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SOPHOMORE (2011): Planeta appeared in seven smallbore events and seven air rifle events as a sophomore ... averaged a 548.4 smallbore average in his seven events, shooting a season-high 556 during the President's Trophy ... averaged a 573.4 score in air rifle, a 7.9-point improvement from his sophomore season ... was over 570 in every competition but one (Army) ... recorded a career-best 577 against the University of the Sciences on October 9 ... also scored back-to-back 576s against MIT and in the President's Trophy.

FRESHMAN (2010): Planeta saw action in eight air rifle events and seven smallbore events as a freshman ... averaged 565.5 in his eight air rifle events, including a career-high 576 at the Palmyra Tournament ... shot at least 556 in all eight of his air rifle appearances, with two scores in back-to-back events at the Palmyra Tournament and against Army (575) over 575 ... had a good smallbore campaign, ranking sixth in smallbore average (561.1) ... tallied an impressive career-best of 577 against John Jay (Nov. 22) ... was over 560 two other times (564 in MAC Tournament on Oct. 3; 563 vs. Coast Guard on Jan. 16).

PERSONAL: Planeta graduated from Portland High School in 2009, lettering four times in wrestling ... was a three-time all-state selection in smallbore rifle and a two-time honoree in high power rifle ... served as the team captain of the wrestling team and finished in the state's top 12 as a senior ... was the National Honor Society treasurer and a member of the Civil Air Patrol from 2005-09 ... son of George III and Anna Planeta ... majoring in history.


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