Ohio State Rifle Finishes Fall Competition at Winter Rifle Championships
Dec. 3, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio State rifle team competed in three days of competition at the Winter Air Rifle Championships, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. The championships are a national event that feature many of the best air rifle shooters from across the United States.
Sophomore Greg Hagar advanced to his first final round this season and led the Buckeyes in overall aggregate scoring. On the first day of competition, the Virginia native advanced to the finals by firing a 581. After firing a 100.3 in the final, Hagar finished seventh in the Junior category. Hagar posted a 580 and a 577, respectively, on the second and third days of competition.
The remainder of the Buckeye competitors for the men’s team also performed well. Junior Daniel Chapman posted scores of 573, 575, and 571 over the three days of competition. Freshman Alexander Kimura finished 566, 572, 569 in his third appearance as a Buckeye. Senior Maxwell Snyderman fired 568, 568, and 580 throughout the weekend.
For the women’s team, sophomore Megan Polonsky led the team in aggregate scoring, firing scores of 386, 386, and 387 respectively. After a difficult first day (377), junior Amanda Luoma excelled on the second and third days of competition, firing a 389 and 387.
Senior Amanda Furrer rounded out the Buckeye individuals competing. The 2012 Olympian fired a 393 on the first day earning a spot in the final round. After firing a 99.8 in the final, Furrer finished seventh overall for the day. She followed with a 388 and 391 on the second and third days respectively.
The Winter Rifle Championships marked the last competition before the Buckeyes head into their winter offseason. They will return to action at the Camp Perry Open in Camp Perry, Ohio, Jan. 12-13, 2013.