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02/25/2018

Navy Rifle Finishes Program-Best Third at 2018 GARC Championship

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

02/24/2018

Navy Opens GARC Championship with Strong Smallbore Result

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

02/17/2018

Navy Dominates NCAA Qualifying Match with 4,673 Points

Kuhne leads Mids with 1,174 aggregate score

02/11/2018

Navy Closes Regular Season at VMI

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

02/03/2018

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

PRIOR TO NAVY:
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

CAREER STATISTICS

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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