Nov. 15, 2016


Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Ohio State pistol team won its competition over the weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Buckeyes topped West Point, Utah, and Texas A&M.

Team Scores:
Ohio State- 6430
West Point- 6269
Texas A&M- 5801
Utah- 4494

Ohio State posted the highest score in each part of the competition, leading to an easy team victory.

In air pistol Anthony McCollum led all comers with a score of 564, while teammates Mike Soklaski and Irina Andrianova were right behind him with 557 and 556, respectively. The Buckeyes totaled a score of 2217 in that event, with West Point coming in second at 2187.

Free pistol was more of the same, as McCollum (546) and Quentin Cauffman (540) led the way for Ohio State. Andrianova also posted a high score of 526, helping OSU to a total score of 2137. Once again, West Point came in second with a score of 2074.

Ohio State also placed first on the women’s side, its total of 2662 besting Texas A&M’s score of 2604.

The Buckeyes and Aggies were the top two teams in sport pistol, both totaling over 1500. Ohio State was led by Andrianova, Liz Buerling, and Kara Moody in that event with scores of 545, 526, and 526. For women’s air pistol the same three were the top scorers for the Scarlet and Gray. Andrianova scored 370, Moody scored 358, and Buerling scored 337. Utah’s Alexis Lagan led all shooters with 371.

OSU will host the Buckeye open this weekend before breaking from competition until Jan. 14, when it will take a trip to The Citadel.