Oct. 25, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 7 Ohio State Rifle Team fired a new home match record score of 4669 in wins over Army (4633) and UTEP (4577) on Sunday at Converse Hall on campus.
The 4669 bested their previous mark of 4655 which was set against Army in October of 2013. The score was also the third highest in program history behind the 4675 and 4672 scores fired in Alaska last weekend.
“Firing a new home score record of 4669 was definitely a solid first home competition of the season,” said head coach Ryan Tanoue. “Although our smallbore score wasn’t what we were aiming for, it was great to see the team turn right around and perform well in air rifle. Score wise I feel that although it was another record score for the team, we know that there is a lot more that we can do with regard to our performances and I know that the team is eager to continue the push toward fulfilling our potential as we work through this current stretch of matches. With two weekends down and four more to go before we break for Thanksgiving we know that our group has a huge opportunity to continue to work hard toward establishing the score level we know we can achieve.”
In smallbore, the Buckeyes posted a 2313 team score led by senior Remington Lyman and sophomore Drew Cheezum who both fired a team high 582. Junior Deanna Binnie (575), sophomore Mark Matheny (574) and freshman Michael Steinel (573) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State.
Seeing their first action of the season, juniors Anthony Cuozzo (570) and Kendal Elder (569) led the way for the Ohio State individuals. Sophomore Joshua Black also fired a 569 while freshman Quintin Wotring, senior Alex Kimura and junior Chrissy Thomas fired scores of 567, 563 and 552 respectively in their first home action of the season. Four other Freshman also got their Buckeye careers underway today with Brendan Whitaker (570), Bailey Urbach (566), Kristoffer Blaney (555) and Patrick Sardo (540) rounding out individual scoring for Ohio State.
In air rifle, Ohio State fired a 2356, equaling their team record fired in Alaska last weekend. Leading the way was sophomore Drew Cheezum who fired a personal best 594. Remington Lyman followed him with a 592 while Michael Steinel (586), Joshua Black (584) and Mark Matheny (578) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State returns to action this coming Saturday with Murray State and Nevada during the first weekend of the Dr. John C. Fellingham Buckeye Open Match.