2002

2002-03 Archive

 

Day Date Opponent Location Outcome/Time

Sat 10/05/2002 VMI Lexington, VA 1st, 6,056

Sat 10/19/2002 Boilermaker Open Match West Lafayette, IN 3rd, 6,024-6,011

Sat 10/26/2002 Kentucky Lexington, KY L 6,214-6,094

Fri 11/08/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Sat 11/09/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Sun 11/10/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Fri 11/15/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Sat 11/16/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Sun 11/17/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Fri 11/22/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH NTS

Sun 11/24/2002 Buckeye International Columbus, OH L 6,124-6,109

Sat 01/11/2003 Akron Akron, OH L, 3,804-3,750

Sun 01/19/2003 Air Force Morgantown, WV W, 6,060-6,035

Mon 01/20/2003 West Virginia Morgantown, WV L, 6,221-6,144

Sat 01/25/2003 Racer Invitational Murray, KY 5th of 19

Sat 02/01/2003 Xavier Cincinnati, OH L-6,167-6,127

Sat 02/08/2003 Collegiate Sectionals Columbus, OH 2nd

Sun 02/09/2003 Collegiate Sectionals Columbus, OH TBA

Sat 02/22/2003 Western Intercollegiate Rifle Championship West Lafayette, IN W

 

2002-03 Rifle Season Outlook

 

Buckeyes return eight letterwinners from last season Buckeyes will be led by senior Abhijeet Konduskar.

 

The 2002-03 rifle squad has eight returning letterwinners back from a team that was 45-9 last season. Leading the way is senior Abhijeet Konduskar, a second team All-American in smallbore and air rifle. The 2002 smallbore champion of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Association, Konduskar competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games this summer for India. Junior John Stellwag captured the air rifle championship of the WIRC last season and was a first team all-conference selection in both smallbore and air rifle. Junior Jessica Sears took third in the WIRC smallbore and tied for third in air rifle. She was first team all-conference in both events. Senior Levi Kill was a second team all-conferece selection in smallbore last season. Sophomore Ryan Kohatsu tied for third in air rifle in the WIRC and was a first team all-conference selection. He was also a second team all-conference selection in air rifle. Other contributing members include sophomore Rachel Ashbrook and junior Jonathon Nicolazzo. Junior Rebecca Dean returns after a redshirt season.

 

Newcomers to the squad include freshmen Paul Becks, Douglas Fox, and Abby Myers and sophomore John Robak. Becks was the 2002 State Junior Olympic Champion in smallbore and set eight NRA national records as a sub junior. Robak was a 2001 and 2002 state champion with the Detroit Sportsmen and took first place in civilian.

 

Rifle Squad Captures VMI Invitational

 

Konduskar leads squad with team-high 1,554 aggregate score.

 

Oct. 7, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Behind a team-high aggregate score of 1,554 from Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashira, India), Ohio State won the five-team Virginia Military Institute Invitational Saturday in Lexington, VA. The Buckeyes shot a team aggregate 6,056 in the meet with match-high marks of 4,540 in smallbore rifle and 1,516 in air rifle. Finishing second in the meet was Duquesne University at 5,973 (4,497-1,476).

 

OSU's John Stellwag (Jr., Mount Laurel, N.J.) ranked second among the Ohio State shooters with a 1,513 aggregate score. He shot 1,138 in smallbore and 375 in air rifle.

 

The Buckeyes will compete next at the Boilermaker Open at Purdue University Oct. 19.

 

Team Scoring Smallbore Air Aggregate

 

1. Ohio State 4,540 1,516 6,056

2. Duquesne 4,497 1,476 5,973

3. Akron 4,490 1,474 5,964

4. N Carolina St 4,319 1,438 5,757

5. VMI 4,187 - 4,187

 

Ohio State Individuals Smallbore Air Aggregate

 

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,166 388 1,554

John Stellwag 1,138 375 1,513

Paul Becks 1,126 376 1,502

Ryan Kohatsu 1,110 377 1,487

 

Abhijeet Konduskar hits the target for the Buckeyes

Oct. 15, 2002

 

Senior Abhijeet Konduskar found his mark as a member of the Ohio State rifle team. Twice the smallbore rifle champion of the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference (WIRC), Konduskar began his interest in guns as a child. "I used to love to play with guns, toys and stuff when I was a little bit younger," Konduskar said. "So I said to my dad that I wanted to buy a gun. My dad said, 'you cannot just buy a gun, it is very dangerous, so if you want to really know how to do it, you have to go out and learn it.' He had a friend who was an international shooter, and he asked me to go to him and learn how to shoot. Then maybe he would buy me a gun." After winning high shooting honors in India, Konduskar looked to improve his shooting abilitites.

