COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Saturday the Ohio State University Rifle Team fired a team score of 4687 to defeat Morehead State (4670). The team’s score was the second-highest of the season thus far and increased the team’s NCAA 3 score qualification average to 4683.67.
In smallbore the team fired a season-best score of 2329 which was also the 4th highest smallbore score all-time for the team. Viktor Kiss led the way for the scoring team with a 584 followed closely by Ariel Hall and Nathan Wehrlen who fired scores of 582 and Tyler Hanson who fired a 581. Derek Keiser rounded out the team scoring with a 574. Joel Potts led the way for the individuals with a personal best 580. He was followed by Philip Becker (573), Annie Tomb (567), and Natalie Katsuyama (557). Annabelle Stanec (577), Chandler Deaton (560), Frank Steyn (557), and Eva Horgan (550) all fired season-high smallbore scores to round out individual scoring.
In air rifle Ohio State fired a team score of 2358 led by Ariel Hall who posted a score of 592. She was followed by Viktor Kiss (590), Philip Becker (588), Derek Keiser (588), and Nathan Wehrlen (583) who rounded out the team scoring. Joel Potts and Annie Tomb led the way for the individuals by firing scores of 586 while Annabelle Stanec (583), Chandler Deaton (579), Frank Steyn (574), Eva Horgan (570), Tyler Hanson (571), and Natalie Katsuyama (563) rounded out individual scoring.
Coach Tanoue: “Our performance Saturday was a solid follow up to our efforts in Alaska last week and it was great to put together a solid performance at home. We’ve been finding improvements week to week and the remainder of the fall season is going to be an exciting opportunity for this team to see where our performances can take us.”
Ohio State has this coming weekend off before finishing the fall semester with matches on 3 consecutive weekends: vs. Murray State & NC State (November 7), at WVU (November 14), at UTEP (November 20 &21).