2001

2001-2002 Rifle Season Outlook

 

Buckeyes look to defend last year's Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship Abhijeet Konduskar returns for the Buckeyes coming off of a WIRC championship season in the smallbore and air rifle.

 

Nov. 21, 2001 This seasons' team has a good solid base returning from last years Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference winning team of Gloria Chang, Levi Kill, Abhijeet Konduskar, Jon Nicolazzo, Jessica Sears, and John Stellwag.

 

Chang finished second in air rifle at the WIRC championship and was named named to the second team All-WIRC in air rifle. Kill, an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, competed in 10 of 11 matches last season. Konduskar, the WIRC champion in smallbore and air rifle, finished 12th in the NCAA smallbore rifle individual championship. Nicolazzo, an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, was a second team ALL-WIRC selection in smallbore. Sears, in limited action, maintained aggregate scores of over 1,500 last season. Stellwag, an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, finished third in smallbore rifle at the WIRC Championships and was a second team All-WIRC selection in smallbore and air rifle.

 

The incoming freshman look strong also. All are award winning shooters with varius backgrounds and strengths to offer the team. Rachel Ashbrook is a smallbore shooter having competited on her high school rifle team and also very strong in metallic silhouette target shooting,winning eight gold medals.

 

She is an avid deer hunter and accomplished horse rider. Amanda Clark competed on her high school rifle team and is an avid bear hunter and accomplished musician.

 

James Collier has competed on the Howland High School Rifle team and earned many awards in high school shootingis a very enthusiastic shooter which will make up for lack of experience in heavy competitive shooting. Ryan Kohatsu competed on the Waiakea High School Rifle Team serving two-years as team captain, An outstanding three time scholar-athlete, he earned the gold medal in 3-position air rifle and a silver medal in standing air rifle in the 2001 Hawaii State Junior Olympic Rifle Championships.

 

"This is a good group of shooters with a strong work ethic and a will to win," head coach Pat Cherry said. "I think they will do the university and themselves proud. Last year I predicted that last years young team was the beginning of several good years for OSU shooting. We won every major award in the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference and placed one shooter in the NCAA finals. A couple of shooters got hit by grade problems which we have worked out, but that held the team as a whole out of the NCAA finals. This year should be better as last seasons shooters have a year more experience in both shooting and handling college and this group of freshman will be ready to step in any openings that may appear."

 

2001-02 Archive

 

Day Date Opponent Location Outcome/Time

Sat 10/20/2001 Purdue Open West Lafayette, IN W, 5,991-5,833 Recap

Sun 10/28/2001 Kentucky & Tenn. Tech Columbus, OH 3rd, 6,181-5,152, 6,

Sun 11/18/2001 Buckeye International Columbus, OH 5th, 6,178-6,119

Sun 12/02/2001 Rose Hulman Terre Haute, IN W, 6,025-5,951

Sat 01/12/2002 Akron Akron, OH W, 3700-3684

Sat 01/19/2002 West Virginia Columbus, OH L, 6,183 - 6,112

Sat 01/26/2002 Murray St. Racer Invitational Murray, KY TBA

Sat 02/02/2002 Xavier Columbus, OH L, 6,208-6,040

Fri 02/08/2002 Collegiate Sectional Columbus, OH TBA

Sat 02/09/2002 Collegiate Sectional Columbus, OH TBA

Sun 02/10/2002 Collegiate Sectional Columbus, OH 2nd, 6,185-6,117

Sun 02/10/2002 Nebraska Columbus, OH L, 6,183-6,117

Sat 02/23/2002 Western Intercollegiate Champ. West Lafayette, IN W, 2,261-2,236

 

Rifle Takes Top Marks At Purdue Invitational

 

Abhijeet Konduskar takes top honors in Small Bore Rifle

 

Oct. 20, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad took top team honors at the Boilermaker Invitational Saturday. The Buckeyes shot 1,498 for first place in Air Rifle with Rose-Hulman taking second at 1,475. OSU finished first in Small Bore Rifle with a 4,493 mark with Rose-Hulman finishing second at 4,358. Buckeye Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) won the individual Small Bore Rifle competition with a score of 1,151. Second was M. McPhail of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 1,148. OSU's Jessica Sears (So., Nevada City, Calif.) finished fourth with 1,124 and John Stellwag (So., Mount Laurel, N.J.) fifth at 1,121. Konduskar finished second in Air Rifle with a 381. Chip Tobbe of Morehead State took top honors with a 382. Buckeye Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii) finished fifth with 378 and Stellwag was seventh at 374.

