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Gabrielle Pitre

January 15, 2015  |  SPONSORED ATHLETES
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Hello, my name is Gabrielle Pitre. I am a 19-year-old Junior Long-Range, Mid-Range, Across the Course Match-Rifle, High-Power and NCAA Small-Bore shooter from Louisville, Kentucky. I have been shooting in competition since I was 8 years old. I started with shotgun and at the age of 13, I was picked up by the Alaska All-State Team to represent the Women’s division. In 2011, I switched to Small-Bore and became Distinguished in NRA 50ft 4-position Small-Bore. While shooting Small-Bore, I was introduced to Service-Rifle competition and from there; I entered Match Rifle/Palma Rifle competition. I have been shooting rifles competitively for four years now, and I have had the opportunity to shoot all over the country such as in Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, and Ohio. This upcoming year, I plan to travel and shoot in Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, and New Mexico. I am a firing member on the Kentucky State High-Power Rifle Team, the U-25 USA Young Eagles Palma Team and The Akron Zips Club NCAA Rifle Team. Some of my accomplishments include:

 

2015

¥  Bronze Team Medal ICFRA 2015 World Long-Range Championship

¥  Kentucky State Long-Range Champion

¥  Kentucky State Long-Range Junior Champion

¥  Bronze Leg Medal National Trophy Individual Match

¥  Bronze Daniel Boone Trophy Medal, National Trophy Individual Match

¥  Silver Medal – John C. Garand National Match

¥  Silver Medal NRA Mid-Range National Team Match

¥  East Coast Palma Championship – High Junior

¥  Midwest Palma Championship – 1st Master

¥  Midwest Palma Championship – High Woman

¥  Silver Medal NRA Mid-Range Regional Championships

¥  Silver Medal NRA High-Power Regional Championships

¥  Indiana State Long-Range Palma Champion

¥  Indiana State Long-Range Junior Champion

¥  Indiana State Mid-Range Junior Champion

¥  Personal best Long-Range Score at 800 yards 150-15x

¥  18th place U-21 World Long-Range Championships 2015

¥  Interviewed and article written on for American Shooting Journal Magazine

¥  Kentucky Retired Coaches Award

¥  Mid-Range High Master Certificate

¥  Long-Range High Master Certificate

¥  Numerous Individual and Category awards at Local and Regional Matches

 

 

2014

¥  Kentucky State Long-Range Champion

¥  Kentucky State Long-Range Junior Champion

¥  Silver Medal CMP Club Modern Military Rifle Match

¥  Gold Medal CMP Club Modern Military Rifle Match

¥  Interviewed and appeared on Shooting Sports USA TV Show

¥  Personal best Mid-Range 596-30x

¥  National Mid-Range Match Aggregate 13th Out of 148

¥  Silver Medal, 2014 International Full-Bore 4 man Team

¥  2014 High Jr. National Mid-Range Championship

¥  11th place overall National Mid-Range Championships 2014

¥  Remington Band of Brothers 1000 Yard Top 10 Master Class

¥  Numerous Individual and Category awards at Local and Regional Matches

2013

¥  Northwest Regional Mid-Range Championship High Woman

¥  Northwest International 600 Yard 1st Master

¥  Northwest International Grand Aggregate 1st Master

¥  Northwest International Sunday Aggregate 1st Expert

¥  Northwest International 300 Yard 1st Expert

¥  Northwest International Grand Aggregate 2nd Expert

¥  Numerous Individual and Category awards at Local and Regional Matches

2012

¥  Whistler Boy Medal

¥  800 Yard 150-12x

¥  1st place Expert Class 2012 National Long-Range Matches

¥  Northwest International Combined Team 3rd place

¥  Northwest International Any Sight Team 3rd place

¥  Northwest International Iron Sight Team 1st place

¥  Northwest International Combined Team 1st place

¥  Numerous Individual and Category awards at Local and Regional Matches

2011

¥  Washington state Regional Championship 1st place Service Rifle Team

¥  Whistler Boy Medal

¥  Distinguished in NRA 50Ft Four-Position Small-Bore

¥  As well as several awards at Local and Regional Matches

Among my accomplishments, I have also had the opportunity to hold Leadership roles such as Team Captain of Long-Range and High-Power Teams numerous times for State, National, and International Teams.

Since I started my shooting career, I have looked up to and admired many great people in the shooting community. I have learned a great deal of traits in shooting these competitions. Traits like, sportsmanship, responsibility, respect, humility, pride and teamwork. I continually promote positive sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and go to as many Matches as I possibly can, at the Local, State, Regional, National and International levels. I have a very bubbly personality, and I am told I am a joy to be around. I feel being a positive team player who always has a smile on their face, is one of the most important things to help keep myself, and other people in good spirits. I plan on continuing my shooting well into the future, and I look forward to representing myself and the USA in International competition.


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