West Point cadets were starting from behind. Watching as their rivals from the Naval Academy laid claim to the first prize of the Intercollegiate Pistol Championship, Army stormed back in the second half to capture team and individual titles in NRA Women's Air Pistol Championships.
Four of the five championships remained unclaimed, but the wins would not come easy. The marksmanship, patience, and swagger developed throughout the winter pistol season would be put to the test. Especially in the second overall championship -- Women's Air Pistol.
The Naval Academy won Women's Air Pistol for the last three years. While the team has always been solid, it was the performance of last year's Overall Women champ Emily Meyer that truly made a difference. But Meyer isn't here. She graduated in 2012.
The same could not be said for Army's star shooter.
Enter Heather Deppe. Winner of the 2011 Women's Overall championship, Deppe experienced a number of narrow defeats to Meyer over the past few seasons. But Meyer was gone. The title was her's to take. The one match that always eluded her.