Rifle hosts annual Beanpot match at MIT

After a nearly two-month break from competitions, the MIT Varsity Rifle team competed on Friday and Saturday in its annual Beanpot match. Though visiting team Penn State bested the Engineers by 41 points to win the Beanpot, MIT won the collegiate sectional competition. Jennifer C. de Bruijn ’12 shot a personal high score of 569 in the air rifle portion, taking home a silver medal for her performance. Nigel C. Kojimoto ’12, Elizabeth A. Phillips ’13, and Michael A. Batista ’12 followed closely behind for a team score of 2224, to beat Penn State ROTC, Coast Guard Academy, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. In the smallbore competition, Elizabeth A. Phillips ’13 led the team with a 549, third overall in the competition. Nigel C. Kojimoto ’12, Jennifer C. de Bruijn ’12, and Timothy R. Jenks ’13 also contributing towards the Engineer’s sectional win.

Also competing in the match for the Engineers were Christian A. Valledor ’12 and David M. Bocek ’15. The Engineers will be competing next on Feb. 18 at the Coast Guard Academy. On Feb. 25, MIT will complete the season, hosting the Mid-Atlantic Conference Rifle Championships.

—Elizabeth Phillips, Team Representative