 

"After winning my Junior National Gold in India, my father thought it was very difficult to make progress in India," Konduskar said. "My father said it would be better to go somewhere outside (of India), maybe the United States or some other country. We decided to check out a lot of countries, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. I decided to come to the U.S. and I chose Ohio State because I wanted to major in chemical engineering. My dad has a bulk drug factory back in India and I need to go back and take that over. I decided to have a school that was good in chemical engineering as well as shooting and decided to come to Ohio State."

 

In his sophomore year, Konduskar won the WIRC individual championships in smallbore and air rifle. He qualified in smallbore rifle in the NCAA championship, hosted by Ohio State and finished 12th. "It was a very thrilling match," Konduskar said. "That was the biggest match I ever had, not including the nationals in India. I have never seen that much pressure in any of the matches that I have played in. It was right here at Ohio State, so I had to do well."

 

Combining the rigors of getting an education and the discipline required in shooting is no easy task for Konduskar. "It is pretty hard to concentrate on both activities," Konduskar said. "Still I try to do both of them and the thing is that it means that shooting is the same as life. What we do in shooting is done in life. You don't practice right before your match. You practice all (season) long and then go to the match. It is the same in studies. You don't study right before an exam. You study all during the year."

 

This past summer Konduskar, representing India, participated in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Shooting Championships in Lahti, Finland. In the 50-meter rifle prone, junior men competition, he tied for ninth. He followed that event with the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England where he finished 17th.

 

Knoduskar also traveled to England this summer to spend a week working with Alister "Jock" Allan, the first man to shoot a 600 out of 600 in the 50-meter English Match.

 

"I used to think different competitions meant different things," Konduskar said. "Right now, I have learned that different competitions, the name doesn't mean anything. You just have to play the competition as you always do. You just have to shoot the same gun and shoot the same distance (from the target) and same targets. Now I am realizing that it is not the name of the competition, it is just on that day how we shoot."

 

His summer international experience did differ from his previous collegiate shooting. "The collegiate and international shooting are totally different," Konduskar said. "Over here (collegiate) we shoot at multiple targets and in international you have only one target at a time. The distance (in collegiate) is small; it's 50 feet where as in international, it is 50 meters. NCAA shooting is indoors while the other shooting is outdoors, so wind and light, that matters a lot. So international shooting is much more complicated.

 

Konduskar hopes the 2004 Olympics will be in his future. "I have a goal to make the Olympics, just go there, being there and winning, that is what I want," Konduskar said. "But it is pretty difficult, but I am willing to work hard towards it."

 

Ohio State rifle coach Pat Cherry thinks the Olympics is certainly within Konduskar's reach. "With such dedication to his sport and yearning for more knowledge in his sport, I think he will shoot for the India in the 2004 Olympics and if not them will some day earn a Gold medal in Olympic shooting," Cherry said. "Making the National Team of India is no small feat in itself. India has many excellent shooters and a good National Program."

 

Beyond receiving and education and shooting, Konduskar has his future planned out. "If I can, I will stay over here for one or two years to see how the U.S. companies work," Konduskar said. "But ultimately, I am going go back and take over the factory."

 

Outside of school and education, Konduskar has rediscovered fishing as a hobby. "When I went to Finland, I was much into fishing," said Konduskar. "I discovered that it is a pretty nice feeling to go fishing. It is good for shooting at least. You need a lot of patience. I use to go fishing when I had to do nothing. It is a pretty nice thing. It is nice to have a hobby."

 

Hailing from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, Konduskar is a long way from home, but keeps in touch with his family. "I contact my parents one or two times a week," Konduskar said. "They call me up or we set up on the Internet with the web cam so I can see them and they can see me. It is pretty okay. My parents totally support me. They pay my tuition over here because we have no scholarships. There is totally a lot of support from them.

 

"When I was pretty disappointed after my Commonwealth Games, they were like right beside me. They were like totally supportative of me, saying you will do better next time."

 

For now, Konduskar is preparing for his senior year in school and another collegiate season of rifle competition. He is always looking to improve. "If I do my practice right, I can do better," he said.

