Buckeyes Win First Patriot Rifle Conference Match at Nevada
Oct. 28, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team claimed victory in their first Patriot Rifle Conference contest, defeating the University of Nevada 4633-4570 at the Wolfpack Rifle Range Saturday.
The Buckeyes fired a team record 2313 in smallbore, besting their previous mark set at Memphis earlier this season.
Ohio State was led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a personal best score of 588. Luoma was followed closely by sophomore Remington Lyman who equaled his personal and season best with a 584. Freshman Deanna Binnie fired a solid 579 while freshmen Anthony Cuozzo (562) and Chrissy Thomas (557) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
Junior Greg Hagar fired a 564 and sophomore Alex Kimura a 556 competing as individuals. The scores from Luoma, Lyman and Binnie were also the three top performances from the match with Nevada senior Chelsie Hata placing fourth with a 572.
In air rifle Ohio State fired a 2320 led by Lyman who fired a 589. Luoma fired 584 with Binnie (576), Cuozzo (571) and Thomas (556) rounding out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Hagar posted a 582 and Kimura a 576 competing as individuals. The scores from Lyman, Luoma and Hagar were the top three from the competition followed by Nevada senior Jessica Ruxton who fired a 580.
Coach Tanoue: “To be able to travel across three times zones and start our inaugural season in the Patriot Rifle Conference with a win was a fantastic result for our team. Nevada has had a very strong program over the years and this season is no different, so it was great result to come away with a road victory against them. We had both Amanda and Remington put in personal best performances which helped us produce our second team record in smallbore this season. Although air rifle didn’t go as well as we would have hoped, our overall score of 4633 was our third highest score this season and producing team records in both events over our last two matches demonstrates what this team is capable of achieving. That is hugely exciting as we head into the home stretch of the fall portion of the season.”
Ohio State travels to Terre Haute, Ind., this weekend to take on Rose Hulman and UT Martin at the Cook Stadium Rifle Range on the campus of Rose Hulman.