30 Jul '16, 5pm

Q&A with David Higgins, new military shooter on Team USA

A: I started shooting competitively in 8th grade, shooting a discipline called high-power rifle. And I shot that for a few years, but then I learned that you needed to shoot what’s called a "national-style rifle," which is the air rifle and the small bore. And you want to get a scholarship out of it for college. That’s what they shoot in the [National Collegiate Athletic Association]. So I started shooting that in 10th grade. I got good enough to get a scholarship, and I ended up getting that to the Air Force Academy. And so I just kept at it. I plugged away. The Olympics is definitely the pinnacle of the sport. That’s kind of what everybody’s shooting for. And as far as the Olympics go, I sort of knew when I was a really little kid. Because I remember watching the Sydney games in Australia in 2000. I was only 6 at the time, but I knew back then I wanted to go to the Olymp...

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