Bears Sink Navy

Brian Kim
Brian Kim

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Bears swept Navy in all events in shoulder-to-shoulder competition at Bancroft Hall. The Bears finished with 6274 points against Navy's 6177.  

The Bears handed the Midshipmen a loss in each of the five pistol events this weekend. Freshman Daniel Cheon led all competitors in Free Pistol with a 511, with the Bears winning their first event over Navy, 1976 to 1930. With a 46 point lead going into Standard Pistol, Junior Brian Kim led all shooters with a 547 and the Bears had their second victory over Navy, 2105 to 2081. A 70 point lead going into the last of the three Open events was too much for Navy, and again they fell to the Bears. Freshman Daniel Cheon led all competitors in Air Pistol with a 564, with the Bears winning their third event over Navy, 2193 to 2166. To help in the victory were Sophomore Kevin Bennett, and Freshman D.J. Corbett and Esther Choe. This is the second service academy the Bears defeated in as many weeks, having beat West Point, 6308 to 6248 last week.

Cheon led all competitors in Air-564, and Free-511. Cheon fired a 529 in Standard to shoot the high combined aggregate score, 1604. Kim led the competition with a 547 in Standard Pistol, and after firing a 545 in Air and a 510 in Free, had a combined score of 1602.

In Women's Air Pistol, Choe fired a 359 to lead the women's team to victory firing a team score of 1066 against the Lady Midshipmen's 1062. Choe led the Women in Sport Pistol with a 536 for a team score of 1586 against Navy's 1532. Close behind Choe were Corbett and senior Meghan Van Hise, firing a 531 and 519, respectively. The Bears Women's defeated the Naval Academy in the Women's aggregate competition, 2652 to 2594. Choe was the high woman shooter for the Bears with a cumulative score of 895.  

The Bears Pistol Team will compete on the road in two weeks to face USMA, Ohio State University, Texas A&M, Utah, and North Dakota State at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Col.