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Nov. 10, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team came away with a 5,973-5,370 victory at the Virginia Military Institute Saturday in Lexington, Va. The Buckeyes won both events, outscoring the Keydets 1,478 in air rifle and 4,495-4095 in smallbore rifle. Ohio State’s Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) took top individual honors in both events shooting a 390 in air rifle and a 1,155 in smallbore rifle for a match-high 1,545 aggregate score. Buckeye Jessica Sears (sr., Nevada City, Calif.) took second in air rifle (382) and in aggregate (1,495). Andrew Wesel (Fr., Marietta, Ohio) finished second in smallbore rifle (1,119) and was third in aggregate (1,477).

Team Scoring Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Ohio State 1,478 4,495 5,973 Virginia Miliary 1,275 4,095 5,370 Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Abhijeet Konduskar 390 1,155 1,545 Jessica Sears 382 1,113 1,495 Andrew Wesel 358 1,119 1,477 Jonathon Nicolazzo 348 1,108 1,456 Ohio State Individual Josh Steen 313 981 1,294 Virginia Military Institute Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate Dennis Crump 320 1,051 1,371 Traivis Hord 355 1,045 1,400 Bryan Park 338 1,018 1,356 John Thompson 262 981 1,243