Alumni

Emily Fisher

Picture Credit NCState website

2018-2019: 

  • Led the Wolfpack at the GARC Championships with a 580 to finish 10th in the smallbore competition while also leading the team with a 588 score in air rifle, matching a career-high
  • Posted a 581, highlighted by a perfect second series of prone in smallbore at the NCAA Qualifier
  • Fired a perfect 100 on her first series of prone en route to a smallbore score of 574 against The Citadel
  • Had the Wolfpack’s lone perfect series in smallbore against No. 1 ranked WVU
  • Recorded a career-high in smallbore, air rifle and aggregate against Ole Miss
  • Made her collegiate debut with a score of 563 against The Citadel
Prep: At Robinson, she earned a varsity letter each of her four years on the team and was a captain both junior and senior years. She was named second team All Metro DC in her junior year and First Team All Metro DC in her senior year. She is one of three recent graduates who have earned the CMP Excellence In Competition medal.
 
  • Accomplishments
  • Won the MVP/Top Gun for air rifle and smallbore, as well as the Athletic Boosters Award, junior and senior year.
  • Earned the Civilian Marksmanship Program Excellence In Competition award in 2018.
  • Won the 2016 Blue Ridge smallbore postal match.
  • Won the Centreville Cup Challenge for air rifle in 2017.
  • Won the Potomac High School Rifle League regional match and earned bronze in the NRA national junior championship in 2018.
  • Finished 5th overall in the Army Marksmanship Unit National Championship in 2018.

Picture and text taken from the NCState Website

Max Brabston

Photo Credit: Citadel Mixed Rifle website

2018-2019: 

  • All-Southern Conference first-team selection in air rifle for second straight season
  • Named a Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-American for second time
  • Posted an average aggregate score of 1141.2 in 14 matches, including a 561.0 smallbore average and a 580.2 air rifle average
  • Set a personal-best air rifle score of 592 in season-opening match at VMI (Sept. 22)
  • Fired off a 580 or better in air rifle in eight competitions
  • Set a season high in smallbore with a 571 at the SoCon Rifle Championships (March 2)
  • Recorded three aggregate scores over 1150 on the year, including a season-best 1151 at North Georgia

2017-2018:

  • Southern Conference Freshman of the Year
  • First-Team All-Southern Conference in air rifle with a fourth-place finish at the 2018 SoCon Championships
  • Named a Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-American
  • Competed in the 2018 National Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colo., finishing 50th out of 171 competitors in air rifle, improving his two-day aggregate score +18.2 points from the previous year when he finished 80th
  • Also finished 33rd out of 61 in three-position smallbore after not qualifying in that gun the year before, and improved his smallbore score by 22 points from the first day to the second, the largest improvement of any shooter at the event

Prep: At Robinson, Robert Maxwell Brabston, led the team to victories in the regional and state championships and was named to the All-Metro second team … Won the individual state championship crown for men in the 3P air and led the team to the national championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, where the team placed 36th … Took first in the men’s standing air rifle at the NRA National Championships in Bloomington, Ill., and placed fifth overall in the competition … Participated in the Junior Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and finished 80th … Ended his high school career as an A-B honor roll student and earned the Athletic Academic Award for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher while in season

Picture and text taken from the Citadel Website

 


Hayley Carroll

Haley Carroll

2017-2018: Participated in all 14 events … Fired a personal best of 574 in smallbore against NC State on Sept. 24 … Tallied a season-high 589 points on Jan. 14 in Ole Miss’ win over Nebraska on Jan. 14 … Earned a season-best 1157 aggregate in two matches (Sept. 24, Nov. 4) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for second time … Powered Ole Miss to highest regular season GARC finish (third) and most wins (seven) in program history.

