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Will Anti

Will Anti

So. | 5-10 | Fort Benning, Ga. | Discovery Canyon Campus High

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • All-GARC Second Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Combined Score
  • CRCA All-Academic Team  
  • Shot 592 air rifle and tied for second place in win over Army
  • Finished in third place in smallbore with a 582 mark vs. Kentucky at the WVU Rifle Range
  • Shot a program-record 200 prone at Navy
  • Placed third in air rifle with a career-high mark of 593 at NCAA Qualifying match at WVU Rifle Range
  • Finished second in smallbore (590, 455.5) and 13th in air rifle at the 2016 GARC Championships; relay score of 590 was a career best
  • Placed eighth in the men’s junior air rifle competition at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol
  • Qualified for two finals and finished in third place in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship

High School

  • Co-captain of the National Training Center Junior Shooting Club
  • Finished 19th in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup with a score of 1147; also finished 27th (612.8) in the men’s 10m air rifle and 43rd (611.7) in the men’s 50m rifle prone
  • Earned two junior finals finishes at the 2014 USA Winter Airgun Championships; finished 11th overall in the open division and also earned a Gold-medal finish in the junior division on the final day of competition
  • Finished sixth in the junior men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships
  • Placed sixth in the junior men’s 50m 3P and was the high J2 finisher; two-day total included an 1154 score
  • Sixth place, junior men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 Junior Olympics National Championships
  • Finished fourth in qualifying for the 2015 USA Junior World Championships Team in smallbore and fifth in air rifle, just short of a roster spot
  • Also was a varsity golfer for Discovery Canyon Campus High

Personal

  • Son of Mike and Anne Anti
  • Father, Mike, was an eight-time rifle All-American at WVU, won a Silver medal at the 2004 Olympics and is a member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame; he also is the assistant coach for the Air Force rifle team
  • Has one brother, Matt, a former WVU wrestler
  • Birthday is February 17
  • Majoring in finance
  • President’s List
  • Dean’s List
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
Career Air Rifle
Year Matches Avg. High
2015-16 14 587 593
2016-17 13 585 591
Career Smallbore
Year Matches Avg. High
2015-16 14 578.9 590
2016-17 13 577.8 590
Career Highs
Air Rifle 593
NCAA Qualifying Match (2/20/16)
Smallbore 590
at GARC Championships (2/27/16)
vs. Navy (1/20/2017)

Anti Shoots in Finals at JO Championships

By Shannon McNamara | April 14, 2016

West Virginia University rifle freshman Will Anti shot in two finals and finished third in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship (NJOSC), April 9-13, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Two Bound for Junior Olympics

By Shannon McNamara | April 08, 2016

Two from the West Virginia University rifle team will compete at the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship (NJOSC), which opens on April 9 with the men’s rifle events, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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.