 

Rifle Takes Third At Boilermaker Invitational

 

Abhijeet Konduskar wins smallbore and ties for air rifle title Abhijeet Konduskar captured the smallbore title at the Boilermaker Invitational.

 

Oct. 21, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) took top honors in smallbore rifle and tied for first in air rifle in the Boilermaker Invitational Saturday. The Buckeyes finished third with an aggregate score of 6,011, one point behind second place Akron with 6,012. Missouri-Kansas City won the Invitational with a 6,024 mark.

 

Konduskar shot 1,155 in smallbore finishing six points ahead of Calee Courter of Missouri-Kansas City at 1,149. Konduskar with a 387 in air rifle equaled Angela Engle of Akron but had a 22-20 edge in 10's. OSU's Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hi.) finished fifth in air rifle at 380.

 

Boilermaker Invitational Team Standings AR SB Aggregate

 

1 Missouri-Kansas City 1,506 4,518 6,024

2 Akron 1,507 4,505 6,012

3 Ohio State-Scarlet 1,498 4,513 6,011

4 Morehead State 1,479 4,307 5,786

5 Ohio State-Gray 1,424 4,356 5,780

6 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,445 4,329 5,774

7 Purdue 1,277 3,070 4,347

8 Michigan - 4,126 4,126

9 Purdue-2 - 4,006 4,006

10 Purdue AROTC - 2,542 2,542

11 OSU NROTC - 3,537 3,537

12 Grand Valley State - 3,655 3,655

13 Purdue NROTC - 2,386 2,386

 

Top Individual Air Rifle Scores

 

1t Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 387

1t Angela Engle, Akron 387

3 Chris Tobbe, Morehead State 386

4 Gary Meglich, Akron 381

5 Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 380

 

Top Individual Smallbore Rifle Scores

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 1,155

2 Calee Courter, Mo.-Kansas City 1,149

3 Sarah Kramer, Akron 1,148

4 Michael McPhail, Wis.-Oshkosh 1,144

5 Zach Hudson, Mo.-Kansas City 1,132

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Scores -Scarlet

 

Abhijeet Konduskar 387

Paul Becks 356

Ryan Kohatsu 380

John Stellwag 375

 

-Gray

 

Rachel Ashbrook 363

Levi Kill 351

Jon Nicolazzo 342

Jessica Sears 368

 

-Individuals

 

Douglas Fox 306

John Robak 303

Abigail Meyers 314

 

Ohio State Smallbore Scores -Scarlet

 

Paul Becks 1,112

Ryan Kohatsu 1,120

Abhijeet Konduskar 1,155

John Stellwag 1,126

 

-Gray

 

Rachel Ashbrook 1,069

Levi Kill 1,087

Jon Nicolazzo 1,097

Jessica Sears 1,103

 

-Individuals

 

Douglas Fox 882

John Robak 1,051

 

 

Rifle Falls 6,214-6,094 To Kentucky

 

Abhijeet Konduskar finishes second in smallbore and ties for second in air rifle.

 

Oct. 26, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In rifle competition held at Kentucky, the Wildcats defeated Ohio State 6,214 to 6,094 last Saturday. OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished second in smallbore rifle with a score of 1,180 and tied for second in air rifle at .392. Buckeye Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hawaii) took fifth in air rifle with a 387 mark.

 

Kentucky's Bradley Wheeldon won both events shooting a 393 in air rifle and a 1,185 in smallbore.

 

Kentucky vs. Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 Kentucky-Blue 1,553 4,661 6,214

2 Ohio State 1,532 4,562 6,094

3 Kentucky-White 1,508 4,575 6,083

 

Top Individual Air Rifle Scores

 

1 Bradley Wheeldon, K 393

2 Vicki Goss, K 392

Abhijeet Konduskar, O 392

4 Melody Cook, K 389

5 Ryan Kohatsu, O 387

6 Brad Donoho, K 386

7 John Stellwag, O 385

8 Robert Krukoski, K 380

9 Crystal Hamilton, K 379

Jeff Hamberg, K 379

11 Lindsey Meagher, K 376

Jessica Sears, O 376

13 Paul Becks, O 368

14 Eric Surber, K 367

15 Curt Fulmer, K 366

16 Levi Kill, O 356

 

Top Individual Smallbore Rifle Scores

 

