- class Fifth Year
- Hometown Charleston, W.Va.
- High school George Washington HS
Career Marks: Smallbore (586), Air Rifle (589)
- GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- Secured career highs in both disciplines this season
- Earned a 587 in smallbore vs. Navy and 595 in air rifle at Army
- Ranked fourth in average with a 581.083 in smallbore and 589.5 in air rifle
- Great season averaging 579.7 in smallbore and 585.444 in air rifle.
- Traveled with the team to the NCAA Championships as the lone alternate.
- Tied his career high in smallbore vs. Memphis with a 586.
- Set a new career high in air rifle with a 589 vs. Nebraska.
- All-GARC Scholar-Athlete
- Competed in every match but one, scoring season-high 586 in smallbore on Nov. 10 vs. Akron
- Best air rifle score was 587 on Feb. 1 vs. Memphis
- Double Major: Biology and Neuroscience
- Birthday: January 15
- Birthplace: Arlington, Virginia
- Parents: Barbra and Mark Nelson
- Siblings: Sister, Amanda, and brother, Matthew
- Notes: Member of the Beta Club and Boy Scouts in High School
- Participated in his Eagle Scout Project and helped at youth shooting camps
Nelson chose Kentucky because … “The immense support and it being a big school.”