MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Several current and former members of the West Virginia University rifle team shot at the recent International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Munich World Cup.
The event, held at the Olympic Shooting Range in Munich/Hochbruck, Germany, officially opened on June 6, and competition concluded today.
Shooting in her home country, senior Maren Prediger
had the highest finish of any current Mountaineer, as the Petersaurach, Germany, native shot 415.1 (104.5, 104.8, 102.2, 103.6) in the women’s 10m air rifle on June 8 and finished 20th overall.
Classmate Ziva Dvorsak
shot 411.9 (99.3, 103.6, 103.8, 105.2) and finished in 54th place. The Ljubljana, Slovenia, native also shot 570 (188 kneeling, 195 prone, 187 standing) in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions competition on June 11.
Former Mountaineer and three-time NCAA champion Petra Zublasing finished second in the women’s 3 positions competition with a final score of 454.5. Ranked No. 1 in the world, she entered the finals in third place with a qualification score of 587. Zublasing’s Italian teammate Sabrina Sena finished first overall with a 455.7 finals mark. Zublasing also finished 31st in the women’s 10m air rifle with a score of 413.5.
Mountaineer coach Jon Hammond placed 47th in the men’s 50m rifle prone on June 10 with a score of 620.7. Shooting for Great Britain, the Aberdeen, Scotland, native also shot in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions today and finished 51st overall (1158).
Two-time Olympic medalist and 2011 NCAA champion Nicco Campriani collected two top-10 finishes at the World Cup. Representing Italy, Campriani finished third in the men’s 10m air rifle on June 8 with a 184.8 finals total; he qualified in fourth place with a 628.6 score. Campriani also finished eighth in today’s 3 positions final with a 405.2 score; he qualified in fourth place with an 1178 score. Additionally, he shot 620.6 in the men’s prone on June 10 and finished 49th overall.
The next ISSF World Cup begins tomorrow, as athletes begin to arrive in Slovenia for the ISSF Maribor World Cup. Rifle competition begins with the men’s 10m air rifle relays on Sunday, June 15. Competition will conclude on Friday, June 20, with the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions.