Table of Contents | QUICK FACTS 1 - ThIS IS Akron Rifle
Table of Contents Quick Facts 2012-13 Schedule What is a Zip? UA Athletic Communications/Media Information 2012-13 Roster/Team Photo
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Head Coach Newt Engle Assistant Coach Sarah Benjamin Team Manager Luke Nelson
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5 - student-Athletes Adam Auclair David Brummond Nicole Dietrich Andrew Besch Mathew Bound Victoria Brown Chelsey Frink Elizabeth Berlin John Hupp Alan Agnew Braden Farley Tim Hopkins Megan Pemberton Eric Petty Crystal Reynolds Tori Templeton
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Location: Akron, Ohio (44325) Population: 200,000 (fifth largest in Ohio Founded: 1870 (as Buchtel College) Enrollment: 29,699 Nickname: Zips Colors: Blue (282) and Gold (871) Conferences: Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference President: Dr. Luis M. Proenza Director of Athletics: Tom Wistrcill Faculty Athletics Representative: J. Dean Carro Athletic Dept. Phone: (330) 972-7080
2011-12 Dual Record: 2011-12 MAC Finish: 2011-12 WIRC Finish: Letterwinners Returning/Lost: Newcomers: Head Coach: Email: Phone:
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Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range Schrank Hall South (330) 972-5552
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Credits The 2012-13 University of Akron rifle media guide is a product of The University of Akron Athletics Communications office. The publication was designed, written and edited by Jim Rodriguez with editorial assistance from Gregg Bach, Dallas Moyer, Paul Warner and Dana LeRoy. Cover design and layout by Dallas Moyer. Special thanks to Ken MacDonald and all the other previous sports information directors for their assistance. Photography by John Ashley, Phil Burling, Jeff Harwell, Ernie Aranyosi and David Maxwell.
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Graduate Assistant (Rifle Contact): Jim Rodriguez Office Phone: (330) 972-6584 Cell Phone: (440) 623-2970 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant AD for Communications: Gregg Bach (330) 972-6106 (email@example.com) Associate Dir. for Communications: Paul Warner (330) 972-2677 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Assistant Dir. for Communications: Dallas Moyer (330) 972-6292 (email@example.com) Assistant Dir. for Communications: Dana LeRoy (330) 972-7171 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Office Fax: (330) 374-8844 Website: GoZips.com Twitter: @FollowtheRoo Facebook: facebook.com/AkronZips Mailing Address: Overnight Address: The University of Akron University of Akron Athletics Rhodes Arena, Suite 83 373 Carroll Street Akron, OH 44325-5201 Rhodes Arena, Suite 81 Akron, OH 44325-5201
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Akron Zips 2012-13 SCHEDULE Date Opponent Location Oct. 6-7 at The MAC Open Navy; Annapolis, Md. Oct. 12 vs. Ohio State/Air Force Columbus, Ohio Oct. 13 vs. Ohio State/West Virginia Columbus, Ohio Oct. 27 John Jay (N.Y.)/Indiana (Pa.) Akron, Ohio Nov. 3 Morehead State Akron, Ohio Nov. 10 at University of Sciences (Pa.) Philadelphia, Pa. Jan. 13 at 14th Annual Palmyra Invitational Palmyra, Pa. Jan. 20 at Withrow Invitational Murray State; Murray, Ky. Jan. 26 at Bean Pot Invitational MIT; Cambridge, Mass. Feb. 2 Ohio State/Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Akron, Ohio Feb. 16 at NCAA Qualifier Ohio State; Columbus, Ohio Feb. 23 at Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference Championship (fired at WIRC match) Ohio State; Columbus, Ohio Feb. 23 at Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship Ohio State; Columbus, Ohio Mar. 8-10 at NCAA Championship Ohio State; Columbus, Ohio
Time 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Home matches in bold, contested at Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range; Schrank Hall South on The University of Akron campus
What is a Zip? One of the unique nicknames in all of intercollegiate athletics belongs to The University of Akron. Originally Zippers, athletic director Kenneth “Red” Cochrane officially shortened the nickname to the Zips in 1950. Twenty-five years earlier a campus-wide contest had been conducted to choose a nickname for The University’s athletics teams. Suggestions submitted by students, faculty, and alumni included Golden Blue Devils, Tip Toppers, Rubbernecks, Hillbillies, Kangaroos and Cheveliers. The winner, freshman Margaret Hamlin, received a prize of $10 for Zippers, a $6 pair of rubber overshoes and a brand name of the BF Goodrich Company. The evolution of Zippy, UA’s mascot, began 40 years ago when the student council decided the University needed a mascot. “Zippy” the kangaroo was officially declared the school’s mascot on May 1, 1953. In 2007, Zippy was named the Capital One National Mascot of the Year.