2016-2017: Named December student-athlete of the month  Posted a career-high 590 air rifle at the Ole Miss Open. Fired a career-high 572 in smallbore and 1159 combined against West Virginia … Honored as a Scholastic All-American by the CRCA. First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: First Team All-Metro in the PHSRL sophomore, junior and senior years. Second place at the 2016 PHSRL Regionals. Participated in 3P Nationals freshman, sophomore and junior years. Qualified for Junior Olympics her junior and senior year and was awarded the High School Top Shot Season Award. Featured in article about competitive rifle in the Washington Post. A-B Honor Roll.

Picture and text taken from the Ole Miss Rifle Website

 


Nick Kanellis

2016-2017: Appeared in final eight regular-season matches in both disciplines. Fired 560 smallbore score in season opener. Went on to best mark by eight points behind 568 against TCU. Second highest score of 564 scored in back-to-back meets against conference rivals Ole Miss and West Virginia. Recorded a season high air rifle score of 583 in season opener vs. MIT/Memphis. Second highest mark in that event (582) posted in regular-season finale vs. USP. Four times shot in the 580 range.

CAREER HIGHS
SMALLBORE: 
568 vs. TCU (2016-17)
AIR RIFLE: 
583 vs. MIT/Memphis (2016-17)

Prep: On rifle team all four years at Robinson Secondary. Senior year turned in team’s top scores in air rifle (576) and smallbore (566) at the Junior Olympic Qualifier en route to earning the silver medal in both at the state tournament. Letterman and two-time team captain. Helped team claim regional and state championships all four years. Three-time first team all-metro selection in air rifle and twice chosen for similar honors in smallbore. Member of National Honor Society and National Science Honor Society.

Picture and text taken from the Army West Point Website


Zach Eisenberg

2017-2018: Competed in nine matches. Competed in both smallbore and air rifle at the GARC Championships. Was one of three NC State athletes to score 580 in air rifle at the NCAA Qualifier

2017-2018: Appeared in all 14 matches for the Wolfpack. Named a 2018 CRCA Scholastic All-American. Competed in all air rifle and smallbore counting lineups this season. Fired off career-highs of 589 in air rifle and 576 in smallbore against Akron. Concluded the year with an air rifle season average of 583.643, 569.5 in smallbore and 1153.143 in total aggregate.

2016-2017: Appeared in all 14 matches as a freshman with the Wolfpack. Member of NC State’s air rifle counting lineup in four matches and once in smallbore. Enjoyed a career day in the Wolfpack’s GARC victory against Navy at The Citadel with a score of 584 in air rifle and a 571 in smallbore. Ended the year with an air rifle average of 580.44, 561.89 smallbore average and 1142.33 clip in the aggregate.

Prep: Lettered in rifle all four years at Robinson Secondary High School. Served as team captain junior and senior seasons of high school. Earned first team All-Metro honors in air rifle and smallbore for the 2015-2016 season. Earned second team Potomac High School Rifle League in smallbore and third team in air rifle. Awarded Robinson’s Top Gun Award for smallbore. Earned CMP Junior Distinguished Badge for Distinguished Excellence in Air Rifle Marksmanship (2016). Earned first team All-Metro selection in air rifle in 2014 and also received second team honors in smallbore. Member of the smallbore group that holds the PHSRL’s national record. Scoring member on three consecutive regional championship teams for the PHSRL. Qualifier in the Junior Olympic National Championships for the past three seasons. Member of the National Honor Society. Member of the Athletics Honor Roll.

Picture and text taken from the NC State Rifle Team Website


Claire Spina

2018-2019: Competed in all 12 matches for the Wolfpack. Fired a smallbore score of 575, second on the team, at the GARC Championships. Put up a career high and led all shooters in the smallbore competition with a score of 583 against No. 8 Navy. Also led the Wolfpack in air rifle and finished third in the overall competition against Navy. Finished second with a mark of 581 in smallbore against No. 11 Army while also posting a 585 in air rifle. Was third overall and led the Wolfpack in smallbore against No. 16 Memphis with a score of 579. Had the second best aggregate score of her career, 1167, in the win over No. 10 Akron. Opened the season with a then-career-high 579 in smallbore against The Citadel while also leading the Wolfpack with a 589 in air rifle

2017-2018: Appeared in 9 rifle competitions for the Wolfpack. Named a 2018 CRCA Scholastic All-American. Scored a career-high 588 in air rifle competition against North Georgia. Also fired a career-high 577 in smallbore competition at the NCAA Qualifier/NRA Sectional hosted by West Virginia. Finished the year with an air rifle season average of 580.222, smallbore average of 566.571 and 1146.793 in total aggregate average.

