Top Moments from 2017-18: Rifle

Top Moments from 2017-18: Rifle

During the summer months, we want to take a look back at some of the outstanding accomplishments and special moments from the 2017-18 athletic seasons and revisit those events that each of our 25 teams celebrated this year.

We hope you enjoy looking back at the great accomplishments by our cadet-athletes and teams. We will go in alphabetical order today we highlight rifle. Next up on Friday, will be men's rowing.

Coast Guard was recognized as the conference champions in both disciplines, going undefeated in regular season conference action as well as winning both disciplines at the MAC Championship Tournament. Freshman Seth Strayer was also presented with a trophy recognizing him as the MAC Championship Tournament Individual Smallbore Champion.  


A trio of freshmen, Grayson Wheeler, Seth Strayer, and Hunter Blankenship, were named to the MAC All-conference Smallbore Rifle, Air Rifle, and All-Rookie Teams.  Junior Randall Ford was named an All-conference shooter in Smallbore and Air Rifle, for the third consecutive year. Classmate Jacob Dupree, also a multiple year All-conference Air Rifle Team member, was ninth overall in Air Rifle. Aidan Uvanni and Anthony Contreras, freshmen riflemen, both placed in the top 13 in both disciplines and were named to the All-Rookie Team.

Six Coast Guard Academy varsity rifle athletes have earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-America honors, including two repeat honorees. Junior Marshall Grant, a Marine Environmental Science major making his second appearance as a CRCA Scholastic All American, earned 4.00 GPA this past semester. Junior Randall Ford, Mechanical Engineering, is also being awarded the honor for the second time. Freshmen Anthony Contreras, Government; James Hall, Civil Engineering; Seth Strayer, Naval Architecture; and Aidan Uvanni, Operations Research and Computer Analysis, are all making their first appearance as CRCA Scholastic All-Americans.


Top Row L-R: Hunter Blankenship, Grayson Wheeler & Seth Strayer

Middle Row L-R: Jacob Dupree, Marshall Grant & Aidan Uvanni

Bottom Row L-R: Randall Ford, James Hall & Anthony Contreras