Michael Steinel
Michael  Steinel


Marietta, Ohio


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

Personal Bests:

  • Air Rifle: 596
  • Smallbore: 584
  • Aggregate: 1179


2017-18 (Junior)

  • Shot in 8/16 events during season
  • Held season averages of  
    • 574.5 in smallbore
    • 585.3 in air rifle
    • 1160 aggregate
  • Fired back to back season-high smallbore scores of 579 against West Virginia and Alaska
  • Shot a season-high air rifle score at Alaska of 593
  • Enjoyed a season-high individual aggregate score of 1169 against Nevada
  • Fired a solid all-around day against UTEP with an individual aggregate 1164, a 590 in air rifle and a 574 in smallbore
  • Fired a solid 571 smallbore score, 580 air rifle score and 1151 individual aggregate at the NCAA Qualifier

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Competed in every event and was a team counter in 10 of them including the NCAA Championship
  • Held season averages of 576.6 in smallbore, 590.1 in air rifle and 1167 aggregate
  • Had a very good start to the year, posting an 1175 at West Virginia behind a season-high tying 584 smallbore and a 591 air rifle
  • Posted a 593 at Nevada and a 594 on day two at UTEP with the air rifle
  • Returned to the lineup as a counter over the weekend at Air Force and scored for the team in the final seven events
  • Notched a season-high aggregate of 1179 at TCU on a season-best 596 air rifle and a 575 smallbore
  • Followed that with a 595 air rifle vs. Kentucky for an 1177 aggregate
  • Had an overall 1176 at the PRC Championship before tying his season-high with a 584 smallbore in the NCAA Qualifier
  • Finished second on the team and 25th overall with a 579 smallbore at the NCAA Championship

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Finished eighth in the air rifle at the PRC Championship and earned All-Conference honors
  • One of six Buckeyes who shot in every event
  • Had an average of 588.8 in the air rifle which was the second-best score on the team
  • Averaged 573.9 in the smallbore
  • Posted a 592 in the air rifle in his second collegiate event at Alaska
  • Led the team with a 593 in air rifle at No. 1 West Virginia en route to his second 1170 aggregate
  • Posted his highest aggregate of 1171 at Air Force with a 589 air rifle and a season-best 582 in smallbore
  • Had a 578 smallbore on day 2 at UTEP
  • Fired a season-best 593 in the air rifle at the PRC Championship to earn All-Conference accolades
  • Recorded a 590 in the air rifle at the NCAA Qualifier to help the Buckeyes earn just their second trip to the NCAA Championships