Bernard Melus

Player profile

  • Hometown Lake Zurich, Ill.
  • Year Junior


Free PistolStandard Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate
at Rocky Mountain Invitationalat Coast Guardat Armyvs. Army
Oct. 26, 2018Feb. 24, 2019Nov. 18, 2017Nov. 17, 2018

2018-2019 (Sophomore)

  • Second Team All-American in Free Pistol and Honorable Mention All-American in Standard Pistol
  • Placed 12th (Open Air), 13th (3-Gun Agg.), 20th (Free), and 22nd (Standard) at the 2019 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Teamed up with Samuel Gens, Shrenik Jain and Anthony McCollum to set a school record for the Standard Pistol Team with a score of 2,194 on Oct. 13
  • Posted season averages of 501 in Free Pistol, 528 in Standard Pistol and 541 in Air Pistol
  • Traveled to Changwon, Korea to Compete in the ISSF World Championships
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • Finished eighth (Standard) and 11th (Free) at the 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Counted’ for five events, three in Free Pistol and a pair of Standard Pistol
  • Garnered season averages of 543 (Open Air), 499 (Free), 523 (Standard) and 1,567 (3-gun aggregate)
  • Contributed to an all-time school team record for 3-gun aggregate (6,491)


  • Member of the Arlington International Air Gun Club (AIAC) and the Golen BBs Skeet Team
  • Ranked third individually in Standard Pistol Junior at the 2017 USA Shooting Nationals
  • Shot for the Golden BBs and was selected for the Illinois 2017 Junior All-State Skeet Team


  • Son of Bernard and Olga Meus
  • Has one brother, Michael
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering major, German minor