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This article was printed in the Steamboat Today. By Ben Ingersoll.

Colorado Mountain College math professor Alex Krolik has spent decades looking through the scope of expensive air rifles as a running target competitor. The Belarus native is hoping to expand his passion for the sport to campus students and the Steamboat Springs community with a newly launched club.

Colorado Mountain College math professor Alex Krolik has spent decades looking through the scope of expensive air rifles as a running target competitor. The Belarus native is hoping to expand his passion for the sport to campus students and the Steamboat Springs community with a newly launched club. Photo: Ben Ingersoll.

— Colorado Mountain College math professor Alex Krolik longs to bring a different kind of Olympic sport to Steamboat Springs.

It’s no secret that the city has pumped out more Winter Olympians than any other in North America. But Krolik has a deep background in a summer Olympics sport, one that even for the Summer Games isn’t exactly world renown, let alone nationally renown.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, running target air rifle and air pistol shooting has been a staple in Krolik’s life. In most of Europe and Asia, the sport is far from uncommon, and it typically shows during shooting competitions every four summers at the Olympic Games. Click for full article.