Nebraska Finishes Sixth at GARC Championships


Oxford, Miss.-The Nebraska rifle team finished in sixth place this weekend at the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships. Nebraska will finish their season with a record of 3-9 as a team. The Huskers shot a team combined score of 4,591 overall.

NU took the range in air rifle action on Sunday, chalking up a team total of 2,330, good for fourth overall. Joyce Kim led the Huskers in that discipline, posting preliminary score of 589. Kim’s score was good enough to take her to the finals, where she finished eighth overall. Shooting the second-best air rifle score on the day for the Big Red was Ryann McGough, who shot her way to a 583 in air rifle.

After air rifle competition, combined scores were totalled. Nebraska was paced overall by Janine Dutton, who fired a combined total of 1,155, 18th overall. Second for the Huskers was Ryann McGough, whose score of 1,148 overall sat at 30th overall in the competition.

The GARC team champion this year was West Virginia, who shot a 4,704 to take home the team title. Conference runner-up honors went to Kentucky, with a 4,672.

This concludes NU's team season, though it isn't the end of action for one Nebraska rifle athlete. Junior Katie Kostal will travel to Columbas, Ga. on March 11-12 to compete in the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Rifle Championships. Kostal was selected as one of eight individual qualifiers based on the scores submitted from the NCAA Qualifying matches. Kostal shot a 588 in air rifle on Feb. 12 in Morgantown, W.Va. to clinch her qualifying spot.

Complete statistics can be downloaded with the links at the top of the page.

Nebraska (combined) – 4,591
Janine Dutton – 1,155
Ryann McGough – 1,148
Joyce Kim – 1,147
Sunny Russell – 1,141
Sheena Mahloch – 1,135
Katelyn Woltersdorf – 1,134
ReAnn Wilson – 1,127

Nebraska (air rifle) – 2,330
Joyce Kim – 589
Ryann McGough - 583
Janine Dutton – 581
Sunny Russell – 577
Sheena Mahloch – 573
*Katelyn Woltersdorf – 572
*ReAnn Wilson – 570

* - competed as an individual