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1952-53:

East Tennessee State College (ETSC) started the Rifle Team in school year 1952-53. The Military Science Department provided an NCO as the Rifle Team Coach and an Officer as the Rifle Team Advisor. All of the firearms, ammunition and targets were also provided by the Military Science Department. This included straight-stocked Winchester 52's and Remington 40x's. Cloth shooting coats were used and the targets were the conventional NRA A-17 targets.

1952-53 ETSC Rifle Team.

Front Row: Carmichael, Beasley, Hyder, Taylor, Ottinger, Stophel-Mgr.
Second Row:LeSueur, Treadway, Hickman, Peterson, Wilkerson, Phipps.

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1953-54:

1953-54 ETSC Rifle Team.


First Row:Ken Harrison, Walter Beasley, Reuben Treadway, Ed LeSeur, Mickey Jilton.
Second Row:Frank Hyder, Gene Franklin, James Carmichael, James Treadway, Kenneth Price, Clay Marrs, Fox Susong. Not pictured: Clarence Goodson.

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1954-55:

Four teams participated in an invitational tournament at ETSC. Scores were ETSC 916, Tech 898, Tennessee 889, and MTSC 773. Robert D. Stachel is selected as ETSC's first All-American Rifle Team member.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - MSG Moore
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Everett

All-American Selections:
Robert D. Stachel, Smallbore Rifle - Second Team

1954-55 ETSC Rifle Team.

Robert D. Stachel, 1955 All-American Rifle Team.

Robert D. Stachel, 1955 All-American Rifle Team.

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1955-56:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - MSG Moore
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Frank G. Everett

1955-56 ETSC Rifle Team.

Standing: CPT Everett-Advisor, Danny Joe McCoy, Richard Kiser, Blair Reams, MSG Moore-Coach
Kneeling: Sheldon Kaufmann, Fred Brown, Robert Stachel, Alan Ward, Jimmy Williams.

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1956-57:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SFC Welchie Woods
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Benjamin E. Lumpkin

1956-57 ETSC Rifle Team.

Kneeling: Raymond Parker, Don Crowe, Max Hickman, Alan Ward, Jim Williams, Don Emmert, Pierson Galloway, Robert Reese.
Standing: CPT Benjamin E. Lumpkin-Advisor, Fred Brown, John Starnes, John Sell, Robert Hodges, Robert Spencer, Ned Tankersley, Patty Brown, SFC Welchie Woods-Coach.

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1957-58:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SFC Ralph Atchley
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Alan Kinghorn
Team Captain - Alan Ward

1957-58 ETSC Rifle Team.

First Row: John Sell, Bob Hodges, Alan Ward, Jim Williams, Bill Leonard.
Second Row:CPT Alan Kinghorn-Advisor, Don Emmert, John Starnes, Bill Holtzclaw, Dean Rambo, Eddie Littreal, SFC Ralph Atchley-Coach.
Third Row:Larry Dillow, Carlos Carver, Ted Rastall, Richard Smith, Larry Milhorn.

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1958-59:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SFC Ralph Atchley
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Alan Kinghorn

1958-59 ETSC Rifle Team.

First Row: William Holtzclaw, Javan Deloach, John Sell, James Williams, Carlos Carver.
Second Row:Charles Milhorn, Roger Bowers, Robert Hodges, Dorris Frazier, George Fredricks.
Third Row:CPT Alan Kinghorn-Advisor, Gordon Walsh, Philip Rust, John Slaughter, John Hisel, Joe Stacy, Jon Setzer, SFC Ralph Atchley.

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1959-60:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SSG Keith Honaker
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Rogerson

1959-60 ETSC Rifle Team.

First Row: Bruce Marshall, Joe Stacy, Jim Carmichael, Bill Sell, Jim Kyle
Second Row: Kenny Curtis, Bill Leonard, Mike DeLoach, Dorris Frazier, Gordon Walsh.
Third Row: CPT Rogerson, Pat Petrolla, Terry Swingle, Phil Bassett, Wilson Taylor, Larry Milhorn, SSG Honaker.

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1960-61:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SSG Keith Honaker
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Albert Lams

1960-61 ETSC Rifle Team.

Front Row:Ken Curtis, Robert Hunt, Larry Milhorn, Bill Leonard, Winston Erwin, Gordon Walsh
Second Row:CPT Albert Lamas, Pat Petrola, Joe Stacy, Jim Carmichael, Phil Bassett, Don Hunigan, SSG Keith Honaker.

