Joshua Black
Joshua  Black

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Homeschool

06/07/2017

Niehaus and Tublin 2017 Big Ten Sportsmanship Honorees

Athletes distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior

10/13/2014

Ohio State Takes Down UTEP and Nevada in Conference Opener

Buckeyes fire highest score of the season en-route to a pair of victories

10/06/2014

Buckeyes Open Season With Solid Showing At Ole Miss

Ohio State finishes third overall in the event

2016-17 (Junior)

  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Shot in every event leading into the NCAA Championship and finished the year with a career-best 1162 season aggregate
  • Enjoyed his best season average wise with a smallbore average of 574.7 and an air rifle average of 587.7
  • Had a career-best day on day one at Alaska, firing season-highs of 583 in smallbore and 592 in Air Rifle for a career-high 1175 aggregate, besting his previous career-best by six points
  • Followed day one Alaska performance with a pair of 1168s on day two at Alaska and at home against West Virginia
  • Posted a 582 in smallbore at Alaska and then tied his career-best with a 583 vs. WVU
  • Tied his career air rifle high with a 591 at home as part of the Buckeye Open
  • Shot a 591 in air rifle at Air Force and finished with an 1166 aggregate
  • Shot above 586 in each of his final five competitions in the air rifle, culminating with a 590 at the NCAA Qualifier
  • Coupled a 589 in air rifle with a 579 in smallbore for an 1165 aggregate at TCU
  • Posted an aggregate of 1165 or higher eight times throughout the season

2015-16 (Sophomore)

  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Competed in 14 events and finished with an 1156 aggregate average
  • Had career-best averages of 571.1 in the smallbore and 585.4 in the air rifle
  • Posted his second best smallbore score of the year with a 582 at Air Force. That led to his second-best aggregate score of 1166
  • Fired his best smallbore score of 585 on the opening weekend of the Buckeye Classic. Combined with his 584 in the air rifle, he notched his best aggregate of 1169
  • Helped the team post one of its three NCAA 3 score averages at West Virginia with a 589 in air rifle and 572 in small bore
  • Posted another 589 in air rifle at TCU
  • Notched his best air rifle score of the year with a 590 at the NCAA Qualifier and finished with an 1161 aggregate


2014-15 (Freshman)

  • Shot in every event for the Buckeyes in his first season
  • Made his collegiate debut with a solid showing at Ole Miss, posting his second-best smallbore result of the year at 573 to go along with a 581 in air rifle
  • Led the team in air rifle on the first day at UTEP with a 590 and had a solid 1,158 aggregate …
  • Wasn’t one of the counting scorers for the first time against Akron but still shot an 1,153 with a 587 in air rifle
  • Was back in the lineup against Air Force and notched his second-best overall performance of the year with an 1,159, including 571 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle
  • Posted a season-best and team-high 591 in the air rifle against Alaska
  • Followed that with a season-best 1,162 aggregate at TCU with his second-highest smallbore of 573 and a 589 in air rifle
  • Kept the momentum going with a season-high 577 in smallbore at Army and finished with an 1,160 overall
  • Shot in his first PRC Championships and posted scores of 572 in smallbore and 586 in air rifle

Shooting Experience
American Legion Post 233, Varina, VA Shooting Accomplishments: 2012 and 2013 VA State Small-bore Champion; 2011 and 2013 VA State Air Rifle Champion; Fourth place National Finalist, The 22nd American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Championship (2012); Olympic Trials Competitor; 4-time Junior Olympic competitor; National Junior Olympic 3-position Sporter J2 and J3 Air Rifle Champion; NRA and CMP Distinguished Expert