Brian Burrows

Men's Trap

Date of birth:



Fallbrook, California

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, bronze medalist, mixed team trap


Brian began shooting at a very early age and was competing in the American Trap Association (ATA) by the age of eight. He’s a longtime USA Shooting National Team member from 2008 to 2016 and then 2018 to present day. Considered one of the world’s best trap shooters who had won at nearly every level possible, Brian had retired from competitive shooting since 2016 until one of his former coaches talked him into coming back to the sport.

Brian is a collegiate national champion, All-American, two-time Pan American medalist, three-time national champion, and a two-time World Cup medalist. He took home the gold medal at the Pan American Games in 2019, earning an Olympic quota spot for Team USA.

In addition to Brian’s impressive shooting career, he is now a business owner. Brian opened Ironwood Axe Throwing in Denton, Texas (a recreational axe throwing venue) with his brother Jon in the Fall of 2019.

Brian is one of only two men’s trap shooters to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in the past 12 years. In Tokyo he secured a bronze medal for Team USA in Mixed Team Trap with team mate Madelynn Bernau. The duo earned the first bronze medal ever in Mixed Team Trap as the event made it's debut at the Tokyo Games.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2019 Pan American Games, gold medalist
  • 2019 World Cup Acapulco, silver medalist, mixed team
  • 2013 National Championships, gold medalist
  • 2013 World Cup Acapulco, silver medalist
  • 2012 National Championships, gold medalist
  • 2011 National Championships, silver medalist
  • Chile World Cup Team
  • 2010 Fall Selection, 4th place
  • 2008 National Junior Olympic Championships, Gold Medalist *National Record
  • 2007 Fall Selection, 3rd place
  • 2006 Junior World Team
  • 2006 National Junior Olympic Championships, bronze medalist
  • 2005 World Championship Team Junior Member
  • 2005 National Junior Olympic Championships, silver medalist