Krissey Bahnsen to Join Tiger Rifle Squad
April 23, 2004
MEMPHIS, TENN. - University of Memphis rifle coach Butch Woolbright announced today the signing of gold medalist Krissey Bahnsen to a National Letter of Intent for the 2004-05 season.
"I am very excited that Krissey will be joining our program," said Woolbright. "She will be a great addition to a squad that has achieved great things this season. I am looking forward to next year because I am very excited about the level of talent we have returning, and the addition of Krissey will allow us to be even more competitive in years to come."
Bahnsen is a stellar shooter from Forest Grove, Ore., who recently won the gold medal in the National Guard meet held in Bisley, England. Bahnsen, who shoots for the Timber Wolves, helped her team advance to the championships in Bisley, England after her squad won the tiebreaker and the championship title in the National Guard Bureau Championship. In the precision individual event, which included two 40-shot standing courses plus a 10-shot final scored in whole numbers, Bahnsen finished second and just two points behind leader Leah Wilcox.
Bahnsen is one of the top air rifle and 22 shooters in Oregon, and has been shooting since she was 10 years old. In 2003, she took first at an international match in England, scoring 392 points for top honors out of 17 countries competing. She also has shot in the Junior Olympics twice, placing 19th in 2002, and 20th in 2004.