Samuel Gens

Player profile

  • Hometown Andover, Mass.
  • Year Senior


Standard Pistol
Sport Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate
Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)
2019-20535 (556)563 (575)566 (574)1,664 (1,695)
2018-19521 (551)N/A563 (573)1,614 (1,645)
2017-18506 (532)N/A555 (569)1,586 (1,633

2019-20 (Junior)

  • First Team All-American for both air pistol and standard pistol
  • Paced the Buckeyes with a 566 air pistol season average
  • Also ranked top-3 on the team for sport pistol (563, 2nd), standard pistol (535, 3rd) and three-gun aggregate (1,664, 3rd)
  • Owned the team’s high score in three-gun aggregate (1,695), air pistol (574) and sport pistol (575)
  • Finished as a ‘counter’ in all 10 sport pistol events and 11 of 12 air pistol outings
  • Competed in the Olympic Trials
  • Academic All-Big Ten

2018-2019 (Sophomore)

  • Free Pistol National Champion (533) at the 2019 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Also placed third (open air), sixth (three-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 three-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 (three-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 three-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 pistol 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