April 18, 2018

Four Lady Buckeyes Compete at National Junior Olympics Shooting Championships


Today concluded the Women’s National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships. Ohio State sent four lady Bucks to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the event, including sophomore Rhiann Travis, freshman Elizabeth Dutton, freshman Mica Harr and freshman Megan Wilcoxson.

The ladies had a solid performance throughout the duration of the event, which started on April 13 and concluded today. The first event was 50m Three-Position Rifle, where there were two days of shooting and a final. This event consists of 3×40 smallbore shooting, and three of four Buckeyes qualified for the event.

Dutton and Travis just missed qualifying for the final, Dutton firing a day one score of 1147 and a day two score of 1141, finishing 10th overall. Travis followed close behind, firing an 1141 on day one and an 1142 on day two, finishing 14th overall. Freshman Megan Wilcoxson placed 49th overall, firing an 1101 on day one and an 1103 on day two.

In the second event, all Buckeyes qualified. The event consists of 10m Air Rifle, and there are also two days of competition and a final. Travis just missed qualifying for the final, finishing 12th overall. She fired a 618.1 on day one and a 617.8 on day two. Dutton finished 55th overall, with a 607.7 on day one and a 613 on day two. Following Dutton, Harr finished 86th overall with a 607.3 on day one and a 603.7 on day two, and Wilcoxson rounded in the Bucks finishing 117th overall with a 601.5 on day one and a 597 on day two.