Player Profiles



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 junior national championship in smallbore and air, making the team for the World Championships… consistent counter for the team… has national experience… strength is his consistency with both guns.
 
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, shooting 581 smallbore against Ohio State
• Placed first in smallbore and second in air rifle in three consecutive matches against Nebraska, Army and Mississippi
• Placed first in both guns, shooting 593 air rifle and 586 smallbore, against Akron
• Won smallbore with a 586 mark and tied for third shooting 587 in air rifle at Navy
• 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
• 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 with 586 and shot 590 air rifle at the NCAA Qualifier
• Placed fifth in smallbore at the 2014 GARC Championships, matching a season-best 587 mark and 419.8 score in the final; also shot 585 in air rifle
• Placed fifth in air rifle (591 relay, 143.5 final mark) and in second in smallbore (585 relay, 451.6 final) at the 2014 NCAA Championships
• Sports Report Athlete of the Week after helping the team to national title
• Tied for the No. 1 team ranking in smallbore with a 584 average; also ranked No. 2 in combined score with a 1176 average and No. 3 in air rifle with a 591 average
• 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
• Placed first shooting 1241.8 in the junior men’s 10m air rifle, first shooting 2339 in the junior men’s 50m 3 positions, and second shooting 1237 in the junior men’s 50m rifle prone 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; also tied for third in air rifle with a 590, giving him a third-place aggregate total of 1179
• 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; also counted toward the team’s score in air rifle and tallied 586
• 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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