David Higgins

David  Higgins


San Clemente, CA

High School:
San Clemente



Falcons head to Patriot Rifle Conference Championships

Rifle wins in Charleston; Ryan Jacobs named athlete of the week



2016-2017 Schedule & Megalink now available online


NCAA Rifle Paves the Road to Rio


David Higgins made his Olympic debut in Rio


Keeping Heart Rate in Check is Key to Cadet's Olympic Dreams

Colorado Public Radio's interview with David Higgins (Rifle)

2015-16: Higgins was named the Air Force Rifle Athlete of the Week (Feb. 8) ... he is also the Patriot Rifle Conference Individual Smallbore Champion ... competing in the PRC Smallbore Championships on Feb. 6 he fired a score of 581 placing him in the eighth position after the qualification round ... in the final round, he out shot his fellow competitors to win the individual title ... he all-conference honors ... his season-best smallbore score was a 588 in the opening season match against Nebraska and West Virginia ... in prone, he scored a perfect 200 for the kneeling and standing positions ... he also scored 200 points for both in the President’s Trophy match and twice against UTEP ... in the air rifle, his season-best score was 594, which he had against Alaska and again versus Nevada.

2014-15: Higgins competed in the 11th annual Championships of the Americas in October 2014 where he ranked fifth in the 50m Rifle Prone Men's finals ... qualified for the CAT finals with a score of 621.2; he fired a 143.0 in the finals, setting a finals American Junior Record ...Team USA set a new American record and won the CAT with a total score of 1869.2. ... in the January Rifle Selection Match, he ranked 15th with a two-day score of 1237.3 in the 50m Prone Rifle ... tallied 2280 points in the 50m Three-Position Rifle and finished ranked 21st ... finished the season with an average aggregate of 1160.5, and had a 577.9 average for smallbore and 582.6 for air rifle ... scored a 567 in the smallbore individual NCAA Rifle Championships (41st) ... had a 586 (32nd) in the air rifle individual championships.

2013-14: Higgins started the season against UTEP (Oct. 19-20, 2013) ... on both days, he had the second-highest scores in smallbore (578 and 579, respectively) ... in air rifle, he scored a 582 and 584 for a two-day cumulative 2323 against the Miners ... on Nov. 2, in the President's Trophy Match he was fourth in air rifle with a 588 and scored 574 in smallbore ... on Nov. 16, Air Force defeated UTEP on 4655-4509 ... he finished with a 572 in smallbore and 582 in air rifle ... at JSU (Nov. 17), he scored a 571 and 581, respectively, in smallbore and air rifle ... vs. Alaska (Jan. 9), he finished with a 576 smallbore and 573 air rifle score ... on Jan. 25-26, Air Force competed a double-header against Nebraska in Lincoln, Higgins scored a two-day cumulative 2333 ... he had the third-highest scores in smallbore on both days (578/584) ... he scored a 586 and 585 in air rifle ... at its inaugural home match (Feb. 1), Air Force was host to Reno .... the Falcons won the match 4651-4562 ... Higgins scored a cumulative 1162 in the match, topping off his SB score with a 199 in prone (578) ... he had a perfect 100 in round 2 for a 584 in air rifle ... on Feb. 7, Air Force outscored Akron, 4638-4616 ... he scored 1166 points with 583s in both guns ... in the PRC Championships (Feb. 8-9), he had the team's highest SB score (581) and scored 588 in air rifle ... AFA finished second in the conference ... in April, he traveled to Ft. Benning, Ga., for the ISSF World Cup Championships ... he had a minimum qualification score (MQS) that gave him a spot on the World Cup roster ... shooting a MQS in the prone position, he scored 102.2, 104.7, 103.6 104.0, 102.2 and 104.6 for a total of 621.3 ... he went on to finish 13th (1221.8) at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Championships ... on April 24-26, he placed third at the NJOCs in the 50m three-position championships with a three-day total of 2314 ... qualifying for the Springs Selection Match (May 9-11), Higgins took third place with three scores of 621.3, 623.1 and 624.6 ... his scores earned him 18 overall points toward finals of 1887.0 ... On Sept. 6-20, 2014 he competed in the 51st ISSF World Championships in Granada, Spain.

BEFORE THE ACADEMY: Attended San Clemente High School ... parents are David and Pherby Higgins ... has one brother, Kenneth ... his dad, who competed in swimming for West Virginia University, is a colonel in the Marine Corps ... enjoys rock climbing, surfing and sailing.

ATHLETICS: Earned varsity letters in soccer (freshman and sophomore years) and track and field (sophomore) ... earned his civilian distinguished rifleman badge his junior year.

ACADEMY: His major is economics...he is in Cadet Squadron 26.

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