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WüRZBURG, Germany — The marksmen and women of Würzburg High School fired a DODDS-Europe record score of 1,400 Saturday to win their fifth straight European rifle championship.

Reiner Bretch led the Wolves with an overall score of 286 out of a possible 300. His teammates, Kourtney Simpson, David Walker, Justin Shell and Katrina Simpson added totals of 280, 279, 278 and 277, respectively, to beat the previous record of 1,372 achieved by Hohenfels in 2001.

The sixth Würzburg shooter, William Batiste, fired a 266, but only the top five scores count for the team title.

Bretch tied for first place in two of the three shooting positions. His score from the standing position, 94 of a possible 100, was matched by Katheran Anderson of Patch, and his 98 in the prone position was equaled by four other competitors — his teammates Shell and Walker and the Hohenfels duo of Christina Compton and Jose Velez.

Katrina Simpson’s 96 was the best kneeling score.

Runner-up Hohenfels scored 1,375 points. Patch was third with 1,366, followed by Mannheim (1,361), Giessen (1,323), Vilseck (1,306) and Hanau (1,291).


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