Bernard Melus

Player profile

  • Hometown Lake Zurich, Ill.
  • Year Senior


Standard Pistol
Sport Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate
Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)
2019-20523(558)553 (565)550 (557)1,628 (1,671)
2018-19528 (545)N/A541 (549)1,569 (1,586)
2017-18523 (529)N/A543 (554)1,567 (1,578)

2019-20 (Junior)

  • All-America Second Team (air pistol) and All-America Honorable Mention (standard pistol)
  • Ranked top-5 on the team with a season average of 1,628 for three-gun aggregate
  • Contributed ‘counting’ scores in 29 of 34 opportunities
  • Posted season averages of 523 (standard pistol), 553 (sport pistol) and 550 (air pistol)
  • Competed in the Olympic Trials
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete

2018-2019 (Sophomore)

  • Second Team All-American in Free pistol and Honorable Mention All-American in Standard pistol
  • Placed 12th (open air), 13th (three-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 (three-gun aggregate)
  • Contributed to an all-time school team record for three-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