Ohio State posted a score of 4650 in the first ever match held at the WVU Coliseum.
The WVU Coliseum played host to a rifle match for the first time ever over the weekend. West Virginia University will also host the 2019 NCAA Rifle Championships next March. Ohio State competed alongside the host Mountaineers as well as Murray State University on Saturday.
In smallbore, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2298 led by Michael Steinel and Rhiann Travis who both fired scores of 576. They were followed closely by Jacob Buchanan (575) and Ariel Hall (571) who rounded out team scoring. Senior Bailey Urbach led the way for Ohio State’s individuals with a score of 574. She was followed by Jared Minor (565), Quintin Wotring (563), and Mica Harr (553). Freshman Anna Tomb (570) and Annabelle Stanec (551) also got their Ohio State careers underway on Saturday.
In air rifle, Ohio State fired a team score of 2352 led by Rhiann Travis who posted a score of 592. Elizabeth Dutton (590), Michael Steinel (585), Ariel Hall (585), and Jacob Buchanan (576) rounded out team scoring. Jared Minor (586) led the way for the individuals. He was followed closely by Bailey Urbach (585), Annabelle Stanec (580), Quintin Wotring (579), Annie Tomb (578), and Mica Harr (576). Coach Tanoue said,
“Having the opportunity to compete in the first ever match held in the historic WVU Coliseum was a fantastic opportunity for our team and an experience that we will grow from moving forward. The end goal is to earn the opportunity to be back in the Coliseum next March for the NCAA Championships and we will be back in the range working toward that goal as we prepare for our first home matches of the season in a few weeks.”
Ohio State returns to action at the Hugh W. Wylie Range against Murray State, Nevada, and UTEP on November 10-11. This will be the Buckeyes first home match of the season.