COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. (FOX 56) – For the second straight year, Kentucky Rifle is on top! The Wildcats won their second consecutive national title on Saturday over a competitive field.

Kentucky is the first back-to-back national champions since West Virginia won five straight from 2013-17. It is the fourth national title in program history for the Wildcats.

Kentucky’s team score of 4739 is the best team score at the NCAA Championships in the 60-shot era ever.

“I am very proud of the team and so happy to be bringing the national championship trophy back to Lexington,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “Although five athletes came with us to Colorado Springs, this championship was a team effort that could not have been achieved without all nine athletes on the team, our amazing assistant coach Rena Curvey and some fantastic support staff. Thanks to everyone and can’t wait to show off this trophy to Big Blue Nation.”

2022 NCAA RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Kentucky, 4739

2. TCU, 4736

3. Alaska Fairbanks, 4733

4. Ole Miss, 4713

5. Air Force, 4712

6. West Virginia, 4700

7. Murray State, 4687

8. Navy, 4681