UA Athletics Communications/Media Information Gregg Bach
Jim Rodriguez (RIFLE Contact)
Interview Policy All coach and student-athlete interviews (either in-person or via telephone) are to be arranged through the Athletics Communications Office. Please make interview requests at least one day in advance.
PINN SHooting Range (SCHRANK Hall) Directions: Take State Route 8 to the Carroll/ Buchtel Street exit. After heading west off the exit, turn left on Spicer St. Then turn right on Exchange St. Schrank Hall is located behind the Exchange St. Parking Deck.
Assistant AD for Athletics Communications (contact for FB, W. Ten.) E-Mail: email@example.com Office: (330) 972-6106 Mobile: (330) 760-0522 Assistant Director (contact for MBB, M. & W. Golf) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (330) 972-6292 Mobile: (330) 571-4145 Associate Director (contact for MSOC, XC and T&F) E-Mail: email@example.com Office: (330) 972-2677 Mobile: (330) 962-0352
Assistant Director (contact for VB, WBB, and SB) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (330) 972-7171 Mobile: (330) 957-3473
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Graduate Assistant (contact for WSOC, WS&D, Rifle and BASE) E-Mail: email@example.com Office: (330) 972-6584 Mobile: (440) 623-2970
Hometown/High School Graham, Wash. / Graham Kapowsin Hudson, N.H. / Alvirne DuBois, Pa. / DuBois Area Alden, N.Y. / Alden Marysville, Wash. / Pilchuck Lincoln, Vt. / Mt. Abraham Union Honeoye Falls, N.Y. / Honeoye Falls-Lima Claysville, Pa. / McGuffey Camillus, N.Y. / West Genesee Senior New Philadelphia, Ohio / Indian Valley Olympia, Wash. / Tumwater Washington, Pa. / McGuffey Glen Cove, N.Y. / Glen Cove Wallingford, Conn. / Lyman Hall De Pere, Wis. / De Pere Hartville, Ohio / Uniontown Lake
Head Coach: Newt Engle (35th season) Assistant Coach: Sarah Benjamin (First season) Team Manager: Luke Nelson (First season)
Class Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
2012-13 Roster | TEAM PHOTO Name Alan Agnew Adam Auclair Elizabeth Berlin Andrew Besch Mathew Bound Victoria Brown David Brummond Nicole Dietrich Braden Farley Chelsey Frink Tim Hopkins John Hupp Megan Pemberton Eric Petty Crystal Reynolds Tori Templeton
Student-Athletes Top Row (L-R): Assistant Coach Sarah Benjamin, Adam Auclair, Tim Hopkins, David Brummond, Alan Agnew, John Hupp, Tori Templeton, Eric Petty, Team Manager Luke Nelson and Head Coach Newt Engle. Bottom Row (L-R): Nicole Dietrich, Crystal Reynolds, Megan Pemberton, Braden Farley, Andrew Besch, Elizabeth Berlin, Victoria Brown, Mathew Bound and Chelsey Frink.
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Akron Zips COACHING STAFF
AKRON Akron Rifle
Newt Engle Head Coach 35th Season Akron, 1984
Marling “Newt” Engle, who is among the most respected rifle coaches in the nation, is in his 35th season as head coach of The University of Akron rifle team and has guided the Zips to several Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference (WIRC) and Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC) championships in both smallbore rifle and air rifle.