2016-2017: Appeared in five matches during her sophomore campaign with NC State. Fired a career-best 579 in the air rifle competition against The Citadel. Logged a season-high score of 564 on two occasions, first against Nebraska in a GARC match and again versus Ole Miss. Finished the year with a 573.6 average in air rifle, 558.2 in smallbore and 1131.8 in aggregate total.

2015-2016: Saw action in 10 matches during her initial season with the NC State rifle team. Charted a season high 572 in air rifle in the Wolfpack’s upset victory against No. 3 Kentucky. In smallbore, she recorded her top score of the year at SEARC 6 with a clip of 566

Prep: Four-year member of the varsity rifle team at Robinson Secondary School. Served as the team captain her last two seasons with the program. Named the team’s top shooter in smallbore two years and one year in air rifle. Claimed All-Metro first team honors two years in both air rifle and smallbore. Participated in the 2015 Junior Olympics in air rifle and smallbore .Took first place in the Virginia U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Junior Air Rifle qualifier in 2015. National Merit Scholarship Finalist, IB Diploma Recipient

Picture and text taken from the NC State Rifle Team Website


Caitlyn Ford

2015-2016: Finished seventh at NCAAs in air rifle and 10th in smallbore. Member of NC State’s counting lineup in every match of the year. Broke the program record in the air rifle competition with a score of 596 in the Wolfpack’s upset victory over No. 3 Kentucky. Fired a personal best 588 in smallbore against top-ranked West Virginia, the second-best score in the event in school history. Charted an 1175 in aggregate total against Kentucky, the second highest clip in program history. Tallied the Wolfpack’s top score in air rifle at three matches and four times in smallbore.

2014-15: Saw significant action in the lineup as a freshman. Fired a season-high score of 582 in the air rifle competition at the GARC Championships. Charted a score of 564 in smallbore against No. 9 Memphis, her highest score of the year in the event. Won the 3rd place medal in the USA Shooting Winter Air gun Championships 3rd day Junior Rifle match.

Prep: Four-year member of the varsity rifle team at Robinson Secondary School. Served as the team captain her last two seasons with the program. Named the team’s “Top Gun” in air rifle senior year. Received team’s senior leadership award in 2013.. Claimed All-Metro first team honors two years in air rifle.  Participated in the 2013 Junior Olympics in air rifle. Placed in the top 10 at the US Army National Junior International Air Rifle Championship in 2013. Member of the 2013 NRA 3PAR Scholastic National Champion team.. NRA First Level Certified Rifle Coach. First-ever shooting experience began in 2010. Father is a retired colonel of the US Army and proud to be an Army Brat.

Picture and text taken from the NC State Rifle Team Website


Lucas Kozeniesky

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Olympic Experience: Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 21st

World Championship Experience: 2018 – 15th (prone), 18th (mixed team air), 27th (three-position), 57th (air)

2017 National Rifle Championship Men’s Three-Position Rifle, Gold Medalist

2015 Winter Airgun Championships, Silver Medalist
2015 National Championships, 4th Place (Junior) in Air Rifle; 22nd Open
2015 National Junior Olympic Championships (7th Air; 17th Prone; 16th Three-Position)
2015 All-SEARC Team
2015 Honorable Mention All-GARC (Smallbore)
2014 All-SEARC Team

August 2016: Competed in the 10 meter air rifle competition as a member of the USA Shooting team at the Rio Olympics. Came in 21st out of the group of 50 shooters from all over the world in the competition.

