Feb. 3, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team put in another solid performance in their first ever trip to Fort Worth and defeated TCU 4656-4625 Saturday, Feb. 1. The win improved Ohio State’s record to 3-1 in Patriot Rifle Conference matches.

Ohio State fired a 2310 in smallbore to TCU’s 2288. The Buckeyes were led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a match high 585. Freshman Anthony Cuozzo fired a 577 while sophomore Remington Lyman (576), freshman Deanna Binnie (572) and junior Greg Hagar (563) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Sophomore Alex Kimura and freshman Chrissy Thomas fired 570 and 569, respectively, competing as individuals.

In air rifle the Buckeyes fired a 2346 to TCU’s 2337. The 2346 was the second highest air rifle score in program history behind the program record 2351 that was fired in Alaska earlier this season. Cuozzo led the way for Ohio State with a personal best 589. Luoma fired a 587 with Lyman (586) and Hagar (584) close behind. Binnie (576) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Firing as individuals, Thomas and Kimura both fired personal bests with Thomas firing a 589 and Kimura a 584.

“This was certainly a match that we have been looking forward to all season and I am very proud of our team’s performance on Saturday,” head coach Ryan Tanoue said following the victory. “To be able to go to TCU for the first time, compete at a high level and earn a win over a very solid TCU team were three goals that we set at the beginning of the season and accomplishing those goals is a very satisfying feeling.”

“We have improved our NCAA Championships qualification score each of the last three weeks which definitely shows we are competing at a high level as we come down the home stretch of the season. With the conference championship match this coming weekend and the NCAA Qualifier three weeks out I am looking for our group to continue to improve and make that decisive push to the finish.”