Home to one of the country’s most tradition-rich programs, the WVU rifle range is a reflection of the long-term success enjoyed by the 16-time National Champion Mountaineers.
The range is highlighted by the presence of 10 MEGAlink electronic scoring systems, the most up-to-date system used by some of the country’s proficient shooters, including two-time Olympian and current WVU coach Jon Hammond, and 2012 London Olympics men’s 50m 3 positions Gold medalist Nicco Campriani.
The technological upgrade at the WVU facility allows for an athlete’s shot to be scored based on sound waves. With the advantage of a computer screen located at the shooter’s stand, team members can view the results of their shots immediately.
The system adds not only an advantage for Mountaineer shooters, but also improves spectators’ view of the match. A large projection screen was installed in the viewing room so fans could follow along shot-by-shot with athletes.
Another unique aspect of the range is the ability for shooters to work simultaneously. Team members can shoot in the smallbore position at 50 foot targets, while others can shoot the 10m air rifle at the same time.
Accompanying the many features of the range is a comfortable student lounge area where student-athletes can relax before and after meets. Other amenities include a gun room and a locker room.