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This is the official site of the OSU Varsity Rifle Team Booster Club


Current News


September 24, 2016


Date change for the WVU match, we had an original date for Saturday October 22, 2016 that has changed to Sunday October 23rd. The programs realized that they had conflicting dates and have resolved the scheduling issue. The match will begin at 9am, and will finish up around lunch time. We will be catering a tailgate lunch for the programs and spectators so please RSVP to club@osurifle.org.




Those of you on our mailing list are aware that we were planning on hosting a tailgating event this season. We have decided to host the event during the home match with the reigning national champions WVU on Saturday October 23, 2016. We would like to encourage you to come out and support the team as they take on WVU. This match happens to be parents weekend, so it will be an opportunity to come out and watch the match and meet many of the parents of the current team.


August 27, 2016


Booster shoot 2016


The team is about to kick off it's next season. The first match will be the annual match against the boosters and alumni. This match will be Sunday Sept 18, 2016 at this point we have all of the firing points full for the match, but you are welcome to come out watch the match and meet the team. We will be starting around 9 am with air rifle around 11 am.


A luncheon to meet the team will be held after the match at the range.




Those of you on our mailing list are aware that we were planning on hosting a tailgating event this season. We have decided to host the event during the home match with the reigning national champions WVU on Saturday October 22, 2016. We would like to encourage you to come out and support the team as they take on WVU. This match happens to be parents weekend, so it will be an opportunity to come out and watch the match and meet many of the parents of the current team.


If you plan on attending either of these matches we ask that you RSVP to club@osurifle.org so that we know how many people to expect.


Range improvement project


As part of the ongoing upgrades to the range the booster club has offered to raise the $1,500 to replace the monitors on the range that are used with the electronic targets to improve the spectator experience. This will make it easier to see from the spectator areas in the office and the new window wall installed in the classroom. If you are interested in donating to the monitor project you can donate thru the booster club or OSU has an online donation option for the program.



Febuary 21, 2016


After entering the NCAA sectionals in 7th place the team fired a new team record of 4685. The official selection will happen 5pm on Thursday Febuary 25, 2016, however we believe that they have earned an invite and would like to incourage supporters to start planning on making a trip to Akron March 9-12.


The boosters are planning a breakfast for the team the morning after the Championships. The complete details for the Championships and the breakfast are outlined on our Championship Postcard.


October 4, 2015

A good time was had by all at the 19th Annual Alumni Booster match.

August 11, 2014


The challange match date has been changed to Sunday Sept 7th. Coach Ryan has a commitment to travel with the National Team to Spain on Sept. 11, which resulted in needing to move the Booster vs Varsity Challenge Match.


Smallbore will start at 9am and Air 11am at Converse Hall.


April 7, 2013


The end of the season awards diner and annual membership meeting will be Sunday, April 13th 6pm at the range.


We know this is pretty late notice but, no need to RSVP and donations will be accepted to help pay for the food.


October 5, 2013


We have updated the local matches page.


On Sept 30th the team had a good showing at at the Ole Miss Invitational Ohio State fired a team record 2344 in air rifle.




August 18, 2013


The Program for the Buckeye Open is now available.



July 25, 2013


We would like to announce that the annual Ohio State Rifle Team Alumni/Booster Meet The Team Event will take place on Sunday, September 15th 2013 at the Hugh W. Wylie Range. The challenge match will begin at 9am with the meet the team lunch to follow at approximately 1:00pm. We are looking for a few good ringers to represent the boosters, if you are interested please contact Paul Gideon ( pgideon@embarqmail.com ).


If you will be attending the meet the team luncheon, please email Ryan Tanoue ( Tanoue.1@osu.edu ) to reserve your spot! The match will be fired on the electronic target systems so please stop by and watch the action as the alumni team takes on the varsity!


Buckeye Open Match. The Ohio State University Rifle Team will be hosting the Buckeye Open Match over the November 8-10th & 15-18th weekends. Both smallbore 3p (3 x 20) and air rifle (60 shots standing) matches will be available. Teams of up to 5 individuals can also be entered. Cost is $30 for both air and smallbore or $20 for a single event. Please contact Ryan Tanoue ( Tanoue.1@osu.edu ) for more information and to register for the match. 


