Zachary Wells
Zachary Wells


Sharpsburg, Ga.

High School:



  • 2012 NCAA individual qualifier in air rifle
  • Three-year letterwinner

    2012-13: Competed in both disciplines ... member of Army's firing unit in majority of air rifle matches ... tied career-high 590 (set each of first three years) in runner-up finish in win over Navy ... tied for third-place at the NCAA Qualifier with 588, just one point off winning mark ... set personal best smallbore mark of 578 in second meet of season ... score was fifth highest in victory over Memphis ... second highest mark of 571 posted in home win over Ohio State ... headed to the GARC Championships sporting a 580.0 average in air rifle ... recorded 582 firing individually in that discipline.

    2011-12: Member of Army's counting unit in air rifle in majority of matches ... recorded back-to-back first-place finishes in GARC wins over North Carolina State and Nebraska in home sweep during the fall ... broke career mark by three points with score of 590 against the Wolfpack and followed with a 588 two days later ... equaled career high in second-place finish against USP and SUNY Maritime in NCAA Qualifier ... performance earned individual invite in that discipline to the NCAA Championships ... 590 mark ranks among highest recorded on the team ... fired a 586 twice during the fall ... tied for third place at the President's Trophy Match and placed eighth in a triangular split with TCU and Murray State ... fired a 583 at the GARC Championships in recording Army's second highest mark ... posted a 585 in first-ever NCAA appearance to rank 22nd among field of 44 shooters ... career-high 577 in smallbore recorded competing individually in GARC win over North Carolina State to place fourth ... shattered career mark by 12 points en route to setting personal bests in both disciplines in that meet.

    2010-11: Ranked among Army's top air rifle shooters rookie year ... recorded a season-best 587 earning runner-up honors as member of the counting unit against Columbus State in opening the winter portion of the schedule ... mark tied for the ninth-highest score of the season and was six points off the season-high 593 shot by Kelly Buck ... one of two freshmen on the eight-squad travel roster the opening weekend of competition ... fired Army's second-highest air rifle (574) score as member of the counting team in fifth-place finish in first collegiate meet against conference rival Memphis ... on counting unit the next day against Nebraska ... broke season high three times starting with a 579 shooting individually in GARC home debut against Ole Miss ... two days later fired a 583 against defending conference champion West Virginia to turn in Army's third highest score in the fall finale ... shattered that score by four points in the first meet in January ... turned in a 584 as member of the Black Knights' scoring unit in win over Navy followed by a regular-season finale 585 against USP in the NCAA Qualifier ... marks were the third-highest in both matches ... put the finishing touches on first season posting a 582 competing individually at the GARC Championships to finish 22nd overall and tied for Army's second-highest mark in that discipline ... competed in several smallbore matches with season-best 564 recorded against Navy.

    Prior to West Point: Competed four years with the Carroll County 4H Club ... captured three state titles along with a bronze during busy high school career ... recorded a pair of State Junior Olympic titles in 2009 and 2010 along with being crowned 4H air rifle champion in 2010 after finishing third in 2009 ... earned the bronze in air rifle at the 2009 National Junior Olympics along with turning in strong showing at the USA Shooting Nationals ... took third in the Junior Division and was 12th overall ... competed three straight years (2008-10) at the Junior Olympics ... served three years as team captain of the JROTC Rifle Team ... Group Commander of Air Force JROTC program senior year at Northgate.

    Personal: Given name is Zachary Thomas Wells ... parents are Corey and Jennifer Wells ... has a brother Justin (17) and sister Caroline (12) ... paternal grandfather was in the Army and maternal grandfather served in the Navy ... majoring in Management.

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