1982 NCAA Rifle Championships

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1982 NCAA Rifle Championship
Tournament information
SportCollegiate rifle shooting
LocationVirginia Lexington, VA
Host(s)Virginia Military Institute
Final positions
ChampionsTennessee Tech (2nd title)
1st runners-upWest Virginia
2nd runners-upEastern Kentucky
Tournament statistics
SmallboreKurt Fitz-Randolph, TTU
Air rifleJohn Rost, WVU
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The 1982 NCAA Rifle Championships were contested at the third annual tournament to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA co-ed collegiate rifle shooting in the United States. The championship was held at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia during March 1982.[1]

Tennessee Tech, with a team score of 6,138, once again won the team title; the Golden Eagles finished ahead of West Virginia, runners-up for the third consecutive year, with a score of 6,136. Tennessee Tech was coached by James Newkirk.

Both individual champions were repeat winners from the previous year: Kurt Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) for smallbore rifle and John Rost (West Virginia) for air rifle.


Since there is only one national collegiate championship for rifle shooting, all NCAA rifle programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 9 teams ultimately contested this championship.


  • Scoring: The championship consisted of 120 shots by each competitor in smallbore and 40 shots per competitor in air rifle.

Team title[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tennessee Tech 6,138
2nd place, silver medalist(s) West Virginia 6,136
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Eastern Kentucky 6,128
4 East Tennessee State 6,125
5 Murray State 6,089
6 Army 6,014
7 Navy 6,012
8 St. John's (NY) 5,968
9 NC State 5,934

Individual events[edit]

Event Winner Score
Smallbore Kurt Fitz-Randolph, Tennessee Tech 1,167
Air rifle John Rost, West Virginia 390


  1. ^ "NCAA Rifle Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 10, 2017.