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Michael
Kulbacki
Class: Sr.
Hometown: DuBois, Pa.
Height: 5-9
Sport: Rifle

Biography

Talented air rifle specialist … experience will be depended on this season … looks to bounce back from inconsistent junior year … continues to improve smallbore skills … emerged as one of nation’s top shooters as a sophomore and earned first career air rifle first team All-America honor … gained significant international experience as a member of the 2010 United States Junior National Team … member of air rifle team that engineered spectacular 2009 NCAA Championships turnaround and secured title … greatly progressed throughout rookie season.

At West Virginia in 2010-11
• All-GARC air rifle second team and combined score honorable mention
• CRCA all-Academic Team
• Tied for third place against Murray State with aggregate score of 1172; also finished third in air rifle (589) and smallbore (583) and shot a school-record 200 prone mark
• Shot a season-high 591 air rifle and finished in second place at Army
• Finished first overall against NC State with 1171 aggregate score; also finished second in smallbore (580), matched a season high and placed second in air rifle (591) and shot a school-record 200 prone
• Shot 1166 and finished second overall against Nebraska; also finished first in air rifle (590)

At West Virginia in 2009-10
• Earned first career NRA air rifle first team All-America honor; also named to smallbore honorable mention squad
• All-GARC air rifle and combined score first team; smallbore honorable mention team
• CRCA all-Academic Team
• Counted toward team’s then-school record aggregate (4697) and air rifle (2368) scores in Alaska-Fairbanks win
• Air rifle (588.23) and aggregate score (1164.17) season averages ranked No. 3 on team
• Shot 1167 to finish first overall against Army and won air rifle with season-best score of 593
• Shot a personal-best 1178 combined score against Alaska-Fairbanks to finish second overall; final tally was fueled by a personal-best 585 smallbore mark and a season-high 593 air rifle score
• Contributed a 584 air gun total to the Mountaineers’ team score at the NCAA Championships
• Finished first in the junior division of the 10m men’s air rifle at the 2009 USA Shooting Winter Airgun Championship
• Competed with the United States Junior National Team at the 50th ISSF World Championship in July, 2010; secured place on team via his third-place finish in the 10m men’s air rifle at the USA National Championships

At West Virginia in 2008-09
• NRA air rifle second team All-America honors
• All-GARC air rifle second team and combined score honorable mention
• Air rifle season average of 585.21 ranked fourth on team
• Shot a then-school record and season-best 596 air rifle against TCU
• Shot a then-school record 195 standing against Morehead State
• Season-high 582 smallbore at Army; score included a program-best 200 prone mark
• Shot 588 air rifle against Nebraska, good enough for second place
• Placed eighth overall in air rifle at GARC Championships with a 686.6 score
• Finished sixth in air rifle at NCAA Championships with 686.9 score

In High School
• Three-time MVP and four-year member of coach Joel Dutra’s rifle squad at DuBois Area High
• Won the first PA state match individual title and was a member of the 2006 team champion squad
• NRA National Airgun Team
• NRA 2007 Intermediate Junior Champion of the Puttman Trophy for smallbore
• Finished fourth at the National American Legion in 2006 and 2008
• 2006 Junior Olympics 3 position Air Rifle National Champion
• Appointed to the National Development Team under USA Olympic Coach David Johnson
• Several years of international competition for the International Junior Match and the Match of Hope
• Collected over 11 national championships with the DuBois Storm junior team
• Competed for high school baseball and golf teams

Personal
• Son of Mike and Toni Kulbacki
• Has one brother
• Birthday is March 27
• Majoring in engineering
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
• Member of the Garfield Masonic Lodge 559

PERSONAL BESTS
Air Rifle

596 vs. TCU, Oct. 25, 2008

Smallbore
585 vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 21, 2010

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2009	14	585.21	596
2010	13	588.23	593
2011	14	585.21	591

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2009	13	571.69	582
2010	12	575.58	585
2011	14	570.79	583

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