 

Team Air Rifle Results

 

1. Ohio State (A) 1,498

2. Rose Hulman 1,475

3. Morehead State (women) 1,450

4. Ohio State (B) 1,383

5. Morehead State 1,368

6. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,338

7. Missouri-Kansas City 1,292

8. Purdue 687

 

Small Bore Rifle Results Prone Stand Kneel Total

 

1. Ohio State (A) 1,528 1,464 1,498 4,493

2. Rose-Hulman 1,516 1,375 1,467 4,358

3. Morehead State (Women) 1,522 1,362 1,416 4,300

4. Ohio State (B) 1,523 1,293 1,405 4,277

5. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,516 1,198 1,348 4,034

6. Morehead State 1,452 1,242 1,334 4,028

7. Missouri-Kansas City 1,385 1,108 1,213 3,706

8. Purdue 1,403 952 1,201 3,556

9. Ohio State ROTC 1,405 958 1,075 3,413

10. Grand Valley State 1,347 757 1,017 3,121

 

Ohio State Individual Totals (A Team) Small Bore Prone Stand Kneel Total

 

John Stellwag 383 368 369 1,121

Abhijeet Konduskar 395 367 389 1,151

Ryan Kohatsu 365 364 368 1,097

Jessica Sears 387 365 372 1,124

Total 1,531 1,464 1,498 4,493

 

(B Team) Small Bore Prone Stand Kneel Total

 

Jon Nicolazzo 394 335 372 1,101

Rachel Ashbrook 363 271 322 956

Levi Kill 389 345 369 1,103

Jim Collier 351 287 285 923

Amanda Clark 377 326 342 1,045

Total 1,523 1,293 1,405 4,277

 

(A Team) Air Rifle

 

John Stellwag 374

Abhijeet Konduskar 381

Ryan Kohatsu 378

Jessica Sears 366

Total 1,498

 

(B Team) Air Rifle

 

Jon Nicolazzo 357

Rachel Ashbrook 310

Levi Kill 352

Jim Collier 319

Amanda Clark 355

Total 1,383

 

Individual Top Finishers Small Bore

 

1. Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 1,151

2. M. McPhail, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,148

3. LaBella, Rose-Hulman 1,142

4. Jessica Sears, Ohio State 1,124

5. John Stellwag, Ohio State 1,121

9. Levi Kill, Ohio State 1,103

10.t Jon Nicolazzo, Ohio State 1,101

12. Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 1,097

18. Amanda Clark, Ohio State 1,045

26. Rachel Ashbrook, Ohio State 956

28. Jim Collier, Ohio State 923

 

Air Rifle

 

1. Chip Tobbe, Morehead State 382

2. Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 381

3. Zachery Hudson, Missouri-KC 380

4. LaBella, Rose-Hulman 379

5. Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 378

7.t John Stellwag, Ohio State 374

11. Jessica Sears, Ohio State 366

16.t Jon Nicolazzo, Ohio State 357

18. Amanda Clark, Ohio State 355

19. Levi Kill, Ohio State 352

24. Jim Collier, Ohio State 319

25. Rachel Ashbrook, Ohio State 310

 

Rifle Falls to Tennessee Tech and Kentucky

 

Abhijeet Konduskar is the top scorer for the Buckeyes.

 

Oct. 28, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad shot an aggregate score of 6,118 last weekend, falling to Kentucky (6,181) and Tennessee Tech (6,152) at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall Sunday. The Buckeyes had marks of 1,540 in air rifle and 1,516 in smallbore for the meet. Kentucky took top honors in smallbore rifle with 1,559 with Tennessee Tech finishing second with 1,540. In air rifle, Tennessee Tech edge Kentucky, 1,548 to 1,545.

