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Feb. 5, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Rifle team fell to Xavier, 4,637 to 4,495 in Cincinnati Saturday. Xavier won both events, with a 2,333 to 2,241 margin in smallbore rifle and a 2,304 to 2,254 advantage in air rifle. OSU’s Ryan Kohatsu (Sr., Hilo, Hawaii) finished second overall with a 1,162 aggregate score. He was tied for second in air rifle at 582 and was third in smallbore rifle at 580. Xavier’s Hannah Kerr took first in aggregate with a 1,174 mark. She was first in smallbore rifle with 592 and tied for second in air rifle at 582. Xavier’s Brian Watson took top honors in air rifle with a 584 score.

The Buckeyes return to Xavier next Saturday and Sunday for the NCAA Qualifier.

Team Scoring Smallbore Air Aggregate Xavier-Blue 2,333 2,304 4,637 Xavier-White 2,274 2,295 4,569 Ohio State 2,241 2,254 4,495

Xavier-Blue Smallbore Air Aggregate Hannah Kerr 592 582 1,174 Rich Gauvin 577 – – Daniel Ault 583 – – Brandon Czekaj 581 565 1,146 Brian Watson – 584 – Ashley Skeuse – 573 –

Xavier-White Smallbore Air Aggregate Brian Watson 577 – – Ashley Skeuse 560 – – Kimberly Wilson 559 566 1,125 Alyssa Sullivan – 577 – Alice Reed 578 579 1,157 Rich Gauvin – 573 –

XU Individuals Smallbore Air Aggregate Alyssa Sullivan 544 – – Daniel Ault – 563 –

Ohio State Smallbore Air Aggregate Ryan Kohatsu 580 582 1,162 Kelly Lake 550 572 1,122 Linnea Nygren 563 559 1,122 Andrew Wesel 548 541 1,089

OSU Individuals Smallbore Air Aggregate Sam Ohlinger 525 548 1,073 John Robak 537 506 1,043