Henrik Larsen - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Mysen, Norway
  • High school American College of Norway

2017-18 (Freshman)
Won the Individual Air Rifle National Title at the 2018 NCAA Championships after trailing in the final … Led the team to a national title, posting the highest aggregate score of any Wildcat in every match … Set school records across the board in smallbore, aggregate, and air rifle … Named a first team All-American in all three disciplines … Led the NCAA in smallbore (592.23) and aggregate (1188.77) averages for the season … Named NCAA Shooter of the Year, NCAA Freshman of the Year, GARC Shooter of the Year, GARC Rookie of the Year … Named First Team All-Conference across the board … With the exception of smallbore at the NCAA Championships, Larsen finished first in every event he competed in this season … Ranked fourth in the country in air rifle average (596.54) … Larsen shot the top six scores in the country in smallbore: 597 once, 595 on three occasions, 593 three different times, 592 twice, and 591 and 590 once each … Only two of his smallbore scores didn’t lead the team in two matches and he still shot 586 and 587 … Fired 590+ in smallbore in 11 of his 13 matches … His career high in smallbore (597) came at the Withrow Invitational … Posted a career-best 598 in air rifle on two occasions, which also was the third-highest score in the country for the season … Posted 597 in air rifle six different times … Fired 596 four times in air rifle, including at the NCAA Championships … None of his air rifle scores fell below 595 for the duration of the season.

Prior to UK
Has experienced success in the junior rifle ranks and international competition … Finished in third place at the 2017 Junior World Championships in the men’s 50m three-position rifle following an 1178 … Claimed the bronze medal in men’s 50m three-position rifle at the 2016 European Junior Championships … Earned two silver medals in 50m prone and 50m three-position as part of the Norwegian National Team also at the European Junior Championships.

From Mysen, Norway … Son of Henning Larsen and Hege Grimsrud … Plans to major in Architecture.  

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