Olympic Rifle Shooter Visits Georgia Military College to use Indoor Rifle Range Facility
Olympic Rifle Shooter Lucas Kozeniesky and his team, Team Winning Solutions (TWS), traveled to Georgia Military College (GMC) in Milledgeville, GA last week to use GMC’s state-of-the-art indoor rifle range facility located in Ruark Athletic Complex. Kozeniesky and TWS hosted an intense three-day training camp in addition to training with the GMC Prep Rifle Team.
Kozeniesky became the first Wolfpack All-American at North Carolina State University since 1975, all while earning an individual selection to the NCAA Championships in air rifle. In 2016, he became the first shooter from North Carolina State University to compete at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. At the Olympic Trials Part 2 in February 2020, Lucas tied a World Record and set a new National Record, securing his spot on the Olympic Team and becoming the first Olympic Qualified Athlete for USA Shooting. Since trials, Lucas won his first ISSF World Cup Medal in New Delhi and re-broke his National Record, just two months shy of Tokyo. In June 2021, he qualified to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in Mixed 10m Air Rifle.
While continuing to focus on his shooting career, Kozeniesky created Team Winning Solutions, a consulting company comprised of elite-level junior athletes from across the nation. This year alone, over eight athletes from TWS have committed to collegiate rifle teams. Last week the Prep Rifle team were able to ask questions, get pointers, run team drills, and gain valuable insight from TWS which is sure to give them an advantage at their own matches.
GMC’s Rifle Range facility is outfitted with some of the latest technology, making it a draw for shooters like Kozeniesky and TWS. The Range has 12 stations and is one of very few in Georgia that is equipped with new MegaLink Electronic targets. Shooters are attracted to the facility not only for the technology but for its great location, the cleanliness of the facility and GMC’s beautiful campus.
“GMC understands the importance of investing in facilities like the rifle range and our facilities help create opportunities for all students and set them up for success in their future endeavors,” said Amy Kennedy, GMC Prep School Rifle Coach. “The experiences and knowledge the GMC Prep Rifle team gained from TWS and the ability to have a facility like the GMC rifle range available to them are unmatched. “
Kozeniesky’s camp concluded with an open match, the Bulldog Blast Invitational, on Sunday, March 20, 2022. This match brought in Olympians, National Team members, Junior National Team members, and some of the best high school shooters from around the country to Georgia Military College to compete at this event.
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