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Jan. 8, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State (8-6) rifle team dropped a 4,523 to 4,467 decision to Akron Saturday at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall in the final home meet of the season. The Zips won both the smallbore (2,265 to 2,233) and air rifle (2,258 to 2,234) competition. Individually OSU’s Ryan Kohatsu (Sr., Hilo, Hawaii was the top shooter in the competition scoring a 592 in smallbore and a 585 in air rifle for a meet-high 1,177 aggregate. Akron’s Joe Milano ranked second in aggregate with a 1,146, finishing tied for second in air rifle (572) and third in smallbore (574). OSU’s Linnea Nygren (Jr., Hayward, Calif.) was fifth in aggregate with a 1,129. She finished fourth in air rifle (563) and fifth in smallbore (566).

The Buckeyes will travel to West Virginia to face the U.S. Military Academy Saturday, Jan. 22 and then face host West Virgina Sunday, Jan. 23.

Team Results Smalbore Air Team 1 Akron 2,265 2,258 4,523 2 Ohio State 2,233 2,234 4,467

Team Individual Results Ohio State Smallbore Air Aggregate Ryan Kohatsu 592 585 1,177 Kelly Lake 528 550 1,078 Linnea Nygren 566 563 1,129 Andrew Wesel 547 536 1,083 **other OSU individuals** Sam Ohlinger 505 529 1,034 John Robak 529 497 1,026 Joshua Stine 535 532 1,067

Akron Smallbore Air Aggregate Joe Milano 574 572 1,146 Angie Engle 567 572 1,139 Laura Kuntz 576 556 1,132 April Engle 548 558 1,106 **other Akron individuals** Ashley Pawlak 551 558 1,109

Smallbore Rifle Leaders 1 Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 592 2 Laura Kuntz, Akron 576 3 Joe Milano, Akron 574 4 Angie Engle, Akron 567 5 Linnea Nygren, Ohio State 566 6 Ashley Pawlak, Akron 551 7 April Engle, Akron 548 8 Andrew Wesel, Ohio State 547 9 John Robak, Ohio State 529 10 Kelly Lake, Ohio State 528 11 Joshua Stine, Ohio State 535 12 Sam Ohlinger, Ohio State 505

Air Rifle Leaders 1 Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 585 2 Joe Milano, Akron 572 3 Angie Engle, Akron 572 4 Linnea Nygren, Ohio State 563 5 April Engle, Akron 558 6 Ashley Pawlak, Akron 558 7 Laura Kuntz, Akron 556 8 Kelly Lake, Ohio State 550 9 Andrew Wesel, Ohio State 536 10 Joshua Stine, Ohio State 532 11 Sam Ohlinger, Ohio State 529 12 John Robak, Ohio State 497

Two-Aggregate Leaders Smallbore Air Aggregate 1 Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 592 585 1,177 2 Joe Milano, Akron 574 572 1,146 3 Angie Engle, Akron 567 572 1,139 4 Laura Kuntz, Akron 576 556 1,132 5 Linnea Nygren, Ohio State 566 563 1,129 6 April Engle, Akron 548 558 1,106 7 Ashley Pawlak, Akron 551 558 1,109 8 Andrew Wesel, Ohio State 547 536 1,083 9 Kelly Lake, Ohio State 528 550 1,078 10 Joshua Stine, Ohio State 535 532 1,067 11 Sam Ohlinger, Ohio State 505 529 1,034 12 John Robak, Ohio State 529 497 1,026