2013 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships Come to a Close
Finals begin at 1:30 p.m. MT Tuesday
David Higgins 9th; Craig O'Daniel 13th. NJOSC continues April 17-19 with the men's 3-Position
Rifle 17-3, ranked seventh in the CRCA Poll (Jan. 29)
As a sophomore, Craig O'Daniel returned as a letterman who is majoring in mechanical engineering ... he stared 2012-13 off with a 580 in air rifle at the OSU match (Oct. 12) ... the next day, he finished with a 580 in smallbore, a personal best, with a perfect 100 in prone 1 (Oct. 13) ... he had a 579 in air rifle at the UTEP/Reno match (Oct. 27) and finished with a574 with a perfect 100 in prone 2 in smallbore ... the following day, he finished with a 582 in air rifle, a personal best ... in the President's Trophy Match (Nov. 3), he finished with a 580 in air rifle and 559 smallbore ... at the Nebraska match (Nov. 17), he finished with a 561 in smallbore and 578 in air rifle ... his smallbore and air rifle scores against Nebraska (Jan. 12) were 567 and 579, respectfully ... he had a perfect 100 in prone 2 at The Citadel match (Jan. 27), finishing with a 563 ... his air rifle score was 568 ... he competed in the 2012 Winter Air Gun Championships (Nov. 30), finished with 567 points and a 563 on Dec. 1 ... also totaled 571 points in juniors on Dec. 2 ... also competed in the 2013 Junior Olympic Shooting Championships where he finished with a total of 574 points in men's air rifle ... scored a 568 in men's 50-meter 3-position (3x2) ... in 2011-12, as a freshman, his season high was in air rifle (585) against Reno on Jan. 21 ... he fired a 571 in smallbore twice, against UTEP (10/8) and TCU (2/4).
BEFORE THE ACADEMY: He graduated from Marion County High School in Lebanon, Ky. ... in high school he earned six varsity letters in cross country and six in track and field ... he enjoys hiking, rock scrambling, and mountain climbing. ACADEMY: Majoring in mechanical engineering.