Akron to host first championship


By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

The University of Akron will make history in their first hosting of the NCAA Championship in Rifle.

Rifle will be the talk of the campus as student-athletes from across the nation aim their season to finish in Akron during the 2016 rifle season.

As a team, the Zips have proven themselves to be on the rise as they have hit team and individual records all season long, climbing all the way to a top 10 ranking in the 2015 season. Champion hopefuls of  the year for Akron were junior Matt Chezem who gained national recognition throughout the season with his high marks. Along with Chezem are his other teammates who hope to defend their home turf on a national level.

As the season ended, the 2015 NCAA Championship was held in Alaska where Chezem represented the Zips by finishing in 25th place in the air rifle division with a score of 589 out of a possible 600 points. In the team division, the winners of the meet were the Mountaineers of West Virginia followed by Alaska, who missed out on the top prize by two single points. Texas Christian finished third in the rankings.