1 Bradley Wheeldon, K 1,185

2 Abhijeet Konduskar, O 1,155

3 Vicki Goss, K 1,162

4 Melody Cook, K 1,158

5 Lindsey Meagher, K 1,156

6 Brad Donoho, K 1,152

7 Robert Krukoski, K 1,144

8 Jeff Hamberg, K 1,143

9 John Stellwag, O 1,138

10 Crystal Hamilton, K 1,136

11 Eric Surber, K 1,129

12 Paul Becks, O 1,125

13 Ryan Kohatsu, O 1,119

14 Jessica Sears, O 1,107

15 Levi Kill, O 1,099

16 Curt Fulmer, K 1,071

 

 

Rifle Squad Takes Second In Buckeye Invitational

 

Abhijeet Konduskar wins smallbore rifle title

 

Nov. 25, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - After three weekends of competition, Army captured the Buckeye Invitational by 15 points over Ohio State. The Cadets posted a 6,124 aggregate score to 6,109 for the Buckeyes. Army earned a one-point victory in smallbore rifle and captured air rifle by 14 points, 1,549 to 1,535.

 

OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) took top honors in smallbore rifle with a 1,172. Second was Wesley Robinson of the Everett Sportsman Club at 1,171. In air rifle, Amanda Trujillo of UNL Rifle took top honors with a 394 mark. Paul Charbonneau from Army was second at 391. OSU's Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hawaii) finished fifth at 389 and John Stellwag, Jr. (Jr., Mount Laurel, N.J.) took eighth at 388.

 

The Buckeye rifle team will return to action on Sat., Jan. 11 at Akron.

 

2002 Buckeye Invitational Team Standings Smallbore Air Aggregate

 

1 Army 4,575 1,549 6,124

2 Ohio State 4,574 1,535 6,109

3 Green Mountain Gold 4,539 1,542 6,081

4 UNL Rifle 4,529 1,533 6,062

5 Akron Gold 4,506 1,521 6,027

6 Everett 4,507 1,512 6,019

7 Missiouri-Kansas City 4,491 1,515 6,006

8 Rose Hulman 4,487 1,487 5,974

9 Duquesne 4,493 1,463 5,956

10 Ashland Eagles Blue 4,468 1,483 5,951

11 Morehard Mens 4,389 1,480 5,869

12 Green Mountain Silver 4,369 1,457 5,826

13 Vienna Cougars 1 4,386 1,426 5,812

14 Morehead Womens 4,349 1,400 5,749

15 Canisius 4,224 1,445 5,669

16 Akron Blue 4,229 1,419 5,648

17 GTM 4,200 1,376 5,576

18 Ashland Eagles Red 4,173 1,334 5,507

19 Ashland Eagles White 3,931 1,262 5,193

20 Vienna Cougars 2 3,891 1,131 5,022

21 OSU NROTC 3,785 - 3,785

 

Top 10 Smallbore Individuals

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 1,172

2 Wesley Robinson, Everett Sportsman Club 1,171

3 Paul Charbonneau, Army 1,168

4 Danielle Langfield (Ind.) 1,167

5 Alicia Sawyer, UNL Rifle 1,160

6 Amanda Trujillo, UNL Rifle 1,155

7 Kate Benjamin, Green Mountain Gold 1,154

8 Jason P. Labella, Rose Hulman 1,150

9 Kimberly Pienkowski, Army 1,149

10 Sarah Kramer, Akron 1,146

 

Other Ohio State Student-Athletes

 

12 John F. Stellwag, Jr. 1,144

19 Ryan Kohatsu 1,137

33 Jonathon Nicolazzo 1,121

42 Linnea Nygren 1,115

45 Paul Becks 1,113

59 Levi Kill 1,099

69 Jessica Sears 1,092

92 John Robak 1,040

101 Douglas Paul Fox 972

 

Top 10 Air Rifle Individuals

 

1 Amanda Trujillo, UNL Rifle 394

2 Paul Charbonneau, Army 391

3 Kate Benjamin, Green Mountain Gold 389

4 Kody Fritz, Green Mountain Gold 389

5 Ryan Kohatsu, Ohio State 389

6 Kim Pienkowski, Army 389

7 Wesley Robinson, Everett Sportsman Club 389

8 John F. Stellwag, Jr. 388

9 Melissa Downsbrough, UNL Rifle 386

10 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 386

 

Other Ohio State Student-Athletes

 

44 Jonathon Nicolazzo 372

63 Levi Kill 367

70 Paul Becks 360

71 Linnea Nygren 359

81 Jessica Sears 352

85 Abigail Myers 347

87 John Robak 341

 

Rifle Loses 6,221-6,114 To West Virginia

 

Abhijeet Konduskar wins air rifle competition

 

Jan. 18, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad lost at West Virginia, 6,221 to 6,144 Saturday. The Buckeye won the air rifle event 1,543 to 1,541 but finished second in smallbore rifle 4,680 to 4,601.

