Nov. 14, 2013


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State pistol team carried its winning momentum into its second match of the season with The Citadel and VMI, tallying an open aggregate score of 6,405 to defeat the Bulldogs (6,103) and Keydets (5,428).

Senior A.J. Tourigny led the way for the Buckeyes in free pistol, shooting a 509 to place first overall ahead of classmates Jason Reineck (508) and Joe Totts (507) who took second and third, respectively. Freshmen Seth Bearjar rounded out scoring for the Buckeyes, posting a score of 502 to contribute to the team scoring total of 2,026.

Totts earned his fifth first-place finish of the season in standard pistol after shooting a score of 560. The Mogadore, Ohio, native now holds an undefeated record (5-0) throughout the first half of the season. Behind Totts, senior Kim Hullings finished in second place with a score of 549 while Cauffman earned third place with a score of 541. Junior Greyson McCaig shot a 524 to contribute to the Buckeyes’ overall score of 2,174 and first-place team finish.

Ohio State also swept competition in air pistol, earning the top four finishes in the event. Totts (555), Reineck (552), Tourigny (551) and Bearjar (547) combined for the team event aggregate of 2,175 and a first-place team finish.

The Buckeyes also swept The Citadel in women’s competition, tallying an aggregate score of 2,666 to defeat the Bulldogs (2,553).

Hullings earned first-place finishes in both women’s sport and women’s air pistol, shooting a 547 and 359, respectively. She was followed by senior Mariah Skiles (545) and freshman Elizabeth Buerling (529) who took second and third place in women’s sport pistol and rounded out the team scoring to total an overall score of 1,621.

Skiles and Buerling also rounded out the top three Buckeyes scorers in women’s sport pistol, shooting scores of 347 and 339, respectively, to contribute to the overall team score of 1,045.

Ohio State returns to action Jan. 11-12 at the Camp Perry Open in Camp Perry, Ohio. Competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. both days.