestview, Florida; Cameron Smith, Macon, Georgia; Cameron Schneberger, Crestview, Florida and Robin Rochester, Palmetto, Florida. The GMC team will compete in The Southeastern Air Rifle Conference at the University of North Georgia in January. The college rifle coaches are Mary Ellen Eaton and LTC. Duane Clayton.