March 19 - 25, 2013
Joe Totts crowned national individual champion in standard pistol
Buckeyes qualified for all five team events and qualified six for individual events.
February 26 - March 4, 2013
Six Buckeyes end competition having placed in the top 10
2012-13 (Junior Season): Earned a season-high 553 in air pistol for a second-place finish at the Buckeye Corral Nov. 17 ... finished first in free pistol 30-shot match at the same event ... earned a season-high 512 in free pistol at the first match of the season against Army (Oct. 20) ... also earned a season-high 542 in standard pistol ... finished first in free pistol 30-shot at match against Purdue Oct. 28 ... was part of all three first place teams at the Winter Open (Jan. 25-26) ...earned All-America honors.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Earned a season-high in free pistol (539) during the first match of the season at the Ohio Cup ... tallied a season-high in standard pistol (520) at Collegiate Sectionals ... season-high in air pistol (567) earned at the Winter Open ... set a season-high and team record in open aggregate (1609) at Collegiate Sectionals ... placed second as a member of the free pistol team (1998) at the Collegiate National Championships ... earned a 1559 aggregate score to finish 11thoverall at the Collegiate National Championships ... NRA First Team All-American for the second consecutive year in both air and free pistol ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010-11 (Freshman Season): Season-highs of 524 in open free at the Collegiate Sectional, 547 in open standard against Akron, and 562 in open air against The Citadel ... season-high aggregate of 1,604 (free 507, standard 563, air 534) at the Winter Open ... finished tied for 13th (506) in open free and tied for 18th (547) in open air at the National Collegiate Championship ... NRA First-Team All-American in open air and standard pistol.
Shooting Experience: Member of the Massachusetts Air Pistol Team (2006-10) ... Massachusetts State Junior Olympics free pistol bronze and National Junior Olympics Division J2 Gold (2007) ... Massachusetts State Junior Olympics free pistol silver and National Junior Olympics Division J2 Gold and all star team (2008) ... USAS National Championship air pistol - silver class B, Massachusetts State Junior Olympics free pistol-gold, Massachusetts State Junior Olympics air pistol-silver, National Junior Olympics free pistol all star team (2009).
Monty Tech High School: Cadet Battalion Commander attaining the rank of Cadet Colonel of Marine Corps JROTC ... president of National Honor Society ... Student Council.
Personal: Son of Ronald and Donna Tourigny ... has one brother, Chris and twin sister Renee ... enjoys shooting, scuba diving, traditional bow making and shooting ... plans to serve in the United States Military and shoot in the Olympics after completion of undergraduate studies ... lists greatest sports thrill as shooting a great group of 10's ... worked on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Maynard, Ma., in 2008.
Buckeye Spotlight - Liz Buerling, Pistol