Engle, the longest-tenured coach in UA history, pushed the Zips to the smallbore title at the Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference Championships in 2012 as Akron defeated Navy. Akron also took second at the MAC Championship in air rifle and took second place on both guns at the WIRC Championships. In 2012, Engle also saw his squad claim prestigious slots on the AllMAC and All-WIRC teams, the MAC All-Rookie team and the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association and MAC All-Academic teams.
But success is nothing new to Engle’s UA teams. In fact, it has become a part of its tradition as the program has consistently been ranked as one of the top 20 teams in the nation. In 2009, Engle mentored then freshman Jenna Compton to the NCAA individual national title in air rifle. Compton became just the second student-athlete in school history to win a national championship, and the first to do so for the rifle program with her win. Over the past 30-plus years, no name has become more synonymous with Akron rifle than Engle’s. During that time, he has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of exceptional student-athletes. Those athletes have helped the team gain national recognition, including a national ranking as high as No. 10, as well as several league championships as prior members of the Lake Erie Intercollegiate Rifle League, the Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Rifle League, and the Summit County Rifle Conference. Currently, Akron maintains membership in the WIRC and the MAC, where the team continues to earn championship status. After a short stint at Kent State, Newt Engle joined the UA varsity rifle team in the fall of 1974. He won the league championship in 1975 as a sophomore and again in 1976 as a junior. He also finished in second place in his final season in 1977. Engle was appointed team captain in 1976 and 1977. During Engle’s last year on the team, head coach Nancy Worsencroft suffered a serious injury and was unable to continue coaching the Zips. As team captain, Engle was asked to help the team compete during the 1977 season. The following season, he was offered and accepted the position as the new head coach. With the introduction of athletic scholarships, the team entered the national arena, attracting athletes from across the nation, while continuing to bring in local talent. Toward the beginning of his coaching career, in the late 1970s, was a busy time for Engle. He not only became head coach in 1977, but also joined the UA Police Department in 1979. Over the last 30-plus years he worked his way up to the position of Assistant Chief of Police, retiring in the summer of 2011. Also in 1979, Newt married his wife of over 30 years, Sandy Barco Engle. Engle’s daughters, Angie and April, both earned degrees from UA and competed for the Zips under their father’s watch. In 1984, Engle finished his bachelor’s degree in political science at UA. Engle was born and raised on a farm in Perry Township near Canton, Ohio, and graduated from Perry High School in 1973. Engle was appointed in 2007 as a member of the prestigious NCAA
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Rifle Committee charged with the responsibility of overseeing NCAA rifle competition nationwide. Serving a four-year term, Engle finished his tenure on the committee in 2011 with his last two years as chairperson. Currently, Engle serves as the NCAA Rifle Committee Secretary/Rules Interpreter. In March 2006, Engle was given the National Rifle Association’s Outstanding Service to Collegiate Shooting Sports award at the national collegiate banquet held in Colorado Spring, Colo., after leading the Zips to their second-straight WIRC championship, a top finish in the NCAA sectionals and a second-place finish in the MAC championships in 2005-06. The award is given to a collegiate coach or instructor who has worked toward the growth and development of a collegiate shooting sports program, whether it be for physical education classes, recreation/leisure, club or varsity, or a combination. In February 2011, Engle was inducted into the 36th class of The University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame recognizing him for his championship teams and as the longest serving athletics coach in the University’s history.
Sarah Benjamin Assistant Coach 1st Season Akron, 2012
Former Akron rifle student-athlete Sarah Benjamin will assist head coach Newt Engle in 2012-13. A four-year member of the Zip rifle team, Benjamin was an NCAA qualifier in air rifle in 2009-10, where she finished 31st in the nation. That year, Benjamin was also crowned the individual Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference champion. She earned All-MAC and All-Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference accolades for both air rifle and smallbore during her UA career. Benjamin was also an Academic All-MAC pick and was selected to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic team. A native of Colchester, Vt., Benjamin competed for the Burlington Rifle & Pistol Junior Team, where qualified for the Junior Olympics six times in air rifle and smallbore. Benjamin is also currently serving as a graduate assistant in the athletics academic advising office.