April 9, 2013


We have some proposed changes to the constitution that will be coming up for a vote, the following PDF provides the differences: VRTBC Constitution v2



April 5, 2013


Seven members of the Ohio State rifle team were honored at the 46th-annual Scholar Athlete Dinner Monday night.





Also, The Ohio State Varsity Rifle Team Banquet and Booster club Annual meeting will be held on Saturday the 20th of April @ 5:30pm at the Varsity O Room at Ohio Stadium. Cost will be $32.


If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Coach Tanoue.




March 6, 2013


NCAA Rifle Championships at The Ohio State University The NCAA will be providing a live link to the Rifle Championships via http://www.ncaa.com/championships/rifle/d1


OSU will be offering live streaming as well. Find http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/c-rifle/sched/osu-c-rifle-sched.html which will show the actual live link once the smallbore and air rifle events begin.


Buckeye Amanda Luoma starts her smallbore competition at 8AM on Friday.


Friday March 8, 2013: Smallbore Individual and Team Competition with Finals (Converse Hall)

Relay #1: 8-10AM

Relay #2: 10:45AM-12:45PM

Relay #3: 1-3PM

Individual Finals: 4:30PM


Saturday March 9, 2013:

Air Rifle Individual and Team Competition with Finals (French Field House) Relay #1: 8-10AM

Relay #2: 10:45AM-12:45PM

Individual Finals: 1:45PM


Awards: Upon completion of Finals


Coach Tanoue advises that only competitors, coaches, and officials will be allowed entry to Converse Hall during the Smallbore Relays. They will be showing a live feed of the Smallbore Relays on projector screens inside of French Field House and they will be having all of the spectators and other team members over there. For the Individual Smallbore Finals they are going to try to allow as many people into the Converse Hall Range as possible but obviously there will be some upper limit.


September 2, 2012


The team had it's meet the team lunch, that was followed by the challenge match.


August 16, 2012


The meet the team lunch and match will be Sept 2, 2012. Additional details are in the following pdf flyer. 2012 Meet the team flyer The last day to RSVP is August 28th.


July 22, 2012


It is turning into a very good summer for the Amandas. Amanda Luoma had quite a successful National Championship at Camp Perry. Last night was the awards ceremony and she won quite a few awards Most notable at the National Smallbore Rifle 3-Position Championships:


3rd overall

Junior Champion

Collegiate Champion



June 11, 2012


We would like to congratulate Amanda Furrer, she has earned a ticket to the London Olympics. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/c-rifle/spec-rel/061112aaa.html



April 24, 2012


The new coach has been hired, Ryan Tanoue he competed at the University of Nevada, and returned to complete a master's degree in psychology, was a seven-time All-American from 2002-05. The full press release can be found at: http:// www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ sports/c-rifle/spec-rel/ 042412aaa.html



April 9, 2012


Due to an issue in putting together the March 2012 newsletter not all of the "Changes to the Program" article was included. The complete article is now online.


January 7, 2012


The NCAA Finals for Rifle will be hosted this year at OSU March 9th and 10th.




Both the range at Converse Hall and a temporary Air Gun range in the French Field House will be used.


September 15, 2011


We have a new membership flyer.


August 30th, 2011


On Sunday October 2, 2011 the Booster Club will be having a meet the team lunch and match.


It will be the first chance for everyone to see the new electronic target system that has been purchased. For additional details including the schedule for October 2nd and RSVP form we have the flyer available for download.


September 26th, 2010


We had our second annual meet the team luncheon and challange match.


While the boosters and alumni put up a valiant effort again this year, it was not enough to win the match.


August 19, 2010


We noticed that the lunch flyer for Sept 26th did not include the price for the lunch. The event will be $20 per person.


August 7, 2010


Please join us for lunch with the current Varsity rifle team, rifle
alumni, our fans, and supporters. We will gather at 11:00 am
on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at The Fawcett Center, 2400
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210. For additional details please see the Event Flyer.


May 9, 2010


On Saturday May 22nd At 6:00 PM, we welcome you to join the Booster Club, Coach Pat Cherry, and the OSU Varsity Rifle Team at Damon's on Olentangy River Road (north of the OSU campus and immediately south of West North Broadway) in Columbus for the OSU Varsity Rifle Team awards dinner. For the Booster Club, the first ten minutes of this event form our Annual Membership Meeting and election of board officers. The main event is sharing dinner with the Varsity and their parents, then enjoying the evening as Coach Cherry distributes several hundred pounds of plaques and medals. Please RSVP Coach Cherry by Wednesday May 19 th at (614) 292-3783 or email CherryP@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu.


