March 21, 2018

Ohio State Wins 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol National Championship

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FORT BENNING, Ga. — The Ohio State University pistol team captured the 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol National Championship to cap off an undefeated Open competition ’17-18 slate. It marks the fifth Open team title in program history and the 10th national championship overall (five Women’s titles as well). The Buckeyes have been crowned Open national champs to end four of the last five seasons (2014-16, ’18). In addition, junior Anthony McCollum fired a 547 total in Standard Pistol to bring home the program’s 34th individual title.

Ohio State Pistol has been on quite a run the past half-decade, winning an Open or Women’s national championship in all five years.

OHIO STATE PISTOL NATIONAL TEAM TITLES
Open:
2000, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Women:
2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2017

OPEN TEAM STANDINGS
1st | Ohio State (6,402 total) | 2,067 free | 2,127 standard | 2,208 air
2nd | Coast Guard (6,315 total) | 2,008 free | 2,215 standard | 2,182 air
3rd | The Citadel (6,236 total) | 1,987 free | 2,060 standard | 2,189 air
4th | Army (6,194 total) | 1,945 free | 2,063 standard | 2,186 air
5th | Akron (6,138 total) | 1,900 free | 2,052 standard | 2,186 air
6th | Navy (6,033 total) | 1,891 free | 2,018 standard | 2,124 air
7th | MIT (6,013 total) | 1,880 free | 1,990 standard | 2,143 air
8th | Texas A&M (5,980 total) | 1,866 free | 2,018 standard | 2,096 open
9th | North Dakota State (5,974 total) | 1,921 free | 1,926 standard | 2,127 open
10th | Purdue (5,786 total) | 1,855 free | 1,847 standard | 2,084 air

WOMEN’S TEAM STANDINGS
1st | Coast Guard (2,709 total) | 1,630 sport | 1,079 women’s air
2nd | Ohio State (2,695 total) | 1,622 sport | 1,073 women’s air
3rd | MIT (2,661 total) | 1,591 sport | 1,070 women’s air
4th | Navy (2,602 total) | 1,542 sport | 1,060 women’s air
5th | Texas A&M (2,556 total) | 1,527 sport | 1,029 women’s air

Four Buckeyes finished inside the individual aggregate Top-10, paced by McCollum’s third-place finish overall. He came up just 10 points shy of the event champion, Helen Oh from the Coast Guard. Samuel Gens placed fifth, Mike Soklaski came in seventh and Zachary Dahmen took eighth.

INDIVIDAUL OPEN TOP-10
1st | Helen Oh, Coast Guard (1,633 total) | 541 free | 537 standard | 555 open air
2nd | Thitiphop Phucharoen, The Citadel (1,626 total) | 531 free | 528 standard | 567 open air
3rd | Anthony McCollum, Ohio State (1,623 total) | 514 free | 547 standard | 562 open air
4th | Brian Kim, Coast Guard (1,601 total) | 509 free | 541 standard | 551 open air
5th | Samuel Gens, Ohio State (1,600 total) | 523 free | 515 standard | 562 open air
6th | Pryce Pinney, North Dakota Stat (1,592 total) | 523 free | 516 standard | 553 open air
7th | Mike Soklaski, Ohio State (1,586 total) | 519 free | 517 standard | 550 open air
8th | Zachary Dahmen, Ohio State (1,584 total) | 511 free | 539 standard | 534 open air

9th | Garrett Plant, Army (1,556 total) | 510 free | 501 standard | 545 open air
10th | Rachel Cantrell, Utah (1,541 total) | 510 free | 469 standard | 562 open air

Irina Andrianova scaled the individual podium as well, placing third in the women’s aggregate. Emily Rust was also among the best female shooters and tied for 6th.

INDIVIDUAL WOMEN’S TOP-10
1st | Helen, Oh, Coast Guard (939 total) | 566 sport | 373 women’s air
2nd | Elizabeth Irving, Army (917 total) | 550 sport | 367 women’s air
3rd | Irina Andrianova, Ohio State (915 total) | 560 sport | 355 women’s air
4th | Rachel Cantrell, Utah (910 total) | 542 sport | 368 women’s air
5th | Esther Choe, Coast Guard (906 total) | 548 sport | 358 women’s air
t-6th | Emily Rust, Ohio State (904 total) | 539 sport | 365 women’s air
t-6th | Kaylee Needham, Texas A&M (904 total) | 544 sport | 360 women’s air
t-6th | Laura Yenchesky, MIT (904 total) | 552 sport | 352 women’s air
9th | Maggie Chappell, Navy (891 total) | 539 sport | 352 women’s air
10th | Julie Kim, MIT (883 total) | 518 sport | 365 women’s air

In addition to McCollum’s aforementioned Standard Pistol title, there were five more Top-5 event placements by Buckeye individuals. Dahmen joined McCollum as a Standard award winner, placing fifth with a score of 539. Gens and Soklaski meanwhile were back-to-back in Free Pistol, taking fourth (523) and fifth (519), respectively. Andrianova was the event’s second-best Sport Pistol competitor with a 560 and Emily Rust cracked the Top-5 (fourth) with a Women’s Air score of 365.