Luke Nelson Team Manager 1st Season Akron, 2012
Luke Nelson, a four-year member of the Akron rifle team from 2009-12, will serve as the team’s manager in 2012-13. While a student-athlete for the Zips, Nelson fired a school record score of 200-16 in the prone position for smallbore at the Palmyra Invite in 2012. He was a team captain, an Academic All-MAC selection and was the rifle team’s representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Nelson is a native of Ravenna, Ohio and shot with the Vienna Cougars Junior Rifle Club in high school prior to joining the Akron rifle team. Nelson is also currently serving as a graduate assistant in the athletics academic advising office.
AKRON RIFLE Senior Hudson, N.H. Alvirne High School as a junior (2011-12): Set a UA record with a score of 196-10 from the kneeling position in smallbore against USP ... shot personal bests of 569 in smallbore and 563 in the 60 shot air rifle against John Jay ... averaged 562 in smallbore for the season, good for seventh on the team ... notched a best score of 375 in the 40 shot air rifle ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams ... earned a WIRC award for high prone scores on the season.
Prior to Akron: Joined the Hudson (New Hampshire) Junior Rifle Team in his sophomore year of high school ... won the State Junior Olympic Smallbore Championship in just his second year of competition ... captured the Hudson Prone 600 Championships back-to-back as a junior and senior ... won a National Team Championship in the NRA 3-P Smallbore rifle and Precision Air Rifle as a senior ... won the National Junior Team Championship in 3-P Iron sights at 2009 Camp Perry National Championships setting a national record.
Senior Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Honeoye Falls-Lima High School as a junior (2011-12): Was third on the team in season average for smallbore (567) ... led the team against VMI in smallbore with a 570 ... fired a pair of 573’s in smallbore and air rifle against Ohio State ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams ... earned the WIRC high kneeling award. as a sophomore (2010-11): Was a member of the MAC 2nd place smallbore team as well as a member of the MAC 2nd place air rifle team ... also was a member of the WIRC 3rd place smallbore and air rifle teams ... shot a best of 581 in air rifle aginst USP ... fired a season best 572 against Indiana (Pa.) in smallbore. as a freshman (2009-10): Had a season best air rifle score of 575 against MIT ... fired a 40 shot air rifle total of 375 at the October WIRC match ... earned a score of 564 in smallbore against Ohio State. Prior to Akron: Started shooting at the age of 13 through the Rochester Rifle Club Junior Team ... qualified for the Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colo. twice ... fired a prone personal record of 583 at the 2008 USA Shooting National Championships ... was the 2009 State 3-P Champion ... captured third place overall with Whistler Boy Team in 2009 at Camp Perry, Ohio ... coached by Justin Tracy and Jeff Lagendyk. Personal: Son of Robert and Barbara Brummond ... has an older sister, Mary ... born in Rochester, N.Y. ... majoring in mechanical engineering.
Personal: Biochemistry major ... son of Merle and Arlene Auclair ... has a younger sister, Sara who also attends the University of Akron.
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as a freshman (2009-10): Shortly after joining the Zips, Adam suffered a severe back injury which removed him from competition during the fall semester ... came back during the spring semester to win MAC air rifle shooter of the month for January ... shot a 560 in smallbore at the WIRC championships ... named to the MAC and Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic teams.
as a sophomore (2010-11): In his first match against IUP, shot a 567 in smallbore finishing second in the match... shot a 566 in smallbore at the Boilermaker invitational taking second place ... in November, at USP, fired a 563 in smallbore ... at home against RHIT, shot 561 in air rifle and fired a second place 565 in smallbore ... against OSU fired a pair of 562’s in smallbore ... named to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Team.
