COLUMBUS, Ohio – After completing an undefeated regular season, Ohio State pistol capped off the season with a national championship, capturing the crown in air pistol, team standard pistol and team sport pistol at the Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Ft. Benning, Ga.
The achievement marks the Buckeyes’ third overall team national title in the past four years. The Buckeyes earned a national team title at the 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, finished second at the 2019 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships and now have won back-to-back titles in 2021 and 2022.
On Thursday, Ohio State had four representatives in the air pistol finals with Jackson Leverett taking second place overall and Katelyn Abeln in third place. Additionally, four Buckeyes were in the air pistol final: Abeln, Leverett, Sam Gens and Henry Leverett.
Introducing your 2022 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS🏆🔥
After capturing the team air pistol championship, the team sport pistol championship, AND the team standard pistol championship, the Buckeyes were crowned the overall National Champions‼️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/tgds8HS8YJ
— Ohio State Pistol (@OSU_PISTOL) March 20, 2022
🔥Day One- Air Pistol- Results🔥
Team score: 2,249
♦️Jackson and Katelyn took silver and bronze respectively
♦️Of the 8 person final, 4 were from OSU
♦️5 top 10 finishers
♦️3 top 4 finishers
Heading into day 2, buckeyes are in first place‼️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/PvejCEt44R
— Ohio State Pistol (@OSU_PISTOL) March 18, 2022