COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team fired a season-best equaling 4694 against TCU (4752) on Saturday. The score of 4694 helped to improve the teams NCAA 3 Score Average to 4393.67 with three matches remaining in the regular season.
In smallbore, the team fired a score of 2322 led by Nathan Wehrlen and Viktor Kiss who fired scores of 584 and 583 respectively. Derek Keiser (580), Ariel Hall (575), and Annabelle Stanec(567) rounded out the team scoring. Philip Becker led the way for the individuals with a season-best score of 581. Frank Steyn and Eva Horgan both also fired season-best scores of 568 and 551 respectively. Joel Potts (566), Annie Tomb (561), and Natalie Katsuyama (555) rounded out individual scoring.
In air rifle, the Buckeyes fired a season-best team score of 2372 which was the fifth-highest score in program history. The team was led by a personal/career-best equaling 596 from Derek Keiser. Ariel Hall fired a 594, one point off of her season-best and Philip Becker fired his season-best with a score of 590. Viktor Kiss (592), and Nathan Wehrlen (582) rounded out the team scoring. Annie Tomb led the way for the individuals with a score of 588 followed by Annabelle Stanec (580), Joel Potts (576), Frank Steyn (573), Eva Horgan (572), and Natalie Katsuyama (568).
Coach Tanoue: “Saturday was another incremental improvement for our team. It was great to be back at home and see everyone compete and we saw some great performances from a lot of the team with several of them setting new or equaling personal and career-best scores. We were also able to increase our three score average again which is something we are pushing to achieve each match. The team has been in really good form following the winter break and I’m excited for us to take the next step at Akron this coming Sunday.”
Ohio State returns to action on Sunday at the Robert A. Pinn Range at the University of Akron.