Jean-Pierre Lucas

Jean-Pierre Lucas

Sr. | 5-8 | Speers, Pa. | Charleroi HS

2015-2016 (Junior)

  •  NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Air Rifle
  •  CRCA All-America Third Team
  •  All-GARC Second Team Smallbore, Air Rifle and Combined Score
  •  CRCA All-Academic Team 
  •  Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Second Team
  •  Placed second in smallbore at Air Force with 587 score
  •  Shot 586 smallbore and 595 air rifle to finish second in both disciplines at Mississippi
  •  Finished second in smallbore vs. Ohio State with a 584 mark
  •  Shot a career-high 589 smallbore and tied for first in win vs. Alaska-Fairbanks in Morgantown; also matched program kneeling record with 199 mark 
  •  Finished third in smallbore vs. Akron with a 587 mark; day included a program-record 200 prone mark
  •  Shot 594 and tied for second place in air rifle vs. Kentucky at WVU Rifle Range  
  •  Won air rifle at Navy with a career-high 598
  •  Shot a program-record 200 prone in NCAA Qualifying match at WVU Rifle Range
  •  Placed third in smallbore (583, 446.3) and fifth in air rifle (593, 140.6) at the 2016 GARC Championships
  •  Placed eighth in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol

2014-2015 (Sophomore)

  •  NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Air Rifle
  •  CRCA All-America Third Team
  •  All-GARC Second Team Smallbore, Second Team Combined Score and Honorable Mention Air Rifle
  •  CRCA All-Academic Team
  •  Tied for second place in smallbore with 584 vs. TCU
  •  Matched prone school record of 200 vs. Memphis
  •  Placed first in smallbore with a season-high 587 and shot a career-high aggregate score of 1176 (589 air rifle) at Army
  •  Tied for first place in smallbore and matched his season-high mark of 587 vs. Navy
  •  Placed first in smallbore and tied his season-high 587 mark vs. Nebraska
  •  Placed third in smallbore with 578 at Alaska-Fairbanks
  •  Placed sixth in smallbore with 582 at the GARC Championships
  •  Matched a career-high 592 air rifle score and placed fourth overall at GARC Championships
  •  Placed 11th overall at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with 1858.3 score
  •  Shot at the 2015 USA Shooting Rifle January Selection
  •  Placed eighth overall at the 2015 USA Shooting Spring Selection
  •  Shot at the ISSF Changwon World Cup Korea
  •  High collegiate finisher in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, shooting 1244.6; also finished 18th (2305) in the men’s 50m 3 positions

2013-2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

  •  Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
  •  CRCA All-Academic Team
  •  Shot career-high smallbore and aggregate marks at the NCAA Qualifying Match with 588 smallbore and 586 air rifle showings, for a 1174 combined score
  •  Shot a career-high 590 air rifle score against Alaska-Fairbanks
  •  Placed third in smallbore with a 587 open relay score and 441.0 final score as a non-counter at the 2014 GARC Championships
  •  Finished third in air rifle with a final score of 1235.2, and ninth in the men’s 50m 3 positions with a two-day score of 2291 at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Championships
  •  Shot a three-day total of 1837.3, placing 14th overall at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships
  •  Selected for the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships junior level shooting
  •  Finished 10th in the junior men’s division with a two-day total of 1228.2 at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships

2012-2013 (Freshman)

  •  Joined the Mountaineers in January and sat out with a redshirt

High School

  •  Competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships in 3 positions
  •  Junior champion, 2007 Williamsport 1,000-yard world open light gun 
  •  State champion, 2007 Ohio 1,000-yard two gun overall
  •  Second place, 2007 Virginia 1,000-yard two gun overall 
  •  Earned highest honors at Charleroi High
  •  Vice president of the Charleroi Drafting Club


  •  Son of Pierre and Karen Lucas
  •  Birthday is April 7
  •  Has one sister
  •  Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering
  •  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  •  Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
Career Air Rifle
Year Matches Avg. High
2013-14 11 585 590
2014-15 14 589 592
2015-16 14 589.8 598
2016-17 15 590.5 595
Career Smallbore
Year Matches Avg. High
2013-14 11 578 588
2014-15 14 581 587
2015-16 14 583.6 589
2016-17 15 584.3 588
Career Highs
Air Rifle 598
at Navy (2/11/16)
Smallbore 589 vs. Alaska-Fairbanks (1/12/16)

Creating His Own Path

By Nicolle Thiry | February 15, 2017

Nearing the end of his collegiate career as a Mountaineer, Lucas, a native of Speers, Pennsylvania, has developed into a key member of the program.

Wearing the Jersey: J.P. Lucas

By Scott Bartlett | November 08, 2015

This week's show features shooter J.P. Lucas of the rifle team, presented by WVUMedicine.

Rifle Takes Top Spots at Championships

By Shannon McNamara | July 02, 2015

Several student-athletes from the West Virginia University rifle team earned top finishes at two recent championships.