March 18, 2010


We just learned that Mr. George Martin Passed away on 15 March 2010 at age 84.

After graduation from High School at North Liverpool, Ohio George joined the Navy and was trained as an Aerial Gunner on a Torpedo Bomber. After the war he attended OSU in 1947 and became the first four year All American in rifle from any university.  After graduation from OSU, George did exhibition shooting for Remington Arms Co., where he later became Vice President.

George Martin was the first rifle inductee into the OSU Hall of Fame and has been an avid member of the OSU Rifle Team Booster Club.  When we were at the Olympic Training Center George would come down from his home in Littleton Col and visit.

His passing is a loss to OSU and the shooting world.


Sept 11, 2009


We now have more details about out Oct 4th Lunch and Match. The lunch will be at the Fawcett Center at 11:30, with the Match Starting at 2pm.


The dinner will have:

• Historical account of OSU Rifle from 1924 to present
• Introduction of the 2009 – 2010 Varsity Rifle team members
• Lunch: 11:30 am
• Recognition of Elizabeth and Denver Hague
• Featured Speaker: Gary Anderson, Director of the
Civilian Marksmanship Program at Camp Perry Ohio. Mr.
Anderson is a two time Olympic Gold medalist and has
served in several directorships and on several national
and international shooting sports committees and is
considered an expert on the subject of electronic targets.


Oct 4th Flyer



Aug 31, 2009


With the students about to return to campus the 2009-2010 schedule has been announced.


The first match this year for the team is October 4th, however instead of competing against another college it will be against the booster club. Stay tuned for additional information, but if anyone would like to shoot it will be a half course smallbore and 60 shot air rifle match.


This year the Booster Club will have a tailgating tent beside Converse Hall at the home football games. So be sure to stop by if you are going to the games.


Also Alumni Greg Drown this summer became the 2009 3-Position Any Sight Rifle National Champion.


May 3, 2009


We held the annual booster shoot, and membership meeting inconjunction with the team awards dinner yesterday, and created a new Facebook page for the booster club.


April 22, 2009


Annual Membership meeting and Booster Club shoot will be May 2, 2009 at Converse Hall. The shoot will begin at 1:30pm, and the range will be open at noon.


The membership meeting will be held alond with the team's awards dinner at 6:00pm at the Damon's located at 3025 Olentangy River Road.


Oct 18, 2008


Coach Cherry has asked if we would post this questionare for anyone interested in joining the program.


We also updated our flyer (pdf).


Updated the Message from the President, to reflect what was published in the last newsletter.


May 11, 2008


We have added images from the Match and awards dinner.


April 19, 2008


Booster club President Paul Gideon has updated the Message from the President.


April 5, 2008


Well since the last update many things have happened, we have set a tenitive date of May 10th for our annual meeting, annual gruge match, and team awards dinner. We are working on a newsletter so in the comming weeks members should watch their mailboxes.


The team won the WIRC in smallbore and air this year.


James Clark qualified for an individual spot at NCAA Finals in Air this year, and finished 40th.


Also Sam Ohlinger made the news again after making another trip to Fort Benning, Ga., this time working with the 3rd Ranger Battalion.



November 18, 2007


Additional Images have been added for this years team.



This years roster includes (In Alphabetical order):

Joshua Cain

James Clark

Staci Collins

Peter Deem

Jim Fitz

Henna Khan

Kelly Lake

Valerie Lakes

Jasmine Margaria

Elizabeth Neumeyer

Steven Nozaki

Sam Ohlinger


November 1, 2007


Booster Club President Paul Gideon, has updated the Message from the President just in time for the new season.


The 2007-08 Roster and Shedule has been updated on the team page.


October 7, 2006


Booster Club President Paul Gideon, has updated the Message from the President just in time for the new season.



October 6, 2006


School is now back in session, and the following is a picture of the 2006-07 Team.

(Click on the image for a larger version.)