 

Individually, Bradley Wheeldon of Kentucky took top aggregate honors with a 1,551 mark. He shot 1,162 in smallbore rifle and 389 in air rifle. Teammate James Nash ranked second with a 1,546 (1,159-387). OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) was third at 1,545 (1,156-389). Also shooting for OSU's scarlet squad was John Stellwag (So., Mount Laurel, N.J.)(1,530, 1,146-384), Jessica Sears (So., Nevada City, Calif.) (1,525, 1,141-384) and Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii) (1,518, 1,135-383).

 

Team Scoring Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

1. Kentucky 6,181 4,636 1,545

2. Tennessee Tech 6,152 4,604 1,548

3. Ohio State 6,118 4,578 1,540

4. Kentucky-White 5,899 4,413 1,486

5. Ohio State-Gray 5,647 4,253 1,394

 

Individual Scores Kentucky Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

Aaron Shader 1,541 1,157 384

Bradley Wheeldon 1,551 1,162 389

James Nash 1,546 1,159 387

Lindsey Meagher 1,158 1,158 -

Crystal Hamilton 385 - 385

Totals 6,181 4,636 1,545

 

Tennessee Tech Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

Inara Auzins 1,142 1,142 -

Billy Grant 1,542 1,154 388

Dan Crews 1,539 1,151 388

Maxim Shub 1,544 1,157 387

Annie Goodman 385 - 385

Totals 6,152 4,604 1,548

 

Ohio State Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,545 1,156 389

John Stellwag 1,530 1,146 384

Jessica Sears 1,525 1,141 384

Ryan Kohatsu 1,518 1,135 383

Totals 6,118 4,578 1,540

 

Kentucky-White Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

Jeff Hamberg 1,121 1,121 -

Melody Cook 1,497 1,115 382

Curt Fulman 1,381 1,038 343

Robert Kurkoski 1,514 1,139 375

Lindsey Meagher 386 - 386

Totals 5,899 4,413 1,486

 

Ohio State-Gray Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

Jon Nicolazzo 1,446 1,106 340

Amanda Clark 1,443 1,079 364

Jim Collier 1,314 972 342

Levi Kill 1,444 1,096 348

Totals 5,647 4,253 1,394

 

 

Rifle Finishes Fifth In Buckeye International Meet

 

Abjijeet Konduskar wins smallbore rifle, finishes fourth in air rifle.

 

Nov. 18, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad posted a fifth place finish (6,119) in the 26-team 2001 Buckeye International meet. The competition took place over three weekends at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Coverse Hall. The Buckeyes shot 4,581 in smallbore rifle, ranking fifth, and 1,538 in air rifle, ranking second. West Virginia took top honors in the meet with a 6,119. The Mountaineers had a 4,650 in smallbore (1st) and a 1,528 in air rifle (3rd). Army finished second overall (6,160) taking first in air rifle with a 1,551 and third in smallbore (4,609).

 

The top score in air rifle was by Jamie Beyerle of the Palmyra Wrecking Crew with a 395. Buckeye Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kalpahur, Maharashtra, India) was the top shooter in smallbore rifle with a 1,175. Konduskar finished fourth in air rifle at 392. OSU's John Stellwag, Jr. (So., Mount Laurel, N.J.) finished 19th in smallbore (1,150) and 20th in air rifle (384) with Jessica Sears (So., Nevada City, Calif.) 42nd in smallbore (1,132) and 44th in air rifle (378) and Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, HI) taking 51st in smallbore (1,124) and 22nd in air rifle (384).

 

Ohio State Results Smallbore Air Total

 

Abhijeet Konduskar 1175 (1st) 392 (4th) 1567

John Stellwag, Jr. 1150 (19th) 384 (20th) 1534

Jessica Sears 1132 (42nd) 378 (44th) 1510

Ryan Kohatsu 1124 (51st) 384 (22nd) 1508

Totals 4581 (5th) 1538 (2nd) 6119 (5th)

 

Team Results Smallbore Air Total

 

