Oct. 23, 2011

OSU Buckeye Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State pistol team defeated the defending national collegiate champion, the U.S. Military Academy (Army) Saturday at the OSU Buckeye Invitational in Converse Hall, 6,365 to 6,344. The Buckeyes won only one of three open events (free pistol) but the margin was enough to offset Army’s wins in standard and air pistol. OSU outscored Army 2,059 to 1,969 in free pistol but Army won standard pistol, 2,159 to 2,124 and free pistol, 2,216 to 2,182.

In the women’s events, the lady cadets won, 2,647 to 2,661. Army won women’s sport pistol, 1,617 to 1,603 and air pistol, 1,044 to 1,021 to sweep the events.

USMA’s Ben Poth finished first in free pistol with a 529 and air pistol with a 566. He was second in standard pistol at 544 after losing a tie breaker to teammate Jake Shelton. Poth was the three-gun aggregate winner with a 1,639. In the women’s events, Army’s Heather Deppe won sport (562) and air (377) and was the two-gun aggregate winner with a 939.

Top individual finishers for Ohio State included Blake Reburn finishing second in free pistol with a 524 and third in air pistol with a 550. Joe Totts was third in standard pistol with a 541. Totts finished third in the three-gun aggregate with a 1,595. OSU’s Kim Hullings was second in women’s sport pistol with a 562. In women’s air pistol, Amanda Watters was second with a 343. Hullings finished second in the two-gun aggregate with a 903.

Ohio State returns to action, Oct. 29 at the Purdue Invitational.