UK Rifle Prepared for GARC Championship Weekend

GARC Championships Central

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky rifle team will travel to Oxford, Miss., this weekend to compete in the Great American Rifle Conference Championships, a three-day event, at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Center on the Ole Miss campus.

Kentucky is one of nine teams, whom are all ranked in the CRCA top-20 rankings, competing this weekend and the second-highest ranked in the conference to No. 1 West Virginia.

“Going into postseason we always have high expectations,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “There’s some distance between us and some teams above us, but I think if we perform at the level we’ve been training at it should be a pretty good Conference Championship. I know we’ve been preparing for this. The team is excited about going to Mississippi and showing what they’re capable of. If we focus on the task at hand we should see the results we’re looking for.”

The Wildcats enter this year’s championships with an 11-2 overall record and 5-2 in the Great American Rifle Conference. 

The championship weekend will officially begin Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the individual smallbore.

Team competition is slated for Saturday, opening at 8 a.m with smallbore and individual air rifle to follow at 10:40 a.m. The team smallbore finals will begin at 6:15 p.m. to conclude Saturday’s action.

On Sunday, the team air rifle will begin at 9 a.m. with the finals starting at 1 p.m.

Ole Miss, Army, Kentucky, Memphis, Navy, North Carolina State, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Akron are the nine teams competing in the GARC Championships.

In 2015, Kentucky finished in second place at the championships, while West Virginia won the title.

Live scoring and targets will be available here.


Schedule of Events

 

Friday, February 26

Individual Smallbore 1

10 AM

Individual Smallbore 2

1 PM

Banquet

8 PM

Saturday, February 27

Team Smallbore 1

8 AM

Team Smallbore 2

10:40 AM

Individual Air Rifle 1

10:40 AM

Individual Air Rifle 2

1:20 PM

Team Smallbore 3

1:20 PM

Team Smallbore 4

4:00 PM

Team Smallbore Finals

6:15 PM

Sunday, February 28

Team Air Rifle 1

9 AM

Team Air Rifle 2

11:10 AM

Team Air Rifle Finals

1 PM

Awards Ceremony

2 PM