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1961-62:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SSG Keith Honaker
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Albert Lams

1961-62 ETSC Rifle Team.

Front Row: David H. Conway, Joseph W. Stacy, Jr., Guy S. Carr, Jr., Phillip J. Bassett, James D. Carmichael, James A. Cummings, William L. Durham, Jr., Donald L. Maples.
Back Row: SSG Keith J. Honaker-Coach, Ronnie Saylor, James T. Kinley, John Berry, John F. Sheffey, Jonny W. Slaughter, Whitley T. Causey, Paul A. May, CPT Albert A. Lamas-Advisor.

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1962-63:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Keith Honaker
Rifle Team Advisor - Donald Crowe
Team Captain -

1962-63 ETSC Rifle Team.

First Row: Joe Stacy, Paul May, Alfred Lee, Robert Biddle, Jim Cummings, Pat Petrola.
Second Row: Ronnie Saylor, James Kinley, John Sheffey, Jim Carmichael, Thomas Jones, Bill Durham.
Third Row: SSG Keith Honaker, Elden Ross, Roger Williams, Michael Spradlin, Russell Miller, John Slaughter, Howard Bright, 1LT Don Crowe.

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1963-64:

The NRA Sectionals now included two separate championships. Teams could compete in the NRA Conventional Sectionals on the NRA A-17 target and also in the NRA International Sectionals on the NRA A-36 target.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - George Lowery
Rifle Team Advisor - Donald Crowe
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
John Sheffy won the 1964 NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Individual Championship.

1963-64 ETSC Rifle Team.

1st Row: John Behman, Eldon Ross, Alfred Lea, Travis Kirkland, James Kinley
2nd Row: Edward Miller, Eddie Vestal, Don Maples, Charles Woolwine, William Durham.
3rd Row: CPT Donald Crowe-Advisor, Bill Pardue, John Sheffey, Michael Spradlin, James Woolwine, SSG George Lowery-Coach.


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1964-65:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - George Lowery
Rifle Team Advisor - Donald Crowe
Team Captain - John Sheffy

All-American Selections:
John F. Sheffey - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle.

1964-65 ETSC Rifle Team.

Front Row: Calvin Wright, Norman Clinnard, Alfred Lea, William Durham, Benjamin Smith.
Second Row: CPT Donald F. Crowe-Advisor, Howard Bright, Billy Joe Ward, John Sheffey-Team Captain, Allen Romans, Chester Buchanen, Jr., SSG George F. Lowery-Coach.

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1965-66:

ETSU allows females on the team for the first time.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Sergeant Woods
Rifle Team Advisor -
Team Captain -

All-American Selections:
John F. Sheffey - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle.

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1966-67:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - MSG Everad Horton
Rifle Team Advisor -

1967 Rifle Team.

Front Row: R. Colley, R. Pritchard, R. Byrd, L. Lloyd. Rear Row: MSG Everad F. Horton - Coach.

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1967-68:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - MSG Everad Horton
Rifle Team Advisor - William Hughes
Team Captain - Rodney Pritchard

All-American Selections:
William E. Legg - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
E. C. Miller - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 9th in NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 2nd in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:
William E. Legg - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Edward C. Miller - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle

1967-68 ETSU Rifle Team.

L to R: W. Legg, H. Fair, R. Large, R. Silver, E. Miller, R. Griffith, R. Shaw, E. Goins, L. Lloyd, MSG E. Horton, E. Brown, W. Chambers, R. Pritchard.

1968 ETSU All-Americans.

1968 ETSU All-Americans William Legg and E. C. Miller.

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1968-69:

John Tanis from Arkansas, Diana Timberlake from Virginia and Ann Gribbins from Deleware join a powerful returning nucleus. Numerous shooters from Virginia and Deleware join the ETSU Rifle Team over the next ten years. E.C. Miller graduates at the end of Fall Quarter 1969.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - MSG Harvey Webber
Rifle Team Advisor - William Hughes
Team Captain - William "Butch" Legg

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 3rd in NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 2nd and 5th in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships. John Tanis won the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Individual Rifle Championship.

