Michael Steinel

Player profile

  • Hometown Marietta, Ohio
  • Year Senior

Personal Bests:

Air Rifle

2018-19 (Senior): 

  • Shot his air rifle season high of 593 at MSU (11/10)
  • Shot his smallbore season high of 580 at TCU (11/18)
  • Shot as a member of the counting team for 8/15 events in smallbore and 6/15 of the air rifle matches
  • Held season averages of
    • 571.1 Smallbore
    • 585.5 Air Rifle
    • 1158 Aggregate
  • Shot the team-high smallbore score three times this season
  • Shot the team-high air rifle score of 593 against MSU (11/10)

2017-18 (Junior): 

  • Shot as a member of the counting team for three events for air rifle and four for smallbore
  • Held season averages of
    • 574.5 Smallbore
    • 585.3 Air Rifle
    • 1160 Aggregate
  • Fired back to back season-high smallbore scores of 579 against West Virginia and Alaska
  • Shot a season-high air rifle score at Alaska of 593
  • Enjoyed a season-high individual aggregate score of 1169 against Nevada
  • Fired a solid all-around day against UTEP with an individual aggregate 1164, a 590 in air rifle and a 574 in smallbore

2016-17 (Sophomore):

  • Competed in every event and was a team counter in 10 of them including the NCAA Championship
  • Held season averages of 576.6 in smallbore, 590.1 in air rifle and 1167 aggregate
  • Had a very good start to the year, posting an 1175 at West Virginia behind a season-high tying 584 smallbore and a 591 air rifle
  • Posted a 593 at Nevada and a 594 on day two at UTEP with the air rifle
  • Returned to the lineup as a counter over the weekend at Air Force and scored for the team in the final seven events
  • Notched a season-high aggregate of 1179 at TCU on a season-best 596 air rifle and a 575 smallbore
  • Followed that with a 595 air rifle vs. Kentucky for an 1177 aggregate
  • Had an overall 1176 at the PRC Championship before tying his season-high with a 584 smallbore in the NCAA Qualifier
  • Finished second on the team and 25th overall with a 579 smallbore at the NCAA Championship

2015-16 (Freshman):

  • Finished eighth in the air rifle at the PRC Championship and earned All-Conference honors
  • One of six Buckeyes who shot in every event
  • Had an average of 588.8 in the air rifle which was the second-best score on the team
  • Averaged 573.9 in the smallbore
  • Posted a 592 in the air rifle in his second collegiate event at Alaska
  • Led the team with a 593 in air rifle at No. 1 West Virginia en route to his second 1170 aggregate
  • Posted his highest aggregate of 1171 at Air Force with a 589 air rifle and a season-best 582 in smallbore
  • Had a 578 smallbore on day 2 at UTEP
  • Fired a season-best 593 in the air rifle at the PRC Championship to earn All-Conference accolades
  • Recorded a 590 in the air rifle at the NCAA Qualifier to help the Buckeyes earn just their second trip to the NCAA Championships