Name: Will Shaner
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Event(s): 10-meter Air Rifle, Mixed Team 10-meter Air Rifle
Height: 5-11
Weight: 110
DOB: 4/25/2001
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Colorado Springs High School '18
College: University of Kentucky ’22, Mechanical Engineering
Team/Club: National Training Center Shooting Club
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (10-meter air rifle); 6th (10-meter air rifle mixed team)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – bronze (50 rifle prone)
  • Years of participation: 2018
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2018 (50 rifle prone)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018-19 NCAA Rookie of the Year
  • 2018 ISSF Junior World Championships, bronze (rifle prone)
  • 2018 ISSF Suhl Junior World Cup, gold (rifle prone)
Personal: Son of Gregory and Victoria Shaner...Has one younger sister, Brianna....Started in shooting sports when he was 9 years old at a small 4-H program in Rifle, Colorado...One of two University of Kentucky Rifle athletes who will be competing at the Tokyo Games...Named NCAA Rookie of the Year his freshman year and was an All-American First Team member in air rifle and smallbore...Finished second in the NCAA air rifle individual championship in addition to winning the team gold with UK his sophomore year, then repeated this exact feat with again with UK his junior year...Strives to be a role model for the next generation of up-and-coming shooting athletes