Results: 2022 SASP Intercollegiate Pistol Nationals

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A two-day event, the 2022 SASP Intercollegiate Pistol Nationals took place March 16-17 and took place at two venues: CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park and South Air Gun Range. The Scholastic Action Shooting Program Youth Development Group has held back-to-back collegiate championships, with international pistol events beginning after new champions were crowned earlier in the year at the SASP Action College Nationals.

Collegiate shooting teams competed in international pistol events, with both individual teams scoring. On the first day of competition, athletes gathered at CMP’s South Air Gun Range in Anniston, Alabama to begin the 10-meter air pistol events. After two stints, Ohio State University firmly retained the tag team title (2249-51X), followed by West Point (2192-37X) and MIT (2144-30X). For individual shooters, Ohio State’s Katelyn Abeln entered the final in first place, shooting 570-16X for her 60-shot score.

Ohio State air pistol shooters on the firing line at CMP’s South Air Gun Range in Anniston, Alabama. (Photo by SASP)

Ryan Yi of the US Coast Guard Academy won the mixed air pistol final. Last series, his final shot was 10.5 (distance from center X), enough to beat Ohio State’s Jack Leverett, whose final shot was 10.7. The separation between first and second place narrowed to a fraction of a point (234 and 234.8 respectively). As for third place, Katelyn Abeln returned to the podium with a cumulative score of 212.4.

On day two of the 2022 SASP National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, the event moved venues to Talladega for the Sport Pistol events. Ohio State student-athletes Henry Leverett and Katelyn Abeln won the individual gold and silver finals, as well as the men’s (586-59X) and women’s (577-44X) overall titles . Joining Leverett and Abeln were Ohio State teammates Jack Leverett and Cade Haiby in securing the Sport Pistol Tag Team Championship.

Coast Guard Pistol Competitor

The US Coast Guard Academy finished fourth in overall team results with a score of 6135-178X. (Photo by SASP)

The final day of competition featured a standard pistol. Tokyo Olympics competitors Henry and Jack Leverett won the gold and silver with 558-30X for the former and 557-12X for the latter, along with West Point’s Luke Braunm, who clinched a bronze podium with 553-9X.

Additionally, four of the top six standard pistol athletes were athletes from Ohio State, contributing to another National Tag Team Championship title for the Buckeyes (2190-98X).

2022 SASP National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships Team Overall Rankings

  1. State of Ohio 6709-292X
  2. Texas A&M 6240-167X
  3. MIT 6196-96X
  4. Coast Guard 6135-178X
  5. NDSU 6020-95X
  6. West Point 5845-137X
  7. Akron 5820-108X
  8. Navy 5577-160X
  9. Citadel 5150-143X
  10. Utah 4271-119X

See the full results of the 2022 Scholastic Action Shooting Program Intercollegiate National Pistol Championships here. Learn more about SASP at mysasp.com.

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