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AUCLAIR | BRUMMOND
DietRICH | besch
Senior Claysville, Pa. McGuffey High School as a junior (2011-12): Earned honorable mention All-Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference for air rifle and was on the Academic All-MAC team ... was fourth on the team in season average for the 40 shot air rifle (382) ... took first place in air rifle after shooting a personal best 588 against Rose Hulman ... won the air rifle against University of the Sciences (Pa.) and Indiana (Pa.) with a 584 ... had a 564 in smallbore at the January WIRC event ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams. as a sophomore (2010-11): A member of the MAC 2nd place smallbore and air rifle team and the WIRC 3rd place smallbore and air rifle team.... also received honorable mention All-MAC for smallbore and was the winner of the WIRC 5th place air rifle handicap award which recognized her as a most improved shooter ... ended the season with a bests of 565 in smallbore and 577 for air rifle. as a freshman (2009-10): Was a part of the Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC) 1st place smallbore team and a member of the MAC 2nd place air rifle team, along with MAC All-Academic and WIRC 3rd place smallbore rifle team ... also managed to be on the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference (WIRC) 1st place air rifle team and Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic team. Prior to Akron: Joined McGuffey High School (Pa.) rifle team her freshman year and was named to the varsity squad where she was elected captain ... assisted her high school squad to three state championships in Pennsylvania ... in high school she qualified to shoot as a PA individual three times in career ... shot for the Frazier Simplex and 4-H rifle clubs ... only shot 4 years of Olympic rifle before college. Personal: Daughter of Bill and Vicki Dietrich ... born and raised in Washington, Pa. ... studying sociology/criminology law enforcement ... hopes to one day join the FBI.
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AKRON RIFLE Andrew Besch Junior Alden, N.Y. Alden High School
as a sophomore (2011-12): Named honorable mention All-Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference in smallbore and to the MAC All-Academic team ... shot a high score of 574 in air rifle at the MAC Open at Navy ... fired a 379 in the 40 shot air rifle at the October WIRC postal match ... had a season best 573 in smallbore at the November WIRC postal match ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams. as a freshman (2010-11): Was a member of the 2nd place MAC air rifle and smallbore team and 3rd place WIRC air rifle and smallbore team ... named to the Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference All-Rookie team ... also named to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic team ... posted high scores of 564 smallbore and 571 air rifle ... averaged 554 in smallbore and 565 in air rifle ... earned Deanâ€™s list recognition both semesters, including a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall semester. Prior to Akron: Joined the Alden High School (N.Y.) rifle team as an eighth grader ... member of three-straight sectional champion teams, which compiled a 48-0 record during that period ... led squad to two state titles (2009 and 2010) ... served as team captain during his senior year of high school, setting a sectional record in air rifle with a score of 286 ... NRA sectional champion and NYS Junior Olympics silver medalist ... attended 2008 Empire State Games in Binghamton, N.Y. ... member of the 2009 national champion junior team at NRA Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio ... named WIVB-TV Channel 4 scholar-athlete in 2010. Personal: Parents are Wayne and Patricia Besch ... has one older sister, Abby ... honors student ... majoring in business.
Bound | Brown
AKRON RIFLE Mathew Bound
Junior Lincoln, Vt. Mt. Abraham Union High School
as a freshman (2010-11): Was a member of the MAC 2nd place smallbore team as well as a member of the MAC 2nd place air rifle team ... also was a member of the WIRC 3rd place smallbore and air rifle teams ... ended her season at the WIRC Championships leading her team with a season best of 571 in smallbore, with a knee injury cutting her season short ... was the recipient of the WIRC 1st place smallbore handicap match award (most improved shooter).
Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1991 ... parents are Alec and Patty Bound ... has two older sisters, Nicole and Brittany ... in high school, held a class officer position, was an avid volunteer and was the assistant coach for his school’s NJROTC air rifle team ... majoring in business.
