Balanced Air Rifle Outing Leads Rifle in Qualifying Round

Feb. 18, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Led by a balanced effort in air rifle, including team-high scores from Heather Greathouse and Stacy Wheatley, the Kentucky rifle team posted a 4657 total team score in the NCAA Qualifying competition, held Saturday at UK’s Barker Hall.

Kentucky (11-1) will return to action at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships, hosted by Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., at the Patricia C. Lamar Army National Guard Readiness Center Feb. 25-26.

UK was led in air rifle by Wheatley and Greathouse, with the duo each charting a 590. Henri Junghanel (587), Emily Holsopple (589) and Ethan Settlemires (587) rounded out the UK starting lineup in air gun.

In smallbore, Junghanel led UK with a 581, including a perfect 200 in prone. Holsopple (578), Settlemires (574), Greathouse (568) and Wheatley (561) wrapped up the starting lineup.

Several other Wildcats competed in the qualifying round, with Katie Fretts leading the way with a 580 in smallbore and a 585 in air rifle. In smallbore, Jonathan Pinkel (578), Ethan Marne (573), Elijah Ellis (572), Ed Ryzar (571), James Jasis (570), John Sutton (566) and Cody Manning (559) competed for the Wildcats.

In air rifle, Fretts led the way among the non-starters with her 585. Ryznar (581), Pinkel (580), Jasis (578), Ellis (573), Manning (569) and Marne (565) rounded out the air rifle scoring.