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2012-13 TABLE OF CONTENTS QUICK FACTS Location ....................................................... West Point, N.Y. 10996 Founded ............................. March 16, 1802 by an Act of Congress Enrollment ............................................................................... 4,400 Superintendent .................................Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon. Jr. Athletic Director (Interim) ............................................ Boo Corrigan Colors ...............................................................Black, Gold and Gray Conference .................................... Great America Rifle Conference Head Coach .....................Maj. Ron Wigger (Eastern Kentucky ’83) Record at Army (Years).................................................... 93-40 (12) Career Record (Years) ..................................................... 93-40 (12) Rifle Office Phone ................................................... (845) 938-4558 Senior Associate Athletic Director .................................Bob Beretta Rifle Contact ................................................................ Mady Salvani Salvani’s Direct Line .............................................. (845) 938-3512 Athletic Communications Fax ................................ (845) 466-2556 Salvani’s E-Mail ..................................madeline.salvani@usma.edu

About West Point ..............................................................................2-3 Why West Point.................................................................................4-7 West Point Administration .................................................................. 8 Athletic Director ................................................................................... 9 Tronsrue Marksmanship Center .......................................................10 Army Records.....................................................................................11 Head Coach Maj. Ron Wigger ..................................................... 12-13 Assisant Coach Rick Johnson/Support Staff ..................................14 2012-13 Season Outlook .................................................................16 Player Profiles .............................................................................. 17-25 2011-12 Season In Review ..............................................................26 2011-12 Results/Statistics ..............................................................27 GARC History/2012 Results .............................................................28 GARC Honors/Awards .......................................................................29 Army All-Americans ...........................................................................30 Army History................................................................................. 32-33 Year-by-Year ................................................................................. 34-37 2012-13 Schedule ..............................................................Back Cover

Army Official Web Site .............................. www.goARMYsports.com Army ‘A’ Line .......................................................... (845) 938-ARMY 2011-12 Record ........................................................................... 9-3 2012 Conference Finish ................................................. 3rd (GARC) 2012 NCAA Championships ........................................................ 4th Letterwinners Returning/Lost .................................................... 8/3 2012-13 Team Captain...........................................William Mengon Facility ............................................ Tronsrue Marksmanship Center

CREDITS The 2012-13 Army Rifle media guide is an official publication of the U.S. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications. The guide was designed by Tracy Nelson and written and edited by Mady Salvani. Editing assistance was provided by Tracy Nelson, Christian Anderson and Pam Flenke. Photos courtesy of Jon Malinowski and DOIM Multimedia Branch.

FRONT COVER Team captain Will Mengon with photo of Army rifle team circa 1920s in the background.

ARMY RIFLE ON THE INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA Once again the Army rifle team will have a presence on the Internet, as the Black Knights’ season will be fully chronicled on the Army Athletic Association Web site. Biographical information, stats, feature stories, match reports and much more can be found at: www.goARMYsports.com TWITTER: Updates will be on the official handle of Army rifle (@ Army_Rifle.).

2012-13 ARMY RIFLE ROSTER Name Richard Calvin* Jacob Costa* Alyssa Gestl Chris Malachosky* Michael Matthews* William Mengon* Olivia Nardone Robert Oberle Alex Rivera* Joseph Todaro* Zachary Wells*

Cl. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr.

Ht. 5-5 5-4 5-3 5-7 5-9 6-0 5-6 5-11 5-10 5-7 6-1

Hometown/High School Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel Hamden, Conn./Hamden Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra Area Spring, Texas/Klein Johns Creek, Ga./Norcross Ambridge, Pa./Quigley Catholic Winchester, Mass./Winchester Hudson, Colo./Home Schooled Kendall Park, N.J./So. Brunswick Bridgewater, N.J./Immaculata Sharpsburg, Ga./Northgate

*Letterwinner Head Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger, 13th Season Assistant Coach: Rick Johnson, 2nd Season Team Captain: William Mengon Head Officer Representative: Maj. Elizabeth Mason Head Manager: Matt Savage

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Nickname.....................................................................Black Knights

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2012-13 WEST POINT excelled in air and space exploration, and countless others went on from military service to become leaders in medicine, law, business, religion and science. Since its founding, the Military Academy fulfills the same mission as it always has . . . to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets. It accomplishes this mission by developing cadets in three essential areas: intellectual, physical and military. These developmental paths are balanced and fully integrated into the daily life of each young man and woman at the Academy. Intellectual growth is fostered through an academic curriculum that provides a broad liberal education in the arts and sciences. The electives program builds upon the foundation of the core, allowing cadets to develop even greater competence in selected areas. In addition, the fields-of-study and majors nurture the development of creativity, critical thinking, and selfdirected learning, essential characteristics of 21st century officers. The fouryear academic experience leads to a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. Physical development is achieved through a rigorous athletic and physical education program. Each cadet participates at the intercollegiate, club or intramural level each semester. This readies the cadet for the physical demands of military life and helps teach good judgment and self-discipline, even while under mental and physical stress. Military development begins with the cadet’s first day at West Point. Most military training takes place during the summer, with new cadets undergoing Cadet Basic Training, or Beast Barracks, their first year, followed the second summer by Cadet Field Training. Cadets spend their third and fourth summers serving in active Army units around the world; attending specialty training such as airborne, air assault or northern warfare or helping to train the first- and second-year cadets. The Cadet Leader Development System seeks to give the cadets increasing responsibility until they are ready to receive their commissions and assume their duties as leaders in today’s Army. Moral and ethical values guide cadets throughout their four years at West Point. Commitment to the Academy’s “Bedrock Values,” based on integrity and respect for the dignity of others, begins on the first day. Integrity is reflected in the Cadet Honor Code which states: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” Respect denotes that cadets treat others with the same respect and dignity they themselves would expect. At West Point, it is not enough to train leaders—they must be leaders of character. Admission is keenly competitive and is open to young men and women from all states and territories and from every socioeconomic level. Prospective cadets must receive a nomination by a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. The Academy seeks candidates who possess records of success in academics, athletics and leadership indicative of wellrounded individuals. Although the life of a cadet is demanding, there remains an array of club activities ranging from golf, skiing, boxing, crew and orienteering to such organizations as the cadet radio station, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Additionally, the U.S. Corps of Cadets hosts a Special Olympics event each spring. Today’s Military Academy is a vastly different institution from the small academy legislated into being by Congress in 1802. Originally just 1,800 acres, the Academy has grown to more than 16,000 acres. The first graduating class numbered just two men; today’s classes graduate more than 900 new officers annually, both men and women, who are prepared for leadership roles within the Army. With the expansion of knowledge and the changing needs of the United States Army and the nation, life at West Point has changed to keep pace. Ever mindful of its rich heritage, the U.S. Military Academy is developing leaders for tomorrow, and its focus remains the national needs of the 21st century.

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The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the U.S. Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the Nation. Founded on March 16, 1802, the Academy celebrated its Bicentennial in 2002. But West Point’s role in America’s history dates to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. Gen. George Washington considered West Point to be the most strategic position in America. He personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications in 1778 after problems arose with French engineers originally placed in charge of the design. In 1779, General Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and defensive barriers. A 100-ton iron chain was extended across the Hudson to control river traffic. Today, several links from that chain are arranged at Trophy Point as a reminder of West Point’s original fortifications. In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson signed the legislation establishing the U.S. Military Academy to create an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. This effectively eliminated America’s wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists. West Point became the nation’s first engineering school and served as the model for engineering programs which were eventually established at other colleges. Col. Sylvanus Thayer, the “Father of the Military Academy,” served as Superintendent from 1817 through 1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Early graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the nation’s initial railway lines, bridges, harbors, and roads. Although the curriculum maintains its focus on engineering, in recent decades the program of instruction has markedly changed, providing cadets a selection of more than 40 majors. This tradition of academic and military excellence, guided by a demanding standard of moral and ethical conduct, remains the cornerstone of the West Point experience. It is said at West Point that “much of the history we teach was made by those people we taught.” The Academy has produced famous leaders throughout its illustrious past… Civil War Generals Grant, Sherman, Lee, and Jackson, to name but a few. In World War I, 34 of the 38 corps and division commanders were graduates. World War II would see many graduates reach brigadier general or higher, to include Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley and Patton. In more recent conflicts, MacArthur, Ridgway, Westmoreland, Abrams, Schwarzkopf and Abizaid were in command. Academy graduates have also


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“I think if my dear mother were alive, she would tell you nothing comes close to graduating from West Point, even going to the moon.” - ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN “The combination of an education at West Point and the experience of a career in the armed services will prepare you in a unique way for a rich diversity of further career and service in civilian life.” - HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER GLENN DAVIS

FRANK BORMAN

“I believe in the code ... ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’ I believe in service to one’s country. The institution of the armed forces has thrived on its commitment to developing excellence. It is meritocracy in action. Race, religion, wealth, background count not.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH

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“From the birth of our existence, America has had a faith in the future -- a belief that where we’re going is better than where we’ve been, even when the path ahead is uncertain. To fulfill that promise, generations of Americans have built upon the foundation of our forefathers -- finding opportunity, fighting injustice, forging a more perfect union. Our achievement would not be possible without the Long Gray Line that has sacrificed for duty, for honor, for country.” - PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA


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“I was so proud to be on the verge of entering the only institution in American society at that time that was totally integrated, in which I would have the opportunity to rise, based solely on performance and ability. The nation always looks to West Point and always looks to each and every one of you to follow always the angels of your nature.” - GENERAL COLIN POWELL

NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF

“In every corner of America, the words ‘West Point’ command immediate respect. This place where the Hudson River bends is more than a fine institution of learning. The United States Military Academy is the guardian of values that have shaped the soldiers who have shaped the world.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH “How great it must be, gosh how great it must be to be a member of this Corps. To know that camaraderie of discipline, of manners, of courtesy, of human sensibility, of one’s duty to his fellow man.” - JOURNALIST WALTER CRONKITE

COLIN POWELL

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“My four years at West Point were wonderful. I loved every minute of it and particularly the last three years. I loved the history. I loved the tradition. I liked wearing the uniform. I felt like I belonged there. Everything was meaningful to me. There is no question in my mind the proudest day of my father’s life was the day I graduated from West Point. There is a picture of the two of us standing on ‘The Plain’ and he is just beaming.” - GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF


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WHY WEST POINT “Any of us who went through the process; anyone who felt the flame of that furnace, came away altered in the way we go about running our lives. Some part of it is the belief that you are not only doing it for personal glory, but you do it because it is your responsibility. It’s part of being a member of The Corps and each of us that have felt that magic feel especially privileged to have done so.” - HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER PETE DAWKINS

PETE DAWKINS

“As I look back over my career in government, in business, of course in the military, I think West Point was a very influential experience. It hardened a sense of discipline, a sense of responsibility, duty and integrity and also very happily combined an alertness of mind and body.” - FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE ALEXANDER HAIG “For here we train the men and women whose duty it is to defend the Republic, the men and women whose profession is watchfulness, whose skill is vigilance, whose calling is to guard the peace, but if need be, to fight and win.” - PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN

“WEST POINT IS THE RING. IT’S THE FOUNDATION OF EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE.” ALEXANDER HAIG

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- MIKE KRZYZEWSKI ‘69


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“As I look back on my life, I’ll always revere the opportunities that came along that brought about the choice I made to go to West Point. I just feel that it was fundamental in molding the fabric of my life. The experiences that I had at West Point, they were irreplaceable.” - ASTRONAUT EDWIN “BUZZ” ALDRIN

DOUGLAS MacARTHUR

“You have ahead of you the best of all professions. Being a leader is the best thing you can possibly be and you’re at a school that will make you the best possible leader. West Point is the ring. It’s the foundation of everything I have done.” - HEAD COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI

“This nation is grateful that four years ago every man and woman graduating today made a life-changing decision. You left the comforts and familiar surroundings of civilian life, and devoted yourselves to one of the noblest professions in a free country--the profession of arms.” - FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY

“West Point’s graduates have served America in many, many ways. Not only by leading troops into combat, but also by exploring frontiers, founding universities, laying out the railroads, building the Panama Canal, running corporations, serving in the Congress and The White House, and walking on the moon. Through our history, whenever duty called, the men and women of West Point have never failed us, and I speak for all Americans when I say, I know you never will.” - PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

DICK CHENEY

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“In the evening of my memory, always I come back to West Point. Always there echoes and re-echoes ... Duty -- Honor -- Country. Today marks my final roll call with you. But I want you to know, when I cross the river, my last conscious thoughts will be of The Corps ... and The Corps ... and The Corps ...” - GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR


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ACADEMY LEADERSHIP

LT. GENERAL DAVID H. HUNTOON JR. SUPERINTENDENT

BRIG. GENERAL THEODORE D. MARTIN COMMANDANT OF CADETS

BRIG. GENERAL TIM TRAINOR DEAN OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD

Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon, Jr. became the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in July 2010. He had previously served as Director of the Army Staff in January 2008. Huntoon was commissioned from West Point in 1973. From 1973-1986, he served as an infantry officer in a series of command and staff assignments with the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer, Va., the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash., the 7th Army Training Command at Vilseck, Germany, and with the 3rd Infantry Division in Aschaffenburg, Germany. From 1986-1988, Huntoon attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. and the School for Advanced Military Studies. He then served in the Directorate of Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., as Senior War Plans Officer (Operation Just Cause), Deputy Director of Plans (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), and Director of Plans. Huntoon commanded 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (Mechanized) at Camp Casey, Korea, and served as Chief of Plans, CJ3, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, Yongsan from 1992-94. In 1994-95, he was the Army’s National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He then took command of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. Huntoon’s next assignment was the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, and from 2000-2002, he was the Deputy Commandant of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Huntoon moved on to become the Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Army G3, at the Pentagon. In August 2003, he was assigned as the 46th Commandant, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Huntoon’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (6th Award), and the Bronze Star; Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachute Qualification Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He has a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Georgetown University and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the CGSC Advanced Military Studies Program.

Brigadier General Theodore D. Martin, a former Army swimmer and captain of the 1982-83 Black Knights’ swimming team, returned to West Point in July 2011 to assume command of the United States Corps of Cadets as the 73rd Commandant of Cadets. Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the armor branch of the U.S. Army. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course (cavalry track), the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the Army War College. He holds a master’s degree in national security & strategic studies from the Naval War College, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College, and a master’s degree in business from Webster University. Martin’s command experience includes Commander, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Federal Republic of Germany; Commander, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, Operations Group (COG), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.; and Commandant & 45th Chief of Armor, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Benning, Ga. Beyond command, Martin has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including duty in the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky.; the Combined Arms Command-Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Advisor to the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Brigade and later the Prince Sa’ad bin Abdul Rahman Brigade, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Joint Improvised Explosive Device-Defeat Task Force as the Iraq Field Team Leader, Baghdad, Iraq; and Human Resource Command, Alexandria, Va., as Armor Branch Chief and Chief of Combat Arms Division. Brigadier General Martin’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. Additionally, he has earned the Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge. Martin is a member of the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers) and is the recipient of the Order of Saint George, the Order of Saint Barbara, and the Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius).

Brigadier General Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., became the Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy in the summer of 2010. He previously served as professor and head of the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point where he taught courses in engineering management, systems engineering and decision analysis. Trainor graduated with a Bachelor of Science from West Point in 1983 and entered the Engineer Branch of the U.S. Army. As an engineering officer, Trainor has served in operational assignments around the world, including Germany, Honduras, Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Riley, Kans. and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Trainor has a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke and a doctorate degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences the Military Operations Research Society, the American Society for Engineering Management and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is a past president of Epsilon Mu Eta, the national Engineering Management Honor Society. Trainor is also a member of the Board of Fellows for the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University. As an analyst, Trainor helped develop the Installation Status Report that provides the Army a standardized means to assess infrastructure and environmental conditions on installations to support resource allocation decisions. He has applied decision analysis methods in completing an organizational analysis of the Army’s Installation Management Agency and in assessing defense security cooperation programs. Trainor deployed to Basrah, Iraq in the summer of 2007 and worked with the British-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in helping the provincial Iraqi leaders improve their infrastructure revitalization plans. Trainor is married to Col. Donna Brazil, a 1983 graduate of West Point, who is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Academy. They have a daughter Cory, who is currently attending West Point, and two sons; Danny, also in the Corps of Cadets, and Zach.

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2012-13 DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS with arch-rival Navy. Not only was the two-hour program broadcast to a national audience on Showtime, but also won the Emmy Award for Best Sports Documentary. The Army football team was also the focus of a behind-the-scenes book titled, “Soldiers First,” written by New York Times writer Joe Drape. Corrigan has also made his mark on the aesthetics of historic Michie Stadium. In order to upgrade the appearance and provide a better experience for Army fans, Corrigan implemented a Michie Stadium branding and signage campaign that began in 2011. The first phase of the project was completed prior to the 2012 season. In addition to his duties at West Point, Corrigan has been an active leader in the Patriot League, serving as chairman of the conference’s Broadband Committee. Corrigan, who was the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Duke University starting in August 2008, brings a wealth of leadership to his post. He is a proven administrator with 18 previous years of experience in all areas of revenue generation, external affairs, staff management and leadership. Corrigan’s chief responsibilities at Duke included the oversight of the Blue Devil corporate partnerships and the Marketing, Promotions, Ticket, Internet Operations, Sports Information and Video Services departments. In only two years at Duke, Corrigan was responsible for the negotiation of multi-media rights to ISP. A supervisor of the 2009 NCAA Champion women’s tennis and 2010 NCAA Champion men’s lacrosse programs, Corrigan was a part of three NCAA Championships at Duke in just two seasons. He is currently a member of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules committee and the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Committee, while serving on the Executive Budget Committee at Duke. Prior to arriving at Duke in August of 2008, he oversaw Notre Dame’s corporate relations and marketing as an associate athletic director for five years. During his stint at Notre Dame, Corrigan spearheaded the redesign of its official athletics website and creation of 15-20 hours of original

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS BOO CORRIGAN video content weekly. That resulted in a 35 percent increase in page views and unique users. Corrigan also worked directly with ISP Sports, CSTV, and NBC Sports from a sales and marketing standpoint. Before joining the staff at Notre Dame, Corrigan spent nearly three years as the associate athletic director for marketing at the United States Naval Academy. He was responsible for turning the marketing department from a deficit to profit in his first year with full budget responsibility for the department. Corrigan also was intimately involved with the re-branding of the Annual Giving Campaign (The Blue and Gold), which led to an increase of 75 percent year over year donations. His collegiate experience alos inlcudes a stint as assistant director of marketing at Florida State from 1992-95. Corrigan is a 1990 University of Notre Dame graduate with a degree in economics. He is married to the former Kristen Acetoa, a former field hockey and lacrosse player at the University of Virginia who also earned a master’s degree from the school. The couple has three children, Finley (11), Tre (9) and Brian (8). He is the youngest of seven children of Gene and Lena Corrigan.

