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Feb. 28, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Ryan Kohatsu (Sr., Hilo, Hawaii) received first-team All-Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference honors in both smallbore and air rifle at the WIRC championships last weekend at Purdue. OSU’s Linnea Nygren (Jr., Hayward, Calif.) was named to the second team for smallbore rifle. As a team, Ohio State finished third in both smallbore (2,245) and air rifle (1,490) at the championships. Missouri-Kansas City took top honors in both events, shooting a 2,300 in smallbore and a 1,532 in air rifle.

Smallbore Team Scoring Smallbore 1. Missouri-Kansas City 2,300 2. Akron 2,282 3. Ohio State 2,245 4. Morehead State 2,233 5. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2,212 6. Grand Valley State 2,111 7. Purdue 2,098 8. Michigan 1,703

Air Team Scoring Air 1. Missouri-Kansas City 1,532 2. Akron 1,511 3. Ohio State 1,490 4. Morehead State 1,481 5. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,475 6. Purdue 1,379 7. Grand Valley State 1,286

Individual Smallbore Leaders 1. Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 585.4 2. Sara Kramer, Akron 575.2 3. Joe Milano, Akron 573.8 4. Callie Courter, MKC 573.8 5. Laura Kuntz, Akron 572.8

Individual Air Rifle Leaders 1. Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 387.8 2. Sara Kramer, Akron 386.0 3. Joe Milano, Akron 381.4 4. Callie Courter, UMKC 380.8 5. Angie Engle, Akron 380.6

Ohio State Smallbore Air Aggregate Ryan Kohatsu 578 380 958 Linnea Nygren 571 373 944 Kelly Lake 557 375 932 Andrew Wesel 539 362 901 Sam Ohlinger 521 359 880 John Robak 516 355 871

Smallbore All-Conference First-Team Second-Team Ryan Kohatsu, OSU Stephane Elmore, Akron Sara Kramer, Akron Alicia Sawyer, UMKC Joe Milano, Akron Angie Engle, Akron Callie Courter, UMKC Christina Fortunado, Akron Laura Kunta, Akron Linnea Nygren, OSU

Air Rifle All-Conference First-Team Second-Team Ryan Kohatsu, OSU Martha Carpenter, Akron Sara Kramer, Akron Christina Fortunado, Akron Joe Milano, Akron Chris Blazek, W-O Callie Courter, UMKC Stephane Elmore, Akron Angie Engle, Akron Evan Williams, UMKC

Swanson Trophy Postal Match Akron

Wiles Trophy (Smallbore) Missouri-Kansas City

Bernarde Trophy (Air) Missouri-Kansas City