1. West Virginia 4650 1528 6178

2. Army 4609 1551 6160

3. Navy Blue 4614 1532 6146

4. Palmyra Wresking Crew 4608 1522 6130

5. Ohio State 4581 1538 6119

6. Navy Gold 4530 1531 6061

7. Norwich University 4512 1525 6037

8. Texas-El Paso 4511 1508 6019

9. Rose-Hulman 4499 1489 5988

10. Duquesne 4451 1510 5961

11. Akron Gold 4479 1477 5956

12. Ashland Eagles JRC Blue 4440 1486 5926

13. Newport Rifle Club Jr. 4380 1503 5883

14. Morehead State Women 4413 1464 5877

15. Canisius College 4349 1474 5823

16. Akron Blue 4317 1478 5795

17. Vienna Cougars I 4407 1161 5568

18. WMI #1 4232 1327 5559

19. Morehead State 4096 1407 5503

20. Missouri-Kansas City 4125 1312 5437

21. Ashland Eagles JRC Red 4191 1018 5209

22. VMI #2 3800 1269 5069

23. West Virginia 4560 - 4560

24. Vienna Cougars II 3465 762 4227

25. Ohio State NROTC 3272 917 4189

26. BWSS 4-H Emerald 3165 - 3165

 

2001 Buckeye International Meet

 

Individual Air Rifle Leaders Total (X's)

 

1. Jamie Beyerle, Palmyra Wrecking Crew 395

2. Nicole Allaire, Indiv. 394 (31)

3. Jared Lostetter, Army 394 (24)

4. Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 392

5. Marta Jung, Navy 391

6. Vicki A. Goss, Palmyra Wrecking Crew 390 (27)

7. Justin Babcock, Norwich 390 (24)

8. Wes Robinson, Indiv. 390 (23)

9. Joshua Byers, West Virginia 389

10. Vincent Pestilli, Indiv. 388

 

Individual Smallbore Leader Total (X's)

 

1. Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 1175

2. Wade Tyner, West Virginia 1171

3. Nicole Allair, Indiv. 1170 (74)

4. Steve Powell, West Virginia 1170 (66)

5. Joshua Byers, West Virginia 1165 (67)

6. Rich Sawyer, West Virginia 1165 (66)

7. Vincent Pestilli, Indiv. 1163

8. Kimberly Pienkowski, Army 1161

9. Jamie Beyerle, Palmyra Wrecking Crew 1160 (69)

10. Jared Lostetter, Army 1160 (67)

 

 

Rifle Defeats Rose-Hulman, 6,025 to 5,951

 

Abhijeet Konduskar takes top honors in meet.

 

Dec. 2, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad defeated Rose-Hulman, 6,025 to 5,951 in a meet held in Terre Haute, Ind. OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) won both individual events shooting a 1,152 in smallbore and a 388 in air rifle. John Stellwag (So., Mount Laurel, N.J.) and Jason LaBella of Rose-Hulman tied for second in small at 1,148. OSU's Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii) was second in air rifle at 381 with LaBella finishing third at 379. Ohio State returns to action Jan. 12 at Akron.

 

Team Results

 

1. Ohio State 6,025

2. Rose Hulman 5,951

 

Individual Results Ohio State Smallbore Air Rifle

 

John Stellwag 1,148 (2t) 366

Jessica Sears 1,105 378

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,152 (1) 388 (1)

Ryan Kohatsu 1,107 381 (2)

Jonathon Nicolazzo 1,080 334

Rachel Ashbrook 1,079 353

 

Rose-Hulman Smallbore Air Rifle

 

Erin Bender 1,047 -

Ruth Jacobson 1,146 378

Jason LaBella 1,148 (2t) 379 (3)

Hans Nelson 1,105 371

Mike Raffay - 377

Laura Krause - 339

Jennifer Lowe - 353

Jarrod Sands - 332

Cole Ulen - 362

 

 

Rifle Defeats Akron, 3,700 to 3,684

 

Jessica Sears wins smallbore competition, finishes second overall.

 

Jan. 14, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad picked up a 3,700 to 3,683 win at Akron last Saturday. The Buckeyes outshot the Zips in smallbore by 30, 2228 to 2,198, but Akron topped Ohio State in air rifle by 13, 1,485 to 1,472.

 

OSU's Jessica Sears (So., Nevada, City, Calif.) had the top score in smallbore (570) with Akron's Dan Wytko (Sr., Newton Falls, Ohio) taking second with 567. OSU's Ryan Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii) and Levi Kill (Jr., Sandusky, Ohio) tied for third at 560. Wytko took first in air rifle (380) for the Zips. OSU's John Stellwag (So., Mount Laurel, N.J.) was second (379) for the Buckeyes with Kohatsu finishing third at 377.

