October 24, 2016

Ohio State Posts 4670 against WVU on Sunday


Oct. 24, 2016


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Rifle Team completed its first home match of the season on Sunday with a 4721 – 4670 decision against No. 2 West Virginia.

In smallbore, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2314 led by junior Josh Black who fired a season best tying 583. Junior Drew Cheezum also fired a season best, posting a 581 while fellow junior Mark Matheny (575), freshman Rhiann Travis (575) and freshman Jacob Buchanan (575) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Firing as individuals, senior Anthony Cuozzo saw his first action of the season and posted a solid 583. Fellow senior Kendal Elder fired a season high 577 while sophomore Michael Steinel (573), Freshman Alli Kissell (572), sophomore Brendan Whitaker (572), sophomore Quintin Wotring (568), sophomore Bailey Urbach (563), seniors Chrissy Thomas (562) and Deanna Binnie (562) and sophomore Patrick Sardo (550) rounded out individual scoring for Ohio State.

In air rifle, Ohio State posted a team score of 2356 led by Rhiann Travis who was one point off of her season best with a 594. Jacob Buchanan (589), Drew Cheezum (588), Josh Black (585) and Mark Matheny (584) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Alli Kissell and Chrissy Thomas led the way for the Ohio State individuals, both firing season best scores of 584. Brendan Whitaker (582), Deanna Binnie (580), Anthony Cuozzo (579), Kendal Elder (579), Michael SteiIt was nel (577), Quintin Wotring (573), Bailey Urbach (569) and Patrick Sardo (559) rounded out individual scoring in air rifle.

“It was great to be competing at home for the first time this season, but we certainly faced some challenges on Sunday,” said head coach Ryan Tanoue. “There were definitely some solid performances in both events but I know that we were looking to see an increase in our performance from last week and I know the team is a bit disappointed not to have accomplished that. On the positive side, with the 4670 we were able to make a gain in our three score average and we have another opportunity right in front of us this weekend at Nebraska to take the strides we are looking for.”

The rifle team hits the road and returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 29 against the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.