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COLUMBUS, Ohio The OhioState rifle team finished third overall at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference championships hosted by Purdue last weekend. The Buckeyes shot a 3,736 aggregate finishing two points behind second place MoreheadState with a 3,738. Akron won the title with a 3,776. OSU was third in smallbore rifle with a 2,228, two points behind MoreheadState at 2,230. Akron won the event with a 2,239. In air rifle, the Buckeyes tied MoreheadState for second at 1,508. Akron won the event with a 1,537.

 

OhioState’s Jed Neidigh was the top shooter in smallbore rifle scoring a 568. Buckeye James Clark and MoreheadState’s Kevin Mulligan posted 565 in the event with Clark earning the tie breaker for second. Clark was third in air rifle with a 385 for OhioState. Akron’s Brittany Jones won the event with a 391.

 

OhioState placed four shooters on the WIRC All-Conference teams. Jed Neidigh and James Clark earned first team all-conference honors in smallbore and air rifle. Pete Deem was a first team selection in air rifle and Nick Novello was second team.

 

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WIRC Championship

 

RK

Smallbore Rifle

 

1

Akron

2,239

2

MoreheadState

2,230

3

Ohio State

2,228

4

Rose Hulman Inst Tech

2,194

5

MichiganState

2,023

6

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

1,938

7

GrandValleyState

1,856

8

Michigan Technological

1,747

9

Michigan

1,660

10

Purdue

1,656

 

RK

Air Rifle

 

1

Akron

1,537

2

MoreheadState

1,508

3

Ohio State

1,508

4

Rose Hulman Inst. Tech

1,475

5

MichiganState

1,457

6

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

1,310

7

GrandValleyState

1,302

8

Michigan

1,285

9

Purdue

980

 

RK

Aggregate Totals

 

1

Akron

3,776

2

MoreheadState

3,738

3

Ohio State

3,736

4

Rose Hulman Inst. Tech.

3,669

5

MichiganState

3,480

6

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

3,248

7

GrandValleyState

3,158

8

MichiganState

2,945

9

Purdue

2,636

10

Michigan Technological

1,747

 

 

Smallbore Rifle Leaders

 

1

Jed Neidigh, OhioState

568

2

James Clark, OhioState

565

3

Kevin Mulligan, Morehead St.

565

4

Zachary Szabo, Akron

564

5

Ryan Stein, Akron

563

 

Jenna Compton, Akron

563

 

 

Air Rifle Leaders

 

1

Brittany Jones, Akron

391

2

Jenna Compton, Akron

390

3

James Clark, OhioState

385

4

Elizabeth Lyon, Morehead St.

385

5

Ryan Stein, Akron

384

Ohio State Scores

Smallbore

Air

Joshua Cain

525

368

James Clark

565

385

Staci Collins

538

378

Peter Deem

535

383

Jim Fitz

535

370

Henna Khan

523

368

ValerieLakes

505

369

Jasmine Margaria

549

377

Jed Neidigh

568

380

Elizabeth Neumeyer

539

358

Nicholas Novello

560

366

Steven Nozaki

546

378

 

First Team All-Conference Smallbore Rifle

Jed Neidigh, OhioState

Elizabeth Lyon, MoreheadState

Shawn Holley, MoreheadState

James Clark, OhioState

Ryan Stein, Akron

 

Second Team All-Conference Smallbore

Zachary, Szabo, Akron

Kevin Mulligan, MoreheadState

Jenna Compton, Akron

Sarah Benjamin, Akron

Megan Reinking, Akron

 

First Team All-Conference Air Rifle

James Clark, OhioState

Elizabeth Lyon, MoreheadState

Jenna Compton, Akron

Pete Deem, OhioState

Jed Neidigh, OhioState

 

Second Team All-Conference Air Rifle

Brittany Jones, Akron

Nick Novello, OhioState

Ryan Stein, Akron

Rebecca Gerevics, Akron

Megan Reinking, Akron

Shawn Holley, MoreheadState