 

Akron's Wytko had the top aggregate score in the meet with 947 with OSU's Sears finishing second at 940.

 

The Buckeyes will host West Virginia next Saturday

 

Team Results Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

1. Ohio State 2,228 1,472 3,700

2. Akron 2,198 1,485 3,684

 

Individual Results (* indicates shooting for team score)

 

Ohio State Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

Jessica Sears 570* (1) 370* 940 (2)

Jon Nicolazzo 540* 344 884

Ryan Kohatsu 560* (3+) 377* (2) 937 (3+)

John Stellwag 558* 379* (3) 937 (3+)

Levi Kill 560 (3+) 346* 906

Amanda Clark 510 345 855

Rachel Ashbrook 513 341 845

Gloria Chang DNF 367 367

 

Akron Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

Dan Wytko 567* (2) 380* (1) 947 (1)

Joe Milano 552* 362 914

Cori Flask 545* 371* 916

Melissa Meglich 534* 363* 897

Gary Meglich II 548 371* 919

Sarah Kramer 549 374 923

Tom Colston 505 335 840

Sarah Ashbrook DNF DNF

 

NOTE: DNF = Did not fire

 

 

Rifle Falls to West Virginia, 6,183 to 6,112

 

Abhijeet Konduskar takes top honors in smallbore and aggregate score.

 

Jan. 19, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team suffered a 71-point loss to West Virginia at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall Saturday. West Virginia totaled 6,183 points to OSU's 6,112. In air rifle, the Mountaineers had a team score of 1,537 to the Buckeyes' 1,523 and in smallbore rifle, West Virginia scored 4,646 to 4,589 for Ohio State.

 

Individually, Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) produced the top aggregate score of 1,554. Konduskar was second in smallbore with 1,171 and shot 383 in air rifle. Rich Sawyer (Sr., Andover, Minn.) of West Virginia scored a match-high 388 in air rifle with teammate Steve Powell (Sr., Edmond, Okla.) shooting a match-high 1,173 in smallbore.

 

Ohio State will next compete at the Murray State Racer Invitational Saturday, Jan. 26.

 

Team Totals Total Air Rifle Smallbore

 

West Virginia 6,183 1,537 4,646

Ohio State 6,112 1,523 4,589

 

West Virginia Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Eric Henskil 384* 1,154 1,538

Gary Longwell 386*(2) 1,145 1,531

Wade Tyner 382* 1,162*(3) 1,544 (3)

Josh Byers 385*(3) 1,153* 1,538

Rich Sawyer 388 (1) 1,158* 1,546 (2)

Steve Powell 0 1,173*(1) 1,173

Christopher Heddan 359 1,122 1,481

Christian Stensrud 382 1,140 1,522

*Team Totals 1,537 4,646

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Abhijeet Konduskar 383* 1,171*(2) 1,554 (1)

John Stellwag 383* 1,156* 1,539

Ryan Kohatsu 382* 1,143* 1,525

Min Sun Chang 375* 0 375

Jessica Sears 368 1,119* 1,487

Rachel Ashbrook 341 1,033 1,374

Amanda Clark 353 1,090 1,443

Levi Kill 358 1,120 1,478

*Team Totals 1,523 4,589

 

Rifle Team Falls To Xavier, 6,208-6,040

 

Abhijeet Konduskar tops air rifle competition with a 393.

 

Feb. 2, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team suffered a 6,208 to 6,040 loss to Xavier on Saturday. Xavier outshot the Buckeyes 1,549 to 1,516 in smallbore rifle and 4,659 to 4,524 in air rifle. Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) shot a meet-high 393 in air rifle. Xavier's Thrine Kane was second at 392 and Hannah Kerr third at 388.

 

Xavier posted the top three scores in smallbore. Kerr was first at 1,188, Sivan Barazani was second at 1,170 and Kane was third at 1,163.