June 2016: Won the air rifle competition in the US Olympic Trials at Camp Perry, Ohio in early June 2016, securing a spot on the US Team for men’s air rifle in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

2014-15: Named to the All-SEARC team for the second consecutive season … Collected Honorable Mention All-GARC honors in the smallbore event … Finished second at the SEARC Championships in the individual air rifle competition … Also, advanced to air rifle finals at the GARC Championships, claiming sixth place … Led the team in air rifle and smallbore average during the year … Matched the program record with a score of 591 in the air rifle event three different times during the season … Broke the school record for aggregate total with a tally of 1173 on Nov. 16 thanks to a score of 591 in air rifle and 582 in smallbore … Fired the squad’s highest score in air rifle and smallbore 12 times. Became the first Wolfpack All-American since 1975.

2013-14: Named to the All-SEARC Team … Paced the Wolfpack in air rifle eight times during the season, including seven consecutive matches … Fired a season-high 589 in air rifle on Oct. 25, 2013 against No. 1 Kentucky … Eclipsed the 580 mark in the event on 10 different occasions … Recorded the highest average in air rifle with a 580.4 clip … In smallbore, he tallied the Wolfpack’s best score on the year with a 583 … Led the team in the smallbore competition five times during the season

Prep: Four-year member of JW Robinson Junior Rifle Club at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA …Team Co-Captain (2011-2012, 2012-2013) … Two-time recipient of Potomac High School League’s “Top Gun” award for both air rifle and smallbore (2012, 2013) … Named to the All-Metro Team for air rifle and small bore his sophomore, junior, and senior years … Won the Potomac High School League Regional Championship for air rifle (2012, 2013) … Member of the 2011 NRA 3PAR Scholastic National Champion team … Three-time participant at the USA Shooting Junior Olympics (2011, 2012, 2013) … Earned CMP Junior Distinguished Badge for Distinguished Excellence in Air Rifle Marksmanship (2012) … NRA National Junior Sectional- Indoor Conventional Position Smallbore Rifle National Junior Champion (2013) … Began shooting in 2009

Picture and text taken from the NC State Rifle Team and Team USA Websites  


Greg Hagar

Greg HagarShooting Experience 2011: NRA National Junior Indoor (4P) smallbore Championship, 1st place Scholastic Team … NRA Junior Airgun Championship (Camp Perry), 1st place Scholastic Team … CMP Junior Olympic 3PAR Championship (Camp Perry), 3rd place Scholastic Team … NRA Junior AR Sectional, 1st place Scholastic Team … NRA Junior AR 3P Sectional, 1st place Scholastic Team … NRA Junior 3P Smallbore Sectional, 1st place Scholastic Team … smallbore champion at the 2011 Palmyra Invitational … NRA National Junior Indoor (4P) Smallbore Championship, 5th place individual.

J. W. Robinson Secondary High School Member of rifle team in smallbore and air rifle coached by Robert Hardy … team was 8-0 in 2011 in the Potomac High School Rifle League … set 2011 conference team records of 1,163 for a single match and 1,153 season average in air rifle … selected second team All-Metro in air rifle … finished in third place in the league in smallbore rifle.

Personal Son of Ben and Chantale Hagar … enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding, sailing and videogaming … an Eagle Scout … 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do … plans after graduation is to work as a mechanical engineer … chose shooting because he enjoys the `focus’ aspect of shooting as a sport.

Above information and picture courtesy of Ohio State Bukeyes Official Athletic Site

 

Katie Siegert

Katie Siegert2007-2008: Competed in all but two air-rifle and smallbore events… Posted a career-high of 564 in smallbore at The Citadel and NRA Sectional, also a team-high for the day… Also posted a career-high total of 1,139 at the same event… Shot a season-high 575 in air-rifle at SEARC #6 to lead the team… Also shot a team-high in the air-rifle at SEARC No. 4… Finished fourth individually at the SEARC Championship… Named the to the All-SEARC Team… Also named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2006-2007: Performed a solid freshman campaign, competeing in every air-rifle event and all but one smallbore… Shot a season high 574 in air-rifle against Memphis, also the team high for the day… Fired above a 560 in air-rifle a majority of the season… Fired a 560 in smallbore against VMI… Averaged 566 in air-rifle and 550 in smallbore… Shot a total of 8,917 points on the season… Named to the All SEARC Team.

