Name: Lones Wigger, Jr.
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Event(s): Free-Rifle, Small-Bore Rifle
DOB: 8/25/1937
Birthplace: Great Falls, Mont.
Hometown: Great Falls, Mont.
High School: Fort Benton High School (Great Falls, Mont.)
College: Montana State University
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1964, 1968, 1972); three-time Olympic medalist (2 golds, 1 silver)
  • Tokyo 1964, gold (small-bore rifle three positions 50-meters), silver (small-bore rifle prone 50)
  • Mexico City 1968, 25th (small-bore rifle prone 50)
  • Munich 1972, gold (free rifle three positions 300)
Personal: Father ran a local rifle range and a junior shooting program...Began shooting at age 12...Captain of the rifle team at Montana State University...Served in the Army until 1987 as a lieutenant colonel and riflery instructor...Won eight gold medals in five Pan American Games...Deemed “by far the greatest shooter in history” by Gun Week...In 1991, was one of the first four shooters inducted into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame...Has three children, Deena, Rona and Danny, all of whom are successful competitive shooters.