Amber English

Women's Skeet

Date of birth:

10/25/1989

Hometown:

Colorado Springs, Colo.

College:

B.S. Allied Health Science with paramedic certification– Univ. CO. at Colorado Springs

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, gold. medalist, Women's Skeet
  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games alternate

Biography:

Amber English began shooting at the age of six and is a member of a distinguished shooting family. Her father, Mike, and uncle, Butch were U.S. Running Target National Team members and Olympic Training center resident athletes, while her mother, Ana and aunt, Kim were members of one of America’s top collegiate rifle programs at the University of Kentucky. As a result, both hunting and shooting are recreational activities for the entire English family.

Amber commenced competitive shooting in 2006 at age 17 when she began competing in women’s skeet matches. After progressing up the ranks of international skeet shooting, she moved to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado to become a full-time resident athlete in 2013.

She contended for a spot on both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Teams but came up short both times which led Amber to join the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in February 2017. In 2018, she was part of a U.S. sweep at World Championships where she earned the bronze medal. She has four world cup medals to her name won in 2010, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Amber is now set to compete Tokyo as part of the Women’s Skeet Team and a first lieutenant with the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) attached to the USAMU.

Never considered one-dimensional, Amber continues to work towards a new Army officer career, regularly volunteers with various local youth organizations, and works with national conversation organizations. Lover of the outdoors, Amber enjoys hiking, fishing, and hunting in the Colorado wilderness in and around the Rocky Mountains.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2021 World Cup Lonato, gold medalist, mixed team
  • 2019 World Cup AL Ain, UAE, bronze medal
  • 2019 World Cup Lahti, Finland, bronze medal
  • 2018 Championships of the Americas Guadalajara, Mexico, gold medal
  • 2018 World Championships Changwon, Korea, bronze medal
  • 2018 World Cup Siggiewi, Malta, silver medal
  • 2018 World Cup Changwon, Korea, bronze medal
  • 2016 Olympic Team alternate
  • 2016 Sixth place World Cup Final Rome, Italy
  • 2016 Fourth place, World Cup Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  • 2016 World Cup Baku, Azerbaijan, gold medal
  • 2015 Fall Selection Match, silver medalist
  • 2015 Faaz'a Italian Green Cup Todi, silver medal
  • 2014 Grand Prix Doha, Qatar, gold medal
  • 2014 Faaz'a Italian Green Cup Todi, Italy, silver medal
  • 2013 National Championships Colorado Springs, Colorado, gold medal