Nov. 26, 2013


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team closed out the fall portion of the season against the University of Nebraska on Saturday. The Huskers outshot the Buckeyes 4663-4646.

In smallbore Ohio State fired a team score of 2310 led by a match high and season best 585 from freshman Deanna Binnie. Junior Greg Hagar also had a season best with a 576. Sophomore Remington Lyman equaled Hagar, also posting a 576 while senior Amanda Luoma (573) and freshman Anthony Cuozzo (568) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.

In air rifle Ohio State posted a team score of 2336 led by a match high 592 from Lyman. Cuozzo equaled his personal best with a 583 while Binnie (581), Hagar (580) and Luoma (579) rounded out team scoring for OSU.

Head coach Ryan Tanoue had these comments following the match: “A very solid performance for our team on the road this past weekend. We were pushing to end the fall portion of the season on a high note and I feel that we were certainly able to accomplish that. The 4646 score continued our string of strong performances and that score ranks as the third highest in program history, so I am very happy and proud of the score levels we have been able to achieve this season.”

“Nebraska has a very experienced team and they fired a season high score Saturday so I congratulate them on their performance. Of course we would have liked to have performed a bit better but coming off of a team record performance last week against Army I felt that there was no let down. We were able to maintain a very high level right through the end of the first half of the season.”

The Buckeyes will now be heading into the midseason break and will return to action on January 11, 2014 at home against Kentucky at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.

Coach Tanoue: “Now that we’re heading into the midseason break we have time to regroup and assess where we are nationally and I am very pleased with where we stand. After eight matches we are right in the mix in terms of our three-score average (half of the NCAA Championships qualification score comes from the three highest scores fired at three different locations during the regular season. The other half comes from the NCAA Qualifier in February) and we’ll have seven more opportunities in the spring including at Alaska, TCU and Murray State to improve our standing before the NCAA Qualifier in February.”

“I am tremendously proud of how far we have come in the last year and I’m also extremely pleased that our team’s hard work has been rewarded with multiple team and personal records. We’re looking forward to the spring and what will be a challenging yet thrilling second half of the season.”