Chris Abalo


Rifle National Team  
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Hopeful
Date of Birth: 1986
Birthplace: Burbank, CA
Hometown: Burbank, CA
Event(s): Air Rifle, Three-Position Rifle, Prone
Competition Highlights
  • 2007 National Championship Bronze Medalist in prone
  • 2007 World Championships, 6th in Junior Men's prone

Christopher was born in Burbank, California on September 23, 1986. He grew up in Southern California where he enjoyed studying hard at school and spending time with his sister and friends. He began shooting at age 12 at the San Gabriel Valley Rifle Club. Christopher graduated from Glendora High School in 2004 and currently attends the United States Military Academy at West Point. He thoroughly enjoys the rigors and challenge of West Point yet he anxiously awaits graduation day. Upon graduation, Christopher plans to continue his shooting career while simultaneously attempting to keep his career as an army officer intact, not an easily accomplished task.

Did You Know?

Christopher's sister Lauren is his hero. In high school, he played baseball, basketball and football. Some of his likes include; carving through deep powder in his snowboard, peach tea, traveling and playing tennis. Some of his dislikes include; Navy Sports (Beat ‘em), dental operations of any kind, and sarcasm.