 

Ohio State's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished first in air rifle with a score of 393. WVU's Eric Hensil was second at 388. West Virginia took the top two places in smallbore with Nicole Alliare winning the event with a 1.177 mark. Wade Tyner was second at 1,172 with Konduskar finishing third at 1,169.

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 West Virgina 1,541 4,680 6,221

2 Ohio State 1,543 4,601 6,144

 

West Virginia Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Nicole Allaire 386 1,177

Ryan Baum - 1,163

Jon Hammond - 1,168

Wade Tyner - 1,172

Eric Hensil 388 -

Brian Launer 385 -

Gary Longwell 382 -

Totals 1,541 4,680

 

WVU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Josh Byers 380 1,152

Jon Hammond 372 -

Wade Tyner 389 -

Eric Hensil - 1,163

Ryan Baum 378 -

Gary Longwell - 1,138

Brian Launer - 1,151

Amber Crist 381 -

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Ryan Kohatsu 383 1,147

Abhijeet Konduskar 393 1,169

Jessica Sears 380 1,132

John Sellwag 387 1,153

Totals 1,543 4,601

 

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Levi Kill 344 -

John Robak 329 1,055

Linnea Nygren 358 1,077

 

Rifle Defeats Air Force, 6,060-6,035

 

Abhijeet Konduskar takes top honors

 

Jan. 19, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad edged the Air Force by 25 points (6,060-6,035) in a meet held at West Virgina Sunday. The Buckeyes won the smallbore rifle event, 4,559 to 4,524 but finished second to Air Force in air rifle, 1,511 to 1,501.

 

Ohio State's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) won top honors in both events. He scored 390 in air rifle and 1,178 in smallbore rifle. Nicholas Breffitt of Air Force finished second in air rifle at 383 with Buckeye Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hawaii) taking third with a 382 mark. In smallbore rifle, the Air Force's Breffitt finished second with a 1,157 score with Christopher Hill taking third with a 1,156 mark.

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 Ohio State 1,501 4,559 6,060

2 Air Force 1,511 4,524 6,035

 

Air Force Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Nicholas Breffitt 383 1,157

Brian DeBruhl 378 -

Edward Gallagher 372 -

Christopher Hill 378 1,156

Timothy Siemer - 1,106

Jason Waldow - 1,105

Totals 1,511 4,524

 

AF Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Brian DeBruhl - 1,008

Edward Gallaher - 1,101

Timothy Siemer 369 -

Jason Waldow 375 -

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Ryan Kohatsu 382 1,144

Abhijeet Konduskar 390 1,178

Jonathan Nicolazzo 350 1,104

John Stellwag 379 1,133

Totals 1,501 4,559

 

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Abbby Myers 346 -

Levi Kill 357 1,077

John Robak 329 1,023

Jessica Sears 367 1,110

Linnea Nygren 362 1,069

 

 

Rifle Finishes Fifth At 2003 Roger Withrow Invitational

 

Abhijeet Konduskar takes third overall, ties for air rifle title

 

Jan. 27, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad finished fifth overall at the 2003 Roger Withrow Invitational hosted by Murray State. The Buckeyes shot an aggregate score of 6,118 with a 1,538 in air rifle (3rd) and a 4,580 in smallbore (5TH). Tennessee Tech won top honors with a 6,179 aggregate score. They won both the air rifle (1,547) and smallbore (4,632) events.

 

OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished with the third highest aggregate score at 1,567. Morgan Hicks of Murray State took top honors with a 1,575 aggregate with Brandley Wheeldon of Kentucky finishing second at 1,568. Konduskar and Hicks were the top shooters in air rifle, tying for first with a 394 score. Konduskar finished fourth in smallbore with a 1,173. Hicks took top honors with a 1,181.

