Launer's Marksmanship Yields WVU Honor

West Virginia University has named shooter Brian Launer its athlete of the week after guiding the rifle team to a 2-0 start -- its best since its reinstatement to varsity competition.

Launer's air rifle score of 586 points against Ohio State tied his personal-best as the Mountaineers downed the Buckeyes 4547-4444. In addition Launer also totaled 568 points in smallbore against OSU, the highest smallbore score of the day. With air rifle and smallbore scores combined, the shooter boasted the highest aggregate sum (1,154) of the match.

Launer was also instrumental in the Mountaineers' season opening win against against Memphis. The senior recorded the fourth highest smallbore and air rifle scores of the day against the Tigers as WVU eked out a 4560-4545 decision.

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