Alexis Lagan

Air Pistol

Date of birth:

01/25/1993

Hometown:

Boulder City, Nevada

College:

University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) '17, Pre-Law Physics

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Biography:

With a pistol program desperate for success, Alexis (Lexi) represents the next generation of athletes ready to take her sport to a new level. Despite a degree in physics and a law degree in the works, Lexi can’t shake an Olympic dream so enticing she’s put her career on hold to represent her country in Tokyo this summer.

Lexi started shooting with her dad at a young age and enjoyed going to the range with her family as a bonding activity. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Pre-Law Physics, she began shooting international pistol at the University of Utah. At the collegiate level, she won a handful of national titles in women’s, mixed team events, and earned her spot on several All-American Teams.

Lexi participated in pistol for fun and to make friends in college, but as the Rio Games approached, she realized she wanted to pursue her interest in international shooting sports. She won the Olympic Alternate seat in Women’s Air Pistol in 2016, narrowly missing the opportunity to join Team USA in Rio. This only fueled her passion into the Tokyo 2020 Games and beyond.

In addition to visiting the range with her family, Lexi grew up dancing and singing. At 14, She received a medal and certificate from the White House for singing the National Anthem at more than 150 performances. She enjoys camping and hiking, and has a corgi named Guinevere who is frequently featured on her Instagram.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2022 Pistol National Championships, gold, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol; gold, 10M Air Pistol
  • 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi 6th place, Sport pistol
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, 16th, 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team; 18th 25m Pistol; 38th, 10m Air Pistol
  • 2018 Championship of the Americas (CAT Games) gold medalist, Sport Pistol, (Olympic Quota Winner)
  • 2018 Championship of the Americas (CAT Games), silver medalist, Air Pistol
  • 2018 National Championships gold medalist, Air Pistol
  • CAT Games 2018: Sport Pistol gold and Olympic Quota, Women’s Air Pistol silver medal
  • 2017 National Championships gold medalist, Sport Pistol