The Northern Illinois University ROTC Rifle Team is a select group of precision shooters who compete in three position small bore matches across Illinois against other ROTC units.
Individuals must be enrolled in the ROTC program to be a part of the small bore team. Any Cadet in good standing in ROTC can join the air rifle team. No previous shooting experience is required.
However, three position small bore shooting is a unique, personally challenging discipline that requires a high degree of commitment to achieve success. All equipment and ammunition is provided.
Any Cadet interested in the small bore team will first learn basic techniques with the air rifle team.
The NIU Rifle Team typically meets every Monday evening. The number of meetings depends on skill level. Rifle Team practice takes place at Sycamore Shooting Club.
The tradition of excellence in the rifle team goes back over 20 years, and recent success has added to the tradition. This tradition thrives on hard work and motivated Cadets who are committed to excellence.