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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State pistol team has qualified in all three open (standard, free and air) and the two women’s (air and sport) events at the 30th Annual NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, March 16-22 at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In the open events, OSU qualified with the third best three-gun aggregate score of 6,285. The top qualifier was the U.S. Military Academy (Army) at 6,214 with the U.S. Naval Academy (Navy) second at 6,285. The Buckeyes qualified first in open free pistol with a 2,015 score. OSU was third in open air pistol (2,180) and tied for fourth in open standard pistol (2,087). The Ohio State squad finished fifth last year at the championships.

In the women’s events, Ohio State qualified first overall with a 2,716. The U.S. Naval Academy was second at 2,703. The Buckeyes were the top qualifier in each event with a 1,091 in women’s air pistol and a 1,625 in women’s sport pistol. Ohio State is the defending national champions, defeating the Naval Academy, 2,642 to 2,633 last year.

In the individual open events, six Buckeyes have qualified. Rob Deppi, Kelsey Imig and Gary Reburn, II will shoot in all three open events. Erin Meadows and Peter Orban qualified in open air pistol and Tyler Phillips will compete in open free pistol. In the women’s events, Imig, Meadows and Nabila Sayed will compete in both air and sport pistol. Christina Heaton will shoot in the sport pistol event.

Qualifying Open Team Scores

Open Scoring

Standard

Free

Air

Aggregate

Army

2122

1995

2197

6214

Navy

2109

1937

2239

6285

Ohio State

2087

2015

2180

6282

Citadel

2087

2001

2175

6263

Utah

2072

1966

2146

6214

MIT

2102

1924

2160

6186

Texas A&M

2037

1929

2082

6048

Coast Guard

1978

1917

2139

6034

Merchant Marine

1743

2052

North Georgia

2091

Oregon State

1998

Yale

1902

Michigan State

1475

Qualifying Women’s Team Scores

Women’s Scoring

Air

Sport

Aggregate

Ohio State

1091

1625

2716

Navy

1089

1614

2703

Army

1085

1601

2686

MIT

1042

1560

2602

Coast Guard

1036

1549

2585

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