 

Team Scores Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

1 Xavier 6,208 1,549 4,659

2 Ohio State 6,040 1,516 4,524

 

Xavier Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

Danielle Langfield 1,147 386 1,533

Hannah Kerr 1,188 (1) 388 (3) 1,576 (1)

Joseph Fitzgibbon 1,161 384 1,545

Thrine Kane 1,163 (3) 392 (2) 1,555 (2+)

Sivan Barazani 1,170 (2) 385 1,555 (2+)

Scott Kerr 1,143 375 1,518

 

Ohio State Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

John Stellwag 1,140 374 1,514

Jessica Sears 1,138 379 1,517

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,158 393 (1) 1,551

Levi Kill 1,088 345 1,433

Rachel Ashbrook 1,076 350 1,426

Amanda Clark 1,071 351 1,422

Jonathon Nicolazzo 1,109 362 1,471

Jim Collier 1,009 324 1,333

Gloria Min Sun Chang - 370 370

 

Rifle Loses Close Match To Nebraska

 

Buckeyes drop 6,183 to 6,117 decision.

 

Feb. 9, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team lost a 66-point decision to Nebraska Saturday at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall. Nebraska outpointed the Buckeyes 6,183 to 6,117. The Cornhuskers took top team honors in both events, outshooting Ohio State 4,637 to 4,590 in smallbore rifle and 1,546 to 1,527 in air rifle.

 

OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kalhapur, Maharashtra, India) won top individual honors in smallbore rifle with a score of 1,168. Amanda Trujillo and Melissa Downsbrough of Nebraska tied for second with 1,165. In air rifle, Trujillo took top honors in air rifle with a 392. Downsbrough and OSU's Jessica Sears (so., Nevada City, Calif.) tied for second at 387. Nebraska's Trujillo shot the top aggregate score of 1,557 for the meet. Her teammate, Downsbrough, was second at 1,552 with OSU's Konduskar third at 1,551.

 

Team Scores Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

1 Nebraska 6,183 4,637 1,546

2 Ohio State 6,117 4,590 1,527

 

Nebraska Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

Amanda Trujillo 1,165*(2+) 392*(1) 1,557(1)

Rachel Spiry 1,145* 384 1,529

Melissa Downsbrough 1,165*(2+) 387*(2+) 1,552(2)

Alica Sawyer 1,162* 385* 1,547

Terim Richards - 382* 382

Karen Aspden 1,105 371 1,476

Laura Johnson 1,100 370 1,470

 

Ohio State Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

John Stellwag 1,135* 383* 1,518

Jessica Sears 1,138* 387*(2+) 1,525

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,168*(1) 383* 1,551(3)

Ryan Kohatsu 1,149* 374* 1,523

Jonathon Nicolazzo 1,103 359 1,462

Jim Collier 1,023 332 1,355

Levi Kill 1,100 358 1,458

Amanda Clark 1,066 348 1,414

Rachel Ashbrook 1,070 357 1,427

Min Sun Chang - 379 379

 

Rifle Posts 6,117 In Collegiate Sectional

 

Abhijeet Konduskar finishes first in smallbore rifle with a 1,168 mark.

 

Feb. 10, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team posted a 6,117 aggregate score in the Collegiate Sectional held at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall. Nebraska had the top score in the competition with a 6,185 with OSU Naval ROTC shooting a 4,455.

 

OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kalhapur, Maharashtra, India) had the high score in smallbore rifle with a score of 1,168. Amanda Trujillo and Melissa Downsbrough of Nebraska tied for second with 1,165. In air rifle, Trujillo took top honors in air rifle with a 392. OSU's Jessica Sears (so., Nevada City, Calif.) finished second with a 387 Downsbrough also finished with 387 but Sears had the advantage with a 23-20 edge in 10's. Nebraska's Trujillo shot the top aggregate score of 1,557 for the meet. Her teammate, Downsbrough, was second at 1,552 with OSU's Konduskar third at 1,551.

 

Team Scores Total Smallbore Air Rifle

 

1 Nebraska 6,185 4,637 1,548

2 Ohio State 6,117 4,590 1,527

3 OSU NROTC 4,455 3,408 1,047

 

Top Smallbore Scores

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 1,168

2(t) Amanda Trujillo, NEB 1,165 (78)

2(t) Melissa Downsbrough, NEB 1,165 (78)

4 Alicia Sawyer, NEB 1,162

5 Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 1,149

 

Top Air Rifle Scores

 

1 Amanda Trujillo, NEB 392

2 Jessica Sears, OSU 387 (23)

3 Melissa Downsbrough, NEB 387 (20)

4 Alica Sawyer, NEB 385

5 Rachel Spiry, NEB 384

 

