Olympic-Style Rifle Shooting
Morgantown, West Virginia
A 19-year-old NCAA national champion, Thrasher represented the U.S. in Rio and earned the country's first gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 10m air rifle. Thrasher defeated her veteran opponent in the finals by a full point, a wide margin in perhaps the Games' most precise sport.
West Virginia University / USA Shooting / Team USA
-2016 Olympic gold medalist in 10m air rifle (first gold for the U.S.)
-2016 NCAA Champion in smallbore and air rifle (first freshman to sweep NCAA individual titles)
-2016 NCAA Championships Top Performer
-2016 NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle
-2016 CRCA All-America First Team
-2016 GARC Smallbore Champion
-2016 GARC Rookie of the Year
-2016 All-GARC First Team Air Rifle
-2016 CRCA All-Academic Team
Most Important Accomplishment:
For sports like shooting, there is no bigger opportunity to showcase greatness than during the Olympic Games. With a Finals performance for the ages, Thrasher set the table by winning the first golden medal of the 2016 Olympic Games. In winning the Women’s 10-meter Air Rifle event morning, the spotlight was glowing greater on the shooting sports and USA Shooting than any other time in history.