Aaron Holsopple - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Previous School Alaska-Fairbanks
  • High school Johnsonburg Area

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>> 2013-14 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2010-11 All-America (smallbore)

2013-14 (Senior)
Posted a 582 in air rifle at the NCAA Championshis … Named Honorable Mention All-Conference in smallbore … Competed in all 16 matches in both events for the Wildcats, averaging 577.8 in smallbore and 583.3 in air rifle … Delivered a season-best 583 in air rifle twice, first vs. NC State and then at Ohio State … Air rifle season best of 590 came at Army … Member of the 2013-14 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Junior)
Shot in a 581 in air rifle and a 574 in smallbore at the NCAA Championships … Finished the year averaging 576 in smallbore and 584.5 in air rifle … Posted a season-best 592 in air rifle at the NCAA Qualifiers and a smallbore-best 588 vs. West Virginia to help UK clinch the GARC regular season title … Delivered a 590 at the Winter Airgun Championships to advance to the Final … Named to the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 (Alaska-Fairbanks)
Earned All-America honors in smallbore … Helped the Nanooks in their first two wins of the season, finishing with a 583 in air rifle and a 581 in smallbore in the first match against Tennessee-Martin and a 578 in air rifle and 571 in smallbore in the second … At NCAA Qualifiers, Holsopple shot a pair of 573s in both air rifle and smallbore and earned himself on both shooting teams for nationals … Helped the Nanooks to a fifth-place finish in smallbore with a 574 and a sixth-place finish in air rifle with a 579, landing them sixth-place overall at the NCAA National Championships … Recognized for academic honors by the Nanooks as a two-time Dean’s List member and selected for Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-America honors.

2009-10 (Alaska-Fairbanks)
As a freshman, Holsopple started his collegiate career shooting individually against Air Force, finishing with a 583 in air rifle and a 580 in smallbore … He shot a 576 in smallbore in the Nanooks only loss of the season against West Virginia … At the NCAA Qualifiers, he finished his first season with a 579 in smallbore and a 572 in air rifle.

High School
Member of Ridgway Rifle Club for six years … 2009 National Champion AMU Postal Air Rifle … Fourth-place American Legion Air Rifle Postel and first-place Jr. Olympics Air Rifle State Championship Team … Coached by his father, Mark at the junior level … Also played golf for three years and baseball and football for three years.

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