The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State wins 3rd straight pistol national title


Ohio State won its third consecutiv­e pistol national championsh­ip at the Intercolle­giate Pistol Championsh­ips in Anniston and Talladega, Alabama.

Katelyn Abeln took first place in the three-event aggregate and air pistol events. Maria Tsarik was the individual winner in the sport pistol and standard pistol.

The Buckeyes swept the top three spots in every team and individual event. First-team All-americans were Abeln, Tsarik, Jackson Leverett, Abbie Leverett and Panagiota Charalampo­us.

Ohio State’s Sasso takes 2nd in NCAA wrestling

Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso finished second in the NCAA wrestling championsh­ips at 149 pounds following a 4-2 loss by decision to No. 1 Yianni Diakomihal­is of Cornell in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sasso, a four-time All-american, finished the 2022-23 season with a 29-4 record. As a team, Ohio State finished fourth, giving coach Tom Ryan his 14th top-10 and ninth top-finish since 200607.

Buckeyes 6th in NCAA women’s swimming

Ohio State finished sixth in the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championsh­ips in Knoxville, Tennessee, the highest finish in program history. It is the third straight top-10 finish for the Buckeyes.

Eleven Buckeyes won All-american honors: Hannah Bach (100 breast, 200 medley relay); Jessica Eden (800 free relay); Amy Fulmer (200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 800 free relay); Nyah

Funderburk­e (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay); Maya Geringer ( 1650 free); Lena Hentschel (1-meter dive, 3-meter dive); Teresa Ivan (50 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay); Josie Panitz (100 breast, 400 medley relay); Felicia Pasadyn (400 IM, 800 free relay); Catherine Russo (400 free relay); Katherine Zenick (100 fly, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay).

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