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Navy Rifle Defeats VMI and John Jay in Season Opener

Hammer scores team-high 1165 in collegiate debut


Navy Rifle Completes 2015-16 Season on Sunday at GARC Championship

Mids finish in ninth place with 4,606 points; Jonas leads team with 584 score


Navy Posts a 2,283 in Smallbore Action at GARC Championships

Jonas leads team with 577 effort


Rifle to Close Season at GARC Championship

Mids to shoot against eight other conference foes at Ole Miss


Rifle Posts 4,636 Score in NCAA Qualifying Match

Jonas leads Navy with 1,165 aggregate score


2014-15 Rifle Action Shots

Individual action photos of Navy's 2014-15 team.

SENIOR (2015-16): One of two Mids to start in both guns in every one of Navy’s 14 matches as a senior … ranked second on the team in smallbore with a 571.1 scoring average, third in air rifle at 583.1 and third in aggregate at 1154.2 … shot a season-high 580 in smallbore versus N.C. State on Oct. 17 … recorded a career-high 592 at the President’s Trophy Match on Nov. 7 … posted scores of 570 or better in eight of 14 smallbore matches and 580 or better in 12 of 14 air rifle competitions.

JUNIOR (2014-15):
Stepped to the line for the Mids in all 14 matches with both guns … had a career-best 582.6 average in air rifle to rank third on the team on the strength of a single-match career-high 590 versus Kentucky on Oct. 25 and five other scores of 584 or better … also posted a 570.3 smallbore average to rank second on the team … had eight matches with smallbore scores in the 570’s, including a season-high 578 versus TCU and John Jay in the NCAA Qualifier.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14):
Appeared in all 14 matches for Navy and recorded the team's second-best aggregate average of 1152.3 points ... Also was second on the team with a 571.2 smallbore average and 581.1 air rifle average. ... Against Army in the Star Meet, he posted a career-high score of 582 in smallbore ... Versus West Virginia, the eventually 2014 National Champion, he shot a 581 in smallbore ... Shot a 584 or better in air rifle on four separate occasions, including a career-high 589 score at the University of the Sciences ... Posted a team-high 582 in the air rifle at the season-ending GARC Championship.

FRESHMAN (2012-13):

Second-team All-MAC Smallbore ... Second-team All-MAC Air Rifle ... MAC All-Rookie Team

Competed in all 12 events in both disciplines ... Shot a 566.6 average in smallbore to rank third on the team ... Posted totals of 570 or better on four occasions, including a career-high 572 versus #1 West Virginia ... Averaged 577.7 in air rifle to rank fourth on squad ... Scored 580 or better in three competitions with a career-high 586 at Army

PRIOR TO NAVY: Gibson placed sixth at the Navy JROTC Shooting Nationals and took seventh at the All Service JROTC Shooting Nationals in 2012 ...

GENERAL: Son of James and Leslie ... lists hunting, boating, fishing and snowboarding has his interest ... father, James, played soccer, baseball and basketball at the Colorado School of Mines.


Smallbore Apps. Hi Score Avg. Air Rifle Apps. Hi Score Avg.
2012-13 12 572 566.6 12 586 577.5
2013-14 13 582 571.2 14 589 581.1
2014-15 14 578 570.3 14 590 582.6
2015-16 14 580 571.1 14 592 583.1
Totals 53 582 569.9 54 592 581.2

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