Bernard Melus

Player profile

  • Hometown Lake Zurich, Ill.
  • Year Sophomore

Personal Bests

  • Free: 516 @ Rocky Mountain Invitational (10/26/2018)
  • Standard: 545 @ Coast Guard (2/24/19)
  • Air 60: 554 @ Army (11/18/2017)
  • 3-Gun Aggregate: 1,586 @ Home vs Army (11/17/2018)

2018-2019 (Sophomore)

  • Second Team All-American in Free Pistol and Third Team All-American in Standard Pistol
  • Placed 12th (Open Air), 13th (3-Gun Agg.), 20th (Free), and 22nd (Standard) at 2019 Collegiate Pistol National Championships
  • Teamed with Samuel Gens, Shrenik Jain and Anthony McCollum to post a school-record 2,194 Standard Pistol score on Feb. 23
  • 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