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USA -(Ammoland.com)- The West Virginia University Rifle Team won the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championship March 11, extending their streak to five consecutive titles and notching their 19th all-time championship.
In our latest poll, NRA Blog readers selected WVU as the team most likely to win this year’s championship, despite not being top-ranked. Coming into the competition at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, ranked second behind TCU, the reigning-champion Mountaineers knew they had to step up to defend their title.
They did just that, producing a championship-record aggregate score of 4723 — a 2336 smallbore score from Friday and season-best 2387 air rifle score from Saturday. The sweep of the discipline titles is a repeat from last year and the third time in four years for West Virginia.