Prior to Akron: Joined the Burlington (Vt.) Rifle and Pistol Junior Team during her freshman year of high school ... won the Vermont State Junior Olympic Qualifier for air rifle in 2008, 2009 and 2010; and the smallbore qualifier in 2009 and 2010 ... qualified for the National Junior Olympics in air rifle and/or smallbore in 2008, 2009 and 2010; allowing her to represent Vermont at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... competed at the NRA National Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, in 2007 and 2008 for both 3-P and prone ... won numerous NRA sectional matches during her high school career and claimed the Vermont State smallbore championship in 2009 ... competed in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit postal match in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... in 2010 qualified to attend the National Army Marksmanship Unit match in Fort Benning, Ga. Personal: Born in Vermont ... parents are Peter Brown and Susan Anderson-Brown ... majoring in biology.
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Prior to Akron: Began his shooting career in the eighth grade at a 4-H league in his hometown of Marysville, Wash. ... as a high school sophomore, joined the Capital City rifle club under Coach John Crossman ... 2008 Washington State Open 4-P Sectional Champion ... 2009 Washington State Conventional Prone Champion ... also in 2009, was a member of the Washington State air rifle team that won the NRA National Junior Air Gun Competition held at Camp Perry, Ohio.
as a freshman (2010-11): Was on the Dean’s list both fall and spring semester and was named to the CRCA Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic team ... a member of the 2nd place MAC team as well as the 3rd place WIRC team ... at the NCAA qualifier match held at OSU, shot a season best 562 in air rifle.
as a sophomore (2011-12): Named second team All-Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference for the air rifle and to the MAC All-Academic team ... garnered second team All-Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference honors for both guns ... named MAC shooter of the month for October ... was second on the team in season averages for air rifle (576) and smallbore (567) ... shot a personal best 585 in air rifle in the NCAA Qualifier against Ohio State to place fourth ... fired a 575 against USP in smallbore ... took first in the MAC 40 shot air rifle (386) ... swept the smallbore (574) and air rifle (582) against the Coast Guard ... led the team with a top gun honors in air rifle (576) against VMI ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams.
as a sophomore (2011-12): Tied his best score of 562 in air rifle against USP ... had a personal best 556 in smallbore in the tri-match against Ohio State and Columbus State ... shot a 378 in the 40 shot air rifle at the October WIRC postal match ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams.
Junior Marysville, Wash. Pilchuck High School
Akron Zips FRINK | BERLIN | HUPP
AKRON RIFLe Chelsey Frink
Junior New Philadelphia, Ohio Indian Valley High School
AKRON RIFLE Elizabeth Berlin
Sophomore DuBois, Pa. DuBois Area High School
as a sophomore (2011-12): Awarded second team All-Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference for air rifle and was a member of the All-MAC academic team ... was fifth on the team in air rifle season average (575) ... led the team at the Palmyra Invite with a 589 in air rifle ... fired a season best 569 in smallbore at the January WIRC event ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the WIRC 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams.
as a freshman (2011-12): Shot her best scores at the Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference Championships ... was second on the team with a season best 386 in the 40 shot air rifle at the MAC Championships ... also had season bests of 574 in the 60 shot air rifle and 563 in smallbore ... ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams.
as a freshman (2010-11): Completed the season with a best in international air with a 585 against IUP ... also finished the year off by making the MAC All-Rookie Team and Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association AllAcademic team for 2011 with a 4.0 both semesters ... ended the season with a 575 average in air rifle she landed a spot on the All-MAC second team for air rifle ... also was member of both the 2nd place MAC air rifle and smallbore teams and the WIRC 3rd place air rifle and smallbore teams ... inducted into the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.
Prior to Akron: Joined the DuBois Area High School rifle team as a freshman under Coach Joel Dutra … qualified for the Junior Olympics in 2010 and 2011, held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. … shot multiple matches under the DuBois Rifle and Pistol Club, such as NRA sectionals and National Matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio … winner of the Junior Sharpshooter division for any sights at Camp Perry in 2011.
Prior to Akron: Has been a competitive shooter since age 7 ... member of the award winning Great Trail Musketeers (GTM) junior rifle team in Minerva, Ohio ... as a member of GTM, qualified to compete in five National Junior Olympic rifle championship matches at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... in 2008, was a member of the junior teams which won two international air gun championships and finished fifth in the nation at the National Junior Olympic Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... five year member of the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association state rifle team, which twice during that time won the NRA national 3-P air gun championship ... part of the all woman national air gun team that set the new National Three-Position Air Gun record ... awarded the prestigious National Junior Distinguished Badge in air rifle. Personal: Born in Canton, Ohio ... parents are Charlie and Heather Frink ... has one younger brother, Colton ... majoring in education.
