February 23, 2022

Keiser, Kiss to Represent Ohio State at NCAA Championships


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rifle Committee has announced the teams and individual qualifiers for the 2022 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships. For Ohio State, Viktor Kiss (smallbore) and Derek Keiser (air rifle) will represent the Buckeyes March 11-12 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular-season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.

A total of 48 competitors will compete in the championships, with 40 competitors coming from the top eight teams selected. The remaining eight competitors were selected based on the scores submitted from the designated qualifier.

Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday, March 11, and individual and team competitions in air rifle (60 shots) will be held Saturday, March 12. The overall team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team total scores into one aggregate score for each institution.

In 2021, Kentucky claimed its third national championship, edging out TCU with a score of 4,731.

Team Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position and Air Rifle)
Air Force
Alaska Fairbanks
Murray State
Ole Miss
West Virginia

Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle)
Andre Gross, Akron
Angeline Henry, Memphis
Derek Keiser, Ohio State
Mackenzie VanPatten, Jacksonville State

Alternates (Smallbore Three-Position)
Emily Cheramie, Nebraska
Derek Keiser, Ohio State

Alternates (Air Rifle)
Ariel Hall, Ohio State
Katie Tedeschi, NC State