Jan. 21, 2001
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State pistol team lost by 33 points to the U.S. Naval Academy over the weekend at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie range on The Ohio State University campus. The Naval Academy outscored the Buckeyes 6,243 to 6,210. The OSU/NROTC – Blue finished third at 3,347 with Purdue fourth with 5,084. The Buckeyes are the defending national collegiate champions.
The Naval Academy won free pistol over OSU, 1,998-1,960 and air pistol, 2,192-2,139. The Buckeyes won the standard pistol, 2,111-2,053 over Navy.
Ohio State’s women’s sport and women’s air pistol won victories over the Naval Academy. In women’s sport, OSU won 2,080-1,946 and in women’s air, 1,050-1,010. The Buckeyes are the defending national champion in both events.
OSU’s Paul Zelenak (Sr., New Milford, Conn./New Milford H. S.) was honored as the top open shooter of the match winning the standard pistol competition with a 546 over teammate Robbie Parrish (Sr., Groveport, Ohio/Groveport Madison H.S.) who had a 541. Zelenak finished second in air pistol with a 551, being edged out on a close tie breaker by Navy’s Pete Foradori. In the free pistol, Zelenak finished second with 502 to the Navy’s James Diefenderfer with 519.
Ohio State took firsts in both women’s events. Karen Tessneer (Sr., Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek H. S.) captured the women’s air pistol with a 363 mark with teammate Jessica Marshall (So., Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington H. S.) finishing second at 357. Marshall took first in women’s sports pistol with a score of 561. Janine Mills of the Naval Academy finished second with 542. OSU’s Marshall was the top women’s shooter with her two event combined score of 918
Team Totals Free Standard Air Aggregate 1. Naval Academy – Blue 1,998 2,053 2,192 6,243 2. Ohio State 1,960 2,111 2,139 6,201 3. OSU/NROTC – Gold 1,537 2,011 1,999 5,547 4. Purdue 1,447 1,754 1,857 5,048 — Naval Academy – Gold 1,792 1,953 2,079 5,824 — OSU/NROTC – Blue 727 1,377 – –