Personal: Daughter of Dave and Teresa Berlin ... has a younger brother, Kyle and a younger sister, Ronni ... born in DuBois, Pennsylvania ... majoring in biology.
AKRON RIFLE John Hupp
Sophomore Washington, Pa. McGuffey High School as a freshman (2011-12): Earned first team All-Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference and first team All-Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference in smallbore ... named to the All-MAC Rookie team ... led the team in season average with a 570 for smallbore ... tied for first in smallbore at the NCAA Qualifier against Ohio State with a 579 ... had a best of 582 in air rifle at the MAC Open ... won the smallbore against Rose Hulman, scoring a 577 ... fired a 575 for win in smallbore against John Jay ... a member of the first place Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference team for smallbore and the MAC second place air rifle team ... also a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference 2nd place smallbore and air rifle teams. Prior to Akron: Joined the Frasier Simplex Rifle team in 2005 ... shot with the Pittsburgh suburban rifle team for four years, who went undefeated for two consecutive seasons ... was a captain for McGuffey High School’s rifle team who won multiple section and state titles ... In 2011, won the WPIAL championships ... claimed the top spot for Sharpshooters in 2009 at Camp Perry ... took first place for IJ’s at a state competition in Trevorton, with a score of 394 ... went to the 2010 and 2011 Junior Olympics in air rifle ... placed first in the state of PA for 4-H smallbore, and won nationals the same year. Personal: Son of John Hupp and Robin Leady ... born in Washington, Pa. ... majoring in nursing.
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Akron Zips AGNEW | FARLEY | HOpkins | PEMBERTON
AKRON R ifle Alan Agnew
Freshman Camillus, N.Y. West Genesee Senior High School Prior to Akron: Joined the Camillus (N.Y.) Sportsman’s Club Junior program at age 13 ... competed in .22, air rifle and high power ... won a silver medal in air along with a silver and bronze in .22 at the 2010 New York State Empire Games ... shot air rifle at the U.S. Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... shot with the Army Marksmanship Unit in Ft. Benning, Ga. ... took third at the New York State Prone Rifle Festival in air and .22 in 2011 and then placed first in 2012 ... won the John C. Garand CMP Match ... shot numerous NRA .22 matches at the Iroquios Rod and Gun Club in Rotterdam, N.Y. and air at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, N.Y ... competed at Camp Perry, Ohio in 2011 and 2012, finishing fourth in prone in his age category in 2012.
Prior to Akron: Joined the rifle team at Tumwater High School and the Capitol City Junior Rifle team as a freshman … earned varsity letters for high school rifle team … helped Capitol City Junior Rifle team to a two-year undefeated streak in team matches … participated in the Junior Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., three times … finished 16th in smallbore at the Junior Olympics in 2012. Personal: A native of Olympia, Wash. … son of Tom and Lisa Hopkins … has a younger sister, Annie … plans to major in chemical engineering.
AKRON Rifle Megan Pemberton
Freshman Glen Cove, N.Y. Glen Cove High School
Prior to Akron: Joined the Glen Cove High School Air Rifle Team as a sophomore … awarded the Bulletin All-Star for Nassau County, N.Y. and team MVP as a junior … competed in the Nassau County Championships (Section VIII) as a junior and senior … named All-County in 2012 and was inducted into the Glen Cove High School Athletic Wall Of Fame … selected to train and shoot with the Nassau County Police Athletic League in Valley Stream, N.Y. … competed in two CMP Air Gun Opens and the NRA National Matches in smallbore for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association at Camp Perry, Ohio … also competed in local sectionals with the Nassau County PAL, Blue Trail Range in Connecticut and the 336 Rifle Team in Glen Cove, N.Y. Personal: Daughter of Brian and Tina Pemberton … has one brother, Matthew … also played four years of varsity tennis … an NRA Life Member and a member of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) … majoring in criminal justice.