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Superintendent Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., announced the hiring of Boo Corrigan as the Academy’s director of athletics on Feb. 1, 2011. “We have an opportunity to work every day with a truly exceptional group of young people,” Corrigan said. “The opportunites they receive through intercollegiate athletics will help shape their own leadership styles as they become officers in the U.S. Army. We have a great team that focuses daily on our cadet-athletes. We strive to enhance their overall experience as they develop into the leaders our nation needs.” In his short time as athletic director, Corrigan has strengthened and expanded Army Athletics’ relationships in several key areas. In recent months, Army has secured a new apparel agreement with Nike, a new pouring rights contract with Coke and bringing in the Aspire Group to enhance ticket sales and better serve Army season ticket holders. Corrigan also crafted the Team Army concept, a comprehensive plan designed to add significant value to Army’s corporate sponsorships while maintaining the tradition of West Point Athletics. Corrigan, who has a proven record as a fundraiser, spearheaded changes in the Army A Club and ticket operations that have resulted in more than $20 million dollars in major gifts and record-setting annual giving during his tenure. During that time the funding for a new lacrosse facility, that is scheduled to break ground, was secured. In addition to his role in enhancing revenues for Army Athletics, Corrigan led a strategic planning process that developed a new mission statement and goals for the department. In his first full year at West Point, Corrigan oversaw a program that won three Patriot League championship (baseball, women’s soccer, women’s tennis) and sent four teams to the NCAA postseason (rifle). Eighteen cadets earned a major award from their conference, including six Rookies of the Year selections and three Player of the Year winners. Cadet-athletes have continued to thrive in the classroom under Corrigan’s watch. In 2011-12, Army had five Academic All-Americans, including four first-team selections. The Black Knights’ football team boasted two first-team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2011, a first for the program since 1957. The Black Knights also boasted three Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year, including overall men’s winner Brendan Buckley. In addition, former football standout Andrew Rodriguez became the first Army player to win the National Football Foundation’s Willam V. Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. Rodriguez later was honoroed with the Amateur Athletic Union’s James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the country. He was the first Army player to receive the award since 1946 and was just the third player in history (Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow) to win both the Campbell Trophy and Sullivan Award. Army has been the focus of national attention since Corrigan’s arrival. He was instrumental in supporting the CBS documentary, “Game of Honor,” that chronicled the Black Knights’ 2011 football season leading up to its annual showdown


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TRONSRUE MARKSMANSHIP CENTER Army’s athletic program has been significantly enhanced by several state-of-the-art facilities benefiting numerous Black Knight athletes. The construction and improvement of facilities on the West Point campus has had a positive impact on Army’s 25 intercollegiate sports. The prominent rise of the rifle team as one the top programs in the nation, capturing its first NCAA title in 2005, followed by third in 2006, runnerup-honors in 2007 and 2008 and most recently fourth place, is due partly to Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. Completed in January 2000, the range underwent major reconstruction after a portion of the facility was destroyed by fire in 1996. The indoor marksmanship center, located next to Gillis Field House along the banks of the Hudson, is equipped with three ranges to include housing the club pistol team. The rifle range has 20 firing points, six more than the former range, with distances of 10 meters for air rifle and 50 feet for smallbore. The air rifle range, used exclusively for air gun training and competition, also has 20 firing points and is shared by both the rifle and pistol teams. Army acquired 40 (20 smallbore, 20 air rifle) state-of-the-art electronic targets by MEGAlink in November of 2006 to put Tronsrue on the cutting edge of technology. Tronsrue Marksmanship Centerwas unveiled on a national stage when Army hosted the 2003 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships, marking the national championship’s first appearance at West Point since 1991. Five years later the Black Knights hosted the 2008 NCAA Championships, the fifth time in the NCAA’s 29-year rifle history that West Point was chosen as the host site. Army first hosted the tournament in 1981, the second year that the rifle championships came under the NCAA’s auspices. The Black Knights hosted the championship four years later, finishing fifth in putting the finishing touches on an 11-2 season. The NCAA Championships returned to West Point in 1991, and the Black Knights took sixth in air rifle. Army was host again in 2003 and 2008, finishing runner-up in the latter. Tronsrue took center stage again in 2004 when it hosted the Great America Rifle Championships with the Black Knights placing second. Funding for the reconstruction and renovation of the range was included in West Point’s Bicentennial Campaign plan as part of its “Margin of Excellence” initiative. Government funds were utilized along with private funds. The lead donors for the project were George Marion Tronsrue III (USMA ’78) and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Petrie (USMA ’67). On April 13, 2002, the center was dedicated to honor the American soldier and Tronsrue’s father (George Marion Tronsrue, USMA ’52), a fouryear member of the Army rifle team. “Tronsrue is the largest collegiate rifle facility in the country,” stated

TRONSRUE RECORDS

Individual Air Rifle, 60 Shots (600): 596 Sarah Scherer (TCU), 11/19/2011 Smallbore 3-Position (600): 591 Kelly Buck (Army), 11/14/2010 Nicco Campriani (West Virginia), 11/14/2010 Team Air Rifle, 240 Shots (2400): 2368 Alaska Fairbanks, 1/16/07 Smallbore 3-Position, 240 Shots (2400): 2337 Army vs. TCU, 11/10/07 Abalo (589), Kern (584), Scherer (586), Amiot (578) Combined, 480 shots (4800): 4692 (2324 SM, 2368 AR) Alaska Fairbanks, 1/16/07

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Wigger, the beneficiary of the state-of-the-art facility. “It already has had an immense impact on recruiting. Bringing a prospective candidate into this facility is paramount to a football recruit viewing Michigan’s Stadium in Ann Arbor or Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., for the first time. It is the same effect. “Not only does it provide us an ideal practice facility, but a range that gives us pride knowing it is the best in the country. The dividends are evident in the number of records we have broken and continually challenge.” Army captured the Great America Rifle Conference regular-season title in 2005 and 2008 with unbeaten 6-0 marks. The Black Knights won their first-ever GARC Championship in 2008 after finishing runner-up four straight years. The Black Knights have posted top NCAA finishes along with compiling a 65-26 dual mark over the last eight years. Army captured its first NCAA title in 2005 after edging Jacksonville State by a point, was second in 2007 and 2008, third in 2006 along with placing fourth (2004), fifth (2010, sixth (2009) and eighth (2011) the last eight years.

ARMY TRONSRUE RECORDS

Individual Air Rifle, 60 Shots (600): 595 Richard Calvin vs. Kentucky, 1/14/2012 Smallbore 3-Position (600): 591 Kelly Buck vs. West Virginia, 11/14/10+ Aggregate: 1180 Kelly Buck vs. West Virginia (591 SM, 589 AR), 11/14/10 Team Air Rifle, 240 Shots (2400): 2357 vs. NC State & Nebraska, 11/18/07 Abalo (590), Kern (589), Scherer (587), Hess (591) Smallbore 3-Position, 240 Shots (2400): 2337 vs. TCU, 11/10/07 Abalo (589), Kern (584), Scherer (586), Amiot (578) Combined, 480 shots (4800): 4681 vs. Alaska Fairbanks, 1/16/07 Abalo (587/584), Fiddes (592/583), Hess (589 AR), Amiot (588 AR) Kern (584 SM), Hamilton (574 SM) +mark shares range record


2012-13 ARMY RECORDS INDIVIDUAL 597, Stephen Scherer Olympic Trials, 03/02/08 597, Chris Abalo Junior Olympics, 03/21/06 Air Rifle, Season Avg.: 589.46, Chris Abalo, 2007-08 Smallbore Three-Position (600): 591, Kelly Buck. 11/14/10 Smallbore Standing: 199, John Fiddes vs. Ohio State, 1/21/06 Smallbore Kneeling: 199, Chris Abalo vs. Kentucky, 10/08/05 Smallbore Season Avg.: 586.167, Chris Abalo, 2007-08 Air Rifle, 60 Shots (600):

Smallbore Three-Position, 240 Shots (2400): 2337 vs. Texas Christian, Nov. 10, 2007: Chris Abolo (589), Stephen Scherer (586), Brian Kern (584), Davida Amiot (578) Combined Air Rifle/Smallbore, 480 shots (4800): 4686 vs. Navy, Feb. 9, 2008: Chris Abalo (588/588), Stephen Scherer (591/585), David Amiot (583/582), Brian Kern (580 SM), Wesley Hess (589 AR)

2008 NCAA Smallbore Sweep (l-r): Stephen Scherer (3rd), Brian Kern (2nd), Chris Abalo (1st)

ARMY AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS YEAR 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 2001-02 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

COACH MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL (RET.) MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL (RET.) MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL (RET.) MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL (RET.) MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL (RET.) MASTER SGT. KEN HAMILL (RET.) MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER MAJ. RON WIGGER

SMALLBORE 4473 4561 4537 4561 4575 4559 4622 4572 4579 --4558 --4638 2328 2318 2307 2318 2219 2291 2273 2325

The NCAA began sponsoring collegiate rifle in 1979-80 #Army was third in smallbore in 1990 !Sixth in air rifle in 1991 +Seventh in smallbore in 1992 •Army finished fifth in air rifle in 2002 and ninth overall (prior to that only included places for teams that competed in both events). •Army captured its first NCAA title in school history at the 2005 Championships.

AIR 1428 1499 1477 1512 1483 1504 1516 1522 --1485 --1541 1538 2331 2332 2337 2334 2320 2336 2323 2333

AGGREGATE 5901 6060 6014 6073 6058 6063 6138 6094 4579 1485 4558 1541 6176 4659 4650 4644 4652 4539 4627 4596 4658

PLACE 7TH 6TH 6TH 5TH 6TH 5TH 3RD 6TH # ! + 9TH 4TH 1ST 3RD 2ND 2ND 6TH 5TH 8TH 4TH

•The Black Knights have garnered top-three finishes under present head coach Ron Wigger four of the past nine years. •After capturing the team title in 2005, Army copped the bronze in 2006 and the silver the next two years. •The Black Knights captured their first individual and team title in smallbore in 2008 when Chris Abalo led an Army sweep (first in NCAA history) of the top three places en route to winning that discipline.

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TEAM Air Rifle, 240 Shots (2400): 2357 vs. NC State & Nebraska, Nov. 18, 2007: Wesley Hess (591), Chris Abalo (590), Brian Kern (589), Stephen Scherer (587)


ARMY RIFLE COACH RON WIGGER WIGGER school-record five riflemen earned AllAmerica accolades by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and Wigger repeated as the national and GARC Coach of the Eastern Kentucky ‘83 Year. It was Wigger’s third GARC coaching 13th Season honor over a four93-40 year span. The 2005-06 campaign was capped with Army Army’s rifle program continues to prosper finishing among the top four at the NCAAs under the leadership of Maj. Ron Wigger, a for the third straight year after capturing the two-time National Coach of the Year selection, bronze trophy. since he took over the head reins 13 years Army’s 9-2 season mark was its highest win ago. total (broken the following year) since a 13-3 Ranked among the winningest coaches in showing in 1998-99. Included in its season school history with a 93-40 mark for a lofty highlights was snapping Navy’s 12-match .699 winning percentage, Wigger has led series win streak, a second-place finish at Army to four top-three finishes at the NCAA the GARC Championships followed by the Championships. That run included the national Black Knights’ third straight trip to the NCAA title (2005), back-to-back runner-up finishes Championships. (2007 & 2008) along with a bronze (2006). The team concluded the season with a visit Army has been among the top eight qualifiers to the White House in April 2006 where Army to the NCAA Championships since 2004, and (based on its 2005 title) was among a dozen will be looking to earn its 10th consecutive bid NCAA championship teams that met with the in 2013. President during a special ceremony in the The Black Knights also captured the NCAA Rose Garden. smallbore title in 2008, along with crowning Five Black Knights were selected by the NRA an individual champion for the first time in for All-America honors, equaling the school school history. Last year, Army finished second mark set the previous year, en route to earning in smallbore, both team and individual at the seven certificates. national championships. Army finished runner-up at the NCAAs in Wigger started rewriting Army’s record book 2007 and 2008 with five and four Black Knights soon after taking over the program. The Black receiving All-America certificates, respectively. Knights earned a team berth to the NCAA In 2008, Wigger’s sharpshooters won the Championships in air rifle by his second year team’s first GARC Championship. Army posted (2001-02). Army qualified in both disciplines a 10-2 dual mark in 2007 and bettered that in in 2004, then put West Point on the map the 2008 in a 10-1 showing. following year winning its first-ever NCAA title. Prior to winning its first NCAA title in 2005, The Black Knights won by the closest Wigger guided the Black Knights to a fourthmargin in NCAA history, edging Jacksonville place finish at the 2004 championships after State by a single point for the crown, along with meeting the qualifying standards in both dethroning perennial powerhouse and six-time disciplines for the first time since 1987. defending champion Alaska Fairbanks. Wigger concluded his second year at the Not only was it Army’s first national title in helm by leading Army’s air rifle team to a berth rifle history, but the first since pistol captured at the 2002 NCAA Tournament and a fifththe NRA crown in 1991. It was also the first place finish in that discipline after edging Navy NCAA title by any Army varsity program since by a point. It was the first time that the Black 1949 (fencing). Knights, who were reinstated to the varsity The Black Knights started their 2004-05 ranks in 1997-98 following a three-year hiatus, “Cinderella” season winning eight straight qualified since 1992. matches that included a perfect 6-0 Great Since taking over the program in the fall of America Rifle Conference (GARC) mark en 2000, Wigger had a school record five earn Allroute to capturing their first regular-season America certificates in 2005, 2006 and 2007. title. Army placed runner-up at the conference Kelly Buck, Michael Matthews and Joseph championships for the second straight year. Todarao are the latest shooters to earn AllHonors continued to roll in for the team that America honors. etched its name into the history annals as a Buck earned first-team smallbore accolades

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in 2011 and 2012, with Matthews and Todaro selected for second-team honors in smallbore. One of the finest coaches in the history of the program, Wigger has developed seven first-team, 10 second-team and five honorable mention All-Americans, who have combined for 42 certificates (17 first team, 18 second team, seven honorable mention). Kim Pienkowski was a first-team All-America selection in air rifle Wigger’s inaugural year, becoming the first Black Knight named to that unit since 1991. A three-time honoree under Wigger, she was an honorable mention selection in both disciplines her senior year. Chris Abalo made history in 2005 as the first Army plebe selected an All-American in both guns and just the second Black Knight to accomplish that feat. He repeated the next three years, setting a school record with eight first team All-America certificates. The most decorated shooter in school history, Abalo excelled both nationally and internationally. In 2008 he captured Army’s first NCAA individual title (smallbore), set a national smallbore prone record and NCAA smallbore mark, and competed with the USA Team at the World Cup. He is also the first rifleman to earn the Army Athletic Association award. Twice he was voted the NCAA Shooter of the Match and was a three-time GARC Shooter of the Year. Wigger also coached an Olympian in Stephen Scherer, who competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing . At the 2012 NCAA Championships, Matthews finished second in smallbore in leading the Black Knights to runner-up honors in that discipline and second highest finish at the national meet. Three Black Knights earned All-America honors and Wigger was among four CRCA nominees for Coach of the Year. Two-time team captain Paul Charbonneau, a four-year member of Wigger’s first class, was a four-time All-American. David Amiot and Brian Kern joined Abalo and Scherer in garnering AllAmerica certificates in 2008. In another Army first, Abalo and Wesley Hess competed at the World Junior Shooting Championships in the spring of 2006, with Abalo setting the pace for Team USA in two of the three events in which he qualified. Wigger has enjoyed an equally prosperous showing in the GARC where Army crowned seven individual champions, along with three shooter of the year certificates by Abalo and a pair of rookie citations (Abalo and Scherer). Army captured the GARC smallbore title in 2012 along with crowing an individual champion in Buck. The Black Knights took third at the 2011 GARC Championship with a young team following back-to-back fifth-place finishes in 2009 and 2010.


2012-13 COACH RON WIGGER THE WIGGER FILE •Since taking over the reins in 2000-01, Ron Wigger has breathed new life into the program. Army had an NCAA individual qualifier in air rifle his first season and earned a team berth (first since 1992) in that event the following year. •Army has qualified the last nine years for the NCAAs in both team events, and finished in the top four six times. Their selection in 2004 was Army’s first since 1987, while its fourth-place finish was the team’s second-best at the time. •The Black Knights captured their first NCAA title in school history in 2005, took the bronze in 2006 and the silver the next two years. •The Army mentor was recognized nationally as the Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005 by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association. •Wigger has mentored 14 NRA All-Americas who have earned 42 certificates (17 first team, 18 second team and seven honorable mentions). •He earned coaching honors three times in the GARC, including back-to-back honors in 2004 and 2005. •Since joining the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC), Wigger has led the Black Knights to the regular-season crown in 2006 and 2008 along with the school’s first championship title in 2008. •He was among the final six shooters vying for one of two 1992 Olympic team spots. His sister, Deena, competed at the 1988 Olympic Games where she finished 10th in smallbore. •Wigger was the smallbore prone champion in the Master Service (Military) category at the 2006 National Championships. He was runnerup at the Senior Men’s Prone Rifle and 37th out of 93 overall in 2008. • He was selected captain of the US International Trophy Team that was comprised of the top 20 smallbore prone shooters in the country firing against teams from Great Britain, Australia, Canada and South Africa in August 2012.

WIGGER YEAR-BY-YEAR

Year 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (12 Years)

Record 7-1 5-4 7-6 8-3 8-2 9-2 10-2 10-1 7-6 7-4 6-6 9-3 93-40

Pct. .875 .556 .538 .727 .800 .818 .833 .909 .538 .636 .500 .750 .700

GARC NCAAs ---4th 9th 5th --2nd 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 5th 5th 3rd 8th 4th 4th

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five-time GARC champion, won a pair of titles in smallbore and aggregate, while Scherer captured the air rifle title in 2008 and was runner-up to Abalo in the aggregate. Wigger has carved out an impressive slate both as a coach and competitor at the national and international levels. Ranked among the nation’s top shooters in smallbore prone, Wigger competed for one of two berths in that event at the 2004 Olympic Trials. The Army mentor was awarded the International Distinguished Shooter Badge by USA Shooting in the summer of 2002 based on Ron Wigger (right) with his father, Lones, a two-time Olympic gold med- his gold medal performance in smallbore prone at the alist and four-time qualifier who holds 29 world records. 1988 World Cup in Mexico City. Runner-up at the USA Shooting National Over the past 12 years, Wigger’s teams have established school marks, shattering team and Championships in 1987 and 1991, Wigger individual records that were on the books when was a member of the All-Guard smallbore rifle he took over the program. All three team scores team that captured the 1993 national team (air rifle, smallbore and aggregate), along with championship at Camp Perry, Ohio. He was also seven individual marks, were broken and reset among the final six shooters competing for a spot on the 1992 Olympic Team. his first three years. Wigger placed first in his signature event in Abalo holds three of the six individual school marks and shares another. Buck is Army’s the Master Service (Military) category at the record-holder in smallbore and John Fiddes 2006 National Championships, and seventh among 256 shooters in the Open Division. owns the smallbore standing mark. At the 2008 USA Shooting National Competing against the top rifle programs in the nation, Wigger ranks third all-time on the Championships, he was runner-up in the Senior school’s coaching list. He is just seven wins shy Men’s Prone Rifle event and 37th overall. He also holds the Distinguished Rifleman of becoming just the third Army mentor to reach Marksmanship Badge. the 100-win plateau. As a collegian, Wigger was a member Wigger was instrumental in Army joining the Great America Rifle Conference in 2001-02. He of Eastern Kentucky’s nationally ranked guided Army to a fourth-place finish its inaugural rifle team that finished third at the 1983 year in the GARC, one of the top conferences in NCAA Championships. Commissioned in the the country, and his efforts earned him Coach Infantry Branch following graduation (1983), of the Year plaudits. His peers bestowed that Wigger earned his master’s degree in sport honor upon him again in 2004 and 2005 after management at the U.S. Sports Academy in Wigger guided Army to second place during the Daphne, Ala. Wigger’s sister, Deena, competed at the 2004 regular season, while going undefeated 1988 Olympic Games, finishing 10th in in 2005. Army has collected its share of GARC honors smallbore, while his father, Lones, is a two-time (76) during the 11 years it has been a member. Olympic gold medalist and four-time qualifier. After collecting seven certificates the first two Lones, one of the inaugural members of the years, the Black Knights were awarded eight in USA Shooting Hall of Fame, was inducted into 2004, 15 in 2005, 10 in 2006, nine in 2007, the Olympic Hall of Fame in 2008. Wigger and his wife, the former Lorraine 11 in 2008, eight between 2009-11 and eight last year. Overall, Army has 28 first-team Bravo, reside at West Point with their daughters: certificates, 30 second team and 18 honorable Alicia, 21; Karina, 19; and Michelle, 14. mentions. Charbonneau became the first Black Knight crowned a GARC champion in 2003. Abalo, a


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RICHARD JOHNSON Assistant 2nd Season UMass-Lowell ‘99 Richard Johnson served as the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club Junior Program Director for six years prior to joining Army head coach Ron Wigger’s staff in March of 2011. Last year, he helped mentor the Black Knights to their most wins (nine) since 2007-08 (10) and highest NCAA finish (fourth) since posting runner-up honors in 2008, along with crowning a GARC smallbore champion.

