Lyman Claims National Championship, Earns a Spot on the U.S. National Junior Team
Remington Lyman, a junior on the Ohio State rifle team, was crowned 2014 Junior Prone National Champion at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships June 22-29.
Lyman scored 1248.8 points, edging out representatives from West Virginia University and Alaska Fairbanks. The Meriden, Conn., native also performed well in the two other rifle events, placing seventh in junior men's 3-position and 11th in junior men's air rifle.
With his win, Lyman secured a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team. He will compete alongside the U.S. Junior Team at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Shooting Championships, scheduled for September in Grenada, Spain.
"A big congratulations to Remington on his national championship in junior men's prone," Ohio State head coach Ryan Tanoue said. "He had a fantastic two days of competition and performed extremely well in the finals. Earning a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team is a great accomplishment and will open doors for him to train and compete with many of the best shooters from around the country and the world."
Ohio State was also well represented in the women's rifle events at the national championships. Sophomores Deanna Binnie and Chrissy Thomas, as well as recent graduate Amanda Luoma competed in events.
In junior prone, Binnie placed second, while Thomas placed 29th overall. In junior smallbore, Binnie and Thomas placed 25th and 45th, respectively. Luoma placed 20th in the open category. As for junior women's air rifle, Binnie and Thomas placed 10th and 29th, respectively. Luoma took 40th in the open category.
"It was a pleasure to see our incoming freshmen competing at a high level, with both Drew and Mark making appearances in the smallbore finals," Tanoue said. "Overall, it was a great week of competition and the experience gained will absolutely help prepare us for the upcoming season."