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Feb. 15, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle squad finished fifth in the area NCAA Qualifier/NRA Sectional held at Xavier University. The Buckeyes shot a-team aggregate of 5,960 in the event, recording 1,479 in air rifle and 4,481 in smallbore rifle. The top scoring team of the event was Xavier with a 6,204 mark. Top individuals for Ohio State included Bryan Toth (Fr., Stratford, Conn.), finishing ninth in air rifle with a 380 score. Linnea Nygren (So., Hayward, Calif.) finished seventh (1,155) in smallbore rifle.

Ohio State will compete next Saturday at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship in West Lafayette, Ind.

Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate 1 Xavier 1,548 4,656 6,204 2 Rose-Hulman 1,521 4,564 6,085 3 West Virginia 1,495 4,533 6,028 4 Morehead State 1,491 4,517 6,008 5 Ohio State 1,479 4,481 5,960 6 OSU Navy-ROTC – 4007 4,007

Top Individual Air Rifle Scores 1 Hannah Kerr, XU 392 2 Nicole Allaire, WVA 391 3 Brian Watson, XU 390 4 Jason LaBella, RH 388 5 Rich Gauvin, XU 385

9 Bryan Toth, OSU 380 13 Linnea Nygren, OSU 377 19 Jessica Sears, OSU 370 23 Andrew Wesel, OSU 360 26 Rachel Ashbrook, OSU 352 27 Joshua Stine, OSU 351 28 Abby Myers, OSU 346 31 John Robak, OSU 333

Top Individual Smallbore Rifle Scores 1 Nicole Allaire, WVA 1,176 2 Hannah Kerr, XU 1,174 3 Jason LaBella, RH 1,164 4 Rich Gauvin, XU 1,162 5 Alice Reed, XU 1,160

7 Linnea Nygren, OSU 1,155 14 Jessica Sears, OSU 1,130 21 Bryan Toth, OSU 1,105 24 John Robak, OSU 1,094 25 Rachel Ashbrook, OSU 1,093 26 Andrew Wesel, OSU 1,091 29 Joshua Stine, OSU 1,066

Xavier Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Hannah Kerr 392 1,174 1,566 Rich Gauvin 385 1,162 1,547 Brandon Czekaj 381 1,160 1,541 Alice Reed – 1,160 1,160 Brian Watson 390 – 390

XU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Kimberly Wilson 385 1,134 1,519 Brian Watson – 1,121 1,121 Alice Reed 379 – 379

Rose-Hulman Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Dan Cloutier 381 1,133 1,514 Jason Labella 388 1,164 1,552 Mike Raffay – 1,139 1,139 Bryan Shaw – 1,128 1,128 Jennifer Lowe 380 – 380 Dave Cloutier 372 – 372

RH Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Jennifer Lowe – 1,121 1,121

West Virginia Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Eric Hensil 372 1,116 1,488 Nicole Allaire 391 1,176 1,567 Adam Somers 362 1,090 1,452 Jon Hammond 370 1,151 1,521

Morehead State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Lindy Collins 368 1,137 1,505 Matt Hanak 378 1,141 1,519 Chip Tobbe 372 1,128 1,500 Jay Noe 373 1,111 1,484

MS Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Rachel Ontrop 325 904 1,229 Tomas Ayala 335 1,053 1,388 Megan Frey 356 1,077 1,433 Emily Rhoades 357 1,095 1,452 Bobby Shropshire 368 1,101 1,469 Jena Evans 345 1,039 1,384

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Linnea Nygren 377 1,155 1,532 Jessica Sears 370 1,130 1,500 Bryan Toth 380 1,105 1,485 Andrew Wesel – 1,091 1,091 Rachel Ashbrook 352 – 352

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Rachel Ashbrook – 1,093 (1,445) John Robak 334 1,094 1,428 Joshua Stine 351 1,066 1,417 Andrew Wesel 360 – (1,451) Abby Myers 346 –

OSU Navy ROTC Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Chris Tilley – 1,024 Carrie Tilley – 1,000 Troy Wohlfort – 967 David Swimm – 1,016