RICHARD CALVIN

JACOB COSTA

WILL MENGON

OLIVIA NARDONE

ZACHARY WELLS

RON WIGGER HEAD COACH

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A competitive smallbore shooter for over 25 years, Johnson is a three-time Massachusetts state champion. He captured the 3-position Junior State title in 1985 and defended his title the following year when he was also crowned the Prone Junior State champion. Johnson was the founder and director of the junior marksmanship program at Harvard (2005-11) for youngsters between 10-20 years old interested in competitive shooting. He provided instruction in firearm safety, along with teaching marksmanship skills, and has had several members graduate into the collegiate level of competition. He also served at the same time as head coach of the Massachusetts Junior Rifle Team (2006-11) that was comprised of the top shooters within the state. Following graduation from UMass-Lowell with a bachelor of science degree in meteorology in 1999, Johnson was an assistant staff meteorologist at MIT for eight years. The first assistant under Wigger, Johnson was on hand in 2011 when the Black Knights headed to the NCAA Championships for the eighth straight year where they finished eighth in smallbore and eighth in air rifle. A licensed USA shooting level 1 rifle official and advanced rifle coach, Johnson and his wife Ann have a son Erik (18) who is a freshman at RPI.

ALYSSA GESTL

ROBERT OBERLE

RICK JOHNSON Assistant Coach

CHRIS MALACHOSKY

MICHAEL MATTHEWS

ALEX RIVERA

JOSEPH TODARO

MAJ. ELIZABETH MASON Officer Representative

JOSHUA SAVAGE Head Manager


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SEASON OUTLOOK Army’s rifle team has some big shoes to fill following last year’s fourthplace finish at the NCAA Championships that was highlighted by runner-up honors in smallbore. The Black Knights’ performance at the national meet came on the heels of winning the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) smallbore title at the conference championships the week prior. Graduation claimed three-time All-American Kelly Buck, who closed out her collegiate career as Army’s top shooter in smallbore and ranked among the leaders in air rifle. Don’t count out the Black Knights as they look to earn their 10th straight trip to the NCAAs in 2013. Five of the six Black Knights who competed at the 2012 NCAA Championships are among this year’s returning letterwinners in team captain Will Mengon and juniors Michael Matthews, Richard Calvin, Joseph Todaro and Zachary Wells. “We have a solid nucleus back this year, but obviously we need those returning NCAA veterans to take it up a notch,” said head coach Ron Wigger. “We also need the younger members on the squad to add to the team depth.” Smallbore has not only been Army’s strength the last few years, but has ranked among the nation’s top teams in that discipline. Though Buck’s presence will be missed (she holds Army’s school mark in smallbore), Wigger will look to Mengon, Calvin, Matthews and Todaro to be the pace setters in that discipline. An area that has been of a concern to Wigger, and one that he has put a lot of emphasis on this year, is air rifle. “In order to improve upon last year’s fourth-place showing at the NCAAs, we have to make progress in air rifle,” stated Wigger. “Kelly (Buck) was a force in both events and was an All-American in air rifle, so I need others to step up.” The difference in that discipline this year could be just as simple as new air rifles that Wigger is expecting to make an impact. “We are also testing different pellets in our air rifles and feel that could add a few more points to our scores.” Senior Will Mengon will provide the leadership in his role as team captain, and according to Wigger, it is an area that he is well suited for. “I feel that he will do an outstanding job in that role,” noted Wigger. “He is a top notch leader who has shown a lot of initiative working hard the last three years to reach the level he is at.” Wigger has nine returning veterans (eight letterwinners) along with two newcomers who will be in the thick of battle for one of the top five spots in each discipline. Matthews and Calvin tore up the collegiate and national circuit in smallbore and air rifle, respectively, in 2011-12, and will look to set the pace in their signature events this year. An NRA All-American in smallbore, Matthews was runner-up at the NCAA Championships in that discipline. He captured the 2012 National Junior Prone title, was a finalist for the Olympic Team and was a medalist in the men’s 50m smallbore three-position at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships. “Michael had a heck of a year,” noted Wigger. He won the Junior Olympics in the spring by 15 points and was successful at the Olympic Trials in June where he finished in the top eight and was the high shooter in the junior division. “I expect him to have a super year as he has potential to be a first team All-America in both events along with winning an NCAA title.” Matthews, Todaro, Calvin and Mengon, part of last year’s NCAA unit that finished second in smallbore, have nailed down four of the five counting positions with the final fifth spot wide open. Junior Jacob Costa and sophomore Alex Rivera are among the top challengers heading into the season with junior Robert Oberle and freshman Alyssa Getsl looking to contribute in same capacity as well. Calvin, who holds Army’s record in air rifle at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center with a 595 (one shy of the range mark), finished third in men’s 10m air rifle at the 2012 National Junior Championships. Ranked among Army’s leaders the past two years in air rifle, Calvin fired a 590 and 589, respectively, at the GARC Championships and the NCAAs, respectively. He just missed qualifying for the individuals (top eight) in both events and is looking for this season to be his strongest. Todaro and Matthews were also among Army’s contingent at the NCAAs in air rifle unit with Wells an individual qualifier in that discipline.

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Matthews is expected to be a major force this year along with Todaro with Wells figuring into the mix. Wells qualified individually for the NCAAs in air rifle last year and ranked among Army’s top shooters after firing scorers of 590 last year. The next spots are up for grabs with Malachosky looking to take on a larger role with three years of experience to draw upon. Freshman Alyssa Gestl could push for a counting spot with Costa, Oberle, Rivera and freshman Olivia Nardone also looking to make an impact this season. Army’s schedule has three teams that went to last year’s national championships to include 2011 champion Kentucky and West Virginia, both GARC rivals, along with Jacksonville State. Army hosts three-time defending GARC champion West Virginia at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center for its season debut on Oct. 7. The Black Knights were picked fifth in the CRCA (Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association) preseason poll and the Mountaineers were third. After hosting Memphis in a conference match the following week (Oct. 15), the Black Knights will be on the road the rest of the fall. Army heads to Kentucky to take on Murray State and the host Wildcats at UK’s Barker Hall the weekend of Oct. 20-21. The Wildcats, picked second in the coaches preseason poll, edged the Black Knights for the national title in smallbore (2328-2325) at last year’s NCAA championships. Army puts the finishing touches on its fall slate with a trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., the weekend of Nov. 3-4 for the annual President’s Trophy Match being hosted by Air Force. The Black Knights will battle Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard Academy in their quest for a fourth straight title and seventh in the last eight years. The Black Knights return from winter break on Jan. 12 with a pair of matches down South when they visit The Citadel for a triangular match that includes conference rival North Carolina State. Army, hosting four of seven dual matches during the winter portion of its schedule, closes out January entertaining Ohio State (Jan. 19) and GARC rival Ole Miss (Jan. 27), and ushers in February with arch-rival Navy (Feb. 2). Army is home to the University of Sciences and SUNY-Maritime in its NCAA Qualifier and season finale. In between, Army will compete at the NRA Sectionals (Jan. 25), hosted by USP in Philadelphia (Jan. 24), along with visiting Nebraska (Feb. 9) in closing out its GARC regular-season slate. Following the NCAA Qualifier where Army looks to secure its 10th straight berth, the Black Knights head to the GARC Championships (Feb. 23-24) hosted by Ole Miss. Army captured the smallbore title en route to tying for fourth place with Ole Miss at last year’s GARC Tournament. West Virginia and Kentucky finished first and second, respectively, and competed with Army at the NCAA Tournament. The GARC trio placed among the top six in the eightteam field at the NCAAs with Kentucky garnering runner-up honors, Army placing fourth and West Virginia finishing sixth.

Seniors Will Mengon and Chris Malachosky


2012-13 MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS CHRIS MALACHOSKY Klein

ABOUT MALACHOSKY • Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Academic All-American (2010) • Three-time GARC Scholar Athlete (2010-2012) • Three-year letterwinner

PRIOR TO WEST POINT: Competed with Lake Houston 4-H Club all four years of high school ... finished 29th in field of 100 shooters at National Junior Olympics ... led the 4-H team to the NRA Junior Rifle Sectional Championships in 2008 along with taking runner-up honors that year at the U.S. Army Junior Air Rifle Championship ... came on the heels of first-place honors in the American Legion Air Rifle Postal Championships in 2007 ... served as the 4-H Club president senior year and was the treasurer sophomore season. PERSONAL: Given name is Christopher Adam Malachosky ... parents are Ed and June Malachosky .... cousins Andrea Nyce and William Slotter are currently serving in the Air Force, while uncle, William Slotter, is a member of the National Guard ... graduated ninth in class of 796 students from Klein H.S. ... member of National Honor Society ... majoring in Nuclear Engineering.

2011-12: Appeared in several matches in both disciplines ... three times listed among the scoring unit in air rifle ... career-high 583 recorded in split with TCU and Murray State ... turned in Army’s fourth-highest score firing individually ... second highest score of 578 ranked third among the Black Knights in match against No. 1 West Virginia ... shot individually in smallbore with season high 564 recorded in NCAA Qualifier ... nipped mark of 563 fired against Navy previous week ... earned GARC Scholar Athlete honors for third straight year. 2010-11: Coming off best performance in air rifle ... turned in a career-high 581 as member of Army’s counting team in home meet against Murray State in the third match of the season ... mark was the second highest by a Black Knight and ranked sixth in the match ... in the lineup, either as member of the counting unit or individually, in the next 11 regular-season matches ... just missed tying career high following a 580 as scoring member in match against defending GARC champion West Virginia in closing out the fall slate ... started off the winter portion with a 579 in three-point (46134610) home edging of Columbus State in the first meet of 2011 ... turned in a 577 against Navy and followed with a 578 versus USP at the NCAA Qualifier in the regular-season finale ... competed individually in several smallbore meets ... turned in a season-best 569 against GARC rival Ole Miss ... named a GARC Scholar Athlete for the second straight year ... just the third Black Knight honored and second selected in back-to-back seasons. 2009-10: Fired a 575 smallbore score in first collegiate match, competing individually against North Carolina State in home and GARC opener ... score was the fourth-highest by a Black Knight ... competed in the remaining six fall matches and was part of eightman travel squad for three road trips ... shot a 574 to tie for 10th place at the President’s Trophy Match ... fired a season-best 576 in home match against Kentucky in the second half of the season ... score ranked third-highest by a Black Knight in that meet ... solid showings shooting individually in air rifle ... registered a seasonhigh 577 in GARC road win at Memphis ... score ranked sixth in the meet and second highest on team ... member of five-man counting unit in President’s Trophy Match that host Army won ... member of Army’s scoring team at the NRA Sectionals (576) and in win over

Smallbore Air Rifle

MAL ACHOSKY’S C AREER HIGHS

576 583

vs. Kentucky vs. TCU & Murray State

1/16/10 11/19/11

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Senior Spring, Texas

Navy (575), while tying season high of 577 at the NCAA Qualifier against USP ... shot a 576 at the GARC Championships.


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WILLIAM MENGON

Senior Ambridge, Pa. Quigley Catholic ABOUT MENGON

• Elected to serve as team captain in 2012-13 • 2011 & 2012 NCAA Participant • GARC Honorable Mention in Smallbore (2012) • GARC Honorable Mention in Combined Scoring (2011) • Three-Year Letterwinner 2011-12: Member of Army’s scoring units in smallbore and on several counting teams in air rifle ... recorded career highs in both events ... earned medalist honors in smallbore firing a personal best 586 at the President’s Trophy Match during the fall campaign ... set career mark in air rifle with a 585 at the NCAA Qualifier ... tied for third place in smallbore (579) and added a 582 in air rifle in Army’s third straight win over Navy ... fired a 575 in smallbore to rank 15th among a field of 50 shooters as Army captured the title at the GARC Championships ... turned in a 580 in air rifle as part of scoring unit at the NCAAs ... among the 44 competitors competing in smallbore.

... registered a personal-best 581 shooting individually in GARC win over Mississippi in tying for runner-up honors ... shot a 577 previous day and mark tied for team’s third-highest score against conference rival Nebraska ... performance earned spot in lineup in the next three matches starting with Memphis ... recorded a 576 helping Black Knights to a five-point win over Navy in the President’s Trophy match ... second-best mark of 574 recorded in regular-season finale ... turned in a 570 competing individually at the GARC Championships. PRIOR TO WEST POINT: Qualified for Junior Olympics in air rifle ... helped lead the Frazier Simplex Rifle Team to the Pittsburgh Suburban League title ... NRA four-position match winner ... competed for Beaver County Sportsman’s Club in the Beaver Valley Conservation League, turning in a high score of 299 ... placed among leaders in multiple prone matches throughout Pennsylvania ... qualified for the American Legion 3-position Air National Championships with a 582 ... earned three letters in golf at Quigley Catholic H.S. ... served as team captain senior year. PERSONAL: Given name is William Albert Mengon ... parents are Caroline and Dan Mengon ... Eagle Scout ... president of the National Honor Society ... three-year member of Mock Trial, capturing section and district championships along with third in state (out of 275 teams) in 2008 ... team captain senior year ... majoring in Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics subdiscipline.

2010-11: Appeared in every match during the season as member of the firing unit for both disciplines ... closed out season on Army’s counting unit in first NCAA Championship meet ... posted a 579 in air rifle, which was just three points off career mark, the opening day and recorded Army’s second-highest score the next day with a 575 in smallbore as the Black Knights placed eighth in the combined scoring ... shined in smallbore during the winter portion of schedule ... placed 18th (576) in that discipline at the GARC Championships ... turned in career-high 582 three times earning top finishes in that event ... captured medalist honors in triangular road sweep of The Citadel and North Carolina State to shatter former mark of 577 set last year ... duplicated that mark in posting runner-up honors in Army’s sweep of the top three spots in win over Navy ... recorded team’s secondhighest marks against Ohio State (579) and at the NRA Sectionals (576) ... recorded a career-high 583 as member of counting air rifle team at the Sectionals for Army’s second highest score of the meet ... nipped 582 set previous week shooting individually against Ohio State ... fired a 576 in the NCAA Qualifier. 2009-10: Drew duty in 13 matches and in counting rotation six times in smallbore and on three occasions in air rifle ... shot a 574 smallbore score first time as counting member of the team in helping Army reclaim the President’s Trophy Match in the fall ... mark tied for 10th place as Army captured the title for the fifth time in the last six years ... fired a season-best 577 at the NRA Sectionals turning in Army’s third-highest score in the match ... was the Black Knights’ top shooter in meet prior with a 573 in loss to Ohio State ... member of Army unit that outpointed Navy 2874-2843 in that discipline ... on four-man unit at GARC Championships as Black Knights took fourth in that discipline ... equally as solid in air rifle

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Smallbore Air Rifle

MENGON’S C AREER HIGHS

586 585

President’s Trophy Match NCAA Qualifier

11/5/11 2/18/12


2012-13 MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS RICHARD CALVIN Siegel

ABOUT CALVIN

• 2011 and 2012 NCAA Participant • Second-Team All-GARC in Air Rifle & HM in Aggregate (2012) • Ninth in Air Rifle at 2012 GARC Championships • Eighth in First Qualifying Round at 2012 Olympic Trials • Third in Men’s 10m Air Rifle at 2012 Nat’l Junior Championships • Set Army Tronsrue record in Air Rifle (595) • 2012 CRCA Academic All-American • Two-year letterwinner

PRIOR TO WEST POINT: Two-time Tennessee all-state shooter and four-year member of the JROTC rifle team at Siegel H.S. ... won precision class title with 1282 aggregate ... set JROTC national mark (594), along with tying the 20-shot kneeling record (200), leading Siegel to the national title (4633) senior year ... team set JROTC national aggregate first day mark of 2321 ... earned a plethora of honors to include being crowned the Junior Olympic state (Tennessee) champion in air rifle ... NRA Sectionals state champion in air rifle and runner-up in smallbore ... served twice as team captain ... JROTC Battalion Commander. PERSONAL: Given name is Richard Louis Calvin ... parents are Rich and Janet Calvin ... paternal grandfather, Louis Calvin, served in the Marine Corps ... majoring in Nuclear Engineering.

2011-12: Army’s top competitor in air rifle ... recorded team and career-high 595 earning medalist honors ushering in winter portion of schedule against GARC rival Kentucky ... score set an Army Tronsrue Marksmanship Center record, breaking former mark of 594 held by eight-time Army All-American Chris Abalo ... posting is one point shy of Tronsrue record 596 set by TCU’s NCAA champion Sarah Scherer in the fall ... earned medalist honors four times and shared it another in air rifle ... just missed qualifying for the individuals finals (top eight) by a point at both the GARC Championships and the NCAAs after firing a 590 and 589 in the open relay scoring, respectively ... recorded scores in the 590 range five times ... opened and closed dual season with medalist honors against Memphis (585) in the fall, and USP and SUNY Maritime (591) at the NCAA Qualifier closing out the winter slate ... in between were medalist honors against Kentucky and Ohio State and shared it as Army defended its President’s Trophy Match title ... has had a hand in six first-place finishes ... tied career-high 580 smallbore mark in third-place finish at President’s match ... highest finish of runner-up honors in smallbore recorded in road win over Ohio State tying for that honor with a 579 ... finished eighth in the first qualifying round of the Olympic Trials in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Open Class and second in the collegiate division in December... fired a 593 the final day to earn one of the top eight shots to the shoot off ... posted a 102.8 to place fifth ... recorded a 1280.8 overall aggregate (585-593-102.8) and an 1178 in the collegiate competition ... earned the bronze at the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final at the 2012 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships ... headed into the final in fifth place with an 1172 (588, 584) ... fired the highest final of 102.5 to jump two places to win the bronze by 5.4 points. 2010-11: One of two freshmen to compete at the NCAA Championships ... turned in Army’s second-highest air rifle mark (581) in first appearance ... team’s top shooter in that event at the GARC Championships, finishing fourth individually ... fired a career-high 589 to place sixth in the open relay scoring to qualify for the individual finals after leading Army to third place in the team scoring ... recorded the highest score of 103.8 in the shoot-off to jump two places and finish fourth in the individual finals ... 589 tied for the third-highest score

Smallbore Air Rifle

580 580 595

C ALVIN’S C AREER HIGHS vs. Ohio State President’s Trophy Match vs. Kentucky

1/23/11 11/5/11 1/14/12

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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Junior Murfreesboro, Tenn.

posted by a Black Knight during the season ... placed 19th in the combined scoring (1154) among 57 competitors at the GARC Championships ... previous high of 588 earned a share of medalist honors in win over Navy ... highest mark in first half of the season in air rifle was a 581 against No. 1 West Virginia ... worked way into Army’s scoring unit in smallbore latter half of season ... posted the Black Knights’ second-highest score (578) in that discipline in NCAA Qualifier against USP ... recorded Army’s top score and season best 580 against Ohio State competing individually.


