September 26, 2021

Ohio State Fires a Team Record-Opening Match Score at Nebraska

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The Ohio State University rifle team posted a team-record opening match score of 4673 at Nebraska on Saturday. The Huskers outpointed the Buckeyes 4678 to 4673 in what was a very tight match from start to finish.

Ohio State was led by freshman Viktor Kiss, who fired an aggregate score of 1,175 to lead all athletes. Kiss led the team in air rifle with a score of 591. He was followed by seniors Ariel Hall and Annie Tomb who fired scores of 587 and 585, respectively. Rounding out team scoring were sophomores Philip Becker (584) and Derek Keiser (577). Senior Annabelle Stanec led the way for Ohio State’s individuals with a score of 580 while sophomore Tyler Hanson fired a 578 to round out individual scoring.

In smallbore Derek Keiser fired a career-best score of 585 to lead the Buckeyes and he was followed closely by Viktor Kiss who fired a score of 584. Ariel Hall (581), Annabelle Stanec (576), and Tyler Hanson (575) rounded out team scoring while Philip Becker (573) and Annie Tomb (568) competed as individuals.

More from Coach Tanoue: “It was fantastic to be back on the road with the team and we had a great opportunity this weekend to compete at Nebraska who is a new member to the Patriot Rifle Conference this season. I felt our performance was an excellent way to start our season. Although we leave Lincoln with some areas to improve, we had a lot of positives within each performance and to set a new record for a season opener was also a great feeling. We’re excited to get back for our first home match of the season with the US Naval Academy next Sunday.”

The rifle ream returns to action next Sunday, October 3, against Navy.