Buckeyes Sweep Competition at Winter Open Championships
Jan. 26, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University pistol team hosted the 10th annual Winter Open International Pistol Championships at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range Jan. 24-25. The Buckeyes tallied a 5,414 in the team competition to defeat The Citadel (5,030), Cedarville University (4,269) and Purdue (3,870) and continue their undefeated streak.
The Buckeyes swept the individual events, as senior Jason Reineck won free pistol with a 265 and senior Joe Totts claimed first place in standard pistol (551), air pistol (563) and the three-gun aggregate (1,369).
Behind Reineck, senior A.J. Tourigny shot a 260 to place second on the team in free pistol, while freshman Quentin Coffman and senior Kim Hullings earned scores of 546 and 545, respectively, to place third and fourth behind Totts in standard pistol. Additionally, freshman Seth Bearjar (555) and Tourigny (554) rounded out the top three overall scorers in open air pistol, while Hullings (552) placed fourth.
Behind Totts in the three-gun aggregate, Cauffman scored a 1,343 to place third.
The Buckeyes also swept the women’s competition, scoring a 2,728 to defeat The Citadel (2,538) and Cedarville University (1,859).
Hullings paved the way in all three women’s events, claiming first place in women’s sport (566), women’s air (366) and the two-gun aggregate (932). Behind Hullings in women’s sport pistol, senior Mariah Skiles (556) and freshman Elizabeth Szalajko (528) rounded out the top three scorers.
Behind Hullings in women’s air pistol, Szalajko shot a 363 to place second, while in women’s two-gun aggregate, Skiles notched second place with an overall score of 900 while Szalajko earned third place with an overall score of 891.
Both the open and women’s teams take undefeated records to the collegiate sectionals next Friday and Saturday, which will be hosted by Ohio State at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
Sectionals scores from around the nation determine the Top 10 teams to qualify to the NRA National Championships in March.
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