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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

JACOB COSTA

Junior Hamden, Conn. Hamden ABOUT COSTA • Two-year letterwinner 2011-12: Fired career marks in both disciplines ... posted a careerhigh 579 tying for third place as member of the smallbore scoring unit as Army outpointed Navy in both disciplines en route to posting its third straight win over the Midshipmen ... mark broke personal best 577 set previous week in runner-up finish at the NRA Sectionals as member of the counting unit ... fired Army’s fifth-highest mark (575) competing individually in smallbore against defending NCAA champion Kentucky in opening match of winter schedule ... shattered personal best air rifle mark by six points with a 580 as an individual competitor at the NRA Sectionals ... score was third highest on the team ... registered second highest score in that discipline with a 575 at the NCAA Qualifier in regular-season finale ... competed in both disciplines at the GARC Championships with best showing a 572 in air rifle. 2010-11: Appeared in 11 of 14 matches drawing majority of duty firing individually ... one of two freshmen among eight shooters selected for first four road trips of the year ... member of the smallbore counting unit in season and GARC opener at Nebraska ... 570 mark against Memphis tied for the third-highest score fired by Army in the meet ... turned in a season-high 575 two weeks later in road trip to Kentucky for GARC match against the Wildcats ... score was just two points shy of the Black Knights’ top mark of 577 ... fired a 570 against USP in the NCAA Qualifier in the final dual meet of the season ... turned in a career-best 574 air rifle score against Nebraska the first weekend of competition for the second-highest score fired by a Black Knight ... went on to record marks in the 570 range against GARC rivals Kentucky (571) and West Virginia (570), along with a 570 in a non-conference home match with Columbus State. PRIOR TO WEST POINT: Competed seven years with the Blue Trail Range rifle club ... member of the Connecticut all-state rifle team for six years (2005-2010) ... participated at the National Junior Olympic Championships in both air rifle (five times) and smallbore (four times) ... placed third in the Intermediate Junior level at the NRA Nationals held at Camp Perry in 2009. PERSONAL: Given name is Jacob David Costa ... parents are Marc and Beverly Costa ... sister Allyson (22) is a member of Elon University’s cross country and track teams ... lists shooting and writing as favorite hobbies ... majoring in Defense and Strategic Studies.

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Smallbore Air Rifle

579 580

COSTA’S C AREER HIGHS vs. Navy NRA Sectionals

2/4/12 1/27/12


2012-13 MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS MICHAEL MATTHEWS

ABOUT MATTHEWS • 2011 and 2012 NCAA Participant • Runner-up in Smallbore at 2012 NCAA Championships • 2012 Second Team NRA Smallbore All-American • Competed at 2012 Olympic Trials • 2012 National Junior Prone Champion; Finalist for Olympic Team • Member of National Junior Team • 2012 Second Team All-GARC in Smallbore • 2012 Honorable Mention All-GARC in Combined • 2012 Gold Medalist in Men’s 50m Smallbore Three-Position at National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships • 2011 NJOS Air Rifle All-Star • Two-Year letterwinner

PRIOR TO WEST POINT: Member of the Spalding County Shooters in Griffin, Ga., for several years ... competed twice at the National Junior Olympics ... earned a pair of letters as a pitcher on the baseball team at Norcross H.S. before turning attention to rifle. PERSONAL: Given name is Michael Anthony Matthews ... parents are Chris and Mary Matthews ... has three siblings, Jacob, Andrew and Luke ... brother Jacob is a pitcher on the baseball team at Mercer University ... enjoys fishing, hunting, rafting and swimming in his spare time ... majoring in Arabic and Russian.

2011-12: Capped the season placing runner-up in smallbore at the NCAA Championships ... authored career high 589 to place second in the relay scoring at the NCAAs after being nipped on center shots as both shooters posted the same score ... fired a 99.6 in the individual finals to place second after being outshot 688.6-687.6 ... earned NRA All-America certificate as second-team selection in smallbore ... previous high in smallbore was a 585 set in a second-place finish in triangular with TCU and Murray State .... qualified for shoot-off (top eight) in smallbore at the GARC Championships ... bested three others for the final eighth spot after tying with a 579 ... posted second highest score (101.6) in the finals to finish fifth ... season-high 586 in air rifle recorded in third-place finish over Navy ... placed fourth in the collegiate competition at the Olympic Trials and 16th in the Open Division with a combined score of 1173 (584-589) in December ... in April captured Men’s 50m Smallbore Three-Position at National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC) to earn spot on National Junior Team ... two months later crowned National Junior Prone champion ... posted 2311 to trail winning mark by four points, then outpointed the leader 3089.0-3087.9 for the eighth spot among nine finalists on US Olympic Team in Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position competition. 2010-11: Ranked among Army’s top shooters in both disciplines ... made presence felt immediately ... captured medalist honors in air rifle (587) and tied for runner-up honors in smallbore (577) against Nebraska in second match of season ... turned in Army’s top air rifle score of 584 that ranked third in GARC match against Ole Miss ... posted season-best 588 in that discipline against defending GARC champion and No. 1 West Virginia ... recorded Army’s top air rifle score (586) in second-place finish against Ohio State ... was the Black Knights’ high shooter (587) in that discipline at the NRA Sectionals ... recorded career-high 589 that was a point behind the winner in final regular-

Smallbore Air Rifle

MATTHEWS’ C AREER HIGHS

589 589

NCAA Championships vs. USP at NCAA Qualifier

3/9/12 2/12/11

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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Junior Johns Creek, Ga. Norcross

season match against USP in NCAA Qualifier ... mark tied for thirdhighest Black Knight air rifle score of the season ... recorded a 581 at GARC Championships that listed 26th ... posted season-best 582 in smallbore in second-place finish against Ole Miss ... recorded a 578 as part of Army’s smallbore scoring unit in win over Navy ... fired a 573 mark in smallbore at the GARC Championships that listed 22nd en route to finishing 20th in the aggregate scoring with an 1154 ... one of two freshmen and three underclassmen selected to compete on the Army team at the NCAA Championships ... posted Army’s top score in air rifle (577) in first appearance ... one of three Black Knights to compete at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships ... was runner-up in air rifle and named an all-star in air rifle along with earning a spot on the National Junior Rifle Team.


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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ROBERT OBERLE

Junior Hudson, Colo. Home Schooled ABOUT OBERLE •Second year competing 2011-12: Did not compete. 2010-11: Drew limited duty freshman year competing individually ... season high smallbore score of 570 recorded in home meet against Columbus State on Jan. 8 ... mark was fifth highest by a Black Knight and listed among top six in the meet ... score broke previous high 554 set against Ole Miss in first collegiate meet ... fired a 570 in air rifle against No. 1-ranked West Virginia as Army closed out the fall portion of its schedule ... mark proved to be season-high after shattering 560 recorded against Ole Miss ... also competed against USP in Army’s regular-season match and NCAA Qualifier. Prior to West Point: Four-year member of the Greeley Junior Shooting Club and the Cherry Creek Club Juniors ... participated at the National Shooting Championships in 2010 and 2008 ... runner-up in air rifle and prone ... competed at the Rocky Mountain Championships in 2008 and 2009 finishing in top 10 in the junior competition in air rifle, prone and 3P smallbore ... qualified for the 2009 USA Junior Olympics in smallbore and air rifle and tried out in both guns at the 2008 Olympic Trials ... medalist in precision air rifle and runner-up in 3-position air rifle at 2008 State Games (West), and was second in prone and third in 3P smallbore and air rifle at State Games of America ... club team crowned National NRA Intermediate Junior champions in 4-position smallbore in 2007 ... took second in air rifle and third in the Junior 4P smallbore at the 2009 NRA Indoor National Championships Personal: Given name is Robert William Oberle ... parents are Robert and Maxine Oberle ... one of six children ... has two brothers, Joseph and Jake, and three sisters, Maggie, Jesse-Anne and Emma-Leigh ... Joseph and Maggie also compete in rifle ... grandfather, Donald Shere, served in the Navy ... majoring in Electrical and Information Technology Systems.

Smallbore Air Rifle

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570 566

OBERLE’S C AREER HIGHS vs. Columbus State vs. West Virginia

1/8/11 10/23/10


2012-13 MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS JOSEPH TODARO

PERSONAL: Given name is Joseph Todaro ... parents are Margaret and Giovanni Todaro ... majoring in Engineering Management.

ABOUT TODARO •2012 Second Team NRA Smallbore All-American •2012 Second Team All-GARC in Smallbore •2012 NCAA Participant •2012 CRCA Academic All-American •Two-year Letterwinner 2011-12: Member of Army’s counting unit in every smalbore match and most of the air rifle competitions ... shattered career mark by 10 points in smallbore in first meet of season ... tied for runner-up honors with classmate Michael Matthews as both posted 584s in win over Memphis ... bettered that mark with 585 in second-place finish against Nebraska in November ... earned medalist honors with a 582 in regular-season finale against USP and SUNY Maritime in NCAA Qualifier ... one of four Black Knights to earn GARC honors in smallbore with selection to the second unit ... tied with two others for eighth place in the relay scoring at the conference championships with a 579, but came up short in the shoot-off to advance (top eight) to the individual finals ... recorded a career-high 586 in air rifle at the President’s Trophy Match that tied for third-place honors ... broke former mark of 582 set freshman year at the same meet ... recorded second-highest mark of 584 at the NCAA Qualifier ... fired a 574 at the conference championships to place 21st in the aggregate scoring with an 1153 ... member of Army’s scoring unit at the NCAA Championships in both disciplines ... helped the Black Knights take runner-up honors in smallbore with a 2325, just three points off Kentucky’s winning mark as the Wildcats defended their title ... added a 574 in air rifle the next day as Army finished fourth in the aggregate scoring for its highest finish since garnering runner-up honors in 2008. 2010-11: Worked way into the lineup in the latter half of the fall campaign ... member of Army’s counting unit in both guns in the President’s Trophy Match as the Black Knights defended their title ... fired a 565 in smallbore and season-best 582 in air rifle ... recorded 566s smallbore scores in the next two matches against GARC rivals Ole Miss and West Virginia followed by 573 and 570, respectively, in air rifle ... fired in the second half of the season against Ohio State, Navy and USP in the NCAA Qualifier and regular-season finale ... member of the counting unit in air rifle against Ohio State ... 574 individual smallbore score against Navy was the fifth highest recorded by a Black Knight and a career high ... competed individually at GARC Championships in both disciplines ... tied career-high 574 in smallbore to finish 20th overall posting Army’s fourth-highest score in that event ... turned in a 573 in air rifle for a combined 1147 total. PRIOR TO WEST POINT: Competed five years for the Somerset Rifle

Smallbore Air Rifle

TODARO ’S C AREER HIGHS

585 586

vs. Nebraska President’s Trophy Match

11/13/11 10/23/10

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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Junior Bridgewater, N.J. Immaculata

Club in Central New Jersey ... earned plethora of state titles over that period while setting 16 national smallbore records over a two-year span ... runner-up in Class B (smallbore) at the 2009 Junior Nationals after finishing third in Class C the previous year ... qualified four straight years for Junior Olympics in smallbore and met the standard in air rifle in 2007 ... served as team captain between 2008-10 ... led team to 2008 National anysight prone title ... finished second in the nation in smallbore firing an 1154 at the 2010 NRA Indoor Championships ... graduated with honors from Immaculata H.S. with a 3.65 grade point average.


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Junior Sharpsburg, Ga. Northgate ABOUT WELLS •Qualified Individually in Air Rifle for 2012 NCAA Championships • Two-year letterwinner

Personal: Given name is Zachary Thomas Wells ... parents are Corey and Jennifer Wells ... has a brother Justin (17) and sister Caroline (12) ... paternal grandfather was in the Army and maternal grandfather served in the Navy ... majoring in Management.

2011-12: Member of Army’s counting unit in air rifle in majority of matches ... recorded back-to-back first-place finishes in GARC wins over North Carolina State and Nebraska in home sweep during the fall ... broke career mark by three points with score of 590 against the Wolfpack and followed with a 588 two days later ... equaled career high in second-place finish against USP and SUNY Maritime in NCAA Qualifier ... performance earned individual invite in that discipline to the NCAA Championships ... 590 mark ranks among highest recorded on the team ... fired a 586 twice during the fall ... tied for third place at the President’s Trophy Match and placed eighth in a triangular split with TCU and Murray State ... fired a 583 at the GARC Championships in recording Army’s second highest mark ... posted a 585 in first-ever NCAA appearance to rank 22nd among field of 44 shooters ... careerhigh 577 in smallbore recorded competing individually in GARC win over North Carolina State to place fourth ... shattered career mark by 12 points en route to setting personal bests in both disciplines in that meet.

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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ZACHARY WELLS

Prior to West Point: Competed four years with the Carroll County 4H Club ... captured three state titles along with a bronze during busy high school career ... recorded a pair of State Junior Olympic titles in 2009 and 2010 along with being crowned 4H air rifle champion in 2010 after finishing third in 2009 ... earned the bronze in air rifle at the 2009 National Junior Olympics along with turning in strong showing at the USA Shooting Nationals ... took third in the Junior Division and was 12th overall ... competed three straight years (2008-10) at the Junior Olympics ... served three years as team captain of the JROTC Rifle Team ... Group Commander of Air Force JROTC program senior year at Northgate.

2010-11: Ranked among Army’s top air rifle shooters rookie year ... recorded a season-best 587 earning runner-up honors as member of the counting unit against Columbus State in opening the winter portion of the schedule ... mark tied for the ninth-highest score of the season and was six points off the season-high 593 shot by Kelly Buck ... one of two freshmen on the eight-squad travel roster the opening weekend of competition ... fired Army’s second-highest air rifle (574) score as member of the counting team in fifth-place finish in first collegiate meet against conference rival Memphis ... on counting unit the next day against Nebraska ... broke season high three times starting with a 579 shooting individually in GARC home debut against Ole Miss ... two days later fired a 583 against defending conference champion West Virginia to turn in Army’s third highest score in the fall finale ... shattered that score by four points in the first meet in January ... turned in a 584 as member of the Black Knights’ scoring unit in win over Navy followed by a regular-season finale 585 against USP in the NCAA Qualifier ... marks were the third-highest in both matches ... put the finishing touches on first season posting a 582 competing individually at the GARC Championships to finish 22nd overall and tied for Army’s second-highest mark in that discipline ... competed in several smallbore matches with season-best 564 recorded against Navy.

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Smallbore Air Rifle

577 590 590

WELLS’ C AREER HIGHS vs. North Carolina State NCAA Qualifier vs. North Carolina State

11/11/11 2/18/12 11/11/11


2012-13 MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS ALEX RIVERA

South Brunswick

ABOUT RIVERA •Member of the Puerto Rico National Team •Letterwinner 2011-12: Earned starting nod as member of firing unit for both disciplines in opening meet of season in road trip to Mississippi to take on GARC rivals Memphis and Ole Miss ... member of scoring unit in air rifle three times during the fall ... fired a season-high 579 air rifle In GARC win over Nebraska as part of Army’s firing unit ... second highest mark of 578 recorded against GARC rivals Ole Miss and North Carolina State ... season-high 570 mark in smallbore fired against Ole Miss early in the season ... posted a 568 in triangular sweep of USP and SUNY Maritime in NCAA Qualifier. Prior to West Point: Five-time New Jersey state champion ... captured three air rifle titles (2008-10) and was medalist twice in smallbore (2009-10) ... awarded the gold medal in smallbore prone at the Central American Games in Puerto Rico in 2010 and was the silver medalist in prone at the Championship of Americas in Brazil ... USA Junior Olympic silver medalist in prone in 2011 ... three-time Junior Olympic participant (2009-2011) ... member of the Puerto Rico National team ... selected for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Personal: Given name is Alexander Grant Rivera ... parents are Rene and Jean Rivera ... brothers Brandon (19) and Corey (16) ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... majoring in Military History.

Freshman Palmyra, Pa. Palmyra Area

Prior to West Point: Competed five times in the Junior Olympics posting third-place finishes in age group in both disciplines in 2008... placed sixth overall and first in age group the following year ... qualified for the American Legion after placing in the top 15 nationally in 3-position air rifle .. ... high women in prone anysights at the NRA nationals in 2010 ... high women in prone in the state of Pennsylvania (2008-12) ... lettered twice in volleyball at Palmyra Area ... co-captain ... member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Given name is Ayssa Sue Gestl ... parents’ names are Erin and Shelley Gestl ... brother Alex (16) ... grandfathers Ernest Gestl and Dennis Mantz served in the military ... comes from a shooting family that includes father, brother, uncle (Eric Gestl) and grandfather (Ernest Gestl) ... major is undeclared.

OLIVIA NARDONE

Freshman Winchester, Mass. Winchester

Prior to West Point: Competed with Massachusetts Rifle Association of Woburn for five years ... qualified as distinguished expert in both three-position smallbore and air rifle ... helped team to runner-up honors in 2009 and third place in 2011 at Army Junior Post Championships ... member of scoring unit that set national Intermediate Junior Smallbore Team mark ... listed among President’s 100 in junior smallbore and air rifle in 2012 ... state 3-position air rifle champion and placed third at Nationals in women’s 50m prone D Class in 2011 ... qualified for the National Junior Olympic Rifle Championship twice (2011-12) and three times for National Junior Olympic 3-position air rifle championships (2010-2012) ... personal best of 384 in women’s air rifle, 556 in smallbore and 572 in International air rifle ... NRA certified junior coach ... spent three years coaching the Massachusetts junior rifle program.

Smallbore Air Rifle

570 579

RIVER A’S C AREER HIGHS vs. Ole Miss vs. Nebraska

10/9/11 11/13/11

Personal: Given name is Olivia Margaret Nardone ... parents’ names are Gerald and Susan Nardone ... twin sister Alexis is a member of the rifle team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks ... brother Alexander (8) ... earned varsity letter in music at Winchester H.S. ... member of National Honor Society, National Italian Honor Society and Senior Orchestra ... major is undeclared.

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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Sophomore Kendall Park, N.J.

