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Nov. 22, 2015

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MORGANTOWN, W.V. – The 7th ranked Ohio State Rifle Team fired a new team record score of 4684 at West Virginia on Saturday. The Mountaineers fired a 4711. It was the third time this season that the team aggregate record has been broken and the 4684 bests the previous team record of 4676 fired at the Buckeye Open three weeks ago.

In smallbore, the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2325 and were paced by senior Remington Lyman and sophomore Drew Cheezum who both fired a score of 584. Lyman’s 584 was a season best score. In his first action this season as a counting team member, junior Anthony Cuozzo fired a 579 while junior Deanna Binnie (578) and sophomore Mark Matheny (576) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Firing as individuals, freshman Michael Steinel posted a personal best performance of 579 while senior Alex Kimura posted a season best 573.

In air rifle, Ohio State posted a new team record score of 2359 led by senior Remington Lyman who equaled his season best score of 592. Freshman Michael Steinel and sophomore Drew Cheezum were also above the 590 mark with a 591 and 590 respectively. Junior Anthony Cuozzo (586) and sophomore Mark Matheny (584) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Firing as individuals, sophomore Josh Black posted a season best 589 while freshman Quintin Wotring also fired a season best 584.

The team really put together our most complete performance of the season at WVU,” said head coach Ryan Tanoue. “The 4684 is a fantastic new record for our program and I am very proud of the team and their hard work which has pushed us to have now broken the team record for the third time this season. I also want to thank the parents and families who made the trip to Morgantown to watch us compete. It was awesome to have so much support on the road and myself and the team are very appreciative.”

“We saw very solid performances from all members of the counting team and the thing that excites myself and the team the most is that we know that our best is still in front of us,” Tanoue continued. “We are seeing a lot of our day to day work on technique and skill development starting to pay off in higher and more consistent performances and this is a great sign for us as we hit the mid-point of the season. The team will have a very well deserved short break for the Thanksgiving Holiday before we come back and get geared up for our final team match of the fall season at Air Force as well as the 2015 USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships which will serve as ‘Part 1’ of the 2016 US Olympic Trials for air rifle.”

Ohio State returns to action Thursday, December 3rd at Air Force.