Stetson Bardfield

Para Rifle

Date of birth:

01/10/2001

Hometown:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, 6th (mixed 10-meter air rifle prone)

Biography:

Stetson started shooting in 2014 after his family moved to Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. He was introduced to shooting at the Warrior Games after watching Marine Sgt. Pedro Aquino compete in shooting and swimming. At the time, Stetson didn’t know that shooting was a Paralympic sport, and on his first day of practicing rifle, he shot a perfect 10.9 score. His career officially started in 2018 as one of two junior athletes the first Junior Paralympics. Just a year later, in 2019, Stetson won a gold medal in the R5- Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 at the ParaPan American Games.

Stetson is a resident athlete at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games were Stetson’s first Games.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2019 Parapan American Games Gold Medalist R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle Pistol National Championships – 3rd, SH2 Mixed Prone 50-meter Air Rifle
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle Pistol National Championships – 4th, SH2 Mixed Prone 10-meter Air Rifle