ALYSSA GESTL


ARMY RIFLE 2011-12 IN REVIEW

NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ARMY EARNS NINTH STRAIGHT NCAA BID Army’s rifle team put the finishing touches on its 2011-12 campaign at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio, with runner-up honors in smallbore en route to a fourth-place finish for its highest placing since 2008 It is the ninth straight year that the Black Knights have earned a berth to this prestigious event. A member of the Great America Rifle Conference, Army captured the GARC title in smallbore for the third time and first since 2008 with senior Kelly Buck earning medalist honors. Army went on to finish runner-up in smallbore at the NCAA Championships with sophomore Michael Matthews and Buck finishing second and fifth respectively for the Black Knights’ best showing in that discipline since winning the title with a sweep of the top three individual places in 2008. Matthews was second in the relay scoring, firing a career-high 589 and losing out on center shots to TCU’s Sarah Scherer, who fired the same score. In the finals, Matthews was edged by Scherer 688.6687.6, for the title with Buck placing fifth. Buck recorded a 590 in air rifle to place sixth in the relay scoring, trailing the winning mark by three points as Army finished sixth. She moved up two spots in the finals in placing fourth for her highest NCAA finish in that discipline. Three Black Knights earned NRA (National Rifle Association) AllAmerica certificates and three were selected as Academic All-Americans by the CRCA (Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association). Buck, who placed among the individual leaders in air rifle (fourth) and smallbore (fifth) at the NCAA meet, garnered All-America honors in both disciplines - the first Black Knight since 2008. She repeated as a first-team selection in smallbore and was named to the second unit in air rifle in closing out her career as a three-time All-American. Sophomores Matthews and Joseph Todaro earned All-America honors for the first time in their careers with their selection to the second team in smallbore. They are the 13th and 14th Black Knights on Wigger-coached teams to earn All-America honors. Wigger, who was named the national Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005 by the CRCA, was among the 2012 nominees. The Black Knights closed out the season 9-3 for their most wins since 2007-08. Army’s three loses were to TCU (captured the NCAA title), Kentucky (runner-up at the NCAA Championships) and West Virginia (GARC champion.) Army threw a scare at the GARC Championship by capturing the smallbore title, its third, along with crowning the individual champion in Buck the opening day. She is just the third Black Knight to capture the title in that event and first since 2008. The Black Knights held a slim three-point lead over West Virginia (2318-2315) the first day with Kentucky and Nebraska tied for third place after posting identical 2313 scores. Buck recorded a 585 to finish runner-up in the relay scoring, then followed with a 98.4 in the shoot-off to edge Kentucky’s Henri Junghanel for the title with her 683.4 composite. Matthews also placed among the top eight smallbore qualifiers for the individual finals after outpointing three others, including Todaro, in the shoot-off for the final spot after firing 579s in the relay scoring. Matthews fired the second highest mark of 101.6 in the finals to finish fifth individually with a 680.6 score. The Black Knights did not fare as well the final day in air rifle which saw them drop out of contender status for the title. Army’s season-high 2352 in this event was just five points off the school record.

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TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS ► Captured smallbore title at the GARC Championships ► Runner-up in smallbore at the NCAA Championships ► Fourth place finish at NCAAs is highest since 2008 ► Three earned NRA All-America Honors ► Three selected as CRCA Academic All-Americans ► Captured President’s Trophy for third straight year ► Defeated Navy for third straight year ► Qualified ninth straight year for the NCAAs ► 9-3 dual meet record is most wins since 2007-08 ► Three losses were to No. 1 TCU, No. 2 West Virginia, No. 3 Kentucky INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Kelly Buck ► Placed fourth in air rifle and fifth in smallbore at the NCAAs ► Garnered NRA All-America honors in both disciplines Repeated as first-team selection in smallbore Named to second unit in air rifle ► Captured GARC smallbore title – just the third Black Knight and first since 2008 ► First team All-GARC honors in smallbore and aggregate scoring ► Fired Army’s top score in smallbore (589) ► Competed at the Olympic Trials ► Presented with the Army Athletic Association Award - second sharpshooter to receive this honor Richard Calvin ► CRCA Academic All-American ► Second team All-GARC in air rifle ► GARC honorable mention in the combined scoring ► Finished ninth at GARC Championships in air rifle ► Fired Army’s top score in air rifle (595) ► Competed at the Olympic Trials ► Third in Air Rifle at National Junior Olympic Shooting Champ. Chris Malachosky ► CRCA Academic All-American - third straight year Michael Matthews ► Runner-up in Smallbore at the NCAA Championships ► NRA All-America honors in smallbore (second team) ► Second team All-GARC in smallbore ► GARC honorable mention in the combined scoring ► Placed fifth at the GARC in the individual smallbore finals ► Among nine finalists for spot on US. Olympic Team in Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position ► Captured Men’s 50m Smallbore Three-Position at NJOSC Championships ► Crowned National Junior Prone Champion William Mengon ► GARC honorable mention in smallbore Joseph Todaro ► NRA All-America honors in smallbore (second team) ► CRCA Academic All-American ► Second team All-GARC in smallbore Zachary Wells ► Qualified for the NCAAs in air rifle Head Coach Ron Wigger ► Nominated for CRCA National Coach of the Year


2012-13 2011-12 STATISTICS 2011-12 RESULTS (9-3, 4-2 GARC)

01/14 01/22 01/27 02/04 02/12 02/25 02/26 02/26 03/09 03/10 03/10

Opponent SBR vs. Memphis* 2335 at Ole Miss* 2315 at West Virginia* 2311 PRESIDENT’S MATCH 2327 NORTH CAROLINA STATE* 2320 NEBRASKA* 2327 TCU 2329 MURRAY STATE 2329 KENTUCKY* 2320 at Ohio State 2301 NRA Sectionals 2332 at Navy 2901 NCAA QUALIFIER USP 2317 SUNY-MARITIME 2317 GARC Championships+ 2318 GARC Championships+ GARC Championships+ NCAA Championships# 2325 NCAA Championships# NCAA Championships#

Army A.R. 2328 2334 2326 2324 2343 2331 2337 2337 2326 2333 2299 2934

AGG 4663 4649 4637 4651 4663 4658 4666 4666 4646 4634 4631 5835

SBR 2294 2295 2329

2816

2874

5690

2349 2349

4666 4666

2103 ---

2156 2114

4250 2114 1st 6th 5th 2nd 6th 4th

2267 2274 2334 2307 2325 2290

Opponent A.R. AGG. 2311 4605 2330 4625 2364 4693 1st 2308 4575 2324 4598 2358 4692 2329 4636 2368 4693 2321 4611

2335 4653 2333 4658

Air Rifle ...............................................6th Kelly Buck ........................................... 590 Richard Calvin .................................... 589 William Mengon.................................. 580 Joseph Todaro ..................................... 574 Total................................................... 2333 Aggregate .......................................... 4658 Kelly Buck finished fourth in the individual shoot-off in Air Rifle.

* - Denotes GARC match +Oxford, Miss. #Columbus, Ohio Home Matches in CAPS

SEASON HIGHS TEAM Smallbore

INDIVIDUAL Smallbore

2335 ............... vs. Memphis ..................................... 10/08/11 2332 ............... NRA Sectionals ................................ 01/27/12 2329 ............... vs. TCU/Murray State ...................... 11/19/11 2327 ............... vs. Nebraska .................................... 11/13/11 2327 ............... President’s Trophy Match................ 11/05/11

589.........Michael Matthews at NCAA Champ. ........03/09/12 ................Kelly Buck vs. Nebraska ........................... 11/13/11 ................Kelly Buck vs. Memphis ............................ 10/08/11 586.........Kelly Buck at NCAA Champ.......................03/09/12 ................Kelly Buck vs. Navy ..................................02/04/12 ................Will Mengon at President’s Match ........... 11/05/11 585.........Kelly Buck at GARC Championships ........02/25/12 ................Kelly Buck vs. Kentucky ............................ 01/14/12 ................Michael Matthews vs. TCI/Murray State.. 11/19/11 ................Joseph Todaro vs. Nebraska .................... 11/13/11 Air Rifle 595.........Richard Calvin vs. Kentucky ..................... 01/14/12 593.........Richard Calvin, Olympic Trials .................................... 592.........Kelly Buck vs. Navy ...................................02/04/12 591 .........Richard Calvin at NCAA Qualifier ..............02/12/12 ................Richard Calvin at NRA Sectionals ............ 01/27/12 590.........Kelly Buck at NCAA Championships ........ 03/10/12 ................Zach Wells at NCAA Qualifier ....................02/12/12 ................Zach Wells vs. North Carolina State ........ 11/11/11 ................Richard Calvin vs. West Virginia .............. 10/22/11 589.........Richard Calvin at NCAA Championships .. 03/10/12 ................Richard Calvin vs. Navy.............................02/04/12 ................Kelly Buck at NCAA Qualifier..................... 01/22/12

Air Rifle 2352 ............... vs. Navy ............................................02/04/12 2349 ............... NCAA Qualifier ..................................02/12/12 2343 ............... vs. North Carolina State .................. 11/11/11 2337 ............... vs. TCU/Murray State ...................... 11/19/11 2335 ............... NCAA Championships ...................... 03/10/12 Aggregate 4674................ vs. Navy ............................................02/04/12 4666 ............... NCAA Qualifier ..................................02/12/12 4666 ............... vs. TCU/Murray State ...................... 11/19/11 4663 ............... vs. Memphis ..................................... 10/08/11 4663 ............... vs. North Carolina State .................. 11/11/11

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Date 10/08 10/09 10/22 11/05 11/11 11/13 11/19

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Smallbore .......................................... 2nd Michael Matthews .............................. 589 Kelly Buck ........................................... 586 Richard Calvin .....................................575 Joseph Todaro .....................................575 William Mengon.................................. 567 Total .................................................. 2325 Michael Matthews and Kelly Buck finished second and fifth, respectively, in the individual shoot-off in Smallbore.


ARMY RIFLE

NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT THE GARC/STATISTICS The Great America Rifle Conference, which welcomes Navy into the fold this year in joining Army, Kentucky, Memphis, Mississippi, Nebraska, West Virginia and North Carolina State, has been hailed as one of the toughest conferences in the country. Army head coach Ron Wigger knew that the future of the Black Knights’ program would be enhanced and strengthened when he opted to join the GARC 12 years ago. Not only is it a conference that excels at the range, but in the classroom as well. Army captured the National Collegiate Rifle Championship title in 2005, and though it was the Black Knights’ first-ever, it was the 19th time that a member of the GARC claimed that honor. 2009 NCAA champion West Virginia has captured 14 NCAA titles and has been runner-up seven times. Kentucky captured its first NCAA title in 2011 and runner-up honors five times to include 2012. The GARC, which began in 1998, has been well represented at the last 11 NCAA championships with a national champion in Army (2005), West Virginia (2009) and most recently Kentucky (2011), nine runner-ups and a pair of third-place finishes. At the 2005 NCAA Championships, Army captured the title with a 4659 composite, two points higher than third-place Nebraska with Kentucky grabbing the final spot in the six-team field. The Huskers were second at the 2006 NCAA Championships followed by thirdplace Army with Mississippi and Kentucky finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. The Black Knights were runner-up in 2007 with GARC champion Kentucky finishing fourth. Army won the silver again in 2008 with the Cornhuskers, Wildcats and Mountaineers sweeping the fourth through six spots, respectively. West Virginia captured the NCAA title in 2009 and led a GARC sweep of the third through sixth spots the following year with the Mountaineers third followed by the Wildcats (fourth), Army (fifth) and Nebraska (sixth). Kentucky was first in 2011 and West Virginia was second with Army placing eighth, while the Wildcats were runner-up in 2012 with the Black Knights finishing fourth. Army quickly solidified its position in the GARC, finishing fourth at the championships its first year (2001-02) along with runner-up honors four straight seasons before laying claim to its first title in 2008. The Black Knights finished third in 2011 behind West Virginia and Kentucky, and captured the smallbore title in 2012. Army claimed the regular-season title in 2005 and 2008. Army has earned 58 all-league certificates, 18 honorable mentions, crowned eight champions and garnered eight major awards with Wigger tabbed for coaching citations in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

AR

SM

Total

West Virginia

2315

2366

4681

Kentucky

2313

2362

4675

Nebraska

2313

2345

4658

Mississippi*

2302

2351

4653

ARMY

2318

2335

4653

Memphis

2295

2336

4631

North Carolina State

2273

2282

4555

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Buck Matthews Mengon Wells Calvin

Prone 98-100 (198) 100-99 (199) 99-99 (198) 97-96 (193) 96-97 (193)

Standing 95-97 (192) 93-92 (185) 93-95 (188) 91-89 (180) 84-91 (175)

Kneeling Total 96-99 (195) 585 97-98 (195) 579 94-95 (189) 575 92-93 (185) 558 94-95 (189) 557

Individually - Buck - 584 & 95 for 679 (6th)

ARMY AIR RIFLE TEAM Calvin Buck Wells Matthews Mengon

Air Rifle Targets 96-99-98-99-99-99 99-96-96-97-99-100 97-99-94-95-98-100 98-98-95-95-93-97 93-03-99-92-98-95

Total 590 587 583 575 570

ARMY’S TOP COMBINED SCORERS Buck Matthews

SM 585 579

A.R. 587 575

Combined 1172 1154

ARMY’S TOP INDIVIDUAL SCORES

SMALLBORE AIR RIFLE

Buck Matthews

585 579

Calvin Buck

590 587

2012 HONORS

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

*won on center shots

2012 ARMY SMALLBORE TEAM

Senior of the Year....................................... Ethan Settlemires (Kentucky) Rookie of the Year ........................................ Thomas Kyanko (Kentucky) Shooter of the Year ................................ Petra Zublasing (West Virginia) Sportsmanship Award ..........................................................West Virginia Coach of the Year ................................................................... Keith Miller Scholar Athletes ..............................................Chris Malachosky, Army Sunny Russell, Nebraska .................................Stacy Wheatley,Kentucky Thomas Kyando, West Virginia ..........................James Zaken, Memphis Kim Coffey, Ole Miss .............................................Bryan Cross, NC State


2012-13 GARC INDIVIDUAL HONORS/AWARDS

Chris Malachosky

First Team 2004 .......Paul Charbonneau ......................... Air Rifle, Aggregate 2005 .......Chris Abalo ...................Smallbore, Air Rifle, Aggregate .................Mike Jablonski ............................Smallbore, Aggregate .................Paul Charbonneau .............................................Air Rifle 2006 .......Chris Abalo ...................Smallbore, Air Rifle, Aggregate 2007 .......Chris Abalo ...................Smallbore, Air Rifle, Aggregate .................John Fiddes ........................................................Air Rifle 2008 .......Chris Abalo ...................Smallbore, Air Rifle, Aggregate .................Stephen Scherer ..........Smallbore, Air Rifle, Aggregate .................Wesley Hess .......................................................Air Rifle 2009 .......Stephen Scherer .........................Smallbore, Aggregate .................Wesley Hess .......................................................Air Rifle 2011 .......Kelly Buck .......................................................Smallbore 2012 .......Kelly Buck ....................................Smallbore, Aggregate SECOND TEAM 2002 .......Jared Lostetter ...................................................Air Rifle 2003 .......Kim Pienkowski ..............................................Aggregate .................Paul Charbonneau ......................Smallbore, Aggregate 2004 .......John Fiddes ..................................... Air Rifle, Aggregate .................Paul Charbonneau .........................................Smallbore .................Lucas Leinberger ...........................................Smallbore 2005 .......David Amiot ..................................... Air Rifle, Aggregate .................John Fiddes .................................Smallbore, Aggregate .................Lucas Leinberger ...........................................Smallbore .................Mike Jablonski ...................................................Air Rifle .................Paul Charbonneau .........................................Aggregate 2006 .......Lucas Leinberger ........................Smallbore, Aggregate .................John Fiddes .................................Smallbore, Aggregate .................David Amiot ........................................................Air Rifle 2007 .......David Amiot ....................................................Smallbore .................Wesley Hess .......................................................Air Rifle .................John Fiddes ....................................................Aggregate 2008 .......Brian Kern ....................Smallbore, Air Rifle, Aggregate 2011 .......Kelly Buck .......................................................Aggregate 2012 .......Joseph Todaro ................................................Smallbore .................Michael Matthews.......................................Smallbore .................Richard Calvin ..................................................Air Rifle HONORABLE MENTION 2002 .......Jared Lostetter ...............................................Aggregate 2003 .......Kim Pienkowski ...............................Smallbore, Air Rifle 2004 .......John Fiddes ................................................... Smallbore .................Lucas Leinberger ...........................................Aggregate 2005 .......Paul Charbonneau .........................................Smallbore .................John Fiddes ........................................................Air Rifle 2006 .......John Fiddes ........................................................Air Rifle .................David Amiot ....................................................Aggregate 2007 .......Brian Kern ......................................................Smallbore .................David Amiot ....................................................Aggregate 2008 .......David Amiot ........................................................Air Rifle 2009 .......Wesley Hess ...................................................Aggregate

Will Mengon

Wesley Hess

Kim Pienkowski

.................Stephen Scherer ................................................Air Rifle 2011....... Will Mengon ................................................ Aggregate 2012 .......Will Mengon .................................................Smallbore .................Richard Calvin ............................................. Aggregate .................Michael Matthews...................................... Aggregate SHOOTER OF THE YEAR 2006/07/08 .................................................................Chris Abalo ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2005 ..............................................................................Chris Abalo 2008 .................................................................... Stephen Scherer COACH OF THE YEAR 2002 ............................................................................ Ron Wigger 2004 ............................................................................ Ron Wigger 2005 ............................................................................ Ron Wigger SCHOLAR ATHLETE 2005 .......................................................................Mike Jablonski 2007/08 .......................................................................David Amiot 2010 ..................................................................Chris Malachosky 2011 ..................................................................Chris Malachosky 2012 ..................................................................Chris Malachosky GARC CHAMPIONS 2003 .......Paul Charbonneau .........................................Smallbore 2005 .......Chris Abalo ..................................Smallbore, Aggregate 2007 .......Chris Abalo ......................................Smallbore, Air Rifle 2008 .......Stephen Scherer ................................................Air Rifle 2008 .......Chris Abalo .....................................................Aggregate 2012 .......Kelly Buck .......................................................Smallbore 12-TIME SELECTION Chris Abalo.........................................................................2005-08 11-TIME John Fiddes .......................................................................2004-07 EIGHT-TIME Paul Charbonneau .......................................................2003-2005 SEVEN-TIME David Amiot .......................................................................2005-08 SIX-TIME Stephen Scherer ...............................................................2008-09 FIVE-TIME Lucas Leinberger...............................................................2004-06 Kim Pienkowski ...................................................................... 2003 Mike Jablonski ........................................................................ 2005

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Michael Matthews


ARMY RIFLE ALL-AMERICANS FIRST TEAM Year 1942 1947 1948

NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

1949 1951 1956 1957 1958 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1990

Name Richard Wise Amos Mathews Lucien Bolduc Amos Mathews Lucius Bolduc Amos Mathews Stewart Peterson Gordon Rogers Gordon Rogers James Jones William Bradburn William Bradburn William Bradburn Michael Fuller David Taylor David Cannella+ David Cannella + David Cannella^ Rhonda Barush* Gordon Taras* Gordon Taras* Randy Powell* Dale Herr*

Year 1991 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012

Name Dale Herr Kim Pienkowski^ Paul Charbonneau^ Chris Abalo+ Chris Abalo+ Chris Abalo+ Wesley Hess^ Chris Abalo+ Stephen Scherer+ Brian Kern* Wesley Hess^ Kelly Buck* Kelly Buck*

Chris Abalo (USMA ’08)

Eight-Time Selection Chris Abalo, 2005-08 Five-Time Selection David Cannella, 1982-84 Three-Time Selection Amos Mathews, 1947-49 William Bradburn, 1963-65

SECOND TEAM Year 1936 1940 1942 1948 1950 1952 1962 1963 1964 1965 1967 1969 1970 1971

Name C.T. Compton Walter Gunster John Baer Howard Wehrle William DeGraf Lucien Bolduc William DeGraf Stewart Paterson John King John Ward Ladd Metzner John Ward Michael Wilkan Gary Chambers Paul Bigelman David Taylor Jim Plunkett Robert Strong Peter Kippie Jim Plunkett Robert Strong