 

Team Results Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 Tennessee Tech 1,547 4,632 6,197

2 Murray State 1,533 4,624 6,157

3 Kentucky-Blue 1,546 4,605 6,151

4 Jacksonville State-Red 1,537 4,612 6,149

5 Ohio State-Scarlet 1,538 4,580 6,118

6 Kentucky-White 1,522 4,541 6,063

7 Mississippi 1,524 4,512 6,036

8 Missouri-Kansas City 1,479 4,545 6,024

9 Nebraska 1,520 4,466 5,986

10 Tennessee-Martin 1,508 4,443 5,951

11 Jacksonville-State-Whi 1,496 4,429 5,925

12 Memphis 1,502 4,398 5,900

13 Morehead State 1,485 4,404 5,889

14 Ohio State-Gray 1,417 4,341 5,758

15 Centenary-Men - 3,755 3,755

16 Centenary-Women - 3,495 3,495

17 Saint Louis 1,287 - 1,287

18 Alabama Birmingham 1,260 - 1,260

19 Mercer 1,201 - 1,201

 

Ohio State Scarlet Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Ryan Kohatsu 378 1,156 1,534

Abhijeet Konduskar 394 1,173 1,567

Jessica Sears 385 1,113 1,498

John Sellwag, Jr. 381 1,138 1,519

Totals 1,538 4,580 6,118

 

Ohio State Gray Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Levi Kill 357 1,078 1,435

Linnea Nygren 353 1,119 1,472

Paul Becks 358 1,087 1,445

Rachel Ashbrook 349 1,057 1,406

Totals 1,417 4,341 5,758

 

 

Rifle Falls To Xavier, 6,167 to 6,127

 

Abhijeet Konduskar top Buckeye shooter

 

Feb. 1, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad dropped a 6,167 to 6,127 decision to Xavier Saturday. Xavier won both events in the meet, scoring a 1,546 in air rifle to OSU's 1,528 and shot a 4,621 in smallbore rifle to OSU's 4,599. The top air rifle shooter was Thrine Kane of Xavier with a 395 mark. OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished fourth at 386. Hannah Kerr took top honors in smallbore with a 1,172. Konduskar was second at 1,165.

 

Team Scores Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 Xavier 1,546 4,621 6,167

2 Ohio State 1,528 4,599 6,127

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Jessica Sears 374 1,136

Ryan Kohatsu 385 1,156

John Stellwag 383 1,142

Abhijeet Konduskar 386 1,165

Totals 1,528 4,599

 

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Linnea Nygren 366 1,080

Levi Kill 362 1,081

Abigail Myers 359 -

Jonathon Nicolazzo - 1,107

 

Xavier Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Thrine Kane 395 1,161

Hannah Kerr 387 1,172

Whitney Prather 387 -

Brandon Czekaj 377 -

Richard Gauvin - 1,145

Alice Reed - 1,143

Totals 1,546 4,621

 

XU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Alice Reed 385 -

Rich Gauvin 383 -

Joseph Fitzgibbon 380 1,149

Scott Kerr 374 1,133

Brandon Czekaj - 1,154

Whitney Prather - 1,148

 

Rifle Defeated By Akron, 3,804-3,750

 

Abhijeet Konduskar has top marks in both air rifle and smallbore.

 

Jan. 11, 2003

Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad lost a 3,804-3,750 decision at Akron on Saturday. OSU finished second to Akron in air rifle, 1,532 to 1,509 and second in smallbore, 2,272 to 2,241.

 

Ohio State's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) won first place honors in both events, shooting a 389 in air rifle and a 587 in smallbore. Buckeye Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hawaii) finished second in smallbore with a 574 with Akron's Joe Milano taking second in air rifle with a 388.

 

Ohio State at Akron Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 Akron 1,532 2,272 3,804

2 Ohio State 1,509 2,241 3,750

 

Top Individual Air Rifle Scores

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 389

2 Joe Milano, AKR 388

3 Sarah Kramer, AKR 385

4 Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 383

5 Angela Engle, AKR 381

 

Top Individual Smallbore Rifle Scores

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 587

2 Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 574

3 Sarah Kramer, AKR 571

4 Gary Meglich II, AKR 570

5 Angela Engle, AKR 567

 

Top Aggregate Scores

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 976

2 Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 957

3 Sarah Kramer, AKR 956

4 Joe Milano, AKR 952

5 Gary Meglich II, AKR 948

Angela Engle, AKR 948

 

Akron Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Gary Meglich II 378 570 948

Joe Milano 388 564 952

Sarah Kramer 385 571 956

Angela Engle 381 567 948

Total 1,532 2,272 3,804

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Jonathan Nicolazzo 369 543 912

Ryan Kohatsu 383 574 957

Abhijeet Konduskar 389 587 976

Linnea Nygren 368 537 905

Total 1,509 2,241 3,750

 

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

Doug Fox 328 - 328

Abby Myers 331 - 331

Rachel Ashbrook - 511 511

John Robak - 516 516

 

 

Rifle Finishes Second in NCAA Sectional

 

Abhijeet Konduskar takes top honors in both events.