PREP: Lettered in rifle for three years under coach Bob Hardy at Robinson Secondary High School … Served as team captain during her senior season.


Shannon Wilson

Shannon WilsonNoting Wilson: A two-time first-team All-America selection, the first in school history … Finished runner-up at the 2006 NCAA Championships in the smallbore … Holds school record in air rifle (592) and smallbore (587) …Won Gold at the 2006 U.S. Junior Olympics.

2006-07 (Junior Season): Earned her second consecutive first-team All-America honor from the National Rifle Association … She earned the honor in the air rifle after receiving it in the smallbore last season … Is the only two-time first-team All-American in school history … Finished 14th in the air rifle in at the NCAA Championships in 2007 … Broke the school record in the air rifle with a mark of 592 at the Withrow Invitational (Jan. 27) … Earned second-team All-GARC honors in the air rifle … Finished fourth in the air rifle at the GARC Championships … Competed in 12 matches, including the NCAA Championships … Led team in air rifle scoring in nine matches … Led team in smallbore scoring in two matches … Posted a season average of 586 in the air rifle and 569 in the smallbore … Air rifle average of 586 breaks her own school record of 584 set last season … Named team MVP for the second straight season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06 (Sophomore Season): Became first Rebel to receive first-team All-America honors … Was honored for smallbore efforts by the National Rifle Association .. Placed runner-up at the NCAA Championships in the smallbore, where she fired a 587 to finish second to Jamie Beyerle (Alaska-Fairbanks) who shot a 593 … Mark of 587 at the NCAA Championships also tied the Ole Miss school record … Bested 57 shooters to win the gold medal in smallbore at the 2006 U.S. Junior Olympics after posting a score of 1251.6 … Won the junior women’s air rifle portion of the 3x Air and Top Gun Championships in December and competed with the U.S. National Development Team in the Bavarian Air Rifle Championships held in Munich, Germany where she finished third … Competed for the U.S. Development Team at the Grand Prix of Liberation in Plzen, Czech Republic … Named second team All-GARC in the air rifle and honorable-mention in the smallbore and combined events… Placed seventh in air rifle at the GARC Championships with a mark of 587 … Tied Ole Miss record of 590 in air rifle vs. Nebraska (Nov. 5) … Competed in 11 of 14 matches, missing three while competing for the U.S. National Development Team at the Bavarian Air Rifle Championships … Contributed to the team score in all 11 matches she shot in … Led the team in air rifle scoring in four matches and smallbore scoring in three matches … Led the team in both air rifle and smallbore average … Set a school record for season scoring average with a mark of 584 in air rifle for the year, also posted a smallbore average of 579 … Named the Team MVP for the 2006 … Named to the University’s Dean’s Honor Roll in the fall and the U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in the spring.

2004-05 (Freshman Season): Competed at the 2005 National Junior Olympics, finishing 11th in the 10-meter air rifle section … Received All-Academic Student-Athlete honors from the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association … Named the team’s “Rookie of the Year” … Named to the 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll after posting a 3.78 GPA in the spring … Competed in all 13 matches … Contributed to the team score 11 times in air rifle and 11 times in smallbore … Season averages of 576 in air rifle and 568 in smallbore were both third-best on the team … Fell two points shy of the Ole Miss air rifle match score with her 588 performance at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships (Feb. 27) … Best smallbore score was a 580 against Xavier and Memphis (Oct. 9) … Helped the Rebels to their best team smallbore score of the year, a 2300, at the GARC Championships, posting a 576.

