No. 1 UK Rifle Set for Road Match at No. 8 Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb.  – Top-ranked Kentucky will make its first long-distance road trip to compete at eighth-ranked Nebraska on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. 

Kentucky is the nation’s top-ranked rifle team in this week’s Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association rankings after the Wildcats posted two solid scores in two matches against elite competition last weekend.

“This will be a test for us traveling with a smaller group and using the same five shooters for both events,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “Training has been going well even though this is a very busy part of the semester. I feel it will be a close match since we are going there coming off some accolades. They are a very strong team this year and they will bring their best game in this match. 

“It will be the first time we have traveled there in a few years. I do not think any of this current team has ever shot on this range so it will be a complete new environment for the team.”

The Wildcats shot a season-best 4703 while competing alongside four of the top-five teams and six of the top-10 at last Saturday’s NCAA Preview Match in Akron.

And then the Wildcats topped No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks 4702-4686 on Sunday at home.

Kentucky earned the nation’s No. 1 rating as the team that produced the best scores in the nation last week. The rankings will begin accounting for averages next month.

Last season UK edged Nebraska 4676-4669 in Alaska at the end of November. UK also finished above Nebraska at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships