Marengo, OH – Although it was cold and the rain changed to snow for the 2017 Ohio Halloween Regional, the event held October 27-29 was a huge success. Ninety four athletes battled the elements and competed with 29 athletes being young ladies. With 94 athletes, participation was a 370% increase from the 2016 match.
This year also saw 5 college teams come to compete including brand new teams from Concordia University Wisconsin and Hillsdale College…both going home with medals – Concordia with 3 second place finishes and Hillsdale with 1 second place finish. University of Wisconsin, Platteville took the college division winning 4 first place medals, with Michigan State University close behind with 3 first place medals.
In the high school divisions, past National Champions Lake Country Action Shooters and Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports both of Wisconsin each also took home 4 first place medals. The local Ohio teams also had a very strong showing with Ohio Steel Stingers bringing 19 athletes and leaving with the most medals of any team accumulating 6 first and 2 second place finishes. The Buckeye Bullet Busters left with a first, 2 seconds and a third place finish for a strong in-state showing.
The match was attended by 17 teams representing 6 states Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Total number of entries went up 473%, making the Ohio Halloween Regional the largest regional of the year.