Richard Clark - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Jackson, Mich.
  • High school Lumen Christi Catholic HS

Career Marks: Smallbore (592), Air Rifle (598)

Senior (2021-22)

  • CRCA All-America Second Team in smallbore
  • CRCA All-America Second Team in air rifle
  • CRCA All-America Third Team in aggregate
  • All-GARC Second Team in air rifle and combined
  • All-GARC Honorable Mention in smallbore
  • Monster season for Kentucky, averaging 585.538 in smallbore and 597.077 in air rifle for an aggregate average of 1179.615
  • Posted a 589 in smallbore and 594 in air rifle at the NCAA Championships
  • Set career high marks in both smallbore and air rifle during the season
  • 592 career-high smallbore vs. Murray State
  • 598 career-high air rifle at Army

Junior (2020-21)

  • All-GARC Smallbore Honorable Mention.
  • Averaged 581.5 in smallbore and 590.167 in air rifle for an aggregate of 1171.667.
  • Was a star at the national championships, recording a 585 in smallbore and 594 in air rifle.
  • The 594 in air rifle was just one off his career best and came at the perfect time for UK to claim the national title.
  • Career-high smallbore score came on Jan. 22 vs. Nebraska.

Sophomore (2019-20)

  • Honorable Mention Collegiate All-America in air rifle
  • Career-best air rifle scores came in the first two matches of the year in October.

Freshman (2018-19)

  • Second-team All-GARC in air rifle, honorable mention in combined

Prior to UK

  • Finished second overall at the 2018 NRA National Metric 3-position (2277-73x) and 3-position (4652-223x) Championships
  • Took second place in the junior division in prone at the 2017 USAS National Rifle Championships with a 1241.0
  • Claimed fifth place in the junior division at the 2018 USAS National 3-position Rifle Championships with a 2291


  • Full Name: Richard Burdette Clark
  • Nickname: Clarkie
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Minor: Coaching
  • Birthday: July 11
  • Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan
  • Parents: Sarah and Raymond Clark
  • Siblings: Younger brother, Jacob
  • Notes: Played baseball in High School
    • Member of the Boy Scouts, Band and Choir
    • Rebuilt schools gazebo, volunteered to serve at fish fries and visited retirement homes during the holidays

Clark chose Kentucky because … “Kentucky chose me. From the moment I stepped on campus, Lexington has been my home.”

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