Player Profiles



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

Biography

Exhibits great leadership… will serve as a team captain… strong international shooter… member of the Estonian National Team… has earned five All-America honors… in-match leader… hard worker who continues to improve… strong in both guns.
 
At West Virginia in 2013-14
• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore and Second Team Air Rifle
• CRCA All-America Third Team
• All-GARC Smallbore, Air Rifle and Combined Score Second Team
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
• Placed first in air rifle (593) at Nebraska
• Placed third in smallbore (585) against Army
• Placed third in smallbore (579) against Mississippi
• Placed second in both guns, shooting 582 smallbore and 590 air rifle at Navy
• Placed second in air rifle (592) against Akron
• Shot a career-high 595 air rifle and a season-high 586 smallbore against NC State, finishing second and third, respectively; ended with a season high combined score of 1181
• Placed sixth overall in smallbore (582 relay, 406.3 final) at the 2014 GARC Championships
• Shot 582 air rifle and 581 smallbore at the 2014 NCAA Championships
• Ranked No. 3 on the team with a 580 smallbore average; also ranked No. 4 on the team with an aggregate 1167 average and an air rifle average of 587
• Shot at the 2014 ISSF Fort Benning World Cup, finishing 25th in men’s prone and air rifle with scores of 616.4 and 613.3, respectively
• Shot an aggregate score of 1845.4 for an 11th-place finish at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships
• Finished high visitor and ninth overall with a score of 1234.8 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships
 
 
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 in air rifle against Memphis with a 591 score
• Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place
• Shot 584 smallbore and tied for second against NC State
• Shot a career-best 588 smallbore and tied for the win on 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
• Shot a career-best 595 air rifle at the team’s NCAA Qualifier Match
• 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
• 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 in smallbore against Army with a personal-best score of 581
• Shot a personal-best air rifle score of 592 at TCU and finished second on the team
• 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
• Finished second in air rifle with a personal-best 592 against VMI
• Shot 583 air rifle and 572 smallbore 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
 
Personal
Son of Allan Kiisk and Eve Valdmaa
• Married to Kristina Kiisk
• Wife, Kristina, also is a shooter and won the Bronze medal at the 2003 European Championships in the junior women’s sport pistol team event
• Has a daughter who was born May 10, 2014
• Has one brother
• Birthday is June 4
• Majoring in computer and electrical engineering
• Dean’s List
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
 
 
PERSONAL BESTS
Air Rifle
595............................................................................. at NCAA Qualifier (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013
……………………………………………………………vs. NC State, Jan. 19, 2014
 
Smallbore
588............................................................................. at Alaska-Fairbanks, Nov. 17, 2012
 
CAREER AIR RIFLE
Year                            Matches                                 Avg.                                   High
2014                            14                                            587.21                                595
2013                            14                                            589.21                                595
2012                            14                                            584.90                                592
 
CAREER SMALLBORE
Year                            Matches                                 Avg.                                   High
2014                            14                                            579.78                                586
2013                            14                                            581.14                                588
2012                            14                                            572.50                                581
 
 

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