ADDENDUM: An Intercollegiate competitor may compete in more than one sectional per year, per discipline, in order to attempt to qualify for the nationals. Intercollegiate teams may only compete once.
The National Rifle Association's Intercollegiate Sectionals provide the opportunity for individuals and teams to compete with many collegiate shooters across the nation and to compare their marksmanship performance by being nationally ranked.
Sectional tournaments are registered indoor matches conducted at numerous locations throughout the country. Competitors may select the most convenient location from the sectionals listed in the "Coming Events" section of Shooting Sports USA. Complete information regarding the sectionals may be obtained from the NRA or from the event sponsor. Competitors may fire any of the seven collegiate sectional events: smallbore rifle, air rifle, free pistol, standard pistol, air pistol, women's air pistol and women's sport pistol.
Due to popular demand, we have added Pistol Side Matches: Men's 40 Shot Air Pistol and Men's Sport Pistol.
After firing, scores are sent to NRA where they are nationally ranked and any national records are recorded. All Intercollegiate Sectional scores must be fired under NRA International Style Pistol Rules, NRA Smallbore Rifle Rules, and/or NRA Precision Air Rifle Position Rules. When all tournaments have been fired, a national results bulletin is compiled, listing every score for that year's sectional matches.
The Intercollegiate Results Bulletin includes National Sectional Champions for rifle categories of NCAA, NRA College Club, ROTC, Junior College and for pistol categories of Open, ROTC, Women and Junior College. The NRA All-American teams for rifle, pistol and shotgun as well as the national championships results for NCAA Rifle, NRA Intercollegiate Pistol, NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships and ACUI Clay Target are also included.
The Competitive Shooting Division of the NRA offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year.