Ohio State Rifle got their 2018-19 season underway in El Paso, Texas over the weekend winning a pair of matches over the UTEP Miners.
During Saturday’s competition, the Buckeyes posted an aggregate team score of 4661, while UTEP posted a score of 4583. In the smallbore match, the team fired a score of 2313 led by juniors Jacob Buchanan and Rhiann Travis who both posted matching scores of 583. Sophomore Elizabeth Dutton (574), senior Quintin Wotring (573), and freshman Ariel Hall (558) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Junior Alli Kissell led the way for Ohio State’s individuals with a 572, while sophomore Mica Harr (571), and senior Michael Steinel (568) completed the individual scoring. In air rifle, Ohio State fired a team score of 2348 led by Travis’ 594. Buchanan (587), Dutton (585), Hall (582), and Steinel (578) rounded out team scoring while Kissell (586), Harr (583), and Wotring (573) completed the individual performances.
On Sunday, Ohio State fired a team aggregate score of 4653 compared to UTEP’s 4547. The smallbore match team score was a 2299 led by Rhiann Travis who fired a 579. She was followed by Elizabeth Dutton (576), Jacob Buchanan (570), Alli Kissell (574), and Quintin Wotring (558). Michael Steinel fired a 564 as an individual. In air rifle, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2354 led by Jacob Buchanan who posted a 592. He was closely followed by Rhiann Travis (589), Elizabeth Dutton (589), Alli Kissell (584), and Mica Harr (582). Ariel Hall fired a 585 as an individual. Coach Tanoue said,
“It was great to get our season underway in El Paso over the weekend. We saw some solid individual performances while also knowing we have a lot of room to grow as the season progresses. Starting the season on the road is always a challenge, but getting through this first weekend will no doubt have us better prepared to make the 4000 mile journey to Alaska in two weeks.”
Ohio State returns to action Oct. 13-14, 2018 with matches against the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Nebraska in Fairbanks, Alaska.