Ethan Settlemires - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Kossuth

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>> 2010-11 NCAA Individual Champion (smallbore)
>> 2010-11 NCAA Shooter of the Match
>> 2010-11 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2010-11 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2009-10 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2009-10 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2008-09 GARC Rookie of the Year
>> 2008-09 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2008-09 All-America (air rifle)

Turned in a heroic performance at the 2010-11 NCAA Championships, earning NCAA Shooter of the Match accolades as UK’s final shooter in a clinching performance to win the title … Became UK’s first individual NCAA Championship winner with a 590 championship outing in smallbore in day one of the national championships … Earned All-America and All-GARC accolades in both guns … With the pressure on the final relay of the final day of the NCAA Championships, Settlemires fired a 590 in air rifle to clinch the first national title for UK … After filing his final shot, was mobbed by media and teammates for his clinching performance … Averaged 587.36 in air rifle and 576.18 in smallbore … His 590 in smallbore to win the individual national title was a career-high … Had a season-best 591 against UT Martin in air rifle, with his 590 on the final relay at the NCAA Championships coming as his second-best score of the year … Broke 580 in all 13 matches in the regular-season in air rifle and broke 580 four times in smallbore.

“As the 2011 NCAA Smallbore Champion, Ethan will have some big shoes to fill. He is more than up for this challenge. He has been working very hard on the range and this work is definitely going to pay of this year. Watching him grow these past three years I have been very impressed with his determination for both his and the team’s success. With his leadership and work ethic he will bring a lot to the team overall.”
— Harry Mullins

“For me Ethan exemplifies the goal of our program. He has become a dominating competitor at the highest level while growing as leader for the team on and off the range. As the lone senior and team captain he has been tasked, once again, with setting the pace for the team to reach our goals. Without a doubt he will fulfill that role and end his career as a Wildcat creating a legacy for future team members to aspire to.”
— Stacy Underwood

Ranked second on UK with a 576.18 average in smallbore, also ranking fifth with a 584.36 average in air rifle … Has a combined average of 1160.55, third-best on the club … Averaged 196.36 in prone, 188.09 in standing and the second-best kneeling average on the team, 191.73 … Had a season-high 581 in smallbore vs. Murray State and a season-best 591 in air rifle against Ohio State.

Had one of the better freshman seasons in the history of the UK rifle program, ranking third with a 586.3 air rifle average and fourth with a 575.6 smallbore average … Was named GARC Rookie of the Year … Won the GARC smallbore individual championship after a 579 and a 101.2 … Became the fifth UK player all-time to win the conference smallbore title … Named All-American in both guns … Totaled a season-best 581 against Ole Miss in smallbore … Hit 570 or better in smallbore in all 13 matches … Averaged 94.7 in kneeling, 94.3 in standing and 98.7 in prone … Fired a season-high 594 in air rifle against Murray State … Hit 590 or better in four consecutive matches … Fired a 583 in air rifle in the GARC Championship and a 581 in the NCAA Championship.

Prior to UK
One of the top recruits in the nation … Claimed first place in the 2008 American Legion Nationals in air rifle … In 2008, posted a second-place finish in the National Junior Olympics in air rifle … Finished second in air rifle at the 2006 American Legion Nationals … Attended Kossuth High School, where he competed on the cross country team as a junior … A member of the USA squad in the Czech Republic last year, finishing second in air rifle with a 592 … Won the Junior National Air Rifle Championship … A member of the 2008 USA National Team … Coached as a junior by Nathan Hendrix … A member of the national honor society, A & B Honor Roll and graduated eighth-best in his high school class.

Full name is Ethan Williams Settlemires … Son of Steve and Cynthia Settlemires … Has a brother, Clint … Born December 12, 1989.


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