 

Feb. 8, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle squad finished second behind Xavier Saturday in the NCAA Sectional held Converse Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University. Xavier totaled 6,197 in the competition with Ohio State at 6,124. Akron finished third at 6,076 and Morehead State was fourth at 5,892. OSU's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished first in both air rifle and smallbore rifle. His 395 in air rifle was one better than Whitney Prather of Xavier at 394. In smallbore rifle, Konduskar had a 1,172, besting Xavier's Hannah Kerr by one at 1,171.

 

Team Results Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate

 

1 Xavier 1,564 4,633 6,197

2 Ohio State 1,537 4,587 6,124

3 Akron 1,514 4,564 6,078

4 Morehead State 1,482 4,410 5,892

5 OSU NROTC Gold - 3,956 3,956

6 OSU NROTC Blue - 2,809 2,809

 

Top Individual Air Rifle Scores

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 395

2 Whitney Prather, Xavier 394

3 Hannah Kerr, Xavier 391

4 Brandon Czekaj, Xavier 390

5 Thrine Kane, Xavier 389

6 John Stellwag, Jr., Ohio State 387 (24)

7 Joseph Fitzgibbon, Xavier 387 (21)

8 Angela Engle, Akron 385

9 Alice Reed, Xavier 384

10 Chip Tobbe, Morehead State 383

 

Top Individual Smallbore Rifle Scores

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 1,172

2 Hannah Kerr, Xavier 1,171

3 Thrine Kane, Xavier 1,167

4 Brandon Czekaj, Xavier 1,154

5 John Stellwag, Jr., Ohio State 1,153

6 Angela Engle, Akron 1,149

7 Richard Gauvin, Jr., Xavier 1,148 (61)

8 Joe Milano, Akron 1,148 (54)

9 Alice Reed, Xavier 1,147

10 Whitney Prather, Xavier 1,145

 

Xavier Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Thrine Kane 389 1,167

Hannah Kerr 391 1,171

Whitney Prather 394 -

Brandon Czekaj 390 -

Alice Reed - 1,147

Richard Gauvin, Jr. - 1,148

 

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Ryan Kohatsu 373 1,142

Abhijeet Konduskar 395 1,172

John Stellwag, Jr. 387 1,153

Jessica Sears 382 1,120

 

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Linnea Nygren 365 1,108

Levi Kill 366 1,107

Jonathon Nicolazzo 341 1,094

Paul Becks 368 1,082

Rachel Ashbrook 345 1,072

John Robak 348 1,056

Douglas Fox 309 951

Abby Myers 353 -

 

Akron Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Gary Meglich 371 1,129

Sarah Kramer 378 1,138

Joe Milano 380 1,148

Angel Engle 385 1,149

 

Morehead State Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Matt Ritenaour 368 1,090

Chip Tobbe 383 1,134

Nay Noe 363 1,088

Becky Lytle 368 1,098

 

OSU NROTC Gold Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Chris Tilley - 1,088

Troy Wohifert - 936

Nick Lunsford - 988

David Swimm - 944

 

OSU NROTC Blue Air Rifle Smallbore

 

Russ Waligorski - 688

Chad Shipman - 770

Tom Conaway - 712

Carl Schultz - 639

 

 

Rifle's Abhijeet Konduskar To Compete At NCAA Championship

 

Konduskar selected to shoot both air rifle and smallbore rifle.

 

Feb. 19, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) has been selected to compete for the individual air and smallbore rifle championships at the 2003 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Rifle Championships hosted by the U.S. Military Academy, March 14-15 in West Point, New York. Konduskar qualified by posting a 395 in air rifle and a 1,172 in smallbore at the NCAA Sectional meet hosted by Ohio State Feb. 8.

 

A total of 48 competitors were selected for the championships. The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected and the top 11 individuals in air rifle and the top 13 individuals in smallbore qualified for the individual championships. Individual competitions in smallbore three-position (120) shots) and air rifle (40 shots) will be held Friday, March 14.

 

Konduskar competed in the 2001 NCAA Championship hosted by Ohio State. He finished 12th (1,153) in smallbore rifle.

