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Navy Rifle Finishes Program-Best Third at 2018 GARC Championship

Team scores 2,348 points in air rifle; Kuhne competes in individual final


Navy Opens GARC Championship with Strong Smallbore Result

Enger (585) and Watson (582) qualify and compete in individual finals


Navy Dominates NCAA Qualifying Match with 4,673 Points

Kuhne leads Mids with 1,174 aggregate score


Navy Closes Regular Season at VMI

Knollinger and Kuhne tie for top honors on Navy with 1,161 aggregates


Navy Upended by Army in 2018 Rifle Star Match

Mids record highest aggregate total since 2005; Black Knights highest since 2008

SOPHOMORE (2016-17): One of two Mids to appear and be in the starting lineup in all 12 contests in 2016-17 ... posted the second-best aggregate scoring average amongst Mids with seven or more appearances at 1156.0 ... his 573.0 smallbore average was second-best on the team, while his 583.0 air rifle average was the fourth highest ... surpassed the 570-point mark in smallbore in nine matches with a career-best 581 coming versus West Virginia on Jan. 20 ... equally as consistent in air rifle with nine 580-plus results ... shot a season-high 588 against Nebraska on Jan. 21

FRESHMAN (2015-16): 
Shot in all 14 competitions during this first season of collegiate action with 14 starts in smallbore and 12 in air rifle … ranked fourth on Navy in smallbore, air rifle and aggregate scoring averages with respective marks of 564.3, 582.8 and 1147.1 … turned in his best performances versus Navy’s service academy rivals as he recorded a season-high 580 smallbore result on Nov. 11 at the President’s Trophy Match and a season-best 590 in air rifle against Army in the 2016 Star Match … posted air rifle scores of 580 or better on 12 different occasions

Earned three letters shooting with the rifle team at Enterprise High School … served as his squad’s captain as a senior in 2013-14 … spent the 2014-15 school year at NAPS

PERSONAL: Son of Ben and Sheila … participated with the JROTC, National Honor Society and French National Honor Society while in high school


Smallbore Apps. Hi Score Avg. Air Rifle Apps. Hi Score Avg.
2015-16 14 580 564.3 13 590 582.8
2016-17 12 581 573.0 12 588 583.0
Total 26 581 568.3 25 590 582.9
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