Player Profiles

Taylor                             Ciotola
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Pasadena, Md.
Height: 6-4
Sport: Rifle


One of the most experienced shooters on the team … earned two NRA All-America First-Team honors last season … team will lean on his scores each match … coach believes he still has room for improvement, especially in consistency … belief is he will have his strongest season yet as a junior.

At West Virginia in 2012-13
• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Smallbore
• All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score
• Earned a share of the air rifle win at Ohio State with a 592 score
• Tied for second in smallbore against Memphis with a career-best 587; also tied for third in air rifle with a 591, giving him a career-best 1178 aggregate total, good enough for third place
• Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place
• Finished second in air rifle against Ole Miss with a career-best 595
• Tied for second place in air rifle on the first day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks with a 594 mark
• Shot 586 smallbore in the second day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks and finished second; also placed third in air rifle with a 591 mark
• Counted toward the team’s score at the 2013 GARC Championships, shooting 584 air rifle and 578 smallbore
• Shot 576 air rifle and 569 smallbore at the 2013 NCAA Championships
• Ranked No. 4 on team with 588.07 air rifle and 1168.15 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 6 with a 579.92 smallbore average

At West Virginia in 2011-12
• NRA All-America Honorable Mention Smallbore
• All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore
• Named to the rifle Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (1/26)
• Opened Mountaineer career with a third-place finish against Air Force at the NU Rifle Range with a combined score of 1165; also tied for second in air rifle with a score of 586
• Tied for first in win over Alaska-Fairbanks with a score of 1170; also won smallbore with a personal-best score of 584
• Paced the Mountaineers against Kentucky with a combined score of 1165; also finished first on the team, fourth overall, with a 590 air rifle mark
• Finished eighth in air rifle and smallbore at the GARC Championships, shooting a personal-best 591 in the open air rifle relay and 101.9 in the final for a 692.9 total, and a team-best 583 smallbore relay score and 92.3 in the final for a 675.3 total; finished third overall with a personal-best 1174 aggregate score
• Placed sixth in air rifle at the NCAA Championships, shooting a personal-best 591 in qualification and 99.4 in the final for a 690.4 total; also shot 572 smallbore
• Smallbore season average of 576.7 and aggregate season average of 1161.5 ranked No. 3 on team
• Placed 40th in the men’s 10m air rifle at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day score of 1149 (578, 571)

In High School
• Three-time state 3 position air rifle champion (2005-07)
• Two-time state 3 position outdoor champion
• Intermediate junior’s air rifle champion at 2009 Junior Olympics; also placed second in junior’s 50m prone
• Captain, Queen Anne’s County 4-H rifle team
• Treasurer, Queen Anne’s County 4-H rifle team
• Attended Chesapeake Senior High

• Son of Anthony and Dolores Ciotola
• Birthday is February 19
• Majoring in forest resources management

Air Rifle
595	vs. Ole Miss, Nov. 9, 2012

587	vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012
Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	14	588.07	595
2012	15	584.8	591

Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	13	579.92	587
2012	15	576.7	584

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