John Sutton - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Ocean Springs

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2013-14 (Junior)
Competed in nine matches during his junior year as a Wildcat … Shot a season-best 565 in smallbore vs. Ohio State … Delivered a season-best 576 in air rifle vs. Navy … Named to the 2013-14 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Competed in 11 events in his sophomore season … Shot a smallbore season-best 566 vs. North Carolina State … Recorded an air rifle season-best 582 at the Withrow Invitational … Finished his senior season averaging a 554.3 in smallbore and a 568.6 in air rifle … Named to the 2012-13 Winter SEC Academics Honor Roll.

“Although John doesn’t have much match experience, his drive and effort make up that difference. His energy and motivation on the range brings a very positive atmosphere to our program. His hunger for shooting knowledge and willingness to learn will make him a strong competitor in the very near future. He will far surpass his goals in the near future.”
— Harry Mullins

2011-12 (Freshman)
Competed in three smallbore and air rifle events as a freshman … Shot a season-high at the GARC Championships with a 569 in smallbore … Posted his best score in air rifle against West Virginia with a score of 573 … Averaged 556.7 in smallbore and 564.7 in air rifle on the year.

Prior to UK
Attended Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Miss. … Excellent student, was the president of the National Honor Society … Graduated No. 21 in his class of over 350 seniors … Also played basketball as a senior and football and golf as a freshman.

Full name is John Frederick Sutton … Son of Jim and Jane Sutton … Born Sept. 15, 1992 in New Orleans, La. … Father shot rifle at Kentucky.

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