Jan. 17, 2017


Columbus, Ohio— Competing in Charleston, South Carolina against The Citadel and the Unites States Military Academy pistol teams, Ohio State had an excellent weekend of competition.

Buckeye shooters placed first in all three women’s events (aggregate, air, and sport) as well as free pistol and air pistol. Most notably they placed first in grand aggregate with 6,309 points.

Individually there were three Ohio State shooters who won individual events. Irina Andrianova had the highest score in women’s sport with 538, and she was followed by teammates Kara Moody and Liz Buerling who shot 535 and 526, respectively. Andrianova and Buerling also took second and third place, respectively in women’s sport.

The other two individuals with first place finishes were Quentin Cauffman and Anthony McCollum. Cauffman (532) was the high scorer in free pistol and McCollum was the top finisher in air pistol (561). McCollum was one of only two shooters to score about 90 in every round of air pistol. Joining Cauffman as 500-plus point scorers in free pistol were McCollum (504) and Seth Bearjar (500).

The Buckeyes placed third in standard pistol; McCollum (527) and Andrianova (526) led the team in that event.

Next up for Ohio State is a visit from the Naval Academy for a weekend of competition on Jan. 21-22.