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Varsity men's rifle team is first-ranked in Div. III

By Ian Blasch

The MIT varsity rifle team will enter the second half of its 1991-92 season ranked the top Division III school in the nation. The MIT Beavers have defeated every Division III school they have met this season.

The team finished the fall portion of its season with a loss to Norwich University, however. The Beavers were defeated 2271-2171 in smallbore and 1493-1447 in air. Strong performances were put in by Arthur Merritt '95 in the kneeing position, Miguel Perales '93 in the offhand position, and Carl Wilcoxson '93 in the tango position.

The MIT rifle team is currently ranked 6th in the Expert Division of the MAC Conference in smallbore rifle, with a record of 9-7. The team is also ranked third in the Expert Division of the MAC Conference in air rifle, with a record of 10-2. MIT's next match is against the Midshipmen of Annapolis on Jan. 25.

Members of the MIT rifle team are Miguel Perales '93, Ian Blasch '93, Ting Wu '93, Carl Wilcoxson '93, Doug Williams '93, Dorian Balch '94, George Hadjiyiannis '94, and Arthur Merritt '95.

Ian Blasch '93 is a member of the varsity rifle team.