Year 1971 1972 1974 1978 1981 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

Name (cont’d) Greg Wenzloff Gary Stinnett Robert Strong Robert Jacobs Gary Stinnett Daniel Szarenski Daniel Szarenski David Cannella+ Robert Jacobs* Rhonda Barush* Rhonda Barush* David Cannella* Rhonda Barush^ Randy Powell+ Gordon Taras+ Rhonda Barush* Randy Powell^ Gordon Taras^

Year 1988 1991 1992 2002

Name Randy Powell+ Dale Herr Duncan Lamb* Jared Lostetter^

Rhonda Barush (USMA ’86)

2003 Paul Charbonneau* 2004 Paul Charbonneau* 2005 Mike Jablonski+ Lucas Leinberger* David Amiot^ 2006 Lucas Leinberger* David Amiot^ John Fiddes* 2007 David Amiot* Brian Kern* 2008 David Amiot+ Brian Kern^ 2012 Kelly Buck^ Michael Matthews*

Joseph Todaro*

Kelly Buck (USMA ’12)

HONORABLE MENTION Year Name 1970 Jim Plunkett 1971 Blake Gendron Myron Pangman 1972 Blake Gendron Jim Plunkett 1972 Blake Gendron Jim Plunkett

Year Name 1981 William Schneider* Robert Jacobs^ 1984 Gordon Taras^ 1988 Dale Herr^ 2000 Kim Pienkowski^ 2003 Kim Pienkowski+

^air rifle, *smallbore, +smallbore & rifle

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Year Name 2005 Paul Charbonneau^ 2006 John Fiddes^ Brian Kern* 2007 John Fiddes*

HIGHLIGHTS Eight-Time All-Americans Chris Abalo ‘08 (SB 05-08; AR 05-08) David Cannella ‘84 (SB 881-84; AR 05-08) Randy Powell ‘88 (SB 85-88; AF 85, -88) Six-Time All-Americans Gordon Taras ‘87 (SB 85-87; AR 84, 85, 87)


2012-13

ARMY RIFLE HISTORY

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ARMY RIFLE

NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ARMY RIFLE HISTORY Rifle has enjoyed a long and distinguished 83-year history at West Point since testing its mettle in 1919 when it outshot Pennsylvania 940849 in the lone match of the season. By the time the NCAA began sponsoring collegiate rifle in 1979-80, the sport had been in place at the U.S. Military Academy for 58 years, never had a losing record, and posted 15 undefeated seasons, while suffering no more than two losses on 31 occasions. The rich tradition of the sport continues today under present coach Ron Wigger, who rewrote the history annals after leading Army to its first NCAA Rifle Championship in school history following a one-point edging of Jacksonville State for the 2005 crown. It also proved to be the closest title match in NCAA history. Army, placing fourth in 2004, was third in 2006, followed by a pair of runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2008. Following its inaugural season in 1919 under Capt. P.W. Newgarden, Army returned to the varsity ranks from 1923 through 1936. During that span, rifle registered seven undefeated seasons along with a schoolrecord 12 wins competing outdoors in 1925. The Black Knights turned in an exceptional effort during the 1933 season, registering a 6-1 record indoors and unblemished 5-0 mark during the spring outdoor campaign. The sport was discontinued for the 1937 and 1938 seasons before returning to the range in 1939, which was also the inaugural year of the Army-Navy rivalry. The Mids edged Army the first two years of the series, but the Black Knights erased that early start by winning 11 of the next 13 matches, including a run of six straight, in pulling out to an 11-4 lead in the rivalry. After Navy claimed the next three matches, the Black Knights strung together a pair of 5-0 runs during a 14-4 stretch to pull out to a commanding 25-11 advantage that helped carry Army through some rough times. Navy dominated the series from the 1990s into the new millennium before Army snapped loose from a 12-match losing streak on Mid soil in the Black Knights’ regular-season finale in 2006. Army has won the last three matches to hold a 37-30 lead. Army ushered in the decades of the ‘40s with a 43-4 record over a fiveyear span, including three unbeaten seasons (1941, 1942 and 1944). Overall, the sharpshooters registered an 84-10 mark, including a schoolrecord 13 wins during the 1946 campaign. The Black Knights bettered their win total in the decade of the ‘50s, compiling 100 wins along with breaking the school victory total after going undefeated with a 16-0 showing in 1957-58, followed by unbeaten marks in 1958-59 (15-0) and 1959-60 (8-0) under Master Sgt. O.L. Gallman, the first coach to reach the 100-win plateau during his nine-year tenure (1955-63). Army was dominant in the 1960s, compiling 91 wins along with a 12-0 mark and a first-place finish at the NRA Sectionals in 1966-67. The 1970s were the most prolific in school history as Army compiled

The 2005 team captured the first NCAA title in school history.

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102 wins, with the 1977-78 squad registering a school-record 18-0 mark under Master Sgt. Ken Hamill. Included among the wins were victories over the Coast Guard, the Royal Military College of Canada, Navy and Ohio State along with a first-place finish at the NRA Sectionals. Two years later (1980), the NCAA sponsored its first rifle championships, and Army finished among the leaders as it tied for seventh place that inaugural year. West Point took center stage the following year as host for the NCAA Rifle Championships with freshman David Cannella, who would go on to become one of the finest shooters in school history, helping Army to a sixth-place finish. The Black Knights qualified all four years for the NCAA tournament during Cannella’s tenure, during which time he earned eight All-America accolades to include five first-team certificates. The Black Knights found themselves part of the NCAA field the first 12 years, finishing as high as third in 1986. Army was runner-up in smallbore and fourth in air, while three shooters were accorded All-America honors that year. Rhonda Barush placed ninth in smallbore at the NCAAs and Gordon Taras was 15th as both garnered All-America accolades. Barush closed out her career as a five-time All-American after making that list all four years, while Taras went on to become a six-time All-American. Army competed in the MAC (Mid-Atlantic and Metropolitan Championships) in the mid ‘80s, winning the title over a three-year period (1987-89) during which time Randy Powell, an eight-time All-American, helped write the headlines. Rifle was discontinued at the intercollegiate ranks in the mid-90s, competing the next three years at the club level before returning to varsity status in 1997-98. Capt. Doug Clark, an Air Force exchange officer, took over the program’s head reins when it returned to the intercollegiate ranks. Army compiled a 17-7 mark its first year back, but was not eligible to compete at the NCAA Championships until the following season. The Black Knights posted a 13-1 mark Clark’s second year and hosted the Mid-Atlantic Championships, where they finished first in smallbore and third in the aggregate scoring. Clark led Army to a 35-14 record during his three-year tenure, capped in 2000 when plebe Kim Pienkowski was accorded honorable mention NRA All-America honors in air rifle. Three members of the squad, Ben Minchhoff, Pienkowski and Joy Monson, qualified for the final tryouts for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team. Wigger took over the program the following year and met with instant success as Army’s lone loss in a 7-1 campaign was to Navy. Pienkowski qualified individually for the NCAAs in air rifle, where she finished 12th in her first appearance. She was selected for first team NRA All-America honors in air rifle, the first Black Knight named to that unit since Cannella in 1984. Army joined the Great America Rifle Conference, considered one of the top leagues in the country, in 2001-02. Wigger was voted “Coach of the Year” after leading Army to a fourth-place finish its inaugural season. The Black Knights then put the finishing touches on the 2002 campaign by qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in air rifle, their first visit as a team since 1991, where they edged Navy by a point for fifth place. Jared Lostetter, who finished ninth at the NCAAs after qualifying individually in air rifle, teamed with Paul Charbonneau, Pienkowski and Jesus Tavaras as that foursome combined for a 1541. Lostetter was selected a second team All-American in air rifle, and Pienkowski was named to the All-Academic team. The Black Knights, who hosted the 2003 NCAA Tournament, did very little traveling that year as the top teams in the country dotted Army’s home schedule. Army, however, failed to qualify for the NCAAs, but two members of the squad were accorded All-America honors. Pienkowski was tabbed an honorable mention in both smallbore and air rifle, while Charbonneau was selected to the second unit in smallbore, the first Black Knight named in that discipline since 1992. Charbonneau, a GARC second team all-star pick in smallbore and the aggregate scoring, took medalist honors in smallbore at the 2003 championships, breaking his own school mark with an 1177. The 2003-04 season was another banner year as the Black Knights


2012-13 ARMY RIFLE HISTORY COACHING RECORDS Coach Years Capt. P.W. Newgarden 1 Self Coached 1 Maj. C.A. Bagby 3 Lt. R.A. Schow 1 Capt. F.A. Macon 2 Capt. H.C. Barnes 2 Lt. F.X. Mulvihill 5 Lt. T.S. Riggs 1 Lt. O.C. Kromer 2 Capt. R.L. Jewett 1 Lt. Col. J.L. Throckmorton 3 Maj. C.F. Leonard 1 Maj. H.N. Moorman 1 Lt. R.A. Wise 1 Maj. C.E. Mowry 1 Lt. Col. George Murray 3 Col. E.T. Miller 2 Maj. J.R. Waterman 1 Sgt. Maj. O.L. Gallman 9 Sgt. Maj. A.J. O’Neill 10 Master Sgt. Ken Hamill

21

Capt. Doug Clark Maj. Ron Wigger Totals

3 11 85

Season 1919 1923 1924-26 1927 1928-29 1930-31 1932-35 1936 1939-40 1941 1942, 47-48 1943 1944 1945 1946 1949-51 1952-53 1954 1955-63 1963-67 1968-74 1967-68 1974-94 1997-00 2000-

W L 1 0 5 1 22 0 7 1 10 1 10 2 40 4 9 1 11 3 9 0 22 4 11 1 10 0 4 2 13 1 29 6 17 4 10 1 101 12 95 13

Pct. 1.000 .833 1.000 .875 .909 .833 .909 .900 .786 1.000 .846 .917 1.000 .667 .929 .829 .810 .909 .894 .880

279 54

.838

35 14 84 37 827 158

.714 .694 .840

third in smallbore and fifth in air rifle at the NCAAs along with earning first team All-America honors. Caught in a rebuilding year in 2008-09, Army turned in a strong showing at the NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish. Team captain Wesley Hess and freshman Kelly Buck finished fourth individually in air rifle and smallbore, respectively. Hess was named the Great America Conference’s “Senior of the Year,” repeated as a first team GARC all-star in air rifle along with earning honorable mention in the combined scoring. He capped his senior year with first team NRA All-America honors in air rifle for the second time in his career. A young Army put together a strong showing late in 2009-10 to continue the Black Knights’ long tradition of qualifying for the NCAA tournament with its seventh straight berth. The team captured the President’s Trophy Match and posted a win over Navy in Annapolis, Md., in highlighting the second half of the season en route to a 7-4 mark. The Black Knights headed to the NCAA championships with one senior, three sophomores and a freshman who combined their talents to lead the team to fifth place honors. The Black Knights qualified for the NCAA Championships in 201011, defeated Navy during the regular-season and captured the President’s Trophy Match for the second straight year. Buck was named a first-team All-American (smallbore) by the NRA for Army’s first selection since 2009. Her 591 in smallbore broke the school mark that had been on the books since 2007. Buck was also a first-team GARC selection in smallbore and a second-team pick in the combined scoring. Army posted a 6-6 mark, finished third at the GARC Championships for its highest finish since 2008, and was eighth at the NCAA Championships. The Black Knights placed fourth in the team scoring at the NCAA Championships in 2011-12 and were runner-up in smallbore. Michael Matthews was second individually in that event with Buck reaching the individual finals in both disciplines. Army captured the smallbore title at the GARC and Buck was medalist. Three Black Knights were accorded All-America honors with Buck picking up a pair in smallbore (first team) and air rifle (second team). She was joined by Matthews and Joseph Todaro, who were selected for second team honors in smallbore. Army defended its President’s Trophy Match and defeated Navy en route to a 9-3 mark.

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finished fourth in the team scoring at the NCAAs after qualifying for the first time in both events since 1987. It was also Army’s best showing since placing third in 1986. Army posted its highest score of the season in both smallbore and aggregate en route to placing fourth. Wigger, along with Navy’s coach Bill Kelley, was selected as “Co-Coach of the Year” by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association. It was the second honor for Wigger that season, having been selected for that same accolade by the GARC. Charbonneau, who was eighth individually in air rifle at the NCAAs, capped the season with a pair of All-America certificates in air rifle and smallbore. He was also named to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Collegiate team. The Black Knights were runner-up that year at the GARC Championships, their highest showing since joining the league. The combination of the experience returning and the talent of the newcomers would prove a perfect fit for Army’s magical ride in 200405. The Black Knights captured the GARC regular-season title with a perfect 6-0 mark, while posting an 8-2 dual record. After posting the third-highest score in the country at the NCAA Qualifier, Army fell by four points to arch-rival Navy in its final dual match. Army walked off with a majority of the GARC awards, claiming 15 of 30 all-star certificates along with copping two of the major awards with freshman sensation Chris Abalo named the “Rookie of the Year” and Wigger repeating as “Coach of the Year.” The Black Knights finished second at the conference championships and Abalo earned medalist honors in smallbore and the aggregate scoring. The next stop was the NCAA Championships where Army found itself in second place the opening day, trailing defending champion Alaska Fairbanks by six points following the smallbore competition. Army scored a 2321 in air rifle the final day to nip Jacksonville State, first in that discipline, by a point for the 2005 NCAA title. Just three points separated the top four place winners. Abalo finished fourth in both events and Leinberger was seventh in air rifle, while Wigger repeated as National “Coach of the Year.” Five Black Knights combined for a school-record seven All-America certificates with Abalo garnering first team honors and Mike Jablonski second team plaudits in both events. Highlighting the 2005-06 dual meet season was Army’s first win over Navy since 1990, snapping the Mids’ 12-match series win streak, en route to posting a 9-2 mark. Army also wrestled the President’s Trophy Match from Navy. Named the GARC “Shooter of the Year”, Abalo led Army to runner-up honors at the conference championships. The Black Knights put the final touches on the campaign by earning the bronze at the NCAA Championships. Five Black Knights were selected for NRA All-America honors with Abalo repeating as a firs- team pick in both events, while John Fiddes also garnered a pair of certificates. Abalo was crowned an NRA National Collegiate champion in smallbore and air rifle based on his performance at the NRA Sectionals, which coincided with the NCAA Qualifier. The 2006-07 season saw Army defeat Navy for the second straight year along with recording its first win over the Midshipmen at West Point since 1985, en route to a 10-2 mark - its highest total since 1998-99. The Black Knights were runner-up at the NCAA and GARC Championships. Abalo repeated as the GARC’s top shooter along with being named the CRCA “Shooter of the Match” at the NCAAs where he finished third in air rifle and fourth in smallbore. In 2007-08, Abalo led the Black Knights to their first-ever GARC Championship, runner-up honors at the NCAAs and first-ever team title in smallbore, along with winning the Palmyra Tournament. Army closed out the year with a 10-1 mark that included its third straight win over Navy. The most decorated shooter in school history, Abalo was the GARC’s “Shooter of the Match” for the third straight year, captured the NCAA smallbore title, set a national smallbore prone record and NCAA smallbore record, and repeated as a first team All-American in both events. Stephen Scherer became just the third Cadet in West Point history to compete at the Olympic Games (Beijing) after finishing first at the Trials in air rifle. The GARC “Rookie of the Year,” he finished


ARMY RIFLE YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1919 (1-0) Coach: CPT P.W. Newgarden Captain: none listed 940 Pennsylvania 849

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1725 1734

1819 1834 1847 1858 2712 1389 1786

1794 1793 916 683 1334 1104 1819 1838 1829 1106 1829

1923 (5-1) Coach: none listed Captain: none listed 7th Regt., NY N.G. w/Texas A & M 7th Regt., NY N.G. w/Georgetown 102d Cav., NJ.N.G. w/Chicago 1924 (7-0) Coach: MAJ C.A. Bagby Captain: R.V. Lee 102d Cav., NJ NG 71st Regt., NY N.G. 107th Regt., NY N.G. 102nd Engrs., NY N.G. 10th Inftry, NY N.G. Missouri Texas A & M 1925 (12-0) Coach: MAJ C.A. Bagby Captain: J.W. Black 7th Regt., NY N.G. City College of NY New York Univ. Syracuse Old Guard of NY Pennsylvania Hawaii 71st Regt., NY N.G. w/Oregon AC 7th Regt., NY N.G. 102d Cav, NJ N.G. Oregon Agr. College

1732 1721 1705 1593 1739 1563

1743 1824 1705 1751 2632 1253 1727

1665 1592 858 633 1211 1065 1626 1811 1705 1740 1068 1659

1926 (3-0) Coach: MAJ C.A. Bagby Captain: R.K. McDonough 1346 Old Guard NY 1280 2256 102d Eng., NY NG 2205 2308 71st Regt., NY NG 2288

1297 800 2266 1381 2281 2275 2262 2265

1927 (7-1) Coach: LT R.A. Schow Captain: B.A. Daughtry George Washington Old Guard of N.Y. 102nd Eng., NY NG Norwich 71st Regt., NY NG Essex Troop of N.J. Ft. Orange Post, A.L. 10th Inf., NY N.G.

