Ohio State Rifle traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado to compete at the USA Shooting Winter Air Championships and at the United States Air Force Academy over the weekend.
USA Shooting and the Olympic Training Center Shooting Complex hosted more than 340 rifle athletes over two days of competition. Ohio State’s highest finisher was Rhiann Travis who placed 15th overall and 8th in the junior category. Freshman Annabelle Stanec (20th, junior), sophomore Elizabeth Dutton (26th, junior), freshman Annie Tomb (55th, junior), freshman Ariel Hall (56th, junior), sophomore Mica Harr (71st, junior), and senior Bailey Urbach (148th, open) rounded out Ohio State’s female competitors. In the men’s match, junior Jacob Buchanan led the way by finishing 12th in the junior category. Senior Michael Steinel finished 33rd in the open category, while sophomore Jared Minor placed 37th in the junior category.
In smallbore, Ohio State posted a score of 2297 led by Jacob Buchanan who fired a score of 578. He was followed by Rhiann Travis and Elizabeth Dutton who both fired scores of 574, Michael Steinel (571) and Ariel Hall (568) rounded out team scoring. Bailey Urbach led the way for the individuals with a score of 570. She was followed by Jared Minor (559) and Anna Tomb (555).
In air rifle, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2355 led by a personal best 592 from Annabelle Stanec. She was followed by Elizabeth Dutton (590), Rhiann Travis (589), Jacob Buchanan (584), and Michael Steinel (581). Ariel Hall led the way for the individuals with score of 587 while Mica Harr (578) and Bailey Urbach (574) rounded out individual scoring. Coach Tanoue said,
“The Winter Air Championships is the largest air rifle competition in the United States and our team had some really good performances over the two days of competition at the Olympic Training Center. Finishing the fall portion of our season with three straight days of competition was a grind, but a great experience for the team. That said the focus will now shift to finishing the semester strong academically and heading into the winter break on a high note.”
Ohio State will return to action in the new year on January 12th against Ole Miss and Alaska.
Winter Air Championships Results: http://www.usashooting.org/7-events/101-match-results/nationalresults
Air Force Results: http://ncaarifle.org/Home/Scorecard?MatchId=760