Air Force announces 2022-23 rifle schedule
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force Rifle Team will open the 2022-23 season by hosting TCU in a double meet Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at USAFA Rifle Range. The Falcons’ first three games will be at home as UTEP and West Virginia visit the Academy on Oct. 15-16.
The Air Force will defend its President’s Trophy on Saturday, Nov. 5, against other Army and Navy service academies.
In the second half of the season, the Falcons will host Alaska for a pair of matchups on January 21-22. The Patriot Rifle Conference Championships will be held February 4-5 in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Air Force will host an NCAA qualifier Feb. 18 in preparation for the NCAA Championships, March 10-11 in Akron, Ohio.
Last season, the Falcons finished fifth in the NCAA Championships, held at the Air Force Academy. The Air Force reached the NCAA for the eighth straight year and posted the best result since 2019. The Falcons set new school records in all three areas: small-bore, air rifle and aggregate during the season.
Falcons fire all four All-Americans from last season, including second year Scott Rocket,
Rockett became the first Falcon to win the NCAA Air Rifle National Championship. two hawks, Peninah D’Souza and Lauren Hurley each shot a perfect air rifle score of 600, the first Falcons to achieve that mark.
Rockett earned All-America honors in all three disciplines, first team in air rifle, second team overall and third team in small arms. Morgan Kreb earned third team honors in small arms and was creditable in air rifle. D’Souza was the first air rifle team and Hurley was the second team.
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