1305 775 2207 1326 2277 2247 2148 2179

2230 2185 1390 1838 2274

1928 (4-1) Coach: CPT F.A. Macon Captain: N.B. Forrest Essex Troop of N.J. 71st Regt., NY NG. George Washington Ft. Orange Post, A.L. 102nd Engrs., NYNG

2234 2115 1381 1725 1224

1931 (4-2) Coach: CPT H.C. Barnes Captain: J.W. Hansborough 1105 U.S. Marine Corps 1123 with D.C. Nat’l Guard 1119 with George Washington1046 with Columbia 1014 2343 N.Y. Stock Exchange 2216 1326 Essex Troop of N.J. 1275 1932 (10-2)* Coach: LT F.X. Mulvihill Captain: W.R. Huber 1261 Essex Troop of N.J. 1236 1368 Boston College 1088 1348 N.Y. Stock Exchange 1324 1338 Old Guard of New York 1326 2334 71st Regt., N.Y.N.G. 2286 798 U.S. Marine Corps 814 w/D.C. Nat’l Guard No. 1 813 w/D.C. Nat’l Guard No. 2796 w/N.Y. Stock Exchange 791 w/George Washington 776 w/3rd Cavalry 735 w/Maryland Nat’l Guard 725 *outdoor season

1340 1342 1356 1351 1352 1340 1313

1933 (5-0)* Coach: LT F.X. Mulvihill Captain: J.M. Breit 1285 Jersey Rifle Assn. 818 Old Guard of N.Y. 1340 Essex Troop of N.J. 1330 N.Y. Stock Exchange 1318 N.Y. Stock Exchange *outdoor season

1358 1355 1340 1362 1356 1367

1369 1365 1382

2216 2293 2294 2304 2254 1305

1929 (6-0) Coach: CPT F.A. Macon Captain: H. Milwit Virginia Military Inst. 010 Essex Troop of N.J. 2227 71st Regt., N.Y.N.G. 2254 Ft. Orange Post, A.L. 2157 102nd Engrs., N.Y.N.G. 2221 Old Guard of New York 1219

1930 (6-0) Captain: CPT H.C. Barnes Captain: K.H. Ewbank 1402 George Washington 1335 2248 71st Regt., N.Y.N.G. 2163 2341 Essex Troop of N.J. 2270 2304 Norwich 2114 804 Old Guard of New York 802 2755 102nd Engrs., N.Y.N.G. 2651

1933 (8-1) Coach: LT F.X. Mulvihill Captain: R.W. Hain New York University Brooklyn Poly. Inst. Fordham Syracuse Columbia w/MIT N.Y. Stock Exchange Cornell w/RPI

1357 1359

1269 1332 1248 1252 1333 1317 1352 1312 1197

1266 810 1311 1328 1278

1934 (7-1) Coach: LT F.X. Mulvihill Captain: G.B. Dany III Fordham Lehigh w/New York University N.Y. Stock Exchange w/Columbia Mass. Inst. Tech. N.Y. Stock Exchange Vermont

1197 1348 1298 1335 1296 1308 1358 1287

1935 (10-0) Coach: LT F.X. Mulvihill Captain: J. Williamson Yale w/Fordham N.Y. Stock Exchange w/New York Univ. Lehigh w/Coast Guard Syracuse w/MIT Vermont w/Colgate

1303 1266 1345 1331 1371 1309 1334 1315 1295 1165

1936 (9-1) Coach: LT T.S. Riggs Captain: C.M. McCorkle 1337 Fordham 1256 896 New Hampshire 875 1345 Drexel 1309 1346 N.Y. Stock Exchange 1293 1350 Essex Troop of N.J. 1294 1360 George Washington 1356 1357 Yale 1340 1376 113th Infantry 1312 1370 Lehigh 1372 w/MIT 1329 rifle discontinued in 1937 and 1938

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1362 1349 1360 1369 1366 1385 1364 1358

1939 (6-2) Coach: LT O.C. Kromer Captain: J.K. Boles New Hampshire Columbia Fordham Coast Guard Syracuse George Washington Yale Navy

1337 1259 1334 1372 1270 1360 1361 1412

1373 1368 1364 1378 1391 1370

1940 (5-1) Coach: LT O.C. Kromer Captain: W.E. Gunster Yale MIT George Washington Coast Guard New York University Navy

1350 1354 1361 1321 1358 1392

1347 1378 1366 1355 1369 1411 1387 1374 1369

1941 (9-0) Coach: CPT R.L. Jewett Captain: J.C. McClure New York University Fordham The Citadel MIT Georgetown Navy Penn State Lehigh St. John’s

1295 1286 1348 1350 1347 1392 1371 1377 1320

1942 (8-0) Coach: MAJ J.L. Throckmorton Captain: R.A. Wise 1384 New York University 1361 1384 Fordham 1286 1389 Lehigh 1384 w/Yale 1330 1392 Penn State 1370 1397 MIT 1358 1390 Navy 1362 1395 George Washington 1335 1943 (11-1) Coach: MAJ C.F. Leonard Captains: H.F. Wehrle*, A.R. Shiely 1397 MIT 1334 1378 Fordham 1283 1404 New York University 1343 1376 Yale 1350 2778 Oregon 2726 1380 Niagara 1464 1389 Lehigh 1371 1409 Cornell 1366 w/Carnegie-Mellon 1359 w/Columbia 1333 1402 Arizona forfeit 1389 Navy 1381 *war class, graduated early 1944 (10-0) Coach: MAJ H.N. Moorman Captain: J.R. Waterman 1395 New York University 1271 1394 Oregon 1341 1396 Yale 1268 1386 Coast Guard 1352 1393 Virginia Tech 1375 1407 Coast Guard 1353 1408 Mt. Vernon Rifle Club 1351 1415 Detroit 1366 1418 Brooklyn Poly. Inst. 1320 1427 Navy 1364

1379 1364 1400 1363 1384 1381

1945 (4-2) Coach: LT R.A. Wise Captain: J.B. Bennet New York University Coast Guard Yale MIT Coast Guard Navy

1301 1372 1285 1295 1364 1398

1351 1393 1380 1397 1374 1382 1414 1382 1372 1382 1392 1379 1392 1377

1946 (13-1) Coach: MAJ C.E. Mowry Captain: R.F. Dickson Mt. Vernon Rifle Club 1345 Notre Dame 1284 Coast Guard 1383 VMI 1338 Mt. Vernon Rifle Club 1351 Brooklyn Poly. Inst. 1203 Wisconsin 1167 New Mexico Mil. Inst. 1286 New York University 1241 Virginia Tech 1285 Wheaton 1295 Coast Guard 1374 Texas A & M 1367 Navy 1358

1947 (8-1) Coach: LTC J.L. Throckmorton Captain: W.D. Brown 1355 Brooklyn Poly. Inst. 1328 1364 Mt. Vernon Rifle Club 1311 1378 Mt. Vernon Rifle Club 1308 1382 Coast Guard 1388 1375 King’s Point 1246 1383 Rutgers 1360 1387 MIT 1365 1392 Coast Guard 1389 1382 Navy 1374 1948 (6-3) Coach: LTC J.L. Throckmorton Captain: W.W. Plummer 1402 Rutgers 1345 1385 Pennsylvania 1215 1391 Fordham 1325 w/New York University 1366 1398 Maryland 1399 1382 George Washington 1353 1387 Coast Guard 1398 1391 MIT 1344 1394 Navy 1406 1st CCNY R.O.T.C. Tournament 1st, 2nd Eastern Intercollegiates 1949 (10-1) Coach: LTC George J. Murray Captain: A.C. Mathews 1411 Fordham 1317 1400 Cornell 1362 1394 City Coll. of N.Y. 1364 1403 New York University 1384 w/Penn State 1367 1406 Maryland 1430 with MIT 1377 1416 Rutgers 1328 1405 Coast Guard 1402 1414 Navy 1402 1418 Columbia 1351

1402 1423 1416 1418 1420 1416 1425 1415 1420

1431 1406 1414 1429 1425 1418 1420 1414 1424

1952 (8-2) Coach: COL E.T. Miller Captain: S. Paterson Cornell King’s Point Georgetown Coast Guard New York University Fordham (ROTC) Navy City Coll. of N.Y. Maryland w/MIT

1389 1397 1383 1397 1350 1389 1410 1347 1424 1423

1953 (9-2) Coach: COL E.T. Miller Captain: G.A. Volker Georgetown St. John’s King’s Point MIT City Coll. of N.Y. w/New York University Cornell City Coll. of N.Y. w/Fordham Maryland Navy

1381 1412 1370 1422 1373 1355 1398 1385 1378 1437 1420

1954 (10-1) Coach: MAJ J.R. Waterman Captain: J.R. Shelter 1421 Texas A & M 1370 1391 Cornell 1382 1407 Georgetown 1387 1440 Vermont 1386 1421 New York University 1364 1420 Coast Guard Academy 1395 1424 Mass. Inst. Tech. 1411 1436 Maryland 1431 1420 Fordham 1400 w/City Coll. of N.Y. 1364 1423 Navy 1424 1955 (11-1) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: R.C. Werner 1420 City Coll. of N.Y. 1385 1417 Georgetown 1403 w/Cornell 1397 1408 New York University 1382 1410 St. John’s 1405 1412 MIT 1406 1427 Norwich 1415 w/Boston University 1374 1410 Coast Guard Academy 1389 1422 Maryland 1383 1423 Navy 1428 1433 Fordham 1389

1950 (9-2) Coach: LTC George J. Murray Captain: L.E. Bolduc 1417 Massachusetts 1337 1388 Maryland 1395 w/MIT 1374 w/Cornell 1336 1391 City Coll. of N.Y. 1358 1398 City Coll. of N.Y. 1341 1422 Columbia 1357 1389 Coast Guard 1401 1417 Cornell 1354 1425 Navy 1421 1406 Lehigh 1338

1956 (10-1) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: C.C. Ege 1429 Georgetown 1382 1430 SUNY-Maritime 1321 1448 Yale 1407 1442 New Hampshire 1398 1426 City Coll. of N.Y. 1346 1418 *Coast Guard 1418 1424 Virginia Tech 1418 w/Maryland 1398 1430 Norwich 1386 w/Vermont 1354 1427 Navy 1432 *Army won -- top score standing pos.

1951 (10-3) Coach: LTC George J. Murray Captain: S. Paterson 1408 Columbia 1350 1421 Clarkson 1365 1414 King’s Point 1372 1424 Maryland 1440 with MIT 1432 1415 City Coll. of N.Y. 1399 w/New York University 1395 1431 Norwich 1386 1412 MIT 1431 1414 City Coll. of N.Y. 1380 1424 Coast Guard 1398 1426 Navy 1409 1418 Fordham 1385

1956-57 (12-1) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: G.B. Rogers 1435 West Virginia 1391 1431 Norwich 1406 w/Yale 1397 1432 St. John’s 1437 w/New York University 1362 1428 MIT 1412 w/New Hampshire 1405 1421 City Coll. of N.Y. 1400 1440 Virginia Tech 1428 w/Coast Guard 1405 1422 Maryland 1410 1441 VMI 1370 1439 Navy 1434


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1958-59 (15-0) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: W.S. Smith 1419 Virginia Tech 1417 w/The Citadel 1416 w/West Virginia 1404 w/VMI. 1399 w/Washington & Lee 1362 1438 MIT 1412 1433 Yale 1385 1435 Maryland 1419 1437 City Coll. of N.Y. 1423 1445 Coast Guard 1416 1432 Air Force 1422 1443 Canisius 1364 1433 St. John’s 1430 w/Villanova 1399 1st New London Invit. Tourn. 1435 Navy 1429 1959-60 (8-0) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: G.R. Stanley 1434 Fordham 1389 1423 MIT 1410 1442 St. John’s 1418 1423 Coast Guard 1403 1447 City Coll. of N.Y. 1432 1440 New Hampshire 1415 1459 Yale 1397 1st New London Invit. Tourn. 1452 Navy 1449 1st NRA Sectionals 1960-61 (6-3) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: L.C. Berra 1434 Maryland 1398 1437 Penn State 1410 1421 City Coll. of N.Y. 1422 1422 St. John’s 1431 1419 Coast Guard 1420 1440 Mass. Inst. Tech. 1424 1426 Canisius 1380 w/Buffalo 1363 1448 Navy 1442 1961-62 (10-3) Coach: SMaj O.L. Gallman Captain: M.E. Brown 1422 Yale 1435 1435 Canisius 1415 w/Providence 1388 1432 Penn State 1424 with Villanova 1399 1427 The Citadel 1432 1442 *Coast Guard 1442 1439 St. John’s 1423 w/MIT 1408 w/Buffalo 1398 1435 West Virginia 1423 w/City Coll. of N.Y. 1417 1428 Navy 1439 *Army won -- top score standing pos. 1964-65 (10-1) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: W.J. Bradburn 1447 St. Peter’s 1423 1445 West Virginia 1441 1418 St. John’s 1429

1456 Air Force 1432 1458 Coast Guard 1421 w/Penn State 1393 1446 City Coll. of N.Y. 1409 1st Coast Guard Invitational 1446 Massachusetts 1406 w/Alfred 1391 1459 Navy 1434 1462 Royal Military College 1391 1st NRA Sectionals 1965-66 (9-1) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: M.B. Fuller 1441 Yale Rifle Club 1397 1449 West Virginia 1462 1450 City Coll. of N.Y. 1423 w/St. John’s 1413 1447 Air Force 1432 1446 Penn State 1430 1449 VMI 1437 3rd Coast Guard Invitational 1460 Coast Guard 1422 1455 Navy 1444 1448 Royal Military College 1410 1st NRA Sectionals 1966-67 (12-0) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: C. Swanson 1355 St. Peter’s 1335 1379 The Citadel 1356 w/West Virginia 1355 1388 City Coll. of N.Y. 1286 w/Coast Guard 1270 1373 Norwich 1305 1400 Penn State 1330 1356 Air Force 1300 1449 Air Force 1424 3rd Coast Guard Invitational 1376 St. John’s 1316 1378 Navy 1373 1451 Royal Military College 1390 1st NRA Sectionals 1967-68 (6-3) Coach: SGT Kenneth Hamill Captain: J.R. Williams 1333 St. Peter’s 1263 1352 City Coll. of N.Y. 1364 w/Coast Guard 1274 1358 West Virginia 1364 1397 Air Force 1368 5th Coast Guard Invitational 1392 Alfred 1326 w/Murray State 1410 1378 Navy 1367 1st NRA Sectionals 1439 Royal Military College 1391 1968-69 (6-3) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: J.G. Cox 1383 Coast Guard Academy 1315 1367 St. Peter’s 1255 1363 City Coll. of N.Y. 1338 1381 Penn State 1299 1363 Air Force 1385 4th Coast Guard Invitational 1386 Fordham 1176 1374 West Virginia 1385 1394 Navy 1406 1452 Royal Military College 1396 1st NRA Sectionals 1969-70 (9-2) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: H. Leonard 1398 Coast Guard 1355 1405 City Coll. of N.Y. 1345 w/St. Peter’s 1272 1399 West Virginia 1390 w/Penn State 1339 1418 Hofstra 1007 5th Coast Guard Invitational 1408 VMI 1355 1398 Murray State 1420 w/East Tennessee State1415 1388 Navy 1385 1462 Royal Military College 1381 1st NRA Sectionals

Bill McArdle 1970-71 (10-2) Coach: Maj A.J. O’Neill Captain: C.D. Moore 1404 Coast Guard 1348 1414 City Coll. of N.Y. 1364 2838 Tennessee Tech 2839 1408 VMI 1367 1412 Penn State 1349 w/West Virginia 1337 2817 Air Force 2759 1st Coast Guard Invitational 2821 Murray State *2821 w/E. Tennessee State 2794 1423 St. John’s 1382 1407 Navy 1389 1470 Royal Military College 1411 1st NRA Sectionals *Murray St. won, most direct targets hit 1971-72 (10-0) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: R.A. Strong 2801 City Coll. of N.Y. 2683 1413 Coast Guard 1366 2827 77th ARCOM 2418 2815 St. John’s 2207 2849 Air Force 2705 3rd USMA Invitational 2841 Delaware-H.V. League 2807 1408 West Virginia 1380 w/Penn State 1363 1402 Navy 1393 1st NRA Sectionals 1459 Royal Military College 1392 1972-73 (10-2) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: D. Morgenstern 1377 Lehigh 1307 2771 City Coll. of N.Y. 2647 w/William & Mary 2606 2750 Coast Guard 2667 w/St. Peter’s 2558 w/77th ARCOM 2410 2750 Penn State 2699 3308 at Air Force 3241 7th USMA Invitational 2749 at West Virginia 2807 2227 at St. John’s 2235 2797 Navy 2777 1st NRA Sectionals 1456 Royal Military College 1421 1973-74 (8-1) Coach: SMaj A.J. O’Neill Captain: G. Stinnett

2812 2811 2796 2791 2nd 2794 2248 2792 1456 1st

Lehigh 2618 City Coll. of N.Y. 2467 77th ARCOM 2454 West Virginia 2820 w/Air Force 2756 USMA Invitational at Penn State 2718 St. John’s 2139 at Navy 2786 at Royal Military College1432 NRA Sectionals

1974-75 (9-3) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: R.D. Ghent 2783 MIT 2690 w/Lehigh 2577 2748 at West Virginia 2830 2782 City Coll. of N.Y. 2577 w/77th ARCOM 2516 2739 at Air Force 2740 5th USMA Invitational 2808 Penn State 2699 2207 at St. John’s 2162 2762 Navy 2814 2216 at Coast Guard 2073 w/Providence 1962 1457 Royal Military College 1424 1st NRA Sectionals 1975-76 (6-5) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: J.D. Riojas 2738 City Coll. of N.Y. 2451 2142 at MIT 2168 w/Norwich 2189 2727 Air Force 2722 2781 Dartmouth 2687 w/Syracuse 2555 9th USMA Invitational 2222 St. John’s 2116 2746 at Penn State 2661 w/West Virginia 2828 2769 at Navy 2825 1st NRA Sectionals 1452 at Royal Military College1408 1976-77 (9-1) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: J.J. Luther 2720 MIT 2683 w/Coast Guard 2654 2217 at St. Peter’s 2044 2741 at Norwich 2683 2704 Dartmouth 2623 w/77th ARCOM 2432 5th USMA Invitational

2220 2756 2794 1st 1371

at St. John’s Penn State Navy NRA Sectionals Royal Military College

2206 2691 2798 1298

1977-78 (18-0) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: W.J. McArdle 2213 at Coast Guard 2128 2802 MIT 2767 w/Villanova 2156 2250 St. Peter’s 2014 w/Kings Point 1980 2816 77th ARCOM 2357 2240 Norwich 2206 w/St. John’s 2173 w/Dartmouth 2135 w/Columbia 2101 w/King’s College 2053 3rd West Point Invitational 2805 at Penn State 2736 w/Ohio State 2756 w/Lehigh 2663 1396 at RMC 1230 2798 at Navy 2786 2274 Hofstra 2158 w/Princeton 2071 1st NRA Sectionals 1978-79 (13-1) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: D. Szarenski 2247 St. John’s 2165 2790 77th ARCOM 2420 1st Norwich Invitational 2786 at VMI 2678 w/William & Mary 2675 2247 Cornell 2085 w/Dartmouth 2079 w/St. Peter’s 2055 2811 Royal Military College 2440 5th West Point Invitational 2240 Air Force 2234 2248 at MIT 2179 w/Norwich 2121 2792 at Penn State 2674 w/Indiana (Pa.) 2629 5624 Navy 5634 1st NRA Sectionals 1979-80 (10-2) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: S.R. Garza 2227 at Air Force 2221 4495 North Carolina State 4301

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1957-58 (16-0) Coach: MSgt O.L. Gallman Captain: J.H. Jones 1427 Catholic University 1346 1423 MIT 1416 w/New Hampshire 1400 1439 Yale 1379 w/Drexel 1373 1438 VMI 1387 1446 St. John’s 1443 1456 Norwich 1421 w/Fordham 1361 1445 Mass. Inst. Tech. 1414 1450 City Coll. of N.Y. 1391 1443 Lehigh 1392 1425 Coast Guard 1397 1447 Virginia Tech 1432 w/Maryland 1430 1432 Navy 1431


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NCAA QUALIFIER NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2004-2012) • 2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1st Norwich Invitational 4500 St. John’s 4369 w/Cornell 4278 1375 at Royal Military College1200 3rd West Point Invitational 5619 William & Mary 5442 2801 at Penn State 2694 w/West Virginia 2902 w/Ohio State 2757 5609 at Navy 5650 1st NRA Sectionals win MIT win Lehigh T,7th *NCAA Championships *at East Tennessee State 1980-81 (12-2) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: W. Schneider 4568 St. John’s 4495 4498 at Eastern Kentucky 4522 2261 77th ARCOM 1967 4560 at Ohio State 4356 w/West Virginia 4564 w/Rose Hulman 4403 w/Penn State 4370 4556 Virginia 4088 w/St. Peter’s 3592 1st NRA Sectionals 4th West Point Invitational 4478 VMI 4253 1418 RMC 1260 5713 Navy 5685 4559 at MIT 4311 w/N.E. College All-Stars4384 6th NCAA Championships - Team 5th NCAA Championships - Air 6th NCAA Champ. - Smallbore 1981-82 (15-3) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: B.F. Malloy 2191 at Air Force 2171 2249 Cornell 2104 2263 at St. John’s 2275 4553 Lehigh 4356 w/King’s College 4303 w/MIT 4143 4525 USP 4311 with Dartmouth 4252 4491 William & Mary 4152 4515 Canisius 4005 5989 at VMI 5479 w/East Tenn. State 6151 w/North Carolina State 5884 w/William & Mary 5691 9 at Royal Military College 4 1st West Point Invitational 1st NRA Sectionals 5665 at Navy 5637 5990 West Virginia 6139 w/St. John’s 5969 6th *NCAA Championships *at Lexington, Va. 1982-83 (11-1) Coach: MSgt Ken Hamill Captain: J.J. Timmer 4502 Phil. Coll. of Pharmacy 4250 2249 Air Force 2145 w/Penn State 2128 3rd E. Kentucky Invit. - Free 3rd E. Kentucky Invit. - Air 4440 Kentucky Invitational 5th Xavier Invitational - Free 4th Xavier Invitational - Air 6039 St. John’s 5853 w/King’s College 5848 4565 Dartmouth 4224 w/Coast Guard 4223 6072 at West Virginia 6144 1st NRA Sectionals 1st West Point Invitational 2261 William & Mary 2136 4526 Lehigh 4384 7559 Navy 7553 6045 at MIT 5856 5th *NCAA Champ. - Team 4th *NCAA Champ. - Air Rifle 5th *NCAA Champ. - Smallbore *at Cincinnati, OH

