Nick Mowrer

Smallbore Rifle

Date of birth:



Butte, Montana

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
  • 2012 London Olympic Games


Nick grew up hunting and fishing in Montana, as well as shooting with his parents. It was with them he developed a love for the sport of precision shooting. His mother, Zona, worked with a man who introduced Nick to NRA High-power rifle competition. In the winter, Nick also participated in NRA Bullseye Pistol Leagues, and found his niche. He was the four-time aggregate Collegiate Pistol Champion in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was the NRA National Rifle Junior Champion in Camp Perry, Ohio in 2008.

Nick joined the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) in 2012 and currently trains at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He’s a World Cup medalist in both pistol and rifle disciplines, a very rare accomplishment. After winning a spot on the Tokyo 2020 U.S. Olympic Team in air pistol, Nick has his sights set on Smallbore Rifle Trials, where if he secures a spot on the smallbore rifle team, he will be the first USA Shooting athlete to compete in both disciplines at the Games.

When Nick competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he was a recent college graduate and the youngest member of the men’s free pistol field at age 23. Eight years later he’s set to return, this time competing in air pistol as a husband, a father, and a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi, silver medalist, Men’s Team Smallbore
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, 13th, 10m Air Pistol; 16th 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team; 26th, 50m Rifle 3 Positions
  • 2019 Pan American Games, silver medalist, Air Pistol, (Olympic Quota Winner)
  • 2016 National Championships, gold medalist, Air Pistol, fourth place, Free Pistol
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore, bronze medalist, Free Pistol
  • 2015 Pistol Selection, silver, Free pistol
  • 2015 Spring Selection, bronze, Free pistol
  • 2014 World Cup USA, bronze, Prone Rifle
  • 2012 London Olympic Games, 15th place, 50m Free Pistol
  • 2012 National Championships, silver medalist, Free pistol
  • 2012 World Cup Milan, 8th Place, Free pistol
  • 2011 National Championships, gold medalist, Free pistol
  • 2011 Pan American Games, 6th place, Free pistol
  • 2010 Championships of the Americas, 5th place, Air Pistol; 9th place, Free pistol
  • 2008 National Junior Olympic Championships, gold medalist, Free and Air Pistol