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Purdue hosted this year's Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

Seven universities from across the country came together to compete for a spot at the national competition

Posted: Feb. 23, 2019 8:40 PM
Updated: Feb. 23, 2019 11:45 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue hosted this year's Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference.

Seven universities from across the country came together to compete for a spot at the national competition. 40 competitors showcased their rifle and pistol shooting skills inside Purdue Armory.

According to Purdue's Rifle and Pistol Team Coach, Doc Adams, the competition requires a lot of concentration. The goal is to shoot the bullseye as centered as possible.

Adams said he's got a great team. He said he's proud of his student’s dedication not only to the sport but their studies.

“I've got robotics engineers, I've got physicist, I've got nurses, I've got mathematicians, statisticians. They're all here because they wanted to come to Purdue first and they wanted to enjoy their shooting sports,” said Adams.

The national competition will be held in three weeks. The Army Marksmanship Unit in Georgia will be hosting that event.

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