Oct. 24, 2013
RENO, Nev. - For the second week in a row, the Nevada rifle team will host a national ranked team as #9 Ohio State will be in Reno on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. The 17th ranked Wolf Pack lost a close five-point contest with then #15 Akron last weekend. Saturday's competition is the second for the Pack in the newly formed Patriot Rifle Conference.
"We look forward to our match with Ohio State University," Nevada head coach Fred Harvey said. "They are a formidable team and superbly coached."
The smallbore is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. and will take place at the range located in the parking lot near Nevada's baseball field, Peccole Park. Air rifle is expected to get underway at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Pack rifle range located on the second floor in the Nevada Genomics Center at 910 Valley Road.
Sophomore Greta Ochsner's 586 is the Pack's top score in air rifle while Haunani Akana boasts the top smallbore score of 575. Akana and Chelsie Hata are tied for the top aggregate score of 1154 which combines the score of the smallbore and air rifle.
Ohio State is coached by former Pack NCAA Champion Ryan Tanoue. Tanoue earned NCAA All-America honors seven times while competing at Nevada and won the 2002 NCAA air rifle title. Tanoue became a U.S. National Team member in 2003 and was a medalist at six-consecutive U.S. National Championships and was a two-time national champion. In addition, Tanoue enjoyed success at the international level, winning the 2005 Munich World Cup and Beijing Olympic Quota Place.
Prior to being named the head coach at OSU prior to last season Tanoue was a volunteer assistant with the Pack for six seasons.
"It will be great to welcome Coach Ryan Tanoue back to Nevada, his Alma Mate," Harvey said. "He has taught us a great deal in the past ten years. We hope to show how much we have learned."
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