Name: Matt Emmons
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Event(s): 50m Three Position
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
DOB: 4/5/1981
Birthplace: Mount Holly, N.J.
Hometown: Brown Mills, N.J.
High School: Pemberton Township High School (Pemberton, N.J.) ‘99
College: University of Alaska-Fairbanks '03, Accounting; University of Colorado – Colorado Springs ’06, Business Administration
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Three-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 19th (50m three position)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, bronze (50m three position); 35th (10m air)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, silver (50m prone); 4th (50m three position)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (50m prone); 8th (50m three position); 9th (10m air)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – 19th (50m three position), 27th (50m prone)
  • Years of participation: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2002 (50m prone)
  • Bronze – 2010 (50m prone)
Personal: Son of Louis and Gloria Emmons...Married his wife, Katerina, on June 30, 2007...Wife is a three-time Olympic medalist in shooting...Has one son, Martin, and two daughters, Julia and Emma...Father-in-law, Petr Kurka, is a three-time Olympian in rifle shooting and coach of the Australian National Rifle Team...Began shooting competitively after FBI firearms instructor Paul Adamowski invited him to give the sport a try...Cousin, Chris Ledoux, is a country singer...Serves as a consultant for the U.S. biathlon team...Is a cancer survivor...Interests include cross-country skiing, cycling, hunting, running and playing guitar.