COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team traveled to El Paso, Texas to compete with the host Miners for a pair of matches over the weekend.
On Saturday the Buckeyes fired a team score of 4686 (UTEP 4551) with event scores of 2328 in smallbore and 2358 in air rifle. In smallbore, Ohio State was led by Viktor Kiss who paced the team with a score of 588. He was followed by Tyler Hanson and Derek Keiser, who both fired scores of 582. Nathan Wehrlen (576) and Paige Hollowell (574) rounded out team scoring.
Firing as an individual, Lillian Warren fired a career-best score of 581 while John Hamilton fired a 569 to round out individual scoring. In air rifle, Viktor Kiss again led the team with a score of 591. He was followed closely by Paige Hollowell (590), Lillian Warren (589), Derek Keiser (588), and John Hamilton (586) who rounded out team scoring. Nathan Wehrlen (587) and Tyler Hanson (579) rounded out individual scoring for Ohio State.
On Sunday the team fired a score of 4684 (4554) with event scores of 2316 in smallbore and 2368 in air rifle. In smallbore, Viktor Kiss fired the high score for the team with a 587. He was followed by Tyler Hanson (581), Derek Keiser (575), Nathan Wehrlen (573), and Paige Hollowell (571) who rounded out team scoring. Lillian Warren led the way for Ohio State’s individuals with a 573 while John Hamilton was right behind with a 572 to round out individual scoring. In air rifle, the team’s score of 2368 was a season best and it was led by a career-best score of 596 by Paige Hollowell. She was followed by Viktor Kiss who fired a season best 593 while Derek Keiser (591), John Hamilton (588), and Lillian Warren (581) rounded out team scoring. Nathan Wehrlen (581), and Tyler Hanson (580) completed individual scoring for the Buckeyes.
Coach Tanoue: “We saw some really good performances over the weekend and I felt that we have been putting in a lot of work in air rifle and saw some good improvements this weekend. That said we will have our first home match of the season next weekend and that will be a great opportunity for us to put everything together and perform at the level that I know we are capable of.”
Ohio State returns to action on Saturday, October 29 against TCU and Nebraska at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.