History of Ohio State's Pistol Team By ChelseaCastle Jan 1, 1966 New range dedicated The present shooting range was dedicate in 1966 by then President Novice G. Fawcett in honor of Lt. Huge W. Wylie. The previous range was located at what is now the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Jan 1, 1986 Coach James Sweeney acted as interim coach Current Pistol Team coach James Sweeney first took over the reigns of the team as an interim coach 1986-1987. Jan 1, 1999 Coach Sweeney and Coach K take over Coach James Sweeney and Coach Donna Knisley took over as coaches of the Pistol Team in 1999. Jan 1, 2000 Placed 1st, 1st at Nationals At the National Collegiate Championship, the Pistol Team placed first in the open and first in the women's competition. Jan 1, 2004 Placed 3rd, 1st at Nationals At the National Collegiate Championships, the Pistol team placed third in the open competition and first in the women's competition. Jan 1, 2007 2nd at Women’s Collegiate Nationals The women of the Pistol teamtook second place at the Women's Collegiate Nationals. Jan 1, 2011 Placed 2nd, 1st at Nationals At the National Collegiate Championships, the Pistol team placed second in the open competition and first in the women's competition. Jan 1, 2012 Women’s National Team Champions The women of the Pistol team placed 1st in the 2008-2009 season and were National Team Champions. Jan 30, 2012 Joe Totts breaks record Pistol team member, Joe Totts, broke the all-time school record of 563 in standard pistol at the Winter Open, held in Converse Hall on the OSU campus on Jan. 30. Mar 2, 2012 10 Buckeyes Qualify for NRA National Championships Ten members of the team were invited to shoot at the NRA National Pistol Championships, held March 14-17 in Ft. Benning, Ga.