November 27 - December 3, 2012
Buckeyes compete in Colorado Springs, Colo.
OSU Olympians share photos, highlights from Olympic Games
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Summer Olympics begin with Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday
2012 (Summer) Qualified for U.S. Olympic team in 50-meter 3-position in June at U.S. Olympic Trials in Ft. Benning, Ga.
2012 (Junior Season) Competed in 12 events ... WIRC champion in smallbore rifle ... first team All-WIRC in smallbore and air rifle ... finished ninth at the NCAA smallbore individual championship for third-consecutive Top 10 NCAA finish ... season-high 589 in smallbore at Morehead State ... also posted season-high 592 in air rifle at Morehead State en route to a season-best aggregate 1,181.
2011 (Sophomore Season) Competed in 12 events ... WIRC champion in both smallbore and air rifle ... First-team WIRC All-Conference in both smallbore and air rifle ... Big Ten All-Academic ... finished tied for eighth at the NCAA smallbore rifle individual championship ... season-high in smallbore of 586 at the Withrow Invitational ... season-high in air rifle of 590 at Morehead State ... season-high aggregate of 1,173 (smallbore 585, air 588) at Akron.
2010 (Summer) Helped the USA win the 50-meter 3-position women's junior team competition at the 50th International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Munich, Germany ... finished fifth in the 50-meter 3-position women's junior individual championship (579) and was 12th in the English match (prone position at 50-meter outdoors).
2010 (Freshman Season) First-team All-American ... advanced to the NCAA smallbore rifle championship finishing seventh (678.7) ... honored by the National Rifle Association with the RedField Trophy as the top smallbore shooter (590) during the NCAA Sectional ... won the WIRC smallbore (589) and air rifle (590) championship ... first team WIRC All-Conference in smallbore and air rifle ... season-high of 590 in both smallbore and air rifle at the NCAA Sectional ... two-gun aggregate season-high of 1,180 at the NCAA Sectional (smallbore 590, air 590).
Shooting Experience Current member of the U.S. National Rifle Team ... Bronze Medal at the 2007 Pan American games in Brazil ... 2008 Olympic Team alternate for Beijing ... first place at 2007, 2008 Junior International Hopes match in Czech Republic ... world ranking 35th (wm. 3p 50 meter) ... World Cup qualifier in USA, Australia, Germany (twice), China (twice), Korea and Italy
Mead High School
Personal Son of Mike and Vicki Furrer ... has one brother, Chris and one sister, Lauren ... enjoys MMA and kickboxing ... plans after graduation are the Olympics and to work internationally in finance ... greatest sports thrill was at the 2007 World Cup in Munich. My score, the leading score until the last shot when I tied for first place after shooting a nine. I got a standing ovation which is a rarity at a World Cup event. My air rifle score was 399.
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