Jan. 17, 2012
After the first of two days of pistol and rifle competition in the Camp Perry Open national air gun match, three pistol Buckeyes who are eligible for the junior competition (20 and under) swept the first three places. Sophomore Joe Totts was the winner with a 561 while freshman Jordan Akow took silver (544), followed by freshman Greyson McCaig in third (541). Freshman Clay Beckholt also qualified for the finals finishing 5th (523) in the match.
In the rifle match, senior Amanda Furrer, also a national team member, narrowly missed the podium earning a fourth place (695.8) in the open event and Amanda Luoma of OSU earned a spot in the junior competition and took 7th place with a 671.5.
The match drew shooters from across the nation and included USA Shooting and the US Army Marksmanship unit as well as international elite shooters.
After the second and final day of pistol and rifle competition in the Camp Perry National Air Gun Open match, four pistol Buckeyes who were eligible for the junior competition (20 and under) shot in the finals. Freshman Jordan Akow captured first position with sophomore Joe Totts in third place, freshman Greyson McCaig in fourth and freshman Clay Beckholt in fifth. At the end of the final 10th shot, Kathryn Robertson from the Canadian team overtook Jordan which pushed him to second.
The final positions, after adding both days' scores together ended with Totts reclaiming first place, Akow in second and Robertson in third.
In rifle, two Buckeye shooters eligible for the junior match were Amanda Luoma, who came in third at the end of the regulation 60 shot match, and freshman Megan Polonsky coming in fourth, both qualifying for the finals. At the end of the 10 shot finals, Polonsky passed her OSU teammate to take third, dropping Amanda to fourth place.
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