Nov. 16, 2015


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2015 edition of the Buckeye Open wrapped up on Sunday with over 150 competitors participating over the two weekend event. As part of the event, Ohio State squared off with TCU on Sunday and was outshot 4695 to 4658.

In smallbore, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2309 led by senior Remington Lyman who fired a 580. Sophomore Drew Cheezum posted a score of 577 while junior Deanna Binnie (576), and sophomores Mark Matheny (576) and Josh Black (573) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Firing as individuals several Buckeyes had standout performances. Junior Anthony Cuozzo fired a personal best 583 while freshman Quintin Wotring (581) and Michael Steinel (577) also fired season bests in smallbore.

In air rifle, Ohio State fired a team score of 2349 led by freshman Michael Steinel who fired a season best 593. He was followed on the scoring team by Remington Lyman (588), Drew Cheezum (586), Mark Matheny (582) and Josh Black (579). Firing as individuals Anthony Cuozzo followed his personal best in smallbore with a career best 593 in air rifle. Junior Kendal Elder (587), Deanna Binnie (586) and Freshman Patrick Sardo (570) and Bailey Urbach (566) all fired season bests.

“What a successful Buckeye Open,” said Tanoue. “I want to first thank all of the teams and competitors for coming from all over the country to Columbus and the Ohio State campus to participate in the event. For us to have over 150 competitors was fantastic and we saw some incredible performances over the two weekends. I also want to thank Dr. Fellingham for coming to watch the matches. His support for our shooting programs is incredible and we can’t thank him enough how much he has done for our program.”

As for our team’s performance on Sunday, there were quite a few outstanding individual performances but overall I know that it left us wanting a lot more,” Tanoue said. “Although the score wasn’t what we were looking for, there were also a lot of positives to take away from the match and we’ll look to learn from our mistakes and be ready to go as we head to Morgantown to face #1 WVU this coming Saturday.”

Ohio State returns to action this Saturday as they face West Virginia at the WVU Rifle Range in Morgantown.

Final Buckeye Open Results

Murray State 4699
TCU 4695
Ohio State 4676
Nevada 4640
Morehead State 4584