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Kentucky Wildcats fifth year Mitchell Nelson adjusts his stock during the Kentucky vs. Morehead State rifle NCAA Qualifier on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Barker Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky finished with a 4716 qualifying score. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky rifle comes up short in NCAA Championships in Akron, takes bronze

Aaron Benjamin, Reporter March 13, 2023

Kentucky rifle finished third in the 2023 NCAA Championships on Saturday, finishing behind the national champions Alaska-Fairbanks and runners-up TCU. The competition was held at James A. Rhodes Arena...

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Kentucky Rifle topples Akron in fall finale

Barkley Truax November 21, 2021

The Kentucky Rifle team was on target Saturday morning against Akron, defeating the Zips 4724-4674 at home inside Barker Hall.“I am happy with the overall team effort today. I think we finished the fall...

UK Rifle vs. Navy scores

UK Rifle makes program history, shoots 4736 aggregate against Navy

Barkley Truax October 30, 2021

Kentucky rifle (2-0) posted a 4736 aggregate Saturday afternoon, defeating Navy (3-4) (4736-4686), setting the record for highest combined score in school history. The previous record was 4735.Last season...

Mary Tucker. UK Rifle v Akron. Photo by Hannah Phillips | UK Athletics

UK wins first rifle meet of the season over Morehead State

Barkley Truax October 13, 2021

The reigning National Champion Kentucky rifle team started out their 2021-22 season with a victory over Morehead State 4680-4658 last Saturday.Kentucky posted a score of 2330 in smallbore and 2350 in air...

Mary Tucker. UK Rifle v Akron. Photo by Hannah Phillips | UK Athletics

Kentucky Rifle wins the 2021 NCAA Championship

Braden Ramsey March 13, 2021

Big Blue Nation is a little distraught with the conclusion of the Men's Basketball season much earlier than normal, but it has reason to celebrate today.Kentucky's rifle program, ranked No. 1 in the nation...

The Kentucky volleyball team celebrates after their victory against WKU during the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-2. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

AD Barnhart pleased with the progress and success of ‘Olympic’ sports at UK

April 9, 2018

It’s clear that at most universities around the United States, two sports take most of the popularity and make the most revenue for its athletic department.That narrative is true at UK, as its football...

Junior Hanna Carr focuses during UK rifles competition against Morehead State at the Buell Armory and Barker Hall on Feb. 17, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Eddie Justice

UK rifle finishes second at GARC Championships

Barry Johnson III February 25, 2018

The No. 3 Kentucky rifle team finished second at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships this weekend with a score of 4,686.The second-place finish is an improvement from their third-place finish...

Heather Kirby, Billy Azzinaro of the UK rifle team competes against Akron on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Buell Armory. Photos by Britney Howard

UK rifle defeats Memphis behind big performance from a freshman

Cody Ryan January 27, 2018

In its final home match of the regular season, UK’s No. 3 rifle team outshot No. 16 Memphis 4686-4650 in the Buell Armory Saturday morning.Freshman Hailee Sigmon led the way for the Cats, shooting a...

UK rifle takes down Navy to move to 2-0 on the season

Pranavdeep Singh October 15, 2017

Freshman Henrik Larsen had another record-breaking performance on Sunday morning for the UK rifle team, paving the way for the Cats to another win.The No. 3 Cats fired a 4711, and beat the No. 13 United...

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