Oct. 14, 2004
MIT hosted the 2004 Bean-Pot Shoot Off, taking third place. Simultaneously, the Engineers competed in the Intercollegiate Team Sectional against Wentworth, earning victories in both smallbore and air rifle. In the individual matches, the Tech took first and second in smallbore and swept the top three spots in air rifle. Freshman Nathan Pfaff paced the winning effort with victories in both events.
As the host of the Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference Championships, the Engineers secured a dynamic victory over their arch-rival, the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. Competing out of the Expert Division in smallbore, Tech defeated the Devils, 2178-2159. MIT's contingent boasted four of the top 25 smallbore competitors at the championships, paced by freshman Anton Katz's 10th-place overall finish in the individual standings.
The Engineers traveled to Coast Guard to compete in the NCAA Championship qualifer. Tech had a close match in Air rifle, falling to Coast Guard by four points (1474-1478). In smallbore, the Bears took the match 4471 to 4386. MIT's freshman Anton Katz was the high shooter of the day in both guns with 1131 in smallbore and 383 in air rifle.