Schools with shooting teams?


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Wheeler44
February 28, 2008, 02:33 PM
Fellow High Roaders, Can any of you help me find colleges and universities that have shooting teams. Skeet, trap, pistol, rifle, whatever. My kids are coming up on college age and I would like to know which schools have teams. Biathlon would be good also.

Thanks for your help.

Wheeler44

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Justin
February 28, 2008, 03:06 PM
MIT and Ohio State University. Also one of the colleges in Utah.

Purdue has a pretty good extracurricular club for rifle and pistol, as well as a trap and skeet club.

One of the club officers for the Purdue club posts here under the name Wiry Irishman, so you might shoot him a message.

The Wiry Irishman
February 28, 2008, 03:09 PM
I'm the captain of the Purdue University pistol team. We have a rifle team as well. Both are offshoots of the Purdue University Rifle and Pistol club, we have no school funding or NCAA association. The teams do compete with NCAA teams, though. Purdue also has a Trap And Skeet club and team, also student-run. I don't know much about them except for they have an awesome facility and are apparently very good and nationally competitive.

Schools we compete against that have shooting teams of some sort:

Ohio State
Rose-Hulman (IN)
Grand Valley State University (MI) (Don't send your kids there if you want them to have a quality education)

...

There's more, I know, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. I'll go ask around the club officers and then get back to you. PM me if I forget.

The Wiry Irishman
February 28, 2008, 03:12 PM
One of the club officers for the Purdue club posts here under the name Wiry Irishman, so you might shoot him a message

Don't hesitate to do so.

Siderite and Thrash 1982 are THR members involved with the PRPC. Chris Rhines and Ian were very involved, but are alumni now.

I know there's several more that at least read THR, but I don't know their THR names offhand.

DoubleTapDrew
February 28, 2008, 03:15 PM
Oregon State has a pistol and rifle club

Heavy Metal Hero
February 28, 2008, 03:17 PM
I think the University of Florida does as well?

Justin
February 28, 2008, 03:21 PM
I know there's several more that at least read THR, but I don't know their THR names offhand.

Yo. :)

The Wiry Irishman
February 28, 2008, 03:25 PM
I know there's several more that at least read THR, but I don't know their THR names offhand.

Yo.

Former member?

Wheeler44
February 28, 2008, 03:32 PM
Thank you, for your responses so far.

Anyone else?

Wheeler44

CypherNinja
February 28, 2008, 04:37 PM
U of Akron has an Air Rifle Team. (and A/AF ROTC, and a range on campus)

Mr White
February 28, 2008, 04:51 PM
Penn State has a rifle team but its a club sport. They have a 50 ft indoor range and they shoot smallbore and air rifle.

74 Highboy
February 28, 2008, 05:01 PM
Try this web site for info

http://www.rose-hulman.edu/users/groups/RifleTeam/Public/HTML/OtherPages/links.html

Wheeler44
February 28, 2008, 07:00 PM
Thanks every body, so far it seems to be all rifle if NCAA or pistol if its clubs. Any shot gun sports out there?

Steve N
February 28, 2008, 07:07 PM
Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, OH used to have a club of trapshooters. However, since the range they shot at closed last year, I don't know what became of them.

I will give your kids the same advise I give every prospective college student who asks. Figure out what you want to major in, find a school that has a reputable program for that major, and go to that college.

The Wiry Irishman
February 28, 2008, 07:48 PM
These are the people our rifle team generally competes against:

WIRC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RESULTS
Smallbore Competition
1. University of Akron
2,234
2. Morehead State
2,201
3. Grand Valley State
2,188
4. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
2,186
5. Ohio State University
2,162
6. Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
2,141
7. University of Michigan
1,898
8. Purdue University
1,690

WIRC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RESULTS
Air Rifle Competition
1. University of Akron
1,514
2. Ohio State University
1,513
3. Morehead State
1,490
4. Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
1,484
5. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
1,471
6. Grand Valley State
1,466
7. University of Michigan
1,419
8. Purdue University
1,038

Pistol only competes against Ohio State and our own ROTC, but that's changing next year.

LeonCarr
February 28, 2008, 07:52 PM
Texas A&M University
Sam Houston State University. They had a rifle and pistol team(smallbore and air rifle) when I attended there (I graduated in '96), at that time I believe they were nationally ranked and placed well against the service academies.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

SJG26
February 28, 2008, 07:53 PM
I have heard rumor of one in NY State:

http://www.goarmysports.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11100&KEY=&SPID=4592&SPSID=48091


The small bore competitiion leads to some Big bore action later................