This years roster includes (In Alphabetical order):

Staci Collins

Peter Deem

Henna Khan

Katelyn Galinat

Kelly Lake

Valerie Lakes

Jeffery Naswadi

Elizabeth Neumeyer

Steven Nozaki

Sam Ohlinger

Hanna Thorsen

Andrew Wesel


Additional images will be posted of this years team once they are made available by Sports Information.


Also, we are working on another newsletter and if any of the Boosters/Alumni would like to contribute articles or feature ideas please contact us at club@osurifle.org.


August 27, 2006


The Ohio State Varsity "O" Association will induct 12 new members into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame the weekend of Sept. 15-16. Annette Kraml a rifle team member from 1984-87 is a member of this years class.


We also have updated the website so that it includes the Teams 2006-07 schedule. Additionally we have added information for a number of matches that will be held in the coming months.


Once the school year begins we will update the site with the roster, and pictures of the 2006-07 team.



August 20, 2006


Due to infomation provided by Alumni and booster member Greg Drown, we were able to update the Historical Team Roster for the early to mid 1980's.


Also added was a page recapping the 2005-06 season. We should have more information soon on the 2006-07 Team and will post it as soon as school starts.


We would like to also take this update as an opportunity to congratulate our Booster Club President Paul Gideon who won the NRA Smallbore Prone National Title this summer at Camp Perry for the second time.



March 28, 2006


We recently added a list of matches, included a recap of the 2006 NRA Open Sectional, and information on USA Shootings Plans and application form for creating regional training centers.


We are also in the process of adding a downloadable copy of Sam Ohlinger's 10tv interview to the web site and a new newsletter will be arriving soon in your mailbox.



February 2, 2006


Ohio State student-athlete Sam Ohlinger assisting with the Marksman Training Program for the Army's 82nd Airborne


Jan. 12, 2006 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recently, Ohio State student Sam Ohlinger (So., Lockbourne, Ohio) had a unique opportunity to serve his country at Fort Benning, Georgia. Over winter break, from December 12th-16th, Sam worked in cooperation with the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) to teach advanced marksmanship principles to select army personnel as part of an initiative called the Squad Designated Marksman program (SDM). The SDM program is the brainchild of the Army Marksmanship Unit's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel David Liwanag. The goal of the program is to increase marksmanship proficiency throughout the Army by eventually having a squad designated marksman, meaning someone with this advanced training, in every squad of the Army.


With the scope of the project being so vast, the AMU quickly realized that it was understaffed. This being the case, they petitioned the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) for help with the program. The CMP organizes the National Matches every year at Camp Perry, Ohio. Since the National Matches were initiated by President Teddy Roosevelt as a way to improve civilian preparedness in case of military crisis, the CMP found this to be an excellent opportunity to fulfill its primary purpose. The CMP alerted competitors of the army's dilemma and invited about 50 highly qualified and accomplished civilian shooters to a training program in June, 2005. From this group, the AMU then selected a little over half of these men to become military rifle instructors.


Sam Ohlinger, at 19, was by far the youngest shooter to apply and be granted this honor. He is the only college student, with most of the new instructors being middle-aged and possessing many more years of experience. Sam is in his second year as a member of the OSU Varsity Rifle Team, but has competed in the military style shooting, called high-power service rifle competition, for the last six years, winning various awards and small honors, including representing America in Bisley, England, as part of a national under 25 year old team in the summer of 2003, and winning a national trophy for being the best civilian service rifle shooter from the state of Ohio at the 2005 National Matches


While in Georgia, he worked directly with members of the army's 82nd Airborne, the most frequently deployed unit in the army. These men had been selected for this advanced training by their expert scores on the army marksmanship qualification course. Sam and the other instructors worked on the principles of sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control as well as introducing the use of the sling supported position and advanced workings of iron sights. Finally, they worked with the soldiers using scopes and bipods, by this time teaching them to make shots at a range of 600 yards, doubling these soldiers effective range in the field from the standard army training that does not exceed 300 yards. All the soldiers were very enthusiastic about the program and appreciative of the time and effort put in by the AMU and the civilian volunteers. Sam is honored and privileged to be a part of this vast initiative with such important implications for improving our soldier's effectiveness and safety in the field.



The Ohio State University Rifle Team

As a volunteer effort this site www.osurifle.org is a work in progress, but we recently have updated the site to include information on the teams of the 1920's early 1930's late 1990's and since 2000.