Ginny Thrasher

National Team

Date of birth:



Springfield, Virginia


West Virginia University '19, Biomedical Engineering

Olympic Experience:

  • 2016 Rio Olympics, gold medal, 10m air rifle


Through process, Ginny has started her career as well as any athlete could dream of, and she is continuing to learn and progress to this day. She is very proud to be able to represent the U.S. overseas and at national competitions as often and well as possible, including winning the very first Gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In 2019, she graduated from West Virginia University Summa Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering, 12 All-American Honors, 2 NCAA Individual Titles, and 2 NCAA Team Titles. Thrasher now resides in Colorado Springs where she is training as a professional athlete to earn her spot on the 2024 Olympic Team. She loves to compete, travel, and do public speaking across the country.

A product of West Springfield High School in Virginia, Thrasher shot for her high school rifle team and club team the Acorns, but her love of shooting first came after hunting with her grandfather. She is the youngest of three children with two older brothers and very supportive parents.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2022 Rifle National Championships, Bronze, Women's 50m Smallbore
  • 2019 USAS National Champion (3P, Prone)
  • 2019 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist (3P) and Olympic Quota Winner
  • 2018 USAS National Champion (3P), bronze medalist, air rifle
  • 2017 World Cup USA Finalist (Air, Mixed Team)
  • 2016 USAS National Champion (Air), Silver Medalist (3P)
  • 2016 Rio Olympics, gold medal, 10m air rifle, 10th, 50m three position
  • 2016 USAS Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 World Cup Munich (4th Three-Position; 7th Air)
  • 2016 World Cup Rio (10th Three-Position; 28th Air)
  • 2016 NCAA Air and Three-Position Rifle Champion
  • 2015 National Championships (2nd Open Air Rifle; 3rd Junior Air Rifle; 3rd Open Prone; 1st Junior Prone; 1st Junior Three-Position)
  • 2015 National Junior Olympic Championships, Three-Position Bronze Medalist; 13th Air