January 30, 2006

MIT Finishes Second Overall at Annual Bean-Pot Shoot-Off

Jan. 29, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT rifle opened the 2006 portion of its slate by hosting the annual Bean-Pot Shoot-Off. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy relied on its depth to secure the team championship, while the Engineers held off Wentworth and John Jay College enroute to a second-place finish. Anton Katz served as the weekend's top marksman, winning both the smallbore and air rifle events.

The Bears scored 4416 to outpace MIT's total of 4342. Wentworth tallied 4112, while John Jay finished fourth with a final score of 4079.

Katz shot 570 to win in air. Although Katz earned the Gold, Nathan Pfaff finished just off the winning clip, totaling 567 as the Engineers swept the top two spots. Jay Gill finished third for MIT with a new personal best of 532. Coast Guard's fourth shooter totaled 543 as the Bears slipped past MIT in the gun, 2211-2188.

Katz picked up his second win in smallbore. After a few perfect rounds, Katz left little doubt who would capture the event. Coast Guards' Charles Ressell scored 567 and Wentworth's Stanton Nobles delivered a score of 557, but neither competitor could match Katz's  total of 575.

Pfaff secured the second highest total for MIT in smallbore with a score of 557. Jonathan Burnham (487) and Laura Fallon (456) each set personal records with their smallbore performances on Saturday, while Fallon also notched a season-best in air rifle with a score of 468.