Rifle: Cadets narrowly fall to John Jay in first home match of season, top Bloodhounds in small-bore competition


NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University shooting team competed at home for the first time in over 20 years against John Jay this past weekend, falling in a narrow competition to the Bloodhounds, 4289-4198.

The Norwich small bore shooters opened up the match with a 2105-2089, with Aiden Burris shooting a 549 out of 600.  The victory takes the team to 2-1 for the year in small bore competition.  Logan Hassell’s 551 led the Cadets in the air rifle match, as the Bloodhounds’ 2200-2093 edge led them to overtake Norwich in team totals.

“The entire team has shown vast improvement and has represented Norwich University in the best possible manner. While many thought that this year would be a “rebuilding” year, the student athletes have shown that they are ready to compete on the largest of stages,” Head Coach Patrick Knapp said.  “Norwich University, Norwich Alumni, the Corps of Cadets, and the student body should be very proud of this team, and when you see them in class, or in the hallways on campus, give them a high five as they deserve it!”

The rifle team will now look ahead to next calendar year, returning to competition on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, when they host Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a noon start.