Mark Matheny
Mark  Matheny


Middletown, Del.

High School:


Ohio State Athletics Announces 2017 Huntington Bucks Go Pro Class

Forty-three student-athletes will be interning this summer


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Buckeyes Split A Pair Of Matches

Scarlet falls to Nebraska but Grey tops Rose Hulman


Buckeyes Notch Season-high Against No. 1 West Virginia

Ohio State's 2349 in air rifle was the second highest air rifle team score in program history

Personal Bests:

  • Air Rifle: 596
  • Smallbore: 587
  • Aggregate: 1177


2017-18 (Senior) *From 9/23/17 to 12/2/17

  • Shot as a member of the counting team for 9/10 events for both air rifle and smallbore
  • Held season averages of  
    • 576 in smallbore
    • 590.7 in air rifle (second highest on team)
    • 1166 aggregate
  • Received the honor of being elected senior captain
  • Entered the second part of the season with a force, setting a team season-high 587 in smallbore and a 588 in Air Rifle against Nevada
  • Set a team-high for the match against Nevada for individual aggregate score with an 1175
  • Fired a strong 593 in air rifle against Murray State
  • Shot a solid 595 against Air Force on 11/18, setting a match team-high air rifle score on the day with Travis with a 595
  • Set a career-best, season-best and a season team-high record against Air Force on 11/19, firing a 596 air rifle score
  • Placed third in day one of shooting in the Men’s category at the USA Shooting Winter Airgun Championships

2016-17 (Junior)

  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • OSU Scholar Athlete
  • Shot in every event including making a second-straight appearance in the NCAA Championships
  • Averaged a 576.9 in smallbore and a career-high 588.8 in air rifle for an aggregate average of 1166
  • Shot a season-high 595 in air rifle at Alaska Fairbanks and finished with his second-highest aggregate of the year at 1173
  • Had an 1168 on day two at Alaska, posting a 580 smallbore and a 588 air rifle
  • Shot a 592 air rifle on day one at UTEP
  • Enjoyed his best performance of the season on day one at Air Force, posting a 583 smallbore and a 593 air rifle for a season-high 1177 aggregate
  • Posted his best smallbore score of the year on day two at TCU with a 586
  • Followed that with a 584 vs. Kentucky
  • Recorded his fourth air rifle of 590 or better with a 593 at the PRC Championships
  • Finished 15th in air rifle at the NCAA Championships with a team-best 592

2015-16 (Sophomore)

  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • OSU Scholar Athlete
  • Shot in every event for the team, including in the NCAA Championship
  • Had an aggregate average of 1164 which was six points better than his freshman season
  • Averaged 577.9 in the smallbore and 585.8 in the air rifle
  • Shot well with the air rifle at the end of the season, averaging 590 over his final six events
  • Helped the Buckeyes reach the NCAA Championship as a team for just the second time in school history
  • Posted his best smallbore score of 581 on the first day at Alaska
  • Followed that with his second-best air rifle score of 592 and his second-best aggregate of 1172 on day two against Alaska
  • Led the team with season-bests of 594 in air rifle and an 1173 aggregate at UTEP
  • Matched his season-best in smallbore (581) at the NCAA Qualifier en route to posted his third-best aggregate of 1170
  • Shot a team-high 590 in air rifle at the NCAA Championships

2014-15 (Freshman)

  • All-PRC honors (smallbore)
  • Opened the year with scores of 572 in the smalbore at Ole Miss and UTEP
  • Led the team with a 582 in smallbore on the second day at UTEP, which was his second-highest smallbore total of the year
  • Was the top Buckeye across the board in his first home match against No. 1 West Virginia, leading the team in smallbore (581), air rifle (589) and aggregate (1,170)
  • Fired a 588 in air rifle against TCU to go along with a 578 in smallbore
  • Posted a season-best 588 in smallbore as well as a 585 in air rifle at Akron for his best aggregate 1,173
  • His 588 in smallbore and his 1,173 aggregate  at Akron with both season-highs for the team
  • Registered a season-high 590 in the air rifle at Air Force
  • Tied his 590 in air rifle two matches later at TCU and had his third-best aggregate with an 1,168
  • Finished tied for fourth in the smallbore (581) at his first PRC Championship to earn All-Conference honors
  • Shot a 585 in air rifle and a 574 in smallbore in his first NCAA Qualifier
Shooting Experience Queen Anne's 4H Marksmen Club; Winchester/NRA small bore Distinguished Expert; holds 12 NRA smallbore team and individual national shooting records; 2013 Jr Olympic J2 Gold Medalist, Air Rifle; 2013 NRA Jr. Sectional 3P Rifle National Championship team member; 2013 NRA Jr. Sectional Precision air rifle National Championship team member; 2013 Maryland state indoor Metric Smallbore open champion; 2013 Maryland state indoor Precision Air Rifle open champion; 2013 NRA Metric Nationals bronze medalist; National Matches Air Rifle Championship 60 Shot High Junior; 2013 National SB 3P Metallic Sight; High Civilian, at Camp Perry; NRA National Matches Outdoor Rifle and Pistol Championship 2nd Intermediate Junior; 2013 USAS National Championships second place male 3P J2; five NRA master classifications; 2013 & 2014 Jr Olympic air and smallbore rifle competitor; began competitive shooting at age 16.