Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State hosted the Midwest Collegiate Pistol Sectionals this past weekend and turned in another stellar performance, inching closer to another national title.
Despite heavy competition from Akron and Purdue, Ohio State managed to take all five events over the weekend. The Buckeyes’ score of 6,309 just narrowly edged out Akron’s mark of 6,298. Purdue and Urbana rounded out the rest of the field. OSU’s women’s team also beat the Zips, 2,694-2,512.
The top three individual winners in all of the matches were as follows:
Standard Pistol: Brett Tucker (Akron – 547); Bryce Tucker (Akron – 538); Elizabeth Buerling (529)
Open Air Pistol: Albert Ferrante (Purdue – 556); Alec Wilkins (Akron – 554); Anthony McCollum (554)
Ten collegiate pistol sectionals are held around the country, with the results sent to NRA headquarters where the national selection committee names the top ten open teams, and top 30 individual in those events, who are then qualified to attend the National Championships at Ft. Benning, Georgia March 22-25, 2017. In the women’s matches, the top 15 teams and the top 20 women in each event are then qualified to attend the National Championships at Ft. Benning, Georgia as well.
The Buckeyes have won three consecutive national championships in Ft. Benning and will look to win number four next month.