Samuel Gens

Player profile

  • Hometown Andover, Mass.
  • Year Junior


Free PistolStandard Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate
544 (school record)551573 (school record)1,645
vs. Akron & Purdueat Texas A&Mat Texas A&Mat Texas A&M
Oct. 20, 2018Oct. 13, 2018Oct. 12, 2018Oct. 13, 2018

2018-2019 (Sophomore)

  • Free Pistol National Champion (533) at the 2019 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Also placed third (Open Air), sixth (3-Gun Agg.) and 29th (Standard) at Nationals
  • First Team All-American for both Free and Air Pistol
  • Shot a 544 Free Pistol score on Oct. 20, tied for the best in school history
  • Fired a 573 Air Pistol score on Oct. 11, tied for the best in school history
  • Teamed up with Shrenik Jain, Anthony McCollum and Bernard Melus to set a school-record for the Standard Pistol with a score of 2,194 on Oct. 13
  • Paced the team in season average for Free (530) and Air (563)
  • Set a season average of 1,614 in 3-Gun Aggregate (2nd on team) with a season high of 1,645 (team high)
  • Traveled to Changwon, Korea to compete in the ISSF World Championships

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • First Team All-American for both Free and Air Pistol
  • Placed third (Open Air), fourth (Free), fifth (3-gun aggregate) and 20th (Standard) at the 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Contributed to all-time school team records in Air (2,247), Free (2,107) and 3-gun aggregate (6,491)
  • Paced all Buckeyes with a 520 Free Pistol season average and ranked second at 555 in Open Air
  • Fired a 540 Free Pistol score vs. Purdue and Akron (Jan. 26-27), the high Free score by a Buckeye all season


  • Competed on the soccer, swimming & diving, wrestling and track & field teams for Greater Lawrence Technical School


  • Son of Bill and Chie Gens
  • Has one sister, Leah
  • Civil Engineering major