All-American Selections:
William E. Legg - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Diana L. Timberlake - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
John C. Tanis - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle

1969 ETSU Rifle Team

Standing: MAJ Hughes-Advisor, G. Shaw, D. Timberlake, E. Brown, W. Legg, R. Pritchard, R. Large, W. Bennett, L. Lloyd, E. Horton, E. Miller, R. Silver, MSG H. Webber-Coach.
Kneeling: J. Tanis, A. Gribbons, S. Good.

1968 Kentucky State Champions.

Winners of the 1968 Kentucky State Championships at Lexington, KY.

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1969-70:

Jeff Morse from Florida joins the strong ETSU team. Athletic scholarships are awarded for the first time. During the Fall Quarter they compete at the U.S. International Shooting Championships in Phoenix, defeat Tennesse Tech 1407-1393, defeat Murray State 2839-2834 and defeat VMI 1418-1340. They also won the Kentucky State Championship at Lexington, KY, competed in the Acorns International Tournament at Quantico, VA, the Kansas State Turkey Shoot in Manhattan, KS and at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Winter Quarter saw them competing with Furman University, the U.S. Military Academy and the two NRA Sectionals.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Harvey Webber
Rifle Team Advisor -
Team Captain - William "Butch" Legg

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 5th and 6th in NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 4th in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:

William E. Legg - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Rodney K. Pritchard - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Diana L. Timberlake - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
John C. Tanis - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle

1969-70 ETSU Rifle Team.

Standing L to R: MSG Webber, Stephen Good, Ann Gribbons, Diana Timberlake, Raynella Large, Edward Brown
Kneeling L to R: Rodney Pritchard, John Tanis, William Bennett, Jeffery Morse.

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1970-71:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Edward Roche
Rifle Team Advisor - Johann Reineker
Team Captain - William "Butch" Legg

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 4th in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 5th in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:
Diana L. Timberlake - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Thomas F. Wassom - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle

1970-71 ETSU Rifle Team.

Standing L to R: Coach Roach, Tom Wassom, Ron Coleman, Chris Bierlein, Unknown
Kneeling: Ann Gribbons, Joy Scholer.

1970-71 ETSU Rifle Team.

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1971-72:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SFC Carter
Rifle Team Advisor - Johann Reineker
Team Captain - Diana Timberlake

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 6th in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 2nd in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:
Mary M. Keys - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Thomas F. Wassom - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Ronald E. Coleman - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Diana L. Timberlake - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle

Four of the girls from the 1971-72 ETSU Rifle Team.

L to R: Diana Timberlake, Joy Scholer, Mary Keys, Pam Ryan.

1971-72 ETSU Rifle Team
Front L-R: SFC Carter, Tom Wassom, Lynn Howell, Chris Bierlein, Joy Scholer, Ron Coleman, MAJ J. Reineker.
Rear L-R: Donny Alvis, Pam Ryan, Jeff Morse, Mary Keys, Diana Timberlake.

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1972-73:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SFC Peck & MSG Carter
Rifle Team Advisor - Johann Reineker
Team Captain - Donnie Browning

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 3rd in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 1st in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships. Mary Keys won the NRA National Collegiate International Individual Rifle Championship.

All-American Selections:
Mary M. Keys - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Thomas F. Wassom - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Ronald N. Plumb - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Reed Thorkildsen - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle


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1973-74:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SFC Peck
Rifle Team Advisor - Johann Reineker & MAJ Thomas
Team Captain - Tom Wassom

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 1st in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 1st in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships. Tom Wassom won the NRA National Collegiate International Individual Rifle Championship.

All-American Selections:
L. Lynn Howell - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Ronald N. Plumb - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
J. Peter Seaman - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Thomas F. Wassom - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Linda E. Baily - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Christopher A. Rennie - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Reed Thorkildsen - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle

1973-74 ETSU Rifle Team.

1973-74 ETSU Rifle Team

1974 ETSU Rifle Team.

L to R: Tom Wassom, Chris Rennie, Coach Peck, Ron Plumb, Lynn Howell

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1974-75:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SGM James Lundy
Rifle Team Advisor - CPT Burrow
Team Captain - Reed Thorkildsen or Lynn Howell

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 3rd and 6th in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 1st and 5th in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships. Lynn Howell won the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Individual Rifle Championship.

All-American Selections:
Linda E. Baily - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Ronald N. Plumb - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Christopher A. Rennie - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
J. Peter Seaman - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
L. Lynn Howell - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle

1974-75 ETSU Rifle Team.

