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Garrett                            Spurgeon
Garrett
Spurgeon
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Canton, Mo.
Height: 6-2
Sport: Rifle

Biography

One of the nation’s top junior shooters and a member of the USA Junior National Team … integral part of the Mountaineers’ 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships victories … won the smallbore and air rifle junior national championships, earning a spot on the National Team … consistent counter for WVU.
 
At West Virginia in 2013-14
• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and First Team Air Rifle
• CRCA All-America First Team
• All-GARC First Team Smallbore, Air Rifle and Combined Score
• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
• Tied for second in smallbore (581) against Ohio State
• Placed first in smallbore and second in air rifle in three consecutive matches
• Placed first in air rifle (593) and smallbore (586) against Akron
• Won smallbore with a 586 mark and tied for third in air rifle (587) at Navy
• Finished second with a season-best 587 smallbore mark against NC State
• Placed second and matched a season-high 587 smallbore score at the Withrow Invitational
• Shot a career-high 596 air rifle, tying for first place against Kentucky
• Paced the Mountaineers in smallbore (586) at the NCAA Qualifier
• Placed fifth in smallbore at the 2014 GARC Championships, matching a season-best 587 mark and shooting 419.8 in the final
• Placed fifth in air rifle (591 relay, 143.5 final mark) and second in smallbore (585 relay, 451.6 final) at the 2014 NCAA Championships
• Tied for the No. 1 team ranking in smallbore with a 584 average; also ranked No. 2 in combined score (1176 avg.) and No. 3 in air rifle (591 avg.)
• Placed sixth overall with a 1852.5 aggregate score and third overall at the junior level at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships
• Selected for the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships junior level
• Shot 2327 for the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions title and placed second shooting 1240.7 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships
• Won the junior men’s 10m air rifle (1241.8) and the junior men’s 50m 3 positions (2339), and finished second in the junior men’s 50m rifle prone (1237) at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships
 
 
At West Virginia in 2012-13
• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Second Team Air Rifle
• GARC Rookie of the Year
• All-GARC First Team Smallbore and Combined Score, and Honorable Mention Air Rifle
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Shot a career-best 589 smallbore in season opener at Army, good enough for third place
• Finished second in smallbore at Ohio State with a 582 mark
• Triumphant in his WVU Rifle Range debut, winning smallbore with a career-best 589; also shot a career-high 592 air rifle and finished second, giving him a career-best 1181 aggregate total, good enough for second place
• Shot a career-best 589 smallbore for the third time in four matches against Navy and took the discipline win
• Finished second in smallbore against Ole Miss with a 587 score
• Shot 584 smallbore and tied for second place against NC State
• Finished second in smallbore against Murray State with a 581 mark
• Placed eighth in smallbore at the 2013 GARC Championships with a score of 677.6, shooting 582 in the open relay and 95.6 in the final
• Shot 589 air rifle and finished 11th overall at the 2013 NCAA Championships; also shot 576 smallbore and placed 16th  
• Ranked No. 2 on team with 583.5 smallbore and 1171.07 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 5 with a 587.57 air rifle season average
• Tallied two top-five junior finishes at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships, including a personal best fourth-place showing with a mark of 694.2 (593, 101.2); finished sixth overall with an aggregate total of 1766
• Finished fourth in 50m men’s 3 positions (2398.1), eighth in men’s 10m air rifle (1270.6) and ninth in 50m men’s prone (1179) at the 2013 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships
• Shot 614.7 and finished ninth in the men’s 10m air rifle MQS match at the 2013 ISSF Munich World Cup
• Won the junior men’s 50m rifle 3 positions Gold medal (2324) and finished sixth overall at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol; title was his second straight
• Placed second in the junior men’s 10m air rifle (1238.1), sixth in the men’s division (1236.1), at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol; also finished fifth in the junior men’s 50m rifle prone division (1236.2), 23rd overall   
 
 
In High School
• Won the junior men’s 50m rifle 3 positions Gold medal at the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol
• Four-time National Junior Olympics qualifier; won two Bronze medals in smallbore in 2007 and Gold in air rifle in 2009
• Two-time Missouri air rifle state champion (2010, 2011)
• High J2 smallbore shooter at the 2010 and 2011 USA National Championships
• High J2 air rifle shooter at the 2011 National Junior Olympics
• Attended Canton R-V High
 
Personal
• Son of Larry and Joann Spurgeon
• Birthday is February 14
• Has one brother
• Majoring in civil engineering
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
 
 
 
PERSONAL BESTS
Air Rifle
596............................................................................. vs. Kentucky, Feb. 8, 2014
 
Smallbore
589............................................................................. at Army, Oct. 7, 2012
................................................................................... vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012
................................................................................... vs. Navy, Oct. 27, 2012
 
CAREER AIR RIFLE
Year                            Matches                                 Avg.                                   High
2014                            14                                            591.07                                596
2013                            14                                            587.57                                592
 
CAREER SMALLBORE
Year                            Matches                                 Avg.                                   High
2014                            14                                            584.21                                587
2013                            14                                            583.50                                589

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