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Jan. 15, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State (2-4) rifle squad dropped a 6,177 to 5,929 decision to West Virginia completing a two-day trip to Morgantown. The Mountaineers had the top four counting scores in air rifle and the top three in smallbore rifle to secure the win. The top aggregate score of the meet was by Tommy Caranasos at 1,556. He had a 1,164 in smallbore and a 392 in air. WVU’s Wade Tyner was second at 1,546 (1,162 smallbore, 384 air) while OSU’s Abhijeet Konduskar (So., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India/Vivehanand) finished third overall at 1,535 (1,154 smallbore, 381 air).

Team Totals Air Rifle Smallbore Total Ohio State 1,491 4,438 5,929 West Virginia 1,546 4,631 6,177

Air Rifle Team Totals

Ohio State 1,491 Abhijeet Konduskar 381 Min Sun Chang 372 Jennifer Kent 363 John Stellwag 375

West Virginia 1,546 Tommy Caranasos 392 Liz Smith 387 Wade Tyner 384 Christian Stensrud 383

Individual Air Rifle

Tommy Caranasos, WV 392* Liz Smith, WV 387* Wade Tyner, WV 384* Gary Longwell, WV 383 Christian Stensrud, WV 383* Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 381* Richard Sawyer, WV 379 Josh Byers, WV 375 Min Sun Chang, OSU 372* John Stellwag, OSU 375* Ross Brown, OSU 367 Jennifer Kent, OSU 363* Jonathon Nicolazzo, OSU 345

Smallbore Rifle Team Totals

Ohio State 4,438 Abhijeet Konduskar 1,154 John Stellwag 1,115 Ross Brown 1,105 Jon Nicolazzo 1,064

West Virginia 4,631 Steve Powell 1,171 Tommy Caranasos 1,164 Wade Tyner 1,162 Christian Stensrud 1,134

Individual Smallbore Rifle Totals

Steve Powell, WV 1,171* Tommy Caranasos, WV 1,164* Wade Tyner, WV 1,162* Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 1,154* Richard Sawyer, WV 1,152 Gary Longwell, WV 1,150 Josh Byers, WV 1,138 Cjrostoam Stensrud, WV 1,134* John Stellwag, OSU 1,115* Ross Brown, OSU 1,105* Jonathon Nicolazzo, OSU 1,064* Min Sun Chang, OSU 1,078 Levi Kill, OSU 1,063