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Feb. 23, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team took top honors at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship held on the campus of The Ohio State University. The Buckeyes finished first in smallbore rifle with a 2,298 mark with Akron taking second at 2,273. In air rifle, OSU again edged out Akron for the title, 1,556 to 1,528.

Individually, Ohio State’s Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) took top honors in smallbore rifle with a score of 594. Buckeye John Stellwag (Jr., Mount Laurel, N.J.) was second at .577. In air rifle, Ohio State took the top three individual positions with Stellwag taking first with a 391, Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hawaii) second at 390 and Konduskar third at 389.

Smallbore Team Standings 1 Ohio State 2,298 2 Akron 2,273 3 Missouri-Kansas City 2,269 4 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2,218 5 Morehead State 2,184 6 Purdue 2,027 7 Michigan 2,128 8 Grand Valley State 1,980 9 OSU NROTC 1,913

Top Smallbore Individuals 1 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 594 2 John Stellwag, OSU 577 3 Calee Courter, MKC 576 4 Joe Milano, AKR 574 Angie Engel, AKR 574

Air Rifle Team Standings 1 Ohio State 1,556 2 Akron 1,528 3 Missouri Kansas City 1,513 4 Morehead State 1,483 5 Wisconsin Oshkosh 1,460 6 Purdue 1,332 7 St. Louis 1,301

Top Air Rifle Individuals 1 John Stellwag, OSU 391 2 Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 390 3 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 389 4 Angie Engle, AKR 388 Sarah Kramer, AKR 388 Zach Hudson, MKC 388

Ohio State Team Smallbore Scores Abhijeet Konduskar 594 John Stellwag 577 Ryan Kohatsu 569 Jessica Sears 558

Ohio State Individual Smallbore Scores Levi Kill 554 Linnea Nygren 553 Paul Becks 550 Jonathon Nicolazzo 535 Rachel Ashbrook 517 John Robak 516 Douglas Fox 482

Ohio State Team Air Rifle Scores John Stellwag 391 Ryan Kohatsu 390 Abhijeet Konduskar 389 Jessica Sears 386

OS Individual Air Rifle Scores Levi Kill 376 Paul Becks 374 Linnea Nygren 372 Rachel Ashbrook 365 Jonathon Nicolazzo 354 Abby Myers 346 John Robak 330 Douglas Fox 320