Meelis Kiisk


Height: 5-9
Class: R-Sr.
Hometown: Paide, Estonia
HS/Last School: Paide Co-Educational Gymnasium


Exhibits great leadership … one of two team captains … strong international shooter … member of the Estonian National Team … has earned six All-America honors … in-match leader … hard worker who continues to improve … strong in both guns.

2014-15 (Sr.)

  • Redshirted
  • CRCA All-Academic Team
  • Placed 26th in the men’s 10m air rifle (620.2) at the 2015 ISSF Fort Benning World Cup
  • Shot at the 2015 ISSF Munich World Cup
  • Finished eighth in the men’s 50m rifle prone at the inaugural European Games, shooting 80.2 in the finals; advanced following a 616.0, eighth-place mark in the qualification relay
  • Advanced to the prone qualification round at the 2015 European Shooting Championships
  • Shot at the 2015 ISSF Gabala Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup and earned a high finish of 11th in the third elimination relay of the men’s 50m rifle prone
2013-14 (Jr.)
  • 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
  • Shot at the 2014 ISSF World Championships
2012-13 (So.)
  • 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
2011-12 (Fr.)
  • 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 592 at TCU and finished second on the team
  • Finished second on the team against Kentucky with a 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
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, also is 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


Career Air Rifle
Year Matches Avg. High
2011-12 14 584.90 592
2012-13 14 589.21 595
2013-14 14 587.21 595
2014-15 Redshirted
2015-16 7 590 594
Career Smallbore
Year Matches Avg. High
2011-12 14 572.50 581
2012-13 14 581.14 588
2013-14 14 579.78 586
2014-15 Redshirted
2015-16 7 582.7 587
Career Highs
Air Rifle 595 at NCAA Qualifiers (Columbus, Ohio) (2/17/13)
vs. NC State (1/19/14)
Smallbore 588 at Alaska Fairbanks (11/17/12)


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Tuesday, September 15 2015