Behind the Scenes of UT Martin’s Air Rifle Program: An Interview with Petersen
Victoria Petersen is the UT Martin rifle player who is putting up career-high score in air rifle. She was the leader of the Owls in their win over UAB in the Great American Rifle Conference. Additionally, she scored the highest score in air rifle ever.
Joey Kovach, UT Martin’s Air Smallbore Champion and Rifle lead the route
While it’s difficult to say it, this University of Tennessee at Martin rifle team has won both the air and small bore divisions, it is clear that they have. Senior Joey Kovach is the leader across all disciplines. The score he scored on his smallbore is greater than all other participants, and he also broke the record in the air rifle. The Skyhawk was the third Skyhawk to lead the team’s total scoring. It’s not easy to accomplish this especially in the face of such a high level of rivalry.
The series was concluded over four days with a victory at Morehead State Saturday by the rifle team from UT Martin. A number of the nation’s most well-known players in air rifles and smallbore participated in this tournament. The team scored 4,671 points. They also scored a staggering 4 624 points against Ole Miss. Most impressive was the 2,305 points they recorded in the smallbore. It’s 16 more points than the score they scored at the Arkansas-LittleRock’s top smallbore game on the 16th of October.
While it is true that the University of Tennessee at Martin rifle team isn’t an established name in the field of the field, they’re an impressive force. The season is set to end by JSU Invitational. JSU Invitational, Jacksonville, Ala. November 18-19.
Victoria Petersen, UT Martin’s Victoria Petersen, has a record-setting score on her air rifle against UAB
Astonishingly with a stunning performance, the University of Tennessee at Martin rifle team concluded their fall campaign. They took home their second straight JSU Invitational and also scored an all-time record of 2,317 air rifle points. UT Martin will be continuing to battle for the title at the University of Alabama at Birmingham between January 22 and 23. It also included North Georgia, Murray State as well as UT Martin.
UT Martin accumulated 4,567 points in total. This is an all-time record for the program. Jesse Chamberlain and Jeffrey Bourassa were part of the Skyhawks scoring players. All of them were in the section for air rifles. They all scored career-best scores. Emily Faught, another Skyhawk who was an expert in smallbore, and set the record set by the school. The 597 she scored as her career-best score was an all-time record and broke the previous record of 585. The award was for academic All-Big Ten Honors for her accomplishments and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
Victoria Petersen set new career records in the section for air rifles with a score of 581 in the match against UAB. She competed on the abigail Donald-led team which was her first competition participation. Alayna Walther, Rachel Sprague and Rachel Sprague all set records for their careers for the section with the smallest bore. They finished in 5th and 6th positions by scoring 569 and 569 respectively.
The Great American Rifle Conference’s 7th place result sees NC State’s Skyhawks from NC State placed 7th
The NC State rifle team finished 7th at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships with a score of 4667 points. The team scored 581 points. Junior John Peterson of the Wolfpack was also among the top three in small bore. Air rifles were another impressive accomplishment. The junior Addy Burrow was the winner of the opening day’s event with 590 points. It was the Skyhawks team’s first time an individual member of the team shooting the gold medal.
NC State finished its season with a record of 8 wins. It is the school record for wins. The team also ended a 45-game losing streak in the road, and also set new records. The team ended the season with four wins on the road. That’s more than every other season. The team also scored the school record of seven Conference wins.
The Skyhawks could sign 32 players in the normal time period for signing. The Skyhawks managed to take on one quarterback, five wide receivers, as well with three linebackers as well as three tight-end players. This was the first time that the school had this many freshmen entering the program. The Skyhawks had six offensive linemen picked along with three defensive linemen, and four running backs. The Skyhawks were a formidable team.
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