WVU's decision to eliminate the rifle team from its NCAA line-up of teams in 2003 was a shock to Mountaineers around the state and the country, especially since it was then the only WVU team to win any national championship - much less several of them. Delegate Fleischauer worked behind the scenes with the House and Senate Finance Committees to place $100,000 in funding for the rifle team into the 2004 state budget, which ultimately led to the restoration of the team's NCAA status. The WVU Rifle Team has rewarded our state by winning several more national championships since then. The budget line item supporting the WVU rifle team remains in the budget.
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