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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

02/01/2018

Rifle Readies for Army-Navy Star Match

Mids ranked 13th and Black Knights 14th going into Saturday

01/28/2018

No. 13 Navy Rifle Edged by No. 8 Ole Miss in GARC Contest

Mids with second-best scoring output of 2017-18 season

11/18/2014

2014-15 Rifle Action Shots

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

SENIOR (2017-18): Team Captain

JUNIOR (2016-17):
Appeared in all 12 matches for Navy as a junior, shooting smallbore 11 times and air rifle on 12 occasions ... posted the second-highest air rifle scoring average with 584.3 points per match and was fourth in smallbore with a 569.7 average ... 1154.0 aggregate average ranked fourth on Navy ... surpassed 570 points in six competitions with a career-high 580 coming versus Kentucky on Oct. 15 ... a consistent starter for Navy in air rifle, he posted 580 or better scores in 11 of 12 matches with six over 585 ... shot a career-best 591 against VMI and John Jay in a tri-meet on Oct. 1.

SOPHOMORE (2015-16): 
Appeared in all 14 matches for the Mids as a sophomore earning 13 starts in smallbore and eight in air rifle … registered a 562.0 smallbore average and a 578.6 average in air rifle … constantly recorded scores within three points of his smallbore average with nine match marks between 559 and 565, while he was similarly constant in air rifle with 11 scores between 575 and 582 … his season-highs were a 570 in smallbore versus North Carolina State on Oct. 17 and a 584 in air rifle against Ole Miss on Feb. 13.

FRESHMAN (2014-15):
Saw immediate action for the Mids as a freshman and appeared in 14 matches shooting smallbore and 13 shooting air rifle … posted averages of 559.2 in smallbore and 580.9 in air rifle … notched a season-best 571 versus North Carolina State on Nov. 8 and a 586 versus TCU on Jan. 31 … scored in the 580’s in air rifle in seven different competitions.

PRIOR TO NAVY:
Earned four letters in rifle as a member of the Massapequa High School squad ... selected to New York's 2014 All-State team ... won the Nassau County individual championship in 2013 ... named four times to the All-County team ... served as the team captain during his junior and senior seasons and helped lead Massapequa to state and county championships in two guns in 2014 and one gun in 2013.

GENERAL: Son of Brian and Beatriz ... sister, Elizabeth, participated with the UConn women's rowing team for four seasons from 2009-2013.

CAREER STATISTICS

Smallbore Apps. Hi Score Avg. Air Rifle Apps. Hi Score Avg.
2014-15 14 571 559.2 13 586 580.9
2015-16 14 570 562.0 14 584 578.6
2016-17 11 580 569.7 12 591 584.3
Total 39 580 563.2 39 591 582.7
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