Shotgun National Team  
2004 Olympian
Date of Birth: 4/4/1965
Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.
Hometown: Lee's Summit, Mo.
Event(s): Skeet, Trap
Competition Highlights
  • Four-time U.S. International Skeet National Champion (1999, 2001, 2006, 2007)
  • Seven-time Interservice International Trap and Skeet Champion
  • Two-time National Skeet Shooters Association World Champion (2006 & 2007)
  • 2005 ESPN Great Outdoor Games Finalist
  • 2004 Olympic Games - Athens, Greece (5th place, skeet)
  • 2003 World Championship silver medalist - Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 2003 World Cup Final bronze medalist - Rome, Italy
  • 2003 Grand Barrage Champion - Rome, Italy
  • 2002 World Cup silver medalist - Shanghai, China
  • 2001 World Champion - Cairo, Egypt
  • Earned Master Class in Sporting Clays
  • 1999 U.S. National Championships bronze medalist in trap
  • 1999 Oceanic Games and Championship gold medalist in trap - Sydney, Australia
  • 1999 Australian Open Champion - Brisbane, Australia
  • Five-time World Champion and World Cup team medalist:
  • 2007, bronze, Cyprus World Championships
  • 2002, silver, Finland World Championships
  • 2001, bronze, Egypt World Championships
  • 1997, silver, Cyprus World Cup
  • 1997, gold, Peru World Championships
  • Holds numerous National Records (both individual and team)
  • USA Shooting National Team member for 17 consecutive years

Shawn's love of shooting began on duck hunts with his father when he was four. Shawn earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Park College in Missouri and enlisted in the Army in 1989, when he was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Ft. Benning, Ga. Shawn married his wife Michelle in July of 2007 and enjoys spending his spare time with his daughter Haley.

Did You Know?

Shawn was recently inducted into the Lee's Summit High School Hall of Fame for his volunteer work, coaching and shooting accomplishments.