FORT WORTH, Texas – The Ohio State University rifle team competed in a pair of matches with TCU and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy over the weekend, recording their highest score of the season (4,665) vs. the USCGA Bears.
On Saturday the team fired a score of 4,644 with senior Rhiann Travis registering the highest aggregate score of 1,169.
The Buckeyes posted a smallbore score of 2,293 and was led by Travis who carded a score of 578. She was followed by senior Jacob Buchanan (574) and sophomores Ariel Hall (573), Annie Tomb (568), and Annabelle Stanec (566). Natalie Katsuyama (567) led the way for the trio of freshmen who competed as individuals. She was followed by Katie Ezell (559) and Joel Potts (557).
In air rifle, Ohio State scored 2,351 paced by Travis and Buchanan who both fired scores of 591. Rounding out team scoring was Hall (585), Tomb (584), and Ezell (578). Stanec led the way for the individuals with a score of 581.
The season-best tally of 4,665 came on Sunday, thanks in large part to Hall’s team-high aggregate score of 1,171.
Ohio State came in at 2,308 in smallbore led by Hall’s score of 582. She was followed by Buchanan (578), Travis (575), Stanec (573), and Tomb (572). Katsuyama and Potts fired as individuals and posted scores of 562 and 560, respectively.
Travis put up 593 in air rifle, lifting the Buckeyes to a 2,357 team tally. She was flanked by Buchanan and Hall who both fired scores of 589. Tomb (586) and Ezell (575) rounded out team scoring. Stanec led the way for the individuals with a 582 followed by Katsuyama who compiled a 578.
“It was a really fantastic effort from the team over the weekend,” said head coach Ryan Tanoue. “To fire a season high score was a great feeling and we’ll look to ride the momentum into our home match with Air Force and UTEP this coming weekend.”
The rifle team returns to action on Saturday, January 25th against the U.S. Air Force Academy and UTEP inside Converse Hall.