 

Rifle Takes Top Honors In The Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference

 

Konduskar and Stellwag are the top shooters in meet held at Ohio State. John Stellwag had a score of 391 in air rifle at the WIRC Championships.

 

Feb. 23, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team took top honors at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship held on the campus of The Ohio State University. The Buckeyes finished first in smallbore rifle with a 2,298 mark with Akron taking second at 2,273. In air rifle, OSU again edged out Akron for the title, 1,556 to 1,528.

 

Individually, Ohio State's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) took top honors in smallbore rifle with a score of 594. Buckeye John Stellwag (Jr., Mount Laurel, N.J.) was second at .577. In air rifle, Ohio State took the top three individual positions with Stellwag taking first with a 391, Ryan Kohatsu (So., Hilo, Hawaii) second at 390 and Konduskar third at 389.

 

Smallbore Team Standings

 

1 Ohio State 2,298

2 Akron 2,273

3 Missouri-Kansas City 2,269

4 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2,218

5 Morehead State 2,184

6 Purdue 2,027

7 Michigan 2,128

8 Grand Valley State 1,980

9 OSU NROTC 1,913

 

Top Smallbore Individuals

 

1 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 594

2 John Stellwag, OSU 577

3 Calee Courter, MKC 576

4 Joe Milano, AKR 574

Angie Engel, AKR 574

 

Air Rifle Team Standings

 

1 Ohio State 1,556

2 Akron 1,528

3 Missouri Kansas City 1,513

4 Morehead State 1,483

5 Wisconsin Oshkosh 1,460

6 Purdue 1,332

7 St. Louis 1,301

 

Top Air Rifle Individuals

 

1 John Stellwag, OSU 391

2 Ryan Kohatsu, OSU 390

3 Abhijeet Konduskar, OSU 389

4 Angie Engle, AKR 388

Sarah Kramer, AKR 388

Zach Hudson, MKC 388

 

Ohio State Team Smallbore Scores

 

Abhijeet Konduskar 594

John Stellwag 577

Ryan Kohatsu 569

Jessica Sears 558

 

Ohio State Individual Smallbore Scores

 

Levi Kill 554

Linnea Nygren 553

Paul Becks 550

Jonathon Nicolazzo 535

Rachel Ashbrook 517

John Robak 516

Douglas Fox 482

 

Ohio State Team Air Rifle Scores

 

John Stellwag 391

Ryan Kohatsu 390

Abhijeet Konduskar 389

Jessica Sears 386

 

OS Individual Air Rifle Scores

 

Levi Kill 376

Paul Becks 374

Linnea Nygren 372

Rachel Ashbrook 365

Jonathon Nicolazzo 354

Abby Myers 346

John Robak 330

Douglas Fox 320

 

Rifle's Abhijeet Konduskar To Compete At NCAA Championship

 

Friday Konduskar will shoot both air rifle and smallbore rifle in national competition.

 

March 12, 2003

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) will compete for the individual air and smallbore rifle national championships at the 2003 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Rifle Championships hosted by the U.S. Military Academy, March 14-15 in West Point, New York. Konduskar qualified by posting a 395 in air rifle and a 1,172 in smallbore at the NCAA Sectional meet hosted by Ohio State Feb. 8.

 

A total of 48 competitors were selected for the championships. The top 11 individuals in air rifle and the top 13 individuals in smallbore qualified for the individual championships. Individual competitions in smallbore three-position (120) shots) and air rifle (40 shots) will be held Friday, March 14.

 

Konduskar competed in the 2001 NCAA Championship hosted by Ohio State. He finished 12th (1,153) in smallbore rifle.

 

 

Rifle's Konduskar finishes seventh in air rifle and 10th in smallbore rifle at the NCAA National Championships.

 

Buckeye was making his second appearance in the last three years.

 

March 15, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished seventh in air rifle and 10th in smallbore rifle as the individual championships were decided at the NCAA Rifle Championship hosted by the U.S. Military Academy. Konduskar shot a 388 in air rifle that tied him with James Kauber of Navy and Hannah Kerr of Xavier. Kauber finished sixth with 26 center shots with Konduskar having 25. The smallbore champion was Jamie Beyerle of Alaska-Fairbanks with a 395. In smallbore rifle, Konduskar shot a 1,167 with 65 centers for tenth. The event was won by Matt Emmons of Alaska-Fairbanks with a 1,191 and 89 centers.