Player Profiles

Meelis                             Kiisk
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Paide, Estonia
Height: 5-9
Sport: Rifle


Strong international shooter … member of the Estonian National Team … improvements were noticed throughout sophomore season, and he earned two NRA All-America honors, including a first-team smallbore recognition … will be looked upon to be an in-match leader … coach believes he settled into his shooting as a sophomore and admires his hard work … strength lies with smallbore … pushes 590 air score on a consistent basis.

At West Virginia in 2012-13
• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Second Team Air Rifle
• All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score
• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Tied for third place in air rifle against Memphis with a 591 score
• Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place; also finished third in smallbore with a 585 mark
• Shot 584 smallbore and tied for second place against NC State
• Shot a career-best 588 smallbore and tied Petra Zublasing for the discipline win in the first day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks; also finished second in air rifle with a 594 mark, giving him a career-best 1182 aggregate score
• Won smallbore against Nebraska with a 583 score
• Finished third in air rifle (589) and smallbore (578) against Murray State
• Shot a career-best 595 air rifle at the team’s NCAA Qualifier Match in Columbus, Ohio
• Finished sixth in air rifle at the 2013 GARC Championships with a 691.0 score, shooting 590 in the open relay and 101.0 in the final; also placed 10th in smallbore with a 580 mark
• Shot 585 air rifle and 575 smallbore at the 2013 NCAA Championships
• Ranked No. 3 on team with season averages of 581.14 smallbore, 589.21 air rifle and 1170.36 combined score
• Finished 16th overall at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with the men’s high visitor mark of 1748, shooting the high-visitor score each day
• Competed for the Estonian National Team at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, and at the 2013 European Championship

At West Virginia in 2011-12
• NRA All-America Second Team Air Rifle
• All-GARC Honorable Mention Combined Score
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Finished third at Nebraska with a score of 1159
• Finished third in smallbore against Army with a personal-best score of 581
• Finished fourth overall against Murray State with a personal-best 1164
• Shot a personal-best air rifle score of 592 at TCU and finished second on the team, fourth overall
• Finished second on the team against Kentucky with a personal-best combined score of 1164; also paced the team in smallbore with a 576 mark
• Won air rifle against NC State with a score of 588; also placed third overall (1161)
• Finished second in air rifle with a personal-best 592 against VMI
• Shot 583 air rifle and 572 smallbore toward the team’s score at the GARC Championships
• Ranked No. 4 on team with air rifle season average of 584.9; also owned smallbore and aggregate season averages of 572.5 and 1157.4, respectively
• Won the men’s visitor 10m air rifle competition at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day score of 1174 (589, 585)
• Shot 583 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the Munich ISSF World Cup

In High School
• Member of the Jarva County Shooting Sport Club
• Member of the Estonian National Team
• Named Best Youth Shooter in 2009 by the Estonian Shooting Sport Federation
• Three-time Estonian air rifle champion
• Set the Estonian 3x40 junior record in 2010 with a score of 1160
• Sixth place, 2009 European prone junior championships
• Gold medal, 2007 Estonian Air Rifle Championships (686.6 final score)
• Personal best prone score of 597 is an Estonian junior record
• Attended Paide Co-Educational Gymnasium

• Son of Allan Kiisk and Eve Valdmaa
• Married to Kristina Kiisk
• Wife, Kristina, is also a shooter and won the Bronze medal at the 2003 European Championships in the junior women’s sport pistol team event
• Has one brother
• Birthday is June 4
• Majoring in computer and electrical engineering
• Dean’s List
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Air Rifle
595	at NCAA Qualifier (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013

588	at Alaska-Fairbanks, Nov. 17, 2012
Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	14	589.21	595
2012	14	584.9	592

Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	14	581.14	588
2012	14	572.5	581

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