Personal: Son of William and Elizabeth Farley ... has a sister, Bridget and a brother, Ian ... an NRA and NYSRPA member ... has volunteered and coached other juniors in M1 Clinics at his home rifle club ... major is sociology/criminal justice and law ... member of Ohio Army National Guard.
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Personal: A native of Graham, Wash. … volunteered as the junior rifle club’s treasurer for two years and was part of Explorer Search and Rescue … tutored elementary school kids and volunteered as a counselor at Washington State Youth Conservation Camp from 2010 to 2012 … major is mathematics.
Freshman Olympia, Wash. Tumwater High School
Prior to Akron: Joined the Paul Bunyan Junior Rifle Club in Puyallup, Wash. in 2006 … won local matches in 2011 and 2012, winning an iron sights day of an outdoor prone championship with combined scores in 50 yards, 50 meters, and 100 yards at Tacoma Rifle and Revolver Club … earned first place in the Washington State Indoor Championships in 2011 with a score of 1150 out of 1200 … shot 796 out of 800 on outdoor prone targets in Wenatchee, Washington to earn a first place finish in 2012 … took first locally in a 3-P air section held in Seattle with a 591 of 600 in 2012 … participated in three Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs., Colo. … earned an 1157 of 1200 in smallbore in 2011 … finished 12th in smallbore and 22nd in air rifle in 2012 ... In 2011, finished 10th for the 3-P air rifle at the Junior Olympics in Port Clinton, Ohio, and then was fourth in the same match in Anniston, Ala. in 2012 … took seventh place in American Legion’s 3-P air rifle competition at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 2010 … finished second in the same match in 2012, along with winning in air rifle prone with a 799 of 800 … In 2010, was third in Intermediate Junior at NRA’s Air Gun Championship and Training Summit … competed with Washington State’s Air Rifle team at NRA’s Air Gun Championship matches held in Camp Perry, Ohio, Albuquerque, N.M. and Anniston, Ala. from 2009-12 … team had three first place finishes and took third once.
Freshman Graham, Wash. Graham Kapowsin High School
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Freshman Wallingford, Conn. Lyman Hall High School Prior to Akron: Began shooting career in 2005 with the Blue Trail Range Junior Rifle Club in Wallingford, Conn. … nominated for the Connecticut All-State team .. won several NRA Sectional matches … won the prone regional championship and the Connecticut 3-position smallbore championship … participated in national matches at Camp Perry, Ohio and captured three national championships.
Personal: Born on June 8 … Son of Dale and Carolyn Petty … has an older brother, Ian.
AKRON R ifle Crystal Reynolds
Freshman De Pere, Wis. De Pere High School
Prior to Akron: Started shooting .22 and air rifle at age 13 … won Wisconsin state championship in 3P and 4P … earned gold medals at national sectional matches … participated in six Junior Olympic rifle championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. … twice participated in the Junior Olympic championship in both .22 and air rifle … finished sixth in a national event in Iowa for 3P air. Personal: Daughter of Shelia and Joe Reynolds … a native of Green Bay, Wis. … has an older brother and younger sister that also shoot rifle … mother is a rifle coach … plans to major in early childhood education.
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AKRON Rifle Tori Templeton
Freshman Hartville, Ohio Uniontown Lake High School Prior to Akron: Joined the Ashland Eagles Rifle Club in eighth grade … competed in the 2012 Junior Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. … also shot at the 2012 NRA 3p Air Rifle Championships in Anniston, Ala., where as team captain, her Ohio State Association team finished first in the USA … earned the title of Distinguished Marksman … shot in many NRA, CMP and national competitions … a nationally ranked junior shooter. Personal: Born on October 2, 1993 in Akron, Ohio … a native of Hartville, Ohio … daughter of Tammy Templeton and granddaughter of Larry and Pat Templeton … has two younger siblings, Nicholas and Alexandra … plans to major in psychology.