Nebraska Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

Amanda Trujillo 1,165* 392* 1,557

Rachel Spiry 1,145* 384* 1,529

Melissa Downsbrough 1,165* 387* 1,552

Alica Sawyer 1,162* 385* 1,547

Terim Richards - 382 382

Karen Aspden 1,105 371 1,476

Laura Johnson 1,100 370 1,470

 

Ohio State Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

John Stellwag 1,135* 383* 1,518

Jessica Sears 1,138* 387* 1,525

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,168* 383* 1,551

Ryan Kohatsu 1,149* 374* 1,523

Jonathon Nicolazzo 1,103 359 1,462

Jim Collier 1,023 332 1,355

Levi Kill 1,100 358 1,458

Amanda Clark 1,066 348 1,414

Rachel Ashbrook 1,070 357 1,427

Min Sun Chang - 379 379

 

OSU NROTC Smallbore Air Rifle Total

 

Christopher Tilley 1,059* 311* 1,370

Nicholas Lunsford 777* 257* 1,034

David Swimm 740* 257* 997

Troy Wohlfert 721* 222* 943

John Dora 793 200 993

Carrie Walker 779 215 994

Thomas Allen 777 205 982

 

Konduskar To Represent The National Rifle Association Of India

 

Buckeye junior will represent India at World Cup competition. Abhijeet Konduskar will represent The National Rifle Association of India in upcoming World Cup competition

 

Feb. 21, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India), a member of the Ohio State rifle team, has been notified by the National Rifle Association of India that he is to represent India at the upcoming World Cup competition. National Team coach Sunny Thomas informed Konduskar that he will participate at World Cup competition in Sydney, April 10-19, Shanghai, April 20-29 and in Atlanta, May 18-26. He will also compete in the International Junior Competition at Suhl, Germany, May 7-12.

 

Konduskar has had an outstanding career at Ohio State, Last season he won both the smallbore and air rifle championship in the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference and finished 12th in smallbore rifle at the NCAA Championship.

 

 

Rifle Sweeps Major Awards In The Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championships

 

Konduskar and Stellwag take top individual honors. John Stellwag won the air rifle championship of the WIRC and was named first team all-conference in both air rifle and smallbore rifle.

 

Feb. 25, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team took top honors at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championships held at Purdue last weekend. The Buckeyes posted the top team scores in smallbore (2,261) and air rifle (1,530). Akron finished second in both events. Individually, Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) took top honors in smallbore with a 581 score. OSU's Jessica Sears (so., Nevada City, Calif.) finished third with 571 and John Stellwag (So., Mount Laurel, N. J.)was sixth with 563. Stellwag took top honors in air rifle with a 387. Konduskar was second (385), Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, HI) and Sears tied for third at 379.

 

Ohio State had three players named to the WIRC first team All-Conference squad in smallbore with Konduskar, Stellwag and Sears. OSU's Kohatsu and Levi Kill (Jr., Sandusky, Ohio) were named to the second team. OSU place four student-athletes on the first team All-Conference air rifle squad with Konduskar, Kohatsu, Stellwag and Sears.

 

Ohio State won the Swanson Trophy for the team with the highest aggregate score in preliminary matches for the fifth consecutive year and captured the Russel Wiles Trophy for the highest scoring team at the conference championship for the fifth consecutive year. The Buckeyes also won the Ranta Trophy and the Bernarde Trophy.

 

Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship Results

 

Ohio State sweeps WIRC Championship.

 

Feb. 25, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship Feb. 23, 2002 Purdue University

 

Smallbore Team Scores

 

1 Ohio State 2,261

2 Akron 2,236

3 Morehead State 2,215

4 Missouri Kansas City 2,110

5 Michigan 2,064

6 Purdue 1,932

7 Grand Valley State 1,908

8 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,904

9 OSU NROTC 1,722

10 Eastern Michigan 1,673

 

Air Rifle Team Scores

 

1 Ohio State 1,530

2 Akron 1,496

3 Morehead State 1,475

4 Missouri-Kansas City 1,348

5 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,276

6 Purdue 1,119

7 OSU-NROTC 1,084

8 St. Louis 1,306

 

Top Smallbore Scores

 