1974-75 ETSU Rifle Team.

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1975-76:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - WO1 Roach
Rifle Team Advisor -
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 3rd in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 2nd in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships. Linda Baily won the NRA National Collegiate International Individual Rifle Championship.

All-American Selections:
John Akemon III - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Linda E. Baily - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Ronald N. Plumb - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
J. Peter Seaman - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Reed Thorkildsen - Honorable Mention Smallbore Rifle

1975-76 ETSU Rifle Team.

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1976-77:

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - SGM James Lundy
Team Captain - Linda Baily

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 3rd in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships and placed 3rd in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:
Linda E. Baily - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Gloria K. Parmentier - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Paul F. Villmer - Honorable Mention Smallbore Rifle

1976-77 ETSU Rifle Team

Standing L to R: SGM James Lundy (Coach), John Akemon, Paul Villmer, John Winstead, David Thorkildsen.
Kneeling L to R: Linda Baily, Gloria Parmentier, Marsha Beasley.

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1977-78:

Ray Carter leaves the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and becomes the Rifle Coach at East Tennessee State University. Denise Cannella from Georgia and Maureen Nowak from New York join the team.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter
Team Captain - Marsha Beasley

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 2nd in the NRA National Collegiate Conventional Rifle Team Championships, 4th in the NRA National Collegiate International Rifle Championships and 2nd in the inaugural NRA National Collegiate Air Rifle Championships!

All-American Selections:
John Akemon III - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Gloria K. Parmentier - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Marsha A. Beasley - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Denise A. Cannella - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Johnny E. Winstead - Honorable Mention Smallbore Rifle

U.S. Shooting Team:
Gloria Parmentier, Linda Baily and Coach Ray Carter compete on the U.S. Shooting Team at the II Championships of the Americas (CAT) in Mexico City, Mexico in the fall of 1977.

1977-78 ETSU Rifle Team.

Standing L to R: Johnny Winstead, John Akemon, Jimmy Grant, Marsha Beasley, Coach Ray Carter
Kneeling L to R: Gloria Parmentier, Denise Cannella, Maureen Nowak, Barbara Gilnack.

1977-78 ETSU Rifle Team brochure.

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1978-79:

Major changes in the format of the NRA National Championships occured with the inaugural shoulder-to-shoulder championship held at the U.S. Naval Academy in addition to NRA Sectionals, plus International Shooting Union (UIT) equipment and coats were now required. No more heavy NRA leather coats. All-Americans were also selected for the first time in air rifle. ETSU wins the inaugural Southern Conference Rifle Championship.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter
Team Captain - ?

National Rankings:
ETSU placed 2nd in the NRA National Collegiate Rifle Team Championships!

All-American Selections:
John Akemon III - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Ethel-Ann Alves - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Marie A. Miller - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle
Denise Cannella - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Gloria K. Parmentier - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Johnny E. Winstead - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle

U.S. Shooting Team:
John Akemon and Coach Ray Carter compete at the 42nd World Shooting Championships in Seoul, Korea in the fall of 1978. Coach Ray Carter competes in the 1st World Air Gun Championships in Seoul, Korea in August 1979.

1978-79 ETSU Rifle Team

Standing L to R: Johnny Winstead, Jimmy Grant, John Akemon, Cindy German, Coach Ray Carter
Kneeling L to R: Hank Brancaccio, Marie Miller, Denise Cannella, Ethel-Ann Alves, Gloria Parmentier.

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1979-80:

The success of the shoulder-to-shoulder format, plus the support of the Southern Conference and the NRA led to the adoption of the sport by the NCAA. Coach Ray Carter is named the Chairman of the NCAA Rifle Committee. John Duus from Oslo, Norway and Tim O'Daly from California join the team. ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship. The first NCAA Rifle Championship is held at ETSU in Johnson City, TN in April 1980.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU places 3rd in the inaugural NCAA Rifle Championships that combines the smallbore and air rifle scores of the four shooters.

All-American Selections:
John Akemon III - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Ethel-Ann Alves - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
John Duus - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Marie A. Miller - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 2nd Team Air Rifle
Timothy P. O'Daly - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 2nd Team Air Rifle
Gloria K. Parmentier - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Hank J. Brancaccio - 2nd Team Air Rifle

NCAA Rifle logo

1979-80 ETSU Rifle Team.

