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Kentucky Rifle set to begin 2021 Season

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(UK Athletics)

The No. 2 University of Kentucky Rifle Team will begin its 2021 winter season later on Monday at Ole Miss. The Wildcats are coming off an impressive 2020 fall season, ending with a win over Navy last November.

During the fall season, the Wildcats competed in both in-person competition and virtual matches, which allow teams to compete from their home ranges and connect electronically. Kentucky participated in three in-person meets and three virtual meets, ending with a perfect record.

The Wildcats are led by sophomore Mary Tucker who recorded a perfect score of 600 in air rifle and shot an NCAA record 1195 aggregate score in the fall season. Tucker, a Florida native, was one of two female shooters in the country to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in air rifle before the games were postponed.

The Rebels also posted an undefeated fall season record, leaving them ranked No. 3 in the country.

Following today’s match, the Wildcats will next face the No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday, Jan. 22 from the Barker Hall Rifle Range on UK’s campus.

Live targets for all matches will be available online at the link here.

Article written by Kassidy Stumbo

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8 Comments for Kentucky Rifle set to begin 2021 Season



  1. secrick
    2:45 pm January 18, 2021 Permalink

    You mean there is actually a rifle team. Can’t believed that hasn’t been banned yet. Teaching kids how to shoot a rifle, wow what’s next?



  2. secrick
    2:47 pm January 18, 2021 Permalink

    Wow can’t believe we are teaching kids to shoot a rifle. Can’t believe this hasn’t been banned yet.



    • VMI1957
      3:43 pm January 18, 2021 Permalink

      You must be really stupid to make a comment like that. The Cats have had one of the best NCAA rifle teams in the country for years. Heck, even in one high school I went to we had a indoor rifle range. What’s wrong with learning how to shoot a rifle? Nothing. The only thing that needs to be banned is a frickin idiot such as yourself.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      11:34 pm January 18, 2021 Permalink

      He was being sarcastic dude.



  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    11:34 pm January 18, 2021 Permalink

    RIFLE U!!!



  4. Brad Gregory
    11:36 pm January 18, 2021 Permalink

    It still bothers me that Army doesn’t dominate this sport



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:09 pm January 19, 2021 Permalink

      lol. Good point.