COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Rifle team returned to action on Sunday, October 3 firing a team score of 4668 against Navy (4687) at the Hugh W. Wylie Range inside of Converse Hall.
In smallbore, freshman Nathan Wehrlen got his Buckeye career off to a great start by leading the team with a score of 582 which was a personal and career-best score. Chandler Deaton and Eva Horgan also got their Ohio State careers underway on Sunday with scores of 556 and 549 respectively. Ohio State fired a smallbore team score of 2308 with the counting smallbore team members: Philip Becker, Ariel Hall, Tyler Hanson, Derek Keiser who all fired scores of 577 and Annabelle Stanec who rounded out the team scoring with a 575. Completing the individual scorers were Natalie Katsuyama (570), Annie Tomb (570), Frank Steyn (556), and Joel Potts (555)
In air rifle, the team fired a season-best score of 2360 led by Ariel Hall who fired a team-high score of 593. Derek Keiser (591), Annie Tomb (590), and Philip Becker (587) all fired season-best scores while Nathan Wehrlen (578) rounded out the team scoring for the Buckeyes. Joel Potts led the way for Ohio State’s individuals with a score of 585. He was followed by Chandler Deaton (583), Annabelle Stanec (582), Eva Horgan (582), Frank Steyn (579), Natalie Katsuyama (578), and Tyler Hanson (575) who rounded out the team scoring.
Ohio State was without freshman Viktor Kiss who is currently competing at the Junior World Championships in Peru.
Coach Tanoue: “Competing at home for the first time this season was a great feeling and it was nice to see three of our freshman get their Ohio State careers underway. For the team’s performance it was a good step forward and gives us a lot to build on as we head to our first back-to-back matches of the season at Alaska in two weeks.”
Ohio State returns to action with a pair of matches in Fairbanks, Alaska on October 15 and 16.