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Garrett Spurgeon

Garrett
Spurgeon


Height: 6-2
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Canton, Mo.
HS/Last School: Canton R-V HS

Bio

One of the nation’s top shooters … has counted toward the team scores at last three NCAA Championships … finished third in air rifle at 2015 NCAA Championships … eight-time All-American … was a member of the USA Junior National Team … won the smallbore and air rifle junior national championships, earning a spot on the National Team … consistent counter for WVU.

2014-15 (Jr.)

  • NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and First Team Air Rifle
  • CRCA All-America First Team
  • All-GARC First Team Smallbore and First Team Combined Score
  • All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle
  • Placed first in smallbore and matched a personal-high 589 score against TCU; also matched a school-record 199 kneeling
  • Placed second in smallbore with a 582 mark at Akron
  • Placed third in smallbore with a 586 mark vs. Navy; matched a school-record 200 prone score; also placed second in air rifle (596)
  • Placed first in smallbore with 587, placed second in air rifle with 596 and shot a career-high 1183 aggregate score vs. NC State
  • Shot a career-high 597 air rifle score and tied for first in air rifle at Alaska-Fairbanks on Jan. 31
  • Tied for third place in air rifle with 594 at Alaska-Fairbanks on Feb. 1
  • Placed first in smallbore (585) and air rifle (596) at Kentucky; also matched a school-record 200 prone mark
  • Won the air rifle title (594, 207.1) and placed third in smallbore with 582 at GARC Championships
  • Placed third in air rifle (596, 182.8) and fourth in smallbore (583, 432.9) at NCAA Championships
  • Named the NCAA Rifle Championships’ Inaugural Top Performer
  • Placed fifth overall with 1868.7 and placed first in the men’s air rifle junior division at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships
  • High collegiate finisher in the men’s 50m 3 positions at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, shooting 2331; also placed fourth overall in the men’s 10m air rifle (621.4, 621.8)
2013-14 (So.)
  • NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and 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
  • Shot at the 2014 ISSF World Championships
2012-13 (Fr.)
  • 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
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
  • Dean’s List
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Stats

Career Air Rifle
Year Matches Avg. High
2012-13 14 587 592
2013-14 14 591 596
2014-15 15 592 597
2015-16 11 592.8 597
Career Smallbore
Year Matches Avg. High
2012-13 14 583 589
2013-14 14 584 587
2014-15 15 582 589
2015-16 11 585.5 590
Career Highs
Air Rifle 597
at Alaska-Fairbanks (1/31/15) 
vs. Alaska-Fairbanks (1/12/16)
Smallbore 590 at Mississippi (11/1/15)


Photos

Friday, March 13 2015