Jan. 22, 2017


Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State hosted the United States Naval Academy over the weekend and came out on top by a score of 6,397 to 6,077

OSU shooters placed first in every event of the competition, and in three instances it had the top two shooters. In free pistol Quentin Cauffman scored 531 and teammate Anthony McCollum was right behind him with 512. The Buckeyes won that event 2,044-1,886 which was the highest margin of victory for all weekend.

Cauffman and McCollum flip-flopped in standard pistol; McCollum came in first with a score of 542 and Cauffman was right behind him with 535. Irina Andrianova was right up there with her teammates, scoring 531. Those Buckeyes were the top three finishers in air pistol: McCollum was first at 560, Cauffman was one point behind at 559, and Andrianova came in third place with 553. Mike Soklaski and Seth Bearjar scored 550 and 539, respectively, to round out the top five.

Andrianova won both women’s sport and women’s air with scores of 552 and 367. Elizabeth Buerling placed third in women’s sport with 524 and Kara Moody tied her with the same score. Emily Rust posted the third-highest score in women’s air pistol, recording a mark of 352.

Ohio State’s winter open is up next on the docket, the final event before sectionals begin in February as the Buckeyes march towards a fourth consecutive national championship.