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MIT Pistol Captures Second National Title in Three Years
MIT Athletics Web Site ^ | 3/19/2007 | Unknown

Posted on 04/03/2007 7:36:42 AM PDT by RonF

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT edged out host and defending champion U.S. Military Academy by seven points (6,372-6,365) to secure the pistol program's fifth NRA Intercollegiate National Championship and second in three years. Despite falling to the Black Knights in free pistol by a margin of 26 points, the Engineers overcame the deficit with advantages of 25 and eight points in standard (second place) and air pistol (first place). In the open individual aggregate category, Daipan Lee placed third (1,614) while Eddie Huo finished four points behind him. On the women's side, the squad placed third (2,690) as Diana Nee earned an individual aggregate ranking of third (913). In addition, the Engineers received an Institute-record 11 All-America honors.

(Excerpt) Read more at mitathletics.cstv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; mit; pistol; shooting; westpoint
Just in case you all thought that MIT's location in Cambridge, Mass. made it hopelessly PC. Go Tech! And look who they beat ...
1 posted on 04/03/2007 7:36:44 AM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF

My dad was MIT. My uncle was USMA. The only shot beers together, not pistols.


2 posted on 04/03/2007 7:39:06 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (One fish, two fish, I want to go catch bluefish.)
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To: RonF
I shot against their rifle team a few years ago in a tri-meet at West Point. Strange. Very, very strange.
3 posted on 04/03/2007 7:48:29 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: RonF

4 posted on 04/03/2007 7:48:59 AM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: RonF

I’m waiting for the Reuters and AP articles about this.


5 posted on 04/03/2007 7:52:55 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: RonF

Many years ago I made the transition from Daisy BB rifles to .22 Rugers at the MIT armory. I believe the instructor was a member of the US Pan Am team. Top notch.

Last year I toured the University of Maryland with my daughter and went to the armory to see if they had pistol training and got the most disturbing negative look from the attendant.


6 posted on 04/03/2007 7:57:52 AM PDT by battlecry
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7 posted on 04/03/2007 8:00:07 AM PDT by Canali
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To: Canali

That photo is why America will never be taken by an armed invasion. In America, even the geeks will smoke you.


8 posted on 04/03/2007 8:14:30 AM PDT by azcap
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To: Canali
How many got their original pistol training in the People's Liberation Army? I was really expecting more European geeks and fewer Asian geeks on the team.
9 posted on 04/03/2007 8:26:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: Canali

More pictures like that floating around campuses would reduce the prevalence of rape.


10 posted on 04/03/2007 8:29:47 AM PDT by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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To: azcap
New Hampshire Flag - "Live Free Or Die"You bet your sweet behind on that!!

Old Airplane Driver, MIT '65, CAPT, USAF, Vietnam '71

11 posted on 04/03/2007 8:36:45 AM PDT by Old Airplane Driver (Live Free or Die)
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To: azcap
That photo is why America will never be taken by an armed invasion.

Actually, the indication from the photo is that an armed invasion by an eastern nation is all the more likely...
12 posted on 04/03/2007 8:38:30 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: KarlInOhio

There’s an anime in this somewhere. :p


13 posted on 04/03/2007 8:39:19 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: azcap
That photo is why America will never be taken by an armed invasion.

Looking at that photo closely, it appears we already fell to an unarmed one.

14 posted on 04/03/2007 8:40:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (God: Always, In All Ways.)
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To: RonF
God Bless the Asian-Americans!

Never mind the “invasion” talk above, these kids were likely born and raised in America, and are setting examples of all the things that Americans kids should be: smart, hard-working, determined, and GREAT with a gun.

Keep it up, kids! Keep making mediocre-Americans a little worried. It might inspire a few to do better!

15 posted on 04/03/2007 8:52:04 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: RonF

MIT an all Asian team?


16 posted on 04/03/2007 10:15:48 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (27 B stroke 6 required)
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To: School of Rational Thought; Beelzebubba; Lazamataz; July 4th; KarlInOhio

Ethnic breakdown of the MIT Class of 2010 (which would be typical overall):

55:45::Male:Female

African-American 8%
Asian-American 28%
Caucasian 37%
Mexican American 7%
Native American 1%
Puerto Rican 2%
Other Hispanic 3%
International citizens 8%
Other/No Response 6%

MIT has two “minority” classifications; “minority” and “underrepresented minority”. The latter consists of those students whose ethnicity is a minority in the American population AND whose percentage of the MIT student body is lower than the percentage of their ethnic group in the American population as a whole. MIT admits all “underrepresented minorities” who make the cut (SAT, grades, etc., etc.). They do not give any extra points otherwise; if you don’t have the academic qualifications, you’re not going to get in regardless of whether you’re white, black, Asian, or green.

Asian-Americans are “minorities”, but they are not “underrepresented minorities”. It happens that as an alumnus (’74, Course VII) I have signed up to be an Educational Counselor in my area. That means that during the admissions cycle I go out and interview applicants for that year’s freshman class and fill out a report for the admissions office giving my impressions. I find myself interviewing a lot of Asian kids. They don’t get in because Asians are preferred at MIT; they get in because their parents make sure that their kids spend a lot of time on academics and not on having the highest score in the neighborhood on “Grand Theft Auto” or the basketball team. Their extracurricular activities tend to concentrate on the arts; if they are involved in athletics, which is unusual, it’s generally non-contact sports like golf or tennis.

Those Asian kids are in that picture because a) the Asian-American culture is that academics are more important than anything else, and b) pistol is a non-contact sport.


17 posted on 04/03/2007 3:12:39 PM PDT by RonF
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To: Canali

Have to show this picture to my son. There are some nice looking ladies there and in any case “Women + Guns = SEXY” :)


18 posted on 04/04/2007 4:45:56 AM PDT by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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