Name: Joshua Olson
Sport: Para Shooting
Event: R3 and R6: Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 and Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1
Current Residence: Ft. Mitchell, Al

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games
Career Highlights:
  • 2011 IPC World Cup Sydney, 6th Place (R3)
  • 2011 IPC World Cup USA, 8th Place (R6)
  • 2011 IPC Approved Competition USA, Gold Medalist (R6)
  • 2011 IPC Approved Competition USA, Silver Medalist (R3)
  • 2011 IPC World Cup Alicante, 7th Place (R6)
  • 2010 Paralympic World Championships, 6th Place
  • 2010 French Grand Prix, 9th Place
  • 2010 Alicante Cup, 4th Place
  • 2010 Hessian Trophy, 10th Place
  • 2009 Oceania Games, Silver Medalist
  • 2009 Alicante Cup, Gold Medalist
  • 2009 French Grand Prix, Gold Medalist
  • 2009 Hessian Trophy, Silver Medalist

Fun Facts: Son of Jock and Shirley Olson…sibling Misty Snyder…first active-duty service member to be nominated to the U.S. Paralympic Team… enjoys country, rock and alternative music…favorites include Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan…Likes watching college football and
action shooting sports…Works with TROOPS F1RST FOUNDATION…most admires “all
military service members for their selfless service and sacrifice”…Cites John Register as his
greatest athletic influence for introducing him to Paralympic Sport…enjoys hunting…SFC in
the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit stationed in Fort Benning, Ga.

Learn more: 
US Para Shooting