1983-84 (16-1) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Dave Cannella 3750 Cornell 3554 w/Pennsylvania 3461 w/USP 3391 w/Columbia 2917 3727 at Air Force 3624 3773 at St. John’s 3754 6018 West Virginia 6212 w/MIT 5861 w/Coast Guard 4274 1st NRA Sectionals 1st West Point Invitational 4546 at VMI 4253 w/North Carolina State 4401 w/William & Mary 4388 w/The Citadel 4289 7561 at Navy 7506 6080 MIT 5927 w/King’s College 5818 w/Lehigh 5731 6th *NCAA Championships *at Murray State

2277 6091 ind. ind. ind. 6108 4576 6114 1st 1st 4592 7601 6066 5th

1984-85 (11-2) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Al Scott Pennsylvania 2149 w/USP 2030 w/Princeton 1923 Air Force 5956 w/Coast Guard 5466 Xavier Tournament Eastern Kentucky Tournament Kentucky Tournament King’s College 5795 at MIT 4375 w/Northeastern 3934 w/Wentworth 3379 St. John’s 5997 NRA Sectionals West Point Invitational at West Virginia 4648 Navy 7496 at East Tenn. State 6115 NCAA Championships

1985-86 (15-1) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Rhonda Barush 6064 Air Force 5998 w/Texas El Paso 5927 6122 North Carolina State 5805 6076 Cornell 5719 w/King’s College 5675 6091 MIT 5745 3768 St. John’s 3755 6106 St. John’s 6021 w/King’s College 5783 w/Cornell 5768 w/MIT 5743 w/Lehigh 5726 w/VMI 5630 w/Coast Guard 5393 6155 West Virginia 6224 7629 Navy 7596 3rd NCAA Championships - Team 2nd NCAA Champ. - smallbore 4th NCAA Champ. - air rifle

5946 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd 3819 3613 5945 6047 6148 6062 6110 2712 1st 1st 5883

1986-87 (14-4) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Paul Arthur North Carolina State *Smallbore *Air Rifle !Smallbore !Air Rifle Air Force New Jersey Tech King’s College Cornell Murray State MIT St. John’s Royal Military College @Smallbore @Air Rifle SUNY-Maritime

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3781 3407 5836 5586 6215 5769 6041 2548 5349

The 1985-86 Team 1st 1st 4495 5990 6009 6042 6105

$Smallbore $Air Rifle Clarkson 4212 DePaul 5149 Lehigh 5797 VMI 5613 The Citadel 5887 with South Florida 6179 with West Virginia loss 7634 Navy 7646 1st %Smallbore 1st %Air Rifle 6th ^NCAA Champ. - Team 5th ^NCAA Champ. - SB 6th ^NCAA Champ. - Air Rifle *Kentucky Tournament; !Xavier Tournament @NRA Sectionals; $West Point Invitational %MAC Championships ^Morgantown, W.V.

3rd 6031 3753 2254 3751 6054 5999 6039 6100 1307 6086 4484 5931 2nd 4562 4480 4562 4580 7609

1987-88 (15-4) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Randy Powell VMI Invitational VMI Air Force Wyoming St. John’s King’s College New Jersey Tech MIT South Florida Royal Military College West Virginia Fordham SUNY-Maritime West Point Invitational Clarkson DePaul w/Coast Guard w/Wentworth Lehigh Norwich Navy

5726 3730 2033 3816 5946 5230 5834 6202 1276 6222 4116 5405 4408 4146 4081 3933 4289 4137 7661

1988-89 (16-3) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Christopher Chavez 3769 USP 3182 6025 King’s College 5930 6003 North Carolina State 5785 1514 Air Force 1520 6083 MIT 5675 1529 St. John’s 1515 6040 Jacksonville 5913

2788 1st 6021 5934 1st 6067 5903 5903 6067 4406 6067 4406 6091 7607 1st

Royal Military College NRA Sectionals Clarkson Cornell West Point Invitational DePaul SUNY-Maritime New Jersey Tech Norwich Coast Guard VMI Yale West Virginia Navy MAC Championships

2539 5884 5136 5001 5493 5249 5565 3905 5669 3729 6231 7608

1989-90 (19-1) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Sandy Stevens 6021 USP 5383 6041 at VMI 5533 6026 MIT 5499 w/Kutztown 4178 6067 Xavier 5989 w/King’s College 5978 w/North Carolina State 5655 6051 at The Citadel 5979 2787 at RMC 2497 4586 Clarkson 4456 w/Cornell 4040 1st NRA Sectionals 1st West Point Invitational 6085 DePaul 5678 w/Norwich 5489 w/Coast Guard 5413 w/New Jersey Tech 4143 w/Wentworth 3810 w/Yale 3699 3773 at St. John’s 3719 6089 West Virginia 6183 7608 at Navy 7579 1st MAC Champ. - Air 2nd MAC Champ. - Smallbore 3rd NCAA Champ. - Smallbore *NRA Sectionals

3753 6105 3790 3797 2nd

1990-91 (19-4) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Dale Herr USP at Ohio State w/Xavier w/Akron Drexel North Carolina State w/Kutztown Kentucky Invitational

3249 6079 5954 5602 3488 3534 2070

2nd Walsh International Match 3720 St. John’s 3776 w/King’s College 3675 3766 at Canisius 3809 6108 at MIT 5686 3661 John Jay 2051 5495 RMC 4744 4537 Clarkson 4422 w/DePaul 4413 w/Norwich 4403 w/Coast Guard 4348 w/Yale 4313 w/VMI 4301 w/Cornell 4116 w/Wentworth 3912 2nd NRA Sectionals 6094 at West Virginia 6179 7574 Navy 7578 7th NCAA Championships

3808 3796 3736 6069 3772 3785 5175 6053

3804 7547 4th 2nd 6th

3746 6007 6049 3738 3752

1991-92 (18-1) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Duncan Lamb Phila. Pharm./Science 3243 Penn State 3564 Drexel 3452 w/John Jay 2857 at Jacksonville State 6023 Kings College 3686 w/MIT 3605 at St. John’s 3766 at Royal Military College4117 Cornell 5375 w/DePaul 5820 w/Norwich 5981 w/Coast Guard 5973 w/Merchant Marine 5214 w/VMI 5716 w/Wentworth 5540 w/Yale 3890 at North Carolina State 3540 at Navy 7573 MAC Tourney (Air) MAC (Smallbore) at NCAA Championships (Smallbore only) 1992-93 (15-6) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Will Carter USP at Norwich at MIT with Wentworth Drexel St. John’s with John Jay

3295 6078 5873 n/a 3466 3788 3104


2012-13 YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 3745 2097 3450 6139 6056 5133 5760 4756 5772 3432 4705 5539 7627

1993-94 (12-6) Coach: Ken Hamill Captain: Mark Strong 3712 USP 3504 3613 John Jay 2489 5903 at VMI 5460 w/Appalachian State 4836 2247 Kutztown 1961 3725 King’s 3701 with Drexel 2580 3744 at St. John’s 3775 5973 MIT 5841 w/Norwich 6092 3761 Alaska Fairbanks 3870 5980 at Coast Guard 6072 6079 Wentworth 5184 w/DePaul 5598 w/Merchant Marine 4725 6041 Canisius 5622 6069 West Virginia 6148 7599 at Navy 7638 ind. MAC Championships* ind. at NCAA Championships *West Point, NY Rifle designated as club sport from 1994-97 1997-98 (17-7) Coach: Capt. Douglas Clark Captain: Chris Boyer 5778 Penn State 5640 5851 Merchant Marine 4837 w/Kutztown 3590 w/Princeton 4002 w/Wentworth (W) N/A 5902 Norwich 6124 w/IUPUI (W) N/A 5819 Drexel 5656 w/MIT 5439 5777 West Virginia 6163 N/A Air Force (L) N/A w/Wyoming (L) N/A 5891 Coast Guard 5647 w/DePaul (W) N/A 5895 USP 5784 w/Duquesne 5938 w/SUNY-Maritime 5441 w/VMI 5676 5821 Kings College 5812 w/Villanova (W) N/A w/Navy 6134 5843 Canisius 5799 w/Trinity (W) N/A N/A Royal Military College (L) N/A 6th MAC Championships (Air)* *Annapolis, Md. 1998-99 (13-3) Coach: Capt. Douglas Clark Captain: Chris Boyer 5878 USP 5618 w/MIT 5459 3689 at Duquesne 3714 5852 at MIT 5549 w/Mass. Maritime 3961 3rd President’s Cup 11th at Kentucky Invitational 7th at Ohio State Invitational 5932 Penn State 5772 5875 Norwich 61088 w/King’s College 5804 w/Coast Guard 5783 w/VMI 5622

w/Trinity w/Villanova w/St. John’s 5962 Penn State* 2230 Royal Military College 7371 Navy * NRA Sectionals

3658 3160 1274 3063 1937 7666

1999-2000 (5-4) Coach: Capt. Douglas Clark Captain: Ben Minchoff 3718 at Univ. of the Sciences 3703 3rd President’s Trophy# 5931 Nebraska 6107 with Norwich University 6057 2nd Conn. Yankee Shootout 6031 at Air Force 7094 4th at Air Force Invitational 2nd USMA Invitational 5973 Duquesne^ 5846 with Penn State^ 5846 2nd NRA Sectionals 6031 Coast Guard 5931 556 at Royal Military College 427 7548 at Navy 7694 #Annapolis, Md.; ^Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 2000-01 (7-1) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Joy Monson 6070 USP 5446 w/Kings College 5717 2nd President’s Trophy# 6096 Norwich 5995 w/TCU 5592 w/Akron 5517 2nd Xavier Walsh Invitational* 1st Buckeye Invitational^ 6058 MIT 5403 2nd Palmyra Invitational$ 2nd NCAA Sectionals% 2197 Royal Military College 2032 7610 Navy 7710 #New London, Conn.; *Cincinnati, Ohio ^Columbus, Ohio; $Wilkes-Barre, Pa. %Cambridge, Mass. 2001-02 (5-4) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Paul Kavanaugh 6147 Xavier 6158 6108 Kentucky 6127 6140 Jacksonville State 6110 1st President’s Trophy 6082 TCU 5586 w/The Citadel 5182 2nd Buckeye Tournament 6141 Alaska-Fairbanks 6243 w/Norwich 6054 at RMC N/A 7625 at Navy 7692 4th GARC Tournament 5th NCAA Championships AR 2002-03 (7-6, 3-2 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captains: Paul Kavanaugh, Kim Pienkowski 6113 Kentucky* 6106 UTEP 6038 6192 at Jacksonville St.* (Ala.) 6173 6153 Tennessee Tech 6161 Murray State 6157 6151 TCU 6021 USP 5697 President’s Trophy^ 2nd 6135 vs. Xavier#* 6193 at Buckeye Tournament% 1st 6171 Mississippi* 6060 West Virginia* 6214 6125 Alaska Fairbanks 6256 7648 Royal Military College 7203 7692 Navy 7696 6151 at GARC Tournament 5th *GARC Match ^West Point, N.Y. #Walsh Tournament, Xavier, Ohio %Columbus, Ohio

2003-04 (8-3, 3-1 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Paul Charbonneau 6142 Xavier* 6131 6124 Akron 6068 6125 TCU 5790 w/USP 5719 2nd President’s Trophy# 6123 Mississippi* 6030 w/Memphis* 5953 6146 at Kentucky* 6202 6155 West Virginia 6040 6148 vs. Nebraska^ 6131 6152 vs. Alaska Fairbanks^ 6271 1st NRA Sectionals 7702 at Navy 7769 6170 GARC Tournament% 2nd 6164 NCAA Championships# 4th *GARC Match #Annapolis, Md. ^Cincinnati, Ohio %West Point, N.Y. #Murray, Ky. 2004-05 (8-2, 6-0 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Paul Charbonneau 4647 Kentucky* 4588 4645 West Virginia* 4552 2nd President’s Trophy# 4643 vs. Xavier^* 4641 4682 vs. Nebraska^* 4611 4649 Norwich 4547 4679 at Mississippi* 4569 4641 at Memphis* 4563 6218 vs. Ohio State! 5925 6246 vs. Alaska Fairbanks 6253 5815 Navy 5819 4647 GARC Championships% 3rd 4659 NCAA Championships# 1st *GARC Match #New London, Conn. ^Cincinnati, Ohio ! Palmyra, Pa. %Oxford, Miss. #Colorado Springs, Colo. 2005-06 (9-2, 6-1 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Lucas Leinberger 4666 at Kentucky* 4638 4639 vs. Memphis* 4606 4668 West Virginia* 4551 1st at President’s Trophy# 4665 North Carolina State* 4487 4666 USP 4343 4657 Nebraska* 4676 Xavier* 4548 4671 Alaska Fairbanks 4728 4667 vs. Ohio State^ 4532 4670 Mississippi* 4629 5844 Navy 5803 4665 GARC Tournament% 2nd 4650 NCAA Championships* 3rd *GARC Match #Colorado Springs, Colo. ^Palmyra, Pa. %Oxford, Miss. 2006-07 (10-2, 5-1 GARC ) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: John Fiddes 4679 vs. Mississippi* 4574 4657 at Nebraska* 4656 4661 Memphis* 4524 4638 West Virginia* 4514 1st President’s Trophy 4642 TCU 4621 USP 4108 4626 Kentucky* 4667 4681 Alaska Fairbanks 4692 2nd Palmyra Tournament 4661 vs. Ohio State# 4426 4574 at North Carolina St.* 4484 vs. The Citiadel 4207 5811 Navy 5744 2nd GARC Tournmaent% 2nd NCAA Championships** *Lincoln, Neb.; ^West Point, N.Y. #Palmyra Tournament; %Oxford, Miss. **Fairbanks, Alaska

The 2005-06 team with President George W. Bush. 2007-08 (10-1, 6-0 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Matthew Hamilton 4660 Akron 4490 4673 at Mississippi* 4579 4675 vs. West Virginia* 4600 1st President’s Trophy 4678 at Texas Christian 4601 4660 North Carolina State* 4505 4660 Nebraska* 4584 4644 at Ohio State 4675 Alaska-Fairbanks 4688 4648 vs. Memphis* 4479 4671 vs. Kentucky* 4632 5842 at Navy 5745 4658 at USP (NCAA Qualifier) 4651 GARC Champ.+ 1st 4652 NCAA Championships ^ 2nd * GARC Match +Oxford, Miss. ^ West Point, N.Y. 2008-09 (7-6, 3-3 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Wesley Hess 4598 at The Citadel 4416 w/North Carolina State* 4418 4600 at Nebraska 4619 5760 vs. Air Force 5690 4595 Mississippi* 4586 4616 West Virginia* 4659 5704 President’s Trophy# 2nd 4590 at Kentucky* 4658 w/Memphis* 4550 4620 Texas Christian 4633 4590 Ohio State^ 4520 4628 Alaska Fairbanks 4645 4627 at NRA Sectionals 5776 Navy 5782 4625 USP (NCAA Qualifier) 4256 4553 GARC Champ+. 6th 4539 NCAA Champ^ 6th *GARC Match, #Colorado Springs, Colo., +Oxford, Miss.,^Fort Worth, Texas 2009-10 (7-4, 3-3 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Charles Ridge 4545 at Jacksonville State 4503 4638 North Carolina State* 4572 4598 Nebraska* 4615 4583 at Mississippi* 4561 4583 vs. Memphis* 4523 5789 President’s Trophy 1st 4562 at West Virginia* 4638 4606 Coast Guard 4250 4621 Kentucky* 4672 4570 Ohio State# 4608 4626 NRA Sectionals 5770 at Navy 5738 4627 USP (NCAA Qualifier) 4404 4599 GARC Championships+ 5th 4608 NCAA Championships^ 5th *GARC Match, #Palmyra Tournament +Oxford, Miss.,^Fort Worth, Texas

2010-11 (6-6, 2-4 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: John Manzano 4586 vs. Memphis* 4581 4605 at Nebraska* 4619 4622 vs. Murray State 4654 4610 at Kentucky* 4672 5770 President’s Match 1st 4639 Old Miss* 4642 4659 West Virginia* 4680 4613 Columbus State 4610 4625 at The Citadel 4418 4625 vs. North Carolina St 4488 4587 vs. Ohio State# 4631 4616 NRA Sectionals 5816 Navy 5768 4643 USP (NCAA Qualifier) 4300 2311 GARC Championships+ 3rd 4596 NCAA Championships^ 8th *GARC Match, # Palmyra Tournament +Oxford, Miss., ^Columbus, Ga. 2011-12 (9-3, 4-2 GARC) Coach: Maj. Ron Wigger Captain: Tommy Carr 4663 4649 4637 4651 4663 4658 4666 4666 4646 4634 4631 4674 4666

vs. Memphis 4605 at Ole Miss* 4625 at West Virginia* 4693 President’s Trophy 1st North Carolina St* 4575 Nebraska* 4598 TCU 4692 Murray State 4636 Kentucky* 4693 at Ohio State 4611 NRA Sectionals at Navy 4567 USP (NCAA Qualifier) 4259 SUNY-Maritime 2114 4653 GARC Championships+ 5th 4658 NCAA Champioships^ 4th *GARC Match, +Oxford, Miss. ^Columbus, Ohio

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3742 King’s College with Kutztown with Johns Hopkins 8th at Xavier Tournament 5938 Alaska Fairbanks 5971 West Point Open w/Coast Guard w/Cornell w/DePaul w/Merchant Marine w/VMI w/Yale 5487 Royal Military College 6037 NRA Sectional vs. Canisius 7581 Navy


2012-13 SCHEDULE FALL

WINTER JANUARY

OCTOBER 7 15 20 21

WEST VIRGINIA* MEMPHIS* vs. Murray State (Lexington, Ky.) at Kentucky*

9 a.m. 3 p.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m.

President’s Trophy Match (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy) (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

19 25 27

NOVEMBER 3-4

12

10 a.m.

8 a.m. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 9 a.m.

FEBRUARY 2 9 16 23-24

*GARC Match All times Eastern

at The Citadel vs. North Carolina State* OHIO STATE NRA Sectionals (Philadelphia, Pa.) JACKSONVILLE STATE OLE MISS*

NAVY at Nebraska* NCAA QUALIFIER vs. USP/SUNY-MARITIME GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.)

9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 8 a.m.

MARCH 8-9

NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio)

Home matches in BOLD CAPS

All Day

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