Mary Tucker

National Team

Date of birth:

7/20/2001

Hometown:

Sarasota, Florida

College:

West Virginia University '23

Olympic Experience:

  • 2024 Paris Olympic Games: Women's Air and Smallbore Rifle qualified
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Silver medal (10m air rifle mixed team), 6th (10m air rifle)

Biography:

Mary picked up rifle shooting in high school, training most days in her family’s garage. Once referred to as the “rebel child” of shooting, she quit her high school team and learned to teach herself via YouTube videos and online resources. Shortly after, University of Kentucky recruited Mary for rifle shooting. She’s earned several awards and titles in her two years at UK, including Rookie Shooter of the Year as a freshman, and Athlete of the Year as a sophomore.

In 2021, Mary won gold at NCAA Championships in 10m Air Rifle and 50m Smallbore. She’s the first UK athlete to sweep gold in both events. Besides leading her team to an NCAA championship, she was also named the Most Outstanding Performer. Less than a week later, Mary competed at ISSF World Cup New Delhi where she won gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Mary made her Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games where she earned a silver medal alongside Lucas Kozeniesky in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team.

Tucker has since won multiple international medals, seven of which she earned in 2022 alone. Tucker is finishing her college career at the University of West Virginia and is training in hopes to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Mary strives to be the best there is, and her goal is to coach the next best there ever is.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2023 Pan American Games Champion Women's 50m Smallbore Rifle; Silver, Women's Air Rifle; Gold, Mixed Team Air Rifle
  • 2023 ISSF World Championship: Gold and a new World Record, Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team
  • 2022 Winter Air Gun Championships: Gold, Women's 10m Air Rifle-(Camp Perry location)
  • 2022 CAT Games: Silver medal and quota in Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  • 2022 CAT Games: Gold, Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position; Gold, 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team; Gold, 50m Rifle 3 Position Women
  • 2022 CAT Games: Silver, 50m Prone Rifle Mixed Team
  • 2022 ISSF World Championships: Silver, Women's Air Rifle Team; Bronze, Women's 50m Prone Rifle
  • 2022 USA Shooting Rifle National Championships: Gold, Junior Women's Air Rifle; Silver, Junior Women's 50m Smallbore
  • 2021 ISSF New Delhi World Cup: Gold, Women's 10m Air Rifle
  • 2021 ISSF New Delhi World Cup: Silver, Women's Team 10m Air Rifle
  • 2021 ISSF New Delhi World Cup: Bronze, Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle
  • 2021 NCAA Championships: Gold, 10m Air Rifle
  • 2021 NCAA Championships: Gold, 50m Smallbore Rifle
  • 2021 NCAA Championships: Gold, Team
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Silver medal (10-meter air rifle mixed team), 6th (10-meter air rifle), 13th (50-meter rifle 3 positions)
  • 2019 Winter Air Gun Championships: Gold, Women's 10m Air Rifle
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle National Championships: Bronze, Women's 10m Air Rifle
  • 2019 H&N Cup: Silver, Women's 10m Air Rifle
  • 2019 Meyton Cup: Bronze, Women's 10m Air Rifle