Jonathan Pinkel - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lansing CC

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>> 2013-14 All-America (air rifle)

2013-14 (Junior)
Competed in all but four events during his junior year as a Wildcat … All-Conference Honorable Mention selection in air rifle and aggregate … Shot a season-best in air rifle vs. Nebraska, the second-highest number on the day for a Wildcat … Averaged 577.2 in smallbore and 586.8 in air rifle … Delivered personal bests in air rifle and individual aggregate vs. Murray State, shooting a 593 in air rifle with a 587 in smallbore to boost his aggregate to 1180.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Shot a smallbore season-best 577 in Kentucky’s last regular season match, a win over West Virginia that clinched the Great America Rifle Conference regular season championship … Led Kentucky in air rifle vs. North Carolina State, shooting a season-best 591 … Finished the year with a 570.9 scoring average in smallbore and a 584.3 scoring average in air rifle.

2011-12 (Freshman)
Competed in eight smallbore and air rifle events as a freshman for Kentucky … Posted a season-high 579 in smallbore at the Withrow Invitational … Shot a 587 against Morehead State for a season best in air rifle … Finished the season with an average of 573.3 in smallbore … Posted a season average of 576.5 in air rifle.

Prior to UK
Coached at the junior level by Keith Hein … Lists career highs in smallbore (567), smallbore prone (198), smallbore standing (181), smallbore kneeling (190) and air rifle (579/600).

Full name is Jonathan James Pinkel … Son of Jim and Debra Pinkel … Has two sisters, Jessica Pinkel and Cassie Pinkel … Born Dec. 27, 1992 in Lansing, Mich. … Sister Cassie shot for the Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team … Step grandmother Dolores Pinkel attended UK.

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