Paul Charbonneau
Paul Charbonneau


Glocester, R.I.

High School:



Second straight year elected to serve as team captain ... just the third two-time captain in school history ... three-time All-American and should repeat again final year ... second Black Knight under head coach Ron Wigger to earn first team All-America honors in air rifle with selection last year ... twice named to the second team in smallbore ... holds three USMA smallbore marks (composite, season average and standing) and member of record-setting teams for smallbore, air rifle and aggregate ... also holds school air rifle season average mark ... 2003 GARC smallbore champion ... NCAA individual air rifle participant ... ... a five-time all-GARC selection ... earned first team honors last year in air rifle along with combined smallbore and air rifle ... participant at the 2004 Olympic Trials ... three-year letterwinner.

2003-04: Coming off finest season ... led a seniorless squad to an NCAA team berth, Army's first since 1987, as team captain ... topped the Black Knights in both disciplines in leading them to fourth place finish ... registered an 1167 smallbore and career-high 395 air rifle for a combined total of 1562 ... air rifle mark ranked second in field of 32 shooters ... lone Black Knight to qualify for individual berth, meeting the standard in air rifle ... eighth-place finish earned Top 10 recognition from the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association ... named All-American in air rifle and smallbore by the National Rifle Association ... first-team pick in air rifle and second straight year tabbed in smallbore ... helped Army to runner-up honors at the GARC Championships, its highest finish in Black Knights' three-year association ... earned three conference certificates ... named a first team in air rifle after owning the highest season-long shooting average in the conference and combined scoring ... also picked for the second unit in smallbore ... named Army Athletic Association "Athlete of the Week" in late November after stretching unbeaten dual air rifle record to 7-0 ... Black Knights' top scorer in both disciplines throughout the season ... 390.5 season air rifle average broke school mark of 389 set in 2001.

2002-03: Shattered the school's 15-year record in smallbore in final match of season after tying it earlier in the year ... career-high 1177 earned medalist honors at Great America Rifle Championships ... first Black Knight to be crowned a champion ... named to all-GARC second team in smallbore and combined ... earlier tied the school smallbore mark of 1175, while breaking the standing record with a 389, at NRA Sectionals ... effort led to new school aggregate score of 6212 ... also set personal best 391 in air rifle, breaking former mark of 390 set in triangular match with Tennessee Tech and Murray State ... score was second highest on team ... recorded three firsts and a pair of seconds in smallbore ... on record-setting smallbore team that authored a 4661 against Jackson State ... broke school's smallbore season average mark, nipping record set in 1987 by .08 in 1161.79 showing.

2001-02: One of two freshmen to earn starting role ... member of record-setting teams in both disciplines (breaking 15-year smallbore and 12-year-old air rifle marks) along with combined score ... fired a career-high 389 on record-setting air rifle team at NRA Sectionals ... authored an 1159 in smallbore in helping establish team (4631) and aggregate (6187) marks ... career-high 1662 in smallbore sparked Army's fourth-place finish and new school mark (4647) its inaugural year at the GARC Championships ... member of Black Knights' air rifle team that qualified for the NCAA Championships ... shared top score on team of 388, to tie for 11th in field of 32 shooters, as Army edged Navy by a point for fourth place.

Prior to West Point: Two-time Rhode Island state champion ... competed four years at the Junior Nationals ... three-time all-star ... prone high marksman at Camp Perry ... attended USMAPS.

Personal: Given name is Paul Charbonneau ... born Dec. 20, 1980 ... parents' names are Lynn and Dennis Charbonneau ... majoring in Military Art and Science.

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