MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin rifle team has announced the addition of five freshmen to the 2018-19 roster.
“I’m excited to welcome these five new recruits to the team next year,” said head rifle coach MJ Vowell. “We are losing six seniors after the spring semester, so rebuilding our lineup is a must. Although we have strong shooters returning, as a coach, I must also keep my eye on our team 3-5 years down the road. I believe these new student-athletes will make a positive impact on the rifle team as well as the university.”
Tristan Grisham – Conroe, Texas (Caney Creek HS)
Grisham was an integral member of the Panther ROTC Sporter Rifle Team and led his squad to the state tournament three years in a row. He won the TSRA Marksmanship Class Prone Championship and garnered 2017 State 3P Junior Olympic Championship accolades. He has traveled to the Camp Perry Junior Olympics as well as NRA/USA Nationals in Fort Benning, Ga. Grisham racked up a first-place award in the Navy State competition in 2016 while coming in second in 2015. He served as Montgomery County 4-H president for two years and as vice president for one year.
Harrison Callahan – North Haven, Conn. (North Haven HS)
Callahan was a four-year member of the North Haven Rifle Team while serving as captain in 2016 and 2017. He was named team MVP in 2016 and led the Indians to All-State competitions in 2015 and 2017. Callahan garnered numerous academic accolades including a membership in the National Honor Society. He also lettered in soccer while at North Haven.
Abigail Donald – Missoula, Mont. (Hellgate HS)
Donald competed in the CMP Regionals from 2014-17 and CMP Nationals in 2016-17. In 2017, she also fired in the US Army Marksmanship competition at Fort Benning and competed in a Junior Olympic USA Shooting Air Rifle Match. Donald attended the Winter Air Gun camp from 2015-17, the NRA/CMP smallbore and air rifle camp in 2016 and Dixie Double in 2017. She competed in the US Army Junior National Championship for both air rifle and smallbore in 2017 as well as the NRA Air Rifle Standing Sectional from 2014-17. Donald also competed in the NRA Open Sectionals for air rifle and smallbore from 2014-17.
Rachel Mills – Irwin, Pa. (Penn-Trafford HS)
Out of the same hometown and high school as decorated Skyhawk rifle member Kaitlin Korinek, Mills has attended Camp Perry Smallbore Camp for four years. She placed second in the Hometown Sectional for air rifle in 2016. Mills was a multi-sport athlete for the Warriors as she appeared in the WPIAL sectional for tennis and WCAA for track and field as well as the shotput.
Rachel Sprague – Falls Creek, Pa. (DuBois Area HS)
Sprague has earned the prestigious honor of being named to the President’s 100 for standing air rifle in 2017 as well as garnering the award for smallbore in 2016 and 2017. She racked up the award for CMP Distinguished 3P Air in 2017. Sprague was named team captain for the Beavers for the 2017-18 school year while racking up 2016-17 team MVP honors. She won first place in the NRA Standing Air Rifle Sectional in 2017 while placing third in the NRA Open Air Standing Championship that same year. Sprague took home first-place honors in the 2017 4P State Championships and was a 2016 Jo Air qualifier. She attended the prestigious Camp Perry Smallbore Camp from 2016-17.