1 Konduskar, OSU 581

2 Hudson, UMKC 571 (25)

3 Sears, OSU 571 (24)

4 Tobbe, MSU 568

5 Flask, UA 565

6 Stellwag, OSU 563 (24)

7 Wytko, UA 563 (21)

8 Milano, UA 560

9 M. Meglich, UA 559 (25)

10 McCann, MSU 559 (18)

 

Additional Ohio State Scores

 

11 Kill, OSU 554 14 Kohatsu, OSU 546

15 Clark, OSU 545 17 Ashbrook, OSU 537

19 Nicolazzo, OSU 534 37 Collier, OSU 496

 

Top Air Rifle Scores

 

1 Stellwag, OSU 387

2 Konduskar, OSU 385

3 Kohatsu, OSU 379 (18)

4 Sears, OSU 379 (18)

5 G. Meglich, UA 378 (21)

6 Tobbe, MSU 378 (17)

7 Hudson, UMKC 378 (16)

8 Wytko, UA 375

9 Ritenour, MSU 373

10 Flask, UA 372

 

Additional Ohio State Scores

 

15 Clark, OSU 361

22 Kill, OSU 348

24 Ashbrook, OSU 347

27 Collier, OSU 336

28 Nicolazzo, OSU 335

 

Handicapped Smallbore Scores

 

1 Hudson, UMKC 588.661

2 Waite, UMKC 584.8683

3 Chernoby, GVS 582,7314

4 Konduskar, OSU 582,6302

5 Leisner, UWO 582.2669

6 Tobbe, MSU 582.

7 Hotseller, PUR 581.931

8 Webb, MSU 580.9961

9 Bauer, UMKC 580.935

10 Tilley, OSU-NROTC 580.925

 

Additional Ohio State Scores

 

12 Ashbrook, OSU 579.7077

14 Sears, OSU 579.4709

24 Clarke, OSU 575.8495

28 Kill, OSU 573.0256

39 Nicolazzo, OSU 568.5906

40 Collier, OSU 568.54

41 Stellwag, OSU 567.3327

45 Kohatsu, OSU 560.7744

 

Rifle's Abhijeet Konduskar Named Second Team All-American

 

Coach Pat Cherry honored for Outstanding Service to Collegiate Shooting Sports. Abhijeet Konduskar has been named to the 2002 NRA Collegiate All-American second team in both smallbore and air rifle.

 

March 19, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State rifle team member Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) has been named to the 2002 National Rifle Association Collegiate All-American team. Konduskar was named to both the second team smallbore and air rifle squads. He was OSU's top shooter during the season, winning the smallbore championship of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference and finishing second in air rifle.

 

Ohio State head rifle coach, Pat Cherry, was also honored by the NRA. He received the Outstanding Service To Collegiate Shooting Sports award. Cherry has been Ohio State's rifle coach for the last 13 seasons.

 

Six member of the rifle squad were honored as members of the All-Academic Collegiate Coaches Award. Ohio State student-athletes honored included: Rachel Ashbrook (Fr., Claysville, Pa), Amanda Clark (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska), Levi Kill (Jr., Sandusky, Ohio), Ryan Kohatsu (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii), Jonathon Nicolazzo (So., Alden, N.Y.) and John Stellwag (So., Mount Laurel, N.J.).

 

 

Konduskar to Participate in Two International Competitions

 

The Ohio State rifle co-captain will compete for his native India Abhijeet Konduskar will compete in the 48th International Shooting Sport Federation World Shooting Championships

 

June 17, 2002

Columbus, Ohio - Abhijeet Konduskar (Jr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India), a 2002 Second Team All-American and co-captain of the Ohio State rifle team, will compete for India in the 48th International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Shooting Championships in Lahti, Finland July 2-16 as well as the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England July 21-August 4, the National Rifle Association of India announced.

 

The ISSF World Championships are held every four years (two years following each summer Olympics) and showcases the world's best shooters.

 

The Commonwealth Games is an 11-day competition that features 72 countries competing in 14 individual sports and three team sports. The Games will be the most significant multi-sports event to take place in England since the 1948 Olympics.

 

Konduskar placed first for Ohio State in the smallbore competition (581) and second in air rifle (385) at the 2002 Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championships. He was named to the WIWC first team All-Conference squad in smallbore and air rifle for the second-consecutive year. Ohio State finished first overall in both events under head coach Patrick Cherry.