High School: Competed for four years at James W. Robinson … Earned two letters … Served as team captain as a senior … Claimed the Virginia State International Air Rifle Championship … Helped the Rams to four Potomac High School league championships … Also an individual conference champion in 2004 … A First-Team All-Metro selection as a junior and senior … Placed second at the 2004 Virginia Smallbore and 3-P Air Rifle Championships … A member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior … A three-time Scholar Athlete (2002, 2003, 2004) … Also competed for the nationally-ranked Arlington Optimist Acorns Junior Rifle Team.


Kristina Fehlings

Kristina Fehlings2006-07 (Senior) Kristina Fehlings ended her senior year as one of the most decorated rifle athletes in Nebraska history. She was a mainstay on the rifle line-up in each of her four years. During her junior season, Fehlings led the Huskers to a program-best second-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championships as she claimed the NCAA individual air rifle title. In her senior season, Fehlings held an average of 576 in smallbore and 585.76 in air rifle. She also shot a season-best air rifle score of 593 against Alaska-Fairbanks, earning the top spot on Nebraska’s air rifle senior records. Kristina earned several individual post-season honors in her final season, including second-team All-GARC honors in smallbore and second-team NRA All-Collegiate honors in smallbore and air rifle. She also earned Big 12 Commissioner’s honor roll honors for the fourth time in her career.

2005-06 (Junior) Fehlings continued to shine over the course of her junior season, marking a score of 592 in air rifle to win the NCAA championship. She became just the second shooter in Nebraska rifle history to win an individual event championship, joining Nicole Allaire who won the smallbore crown in 2000. Fehlings also finished fifth in smallbore at nationals with a score of 585. Fehlings’ performance in the postseason earned her first-team GARC honors in both disciplines, while landing first-team smallbore and second-team air rifle NRA All-America accolades. During the regular season, Fehlings notched four match-high scores including two in smallbore and two in air rifle.

2004-05 (Sophomore) Fehlings was looked to as a key contributor in the 2004-05 campaign and lived up to expectations, earning GARC Shooter-of-the-Year honors and becoming the lone Husker to receive first-team all-conference honors in both smallbore and air rifle. At the NCAA Championships, Fehlings added distinctions as a first-team air rifle and second-team smallbore NRA All-American as well as first-team smallbore and second-team air rifle CRCA All-Collegiate honors. During the regular season, Fehlings shot a team-best 593 in smallbore against UMKC on Dec. 4, helping her to a first-place ranking on the team in smallbore average (584.5) for the season. She also shot a season-high 593 in air rifle against Alaska-Fairbanks on Feb. 13 at the NCAA qualifier for an event average of 589.23, placing her second overall on the team behind Andrea Franzén.

2003-04 (Freshman) Fehlings quickly made her presence felt in the Husker program as a freshman. A regular in both smallbore and air rifle, she led the team in air rifle average (389.23), a total that ranked third on NU’s single-season list. Fehlings established herself as a leader in both events, earning first-team NRA All-America honors in air rifle and third-team honors in smallbore. Fehlings finished 20th as an individual in air rifle at the NCAA Championships.

As a Junior Competitor Fehlings enjoyed great success at the national level during her junior career. As a member of the USA Rifle National Development Team, Fehlings took first at a pair of major national tournaments in 2003. She won the three-position smallbore event at the 2003 Junior Olympic National Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was also the National Rifle Association air rifle champion. In addition, she led her club team to a title at the NRA Open National Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio. Fehlings, who also placed eighth in the air rifle at the 2003 Junior Olympic Championships, is a two-time national qualifier who placed second in the prone position event at the 2002 J.O. Nationals. Fehlings competed for Coach Bob Hardy at James W. Robinson High School, where she was the Potomac High School League champion as a senior. She was a four-year letterwinner and was team captain in each of her final three seasons. Fehlings selected Nebraska over the U.S. Military Academy.

 

 

 

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