L to R: Coach Ray Carter, Chris Meyer, Johnny Winstead, John Akemon, Mike Jackson, Hank Brancaccio, Tim O'Daly, Barbara Gilnack, Gil Welsford, Marie Miller.
Kneeling L to R: Ethel-Ann Alves, John Duus, Gloria Parmentier.

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1980-81:

ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship. The 2nd NCAA Rifle Championships are held at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU places 4th in the second NCAA Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:
John Duus - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Ethel-Ann Alves - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Marie A. Miller - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle

1980-81 ETSU Rifle Team

L to R: Coach Ray Carter, Marie Miller, Chris Meyer, Hank Brancaccio, Gil Welsford, Joe McGuigan, John Duus, Ethel-Ann Alves, Mike Jackson.

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1981-82:

ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship. The NCAA Rifle Championships are held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU places 3rd in the 3rd NCAA Rifle Championships.

All-American Selections:
John Duus - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Ethel-Ann Alves - Honorable Mention Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Marie A. Miller - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
Joseph J. McGuigan - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Elizabeth McKay - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle

U.S. Shooting Team:
Coach Ray Carter competes at the 2nd World Air Gun Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in August and later in the fall along with Elizabeth McKay in the 3rd Championships of the Americas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1981-82 ETSU Rifle Team.

L to R: Coach Ray Carter, Ethel-Ann Alves, Chris Meyer, Marie Miller, John Duus, Joe McGuigan, Bill Thomas, Elizabeth McKay, Steve Rainey.

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1982-83:

ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU places 3rd in the 4th NCAA Rifle Championships held at Xavier University.

All-American Selections:
Joseph J. McGuigan - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and Honorable Mention Air Rifle
Elizabeth McKay - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
William S. Thomas - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
David B. Yeager - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 2nd Team Air Rifle

U.S. Shooting Team:
Former member Gloria Parmentier and Coach Ray Carter compete at the 43rd World Shooting Championships in Caracas, Venezuela in the fall of 1982 and in the Pan American Games held in Caracas, Venezuela in August 1983.

1982-83 ETSU Rifle Team.

Standing L to R: Chris Meyer, David Yeager, Coach Ray Carter, Cindy German, Bill Thomas, Joe McGuigan.
Kneeling L to R: Laura O'Daly, Kurt Kisch, Elizabeth McKay

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1983-84:

ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Ray Carter and Paul Anderson
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU places 2nd in the 5th NCAA Rifle Championships held at Murry State University.

All-American Selections:
Joseph J. McGuigan - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
Elizabeth McKay - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle
William S. Thomas - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle
David B. Yeager - 2nd Team Smallbore Rifle and 2nd Team Air Rifle

U.S. Shooting Team:
Gloria Parmentier places 4th in Women's Standard Rifle 3x20 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games in July 1984.

1983-84 ETSU Rifle Team.

L to R: Joe McGuigan, Laura O'Daly, Elizabeth McKay, David Yeager, Cindy German, Bill Thomas, Coach Ray Carter, Kurt Kisch.

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1984-85:

ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Paul Anderson
Team Captain -

National Rankings:
ETSU places 3rd in the 6th NCAA Rifle Championships at USMA, West Point, NY.

All-American Selections:
William S. Thomas - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 2nd Team Air Rifle
David B. Yeager - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 1st Team Air Rifle

1984-85 ETSU Rifle Team.

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1985-86:

ETSU wins the Southern Conference Rifle Championship. ETSU announces that it is disbanding the Rifle Team shortly before the team competes in their last NCAA Rifle Championship.

Leadership:
Rifle Team Coach - Paul Anderson
Team Captain - Kurt Kisch

National Rankings:
ETSU places 6th in the 7th NCAA Rifle Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy.

All-American Selections:
David B. Yeager - 1st Team Smallbore Rifle and 2nd Team Air Rifle
Kurt M. Kisch - 2nd Team Air Rifle

U.S. Shooting Team:
Former member Marsha Beasley and former Rifle Coach Ray Carter compete in the IVth Championships of the Americas at Fort Benning, GA.

1985-86 ETSU Rifle Team.

L-R: Coach Paul Anderson, David Yeager, Patrick Antrim, Cindy German, Kurt Kisch (Captain), Mark Patterson, Randy Howard, Gari Calvert.

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