David Higgins
    David Higgins


    San Clemente, CA

    High School:
    San Clemente



    Rifle team puts the cap on another successful season


    Men's Prone Competitors Named for World Championship

    AFA's David Higgins to compete in World Championships


    Air Force Co-Athletes of the Week: David Higgins, rifle, Annette Eichenberger, women's track

    April 28, 2014


    Air Force's David Higgins takes third place in National JOSC Smallbore event

    2014 National JOSC Championships Close with Thrilling Smallbore Final


    Air Force marksmen finish in the top 50 of NJOSC

    The 50m Three-Position competition, April 24-26.

    2013-14 Outlook: Cadet Higgins would like to see his team and himself go to the NCAA Championships all four years ... in 2013, his wish came true! During the 2012-13 season, the Academy's rifle team qualified for the NCAA Rifle National Championships ... Higgins finished the season with a 576 in men's air rifle at the 2012 Winter Air Gun Championships (Dec. 2) ... he set two personal-best records in air rifle (588) on Feb. 2 and smallbore (577) on Oct. 12 ... at the qualifiers, he finished fifth with a 577 in smallbore and scored a perfect 100 in the smallbore prone position ... he was the Falcons' fifth highest shooter in air rifle totaling 574 points ... on Feb. 2 against Reno, he was the runner up with 588 points ... on Feb. 9, he finished with a 586 in air rifle as the Falcons' second-place finisher against UTEP ... during the 2013 Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (Jan. 19-20), he finished with a 580 in men's air rifle ... at NCAAs (March 8), he shot a personal best in individual smallbore (584) ... in finals, he scored a 96.3 and finished sixth in the nation with a score of 680.3 ... in air rifle, he scored a respectable 580, he finished 37th overall (March 9) ... following NCAAs, he competed in the National Junior Olympics where he finished ninth in the air rifle (584); 10th in three-position smallbore (1138 and 1150) with a 2288 aggregate ... he also finished second in 50-meter prone (594 and 597) with a 1191 aggregate and a 105 finals ... Higgins also participated in the 2013 National Rifle Championships, June 1-9, in Fort Benning, Ga. ... he finished 36th in the air rifle event ... he finished 26th in the three-position smallbore and 15th (second junior) in 50-meter smallbore prone ... as a result of his finish, he was named to the U.S. National Junior Rifle Team.

    BEFORE THE ACADEMY: Attended San Clemente High School ... parents are David and Pherby Higgins ... has one brother, Kenneth ... dad swam for West Virginia and is a colonel in the Marine Corps ... enjoys rock climbing, surfing and sailing. ATHLETICS: Earned varsity letters in soccer (freshman and sophomore year) and track and field (sophomore year) ... earned his civilian distinguished rifleman badge his junior year. ACADEMY: Intended major is operations research ... currently in Cadet Squadron 03 - Dogs of War ... he also wants to become an operations research analyst for the Air Force.

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