Oct. 25, 2016
Columbus, Ohio—The Ohio State pistol team competed against Texas A&M over the weekend down in College Station, Texas and came home with wins in four of the five events.
Over the course of this past weekend, both the Buckeyes and Aggies faced off in five events- standard pistol, free pistol, air pistol, women’s air pistol, and sport pistol- and the Scarlet and Gray came ahead in all but the women’s air pistol. Individually, Ohio State shooters placed first in each event, capping a successful weekend for them.
For standard pistol, OSU won by a score of 2180 to 2011, with Junior Olympian Anthony McCollum pacing all comers with a score of 555. Zach Dahmen, Quentin Cauffman, and Irina Andrianova followed up with scores of 550, 549, and 526 respectively. The largest margin of victory for Ohio State came in free pistol, where it won 2045 to 1817. Seth Bearjar was among the top four scorers in that one, putting up a mark of 508. Cauffman, McCollum, and Dahmen were the other three Buckeyes making up the field in free pistol.
The other two events Ohio State took first place in were air pistol, both team and women’s. For team it was McCollum (561), Cauffman (554), Andrianova (550), and Bearjar (543) who helped lead the Buckeyes to victory. For women’s air pistol Andrianova led all shooters with a score of 369, while Liz Buerling (349) and Kara Moody (332) helped secure first place. Though the Texas A&M won the women’s sport pistol event, it was by a narrow margin: 1604-1593, and Andrianova had the highest score with 554.
For Ohio State the next match on the schedule is a trip to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Nov. 11-12.