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No. 13 Rifle Drops Road GARC Match at No. 3 Kentucky

Watson leads Mids with career-high 586 smallbore score


Bill Kelley Retires from Navy Rifle Program After 18 Years as Head Coach

Veteran coach led Mids to 12 NCAA Championship appearances


Navy Finishes Day 1 of GARC Championship with 2295 Points

Jonas leads Mids with 580 score; team 16 points out of second place


Navy Shoots a 2326 on Final Day of GARC Championship

Kuhne leads Mids with 586-point day; team finishes ninth overall


Jonas Repeats All-GARC Recognition

Senior named to second team for smallbore


2014-15 Rifle Action Shots

Individual action photos of Navy's 2014-15 team.


2013-14 Rifle Action Shots

2013-14 Rifle Action Shots

CAREER ACCOLADES ...  2015-16 Honorable Mention All-GARC Smallbore ... 2015 NCAA Championship participant in smallbore

JUNIOR (2015-16): 
Participated in all 14 contests for Navy during his junior season … led the team with an aggregate average score of 1163.1 and a smallbore average of 578.2 … ranked second on the team with a 584.9 air rifle average … posted a 574 or better in 13 of 14 smallbore matches and a 580 or better in all 14 air rifle competitions … recorded a career-best 586 smallbore score twice as a junior, versus U. Sciences on Oct. 10 and West Virginia on Feb. 11 … also turned in career-high 589’s twice in air rifle as he hit the mark on Oct. 17 versus North Carolina St. and at the President’s Trophy Match on Nov. 7.

SOPHOMORE (2014-15):
Qualified and shot at the NCAA Championships in smallbore as the first Mid to compete since 2011 … finished 23rd overall amongst a field of 46 with a score of 576 at the NCAAs hosted at the University of Alaska ... led the team with a 576.4 smallbore and an 1158.2 aggregate average … ranked fourth with a 581.8 average in air rifle … recorded 14 smallbore scores and 13 in air rifle with career-highs in both coming in 2014-15; a 583 in smallbore versus Kentucky (Oct. 25) and John Jay (Feb. 21) and a 588 in air rifle against Army (Feb. 7) and at the GARC Championships (Mar. 1) … tied for 18th overall in air rifle and 26th in smallbore at GARCs.

FRESHMAN (2013-14):
Navy's leading aggregate scorer with an 1152.5 average ... Led the team with an average of 572.6 in smallbore action, while ranking third in air rifle at 579.9 ... Shot 575 or better on five occasions in the smallbore, including a season-high 579 versus John Jay in the NCAA Qualifier ... Registered scores of 584 or better five times with a pair of 586s (Navy Invitational & Army) highlighting his air rifle campaign ... At the season-ending GARC Championship, he posted a team-high 1157 aggregate score on a 578 performance in smallbore and 579 in air rifle ... His 578 was 13th best amongst 64 shooters at the GARC Championship.

Placed 29th in air rifle and 16th in rifle at the 2013 National Junior Olympics ... Earned gold medals at the 2013 NRA Four-Position Junior Sectional Championships and NRA Four-Position Sectional Championships ... was the 2012 state and National Junior Four-Position champion and NRA Air Rifle High Junior champion ... earned two varsity letters in cross country at Allentown High School.

GENERAL: Son of Gordon and Cynthia ... father, Gordon, was a member of the Lehigh University rifle team.


Smallbore Apps. Hi Score Avg. Air Rifle Apps. Hi Score Avg.
2013-14 14 579 572.6 14 586 579.9
2014-15 14 583 576.4 13 588 581.8
2015-16 14 586 578.2 14 589 584.9
Total 42 586 575.7 41 589 582.2

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