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March 11, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State shot a 2359 air rifle score on Saturday and finished with a two-day total of 4670 which put the Buckeyes in seventh place at the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championship.

This was the second consecutive year the Buckeyes had qualified for the NCAA Championship and just the third in school history. And for the second-straight season, OSU finished seventh at the finals.

In air rifle, junior Mark Matheny led the way for the Buckeyes with a score of 592. That was his third-highest score of the season. Fellow junior Drew Cheezum posted a 590 and was followed by freshmen Rhiann Travis with a 589 and Jacob Buchanan at 588. Sophomore Michael Steinel totaled a 586 to cap the Buckeyes scorers on Saturday.

In the overall team race, West Virginia claimed its fifth-straight title, edging TCU by 17 points. Mountaineer Milica Babic won a great final dual with teammate Morgan Phillips to take the individual air rifle title.

The Buckeyes had a tremendous season, setting the school’s single-match record in both guns, again topping its best NCAA three-score average and setting both individual single-match records. The future also looks bright as all five Buckeyes who competed this weekend will return next season.

Ohio State Smallbore Results
17. Drew Cheezum          581
25. Michael Steinel          579
28. Jacob Buchanan         577
35. Rhiann Travis              574
40. Mark Matheny           571

Ohio State Air Rifle Results
15. Mark Matheny           592
20. Drew Cheezum          590
35. Rhiann Travis              589
28. Jacob Buchanan         588
40. Michael Steinel          586

Final Team Standings
1. West Virginia                 2336       2387       4723
2. TCU                                   2334       2372       4706
3. Murray St.                      2326       2366       4692
4. Kentucky                        2331       2351       4682
5. Alaska Fairbanks          2317       2359       4676
6. Nebraska                        2308       2368       4676
7. Ohio State                      2311       2359       4670
8. Air Force                         2307       2346       4653