Feb. 1, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 8 Ohio State Rifle Team fired a team score of 4672 and fell by two points to No. 7 Nebraska on Sunday.
In smallbore, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2307 led by senior Remington Lyman who fired a 582 and sophomore Mark Matheny who fired a 576. Sophomore Drew Cheezum (575), junior Anthony Cuozzo (574) and freshman Michael Steinel (572) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Firing as individuals, freshman Quintin Wotring led the way for Ohio State with a 578, followed by junior Deanna Binnie (577), freshman Bailey Urbach (574), freshman Brendan Whitaker (571), sophomore Josh Black (569), senior Alex Kimura (568), junior Kendal Elder (563), junior Chrissy Thomas (558) and freshman Patrick Sardo (532).
In air rifle Ohio State posted the second highest team score in program history with a 2365. It was a solid team effort for the Buckeyes with all counting members firing scores of 589 of higher led by Remington Lyman who fired a 593. Drew Cheezum (592), Michael Steinel (591), Anthony Cuozzo (589) and Mark Matheny (589) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Josh Black led the way for the Ohio State individuals firing a 588. He was followed by Alex Kimura (585), Deanna Binnie (584), Kendal Elder (581), Brendan Whitaker (578), Chrissy Thomas (577), Quintin Wotring (577) and Bailey Urbach (566).
“Sunday was a day where things didn’t quite align perfectly for us,” said head coach Ryan Tanoue. “We were just a few shots here and there away from having our performance right where we would like it to be. In evaluating the overall match, air rifle was again a huge strength for us. We have made big strides as a collective group in air rifle and that was on display Sunday with nine individuals firing over 580 which is the most we’ve ever had. In smallbore there is still work to be done but I am certain we are capable of the performance that we have been building toward heading into the Patriot Rifle Conference Championships this coming weekend.”
Ohio State will compete at the Patriot Rifle Conference Championships hosted by TCU this coming Saturday and Sunday. The Buckeyes finished third last season at the PRC Championships.