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COLUMBUS, Ohio The OhioState pistol team has qualified to compete in both the open and women’s events at the Collegiate National Championships next week at Ft. Benning, Ga. The three-day competition beings Wednesday, March 18 with the open free pistol and women’s air pistol events. Thursday, March 19 will have the open standard pistol and women’s sports pistol competition with open air pistol being shot Friday, March 20.

 

Based on sectional competition scoring, OhioState is ranked No. 1 going into the women’s competition with the top qualifying score in sport pistol of 1,648 and the second best mark in air pistol of 1,089. OSU’s two-gun aggregate score of 2,737 earned them the No. 1 ranking with the U.S. Military Academy ranked second with 2,664.

 

OhioState’s Erin Meadows had the top qualifying score of 371 in women’s air pistol from the sectionals. Kelsey Imig (365) and Lauren Brester (353) also qualified for the individual competition. In women’s sport pistol, Meadows ranked second at 560. MIT’s Michelle Ma qualified first at 561. Imig (558), Christina Heaton (532), Nabila Sayed (530) and Brester (522) also qualified in the event.

 

In the open events, OhioState is ranked No. 2 from the sectional competition scoring at 6,277. The U.S. Naval Academy ranks first at 6,338. The Buckeyes qualified first in air pistol with a 2,216. OSU ranks second in free pistol at 1,977 and third in standard pistol at 2,084. The U.S. Naval Academy had the top sectional scores in free pistol (1,989) and standard pistol (2,159).

 

Individually, Seth Berglee was the top qualifier in open air pistol with a 572 from the sectionals. Meadows (555) and Imig (554) qualified in the event. Berglee ranks second at 520 in open free pistol to top-ranked Brad Collins of Utah at 522. Rob Deppi (506), Peter Orban (476) and Tyler Phillips (475) also qualified in free pistol. Ranking second in open standard pistol was Berglee at 547. Navy’s Wesley Huber qualified first at 553. Deppi (526), Orban (518) and Phillips (510) also qualified in standard pistol.

 

Last year the Buckeyes finished second in the open events with a 6,302. The U.S. Naval Academy won the open championship with a 6,329. In the women’s events, OhioState finished third with a 2,684. The U.S. Military Academy won the event with a 2,703 with the U.S. Naval Academy taking second with a 2,694. OSU’s Berglee is the defending national champion in open free pistol and open standard pistol.

 

Open Qualifying Teams

Air

Standard

Free

Aggregate

1. U.S. Naval Academy

2,190

1,989

2,159

6,338

2. OhioState

2,216

1,977

2,084

6,277

3. U.S.MilitaryAcademy

2,159

1,956

2,113

6.228

4. Massachusetts Inst. Of Technology

2,206

1,951

2,014

6,171

5. The Citadel

2,151

1,888

2,034

6,073

6. Utah

2,149

1,867

2,033

6,049

7. Texas A&M

2,091

1,899

2,015

6,005

8. U.S.CoastGuardAcademy

2,091

1,845

2,024

5,960

9. U.S.MerchantMarineAcademy

2,155

1,838

1,925

5,918

10. North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.

2,048

1,906

3,954

 

Women’s Qualifying Teams

Air

Sport

Aggregate

1. OhioState

1,089

1,648

2,737

2. U.S.MilitaryAcademy

1,045

1,619

2,664

3. U.S. Naval Academy

1,092

1,569

2,661

4. Massachusetts Inst. Of Technology

1,054

1,601

2,655

5. U.S.CoastGuardAcademy

1,036

1,571

2,607

 

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