Spencer Brandon is this week's Rifle Athlete of the Week
Falcons at home Nov. 18-19
Team matches up against VMI, Nov. 5
AF vs. Nevada, Oct. 28
2016-17: Concluded the season at the USA Shooting National Championships in Fort Benning, Ga., in June … after the first two days of the 3x40, he finished with the highest total for Class A shooters with a 2297 … finished the event ranked 15th out of 72 competitors … in the 3x40 Junior event, he ranked fourth with a two-day total 2300 after having a 402.3 in the Finals … in air rifle, held the high Class A score with a 1232.6 and planced 13th in the open classification and fourth in the junior ... in 2016, had a career-best (590) in air rifle in the second match against UAF and TCU in Alaska … total score of 1164 was also a career high … had a combined score of 2314 in matches against UNR and UTEP … in November, had two perfect scores in his third and sixth series of air rifle in the President’s Trophy Match and finished with a 589 in the event, finished with a smallbore 571 … combined aggregates in TCU matches was 2291 … in December, competed in the Winter Air Gun ... top scores were 608.7, finish 18th in air rifle men junior … 607.1 in junior program for 23rd place … in January 2017, competed in the Colorado JOSC and had an air rifle qualifying score 581 as a non-resident … at PRC Championships in February, scored 568 and 587 in smallbore and air rifle, respectively … competed in the NCAA Qualifier Match (1152) and National Championships (1148) of his career … earned an invite to the April 2017 NJOSCs for air rifle (581) and 3x20 rifle (576) … at NJOSC, ranked 12th in air rifle (1217.4), finished 37th with 2227 in the 3x40 … also shot prone, finished 37th in the rankings with 1207.9 points.
2015-16: Learn concluded the regular season with 1227.92 overall career aggregate record ... scored personal best against UTEP with a 1158 total ... smallbore personal best (575) and air rifle (587) scored against sister academies, Army, Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard ... 2015 Winter Air Gun Championships, finished 20th in the junior men’s championships with a total of 1822.6 (46th - men’s championships).
Before the Academy: Parents are Chuck and Julie Learn ... one sister ... attended Northwestern High School prior to entering the Academy … at Northwestern, he was the team captain of the Superior Junior Rifle Team … he qualified for the 2011 and 2015 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships … was the 2014 , 2015, and 2016 Wisconsin State 3- and 4-position champion … a member of the National Honors Society for three years, and honor roll all four years.
ACADEMY: Element leader for Cadet Squadron 09 ... majoring in geospatial science ... Summer 2017, worked as Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET), CATM as an range safety officer (RSO) ... went Holloman AFB for Ops … he wants to become a pilot after graduation.
His mentors include: "My junior rifle coach of eight years, Chad Danielson, who introduced me to the sport and got me to the level I am competing at now, and of course my parents Chuck and Julie Learn who have supported me through everything and provided me with what I needed to be successful up unto this point."