GO ARMY!

ingram
February 28, 2008, 08:12 PM
In my type of school, the only shooting teams that are allowed to form are unauthorized solo operations :uhoh:

Here at UW the student regulations explicitly excludes any type of firearms club, even airsoft. If the main activity of the club is not something allowed on campus, the club cannot be formed. There was an officially school sanctioned amateur porn club; but to shoot guns, now that would just be insanely immoral wouldn't it? :rolleyes:

I'm moving to Ohio for Law school next year, and looked into whether or not any firearms clubs or shooting teams existed at that school as well, and I have confirmed that their aren't any school sanctioned ones, to be sure.

Well I guess we do have an ROTC competition program, much to the chagrin of the school officials.

sithanas
February 28, 2008, 08:13 PM
Michigan State University has air rifle for sure - I believe we have smallbore rifle and air pistol as well, not entirely certain. They're all under the control of our wonderful Marksmanship Club, of which I'm a member.

Mike OTDP
February 28, 2008, 08:21 PM
Try the service academies.

CypherNinja
February 28, 2008, 09:20 PM
These are the people our rifle team generally competes against:

WIRC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RESULTS
Smallbore Competition
1. University of Akron
2,234
2. Morehead State
2,201
3. Grand Valley State
2,188
4. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
2,186
5. Ohio State University
2,162
6. Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
2,141
7. University of Michigan
1,898
8. Purdue University
1,690

WIRC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RESULTS
Air Rifle Competition
1. University of Akron
1,514
2. Ohio State University
1,513
3. Morehead State
1,490
4. Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
1,484
5. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
1,471
6. Grand Valley State
1,466
7. University of Michigan
1,419
8. Purdue University
1,038

Oh..... wait.... did I forget to mention something?

I think I might have..... :evil:

Deer Hunter
February 28, 2008, 09:26 PM
Texas A&M has a Trap and Skeet team, as well as a pistol team that does Standard pistol, Air, and Free. I'm on the pistol team. :)

And you should see the gun room on campus. Has some amazing pieces from turn of the century and wild west.

BlackJack
February 28, 2008, 09:37 PM
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

cat_IT_guy
February 28, 2008, 10:43 PM
Illinois state university has a trap and skeet club, which is struggling - I am the pres and cannot for the life of me garner enough interest to make it worth while - I have tried advertising in the school paper, on facebook, and set up a booth at the student involvement fair. I am afraid that it may die upon my graduation.

ISU also has its "Red Rifles", a small bore rifle team that I believe is affiliated with its Army ROTC program.

Wheeler44
February 29, 2008, 01:32 AM
Thanks again every body.

retgarr
March 5, 2008, 10:48 AM
Hey, if you need any info on the Purdue club you can contact me. I am the rifle team captain. We are a club sport only, but we kinda like it that way. After talking to some of OSU's shooters we found that many have never shot anything other than their .22lr and .177 air rifles for competition purposes. They were also confused by the fact that we seemed to be having fun while shooting...

The Wiry Irishman
March 5, 2008, 10:58 AM
Hey, if you need any info on the Purdue club you can contact me. I am the rifle team captain. We are a club sport only, but we kinda like it that way. After talking to some of OSU's shooters we found that many have never shot anything other than their .22lr and .177 air rifles for competition purposes. They were also confused by the fact that we seemed to be having fun while shooting...

Its well-known the the Purdue Rifle Team is full of pansies and little girls that have actually wept openly in front of the rest of the club when forced to shoot without their special coats. Pistols are the only way to go.

.cheese.
March 5, 2008, 12:32 PM
I think the University of Florida does as well?

They do? I googled it and nothing came up. I'm waiting to hear back from their law school. That would be a nice surprise if they did.

bluestarlizzard
March 5, 2008, 12:40 PM
west virginia university has a team. UVA had a team, but i don't know if its still in exsistance.

Husker1911
March 5, 2008, 01:05 PM
The University of Nebraska has fielded Lady's Smallbore Three-Position and Air Rifle teams since 1999.

From Huskers.com:

Nebraska is among the eight-team field that will compete March 14-15 at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular-season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.

The Huskersí competition includes defending NCAA champion Alaska-Fairbanks, Kentucky, Nevada, TCU, Army, Navy and West Virginia. Nebraska will make its fifth consecutive and seventh overall appearance at the NCAA Championships, as NU placed fifth nationally in 2007.

Lichter
March 5, 2008, 01:06 PM
My cousin is on the shooting team at ole miss

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