Bears Place 2nd of Six at Olympic Training Center

Helen Oh
Helen Oh
COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. -- The Bears competed against Ohio State University, Army-West Point, Texas A&M, University of Utah, and North Dakota State and finished second in shoulder-to-shoulder competition at the Olympic Training Center.

The Buckeyes of Ohio State revenged their loss last month at the hands of the Coast Guard Bears, and defeated the Bears, 6416 to 6336. Rounding out the other team scores were Army's 6169, Utah's 5744, Texas A&M's 5505, and North Dakota's 4263.
Led by senior Helen Oh team high 525, the Bears shot a season high 2042 in Free Pistol but were defeated by Ohio State's 2081. Scoring for the Bears were freshman Benjamin Waalkes' 512, senior Brian Kim's 507, and junior Johnny Ly's personal best 498. Oh led all Bears with a 557 in Air Pistol, with the Bears placing second behind Ohio State, 2221 to 2190. Rounding out the top four scorers for the Bears were Waalkes' 551, Kim's 543, and sophomore Esther Choe's 539.

Oh was again the top scorer for the Bears with a 547 in Standard Pistol. The Bears placed second again behind the Buckeyes of Ohio State, 2114 to 2104. The other three scoring shooters were Kim's 531, junior Kevin Bennett's 517, and Waalkes' 509.
Oh fired an excellent score, a match high 557 in Women's Air Pistol to lead the Bears to victory. Ohio State was our nearest competitor firing 1597 to the Bear's 1629. The Women Bears again defeated Ohio State, 1610 to 1603 in Sport Pistol. This gave the Women's Team a sweep of both Matches.
The Bears are now 6-1 in shoulder to shoulder competition, and will next compete at home in the Chase Hall Shooting Range next week facing the Engineers of MIT.