1LT Sarah Beard

50m 3-Position Smallbore

Hometown: Danville, Indiana
High School: Covenant Christian High School
College: Texas Christian University
Joined Army: February 2017
MOS: 25A, Signal Officer

Sarah began shooting in 2006 as a way to spend time with her dad, a rifle shooter for the US Army. At first, she was motivated by the possibilities of travel and being a part of a team, but she quickly fell in love with shooting itself and the chance to push her limits in a new way. She discovered a natural talent, and rose to become the NRA National Junior Prone Champion. She shot for the Texas Christian University Women’s Rifle Team for four years, then moved to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. She trained there four years before joining the Army, and still focuses her 50m 3-Position Small-bore and 10m Air Rifle training at that location, while gaining valuable support from the WCAP team.

I love shooting because it is based far more on effort and efficient training habits than natural talent or genetics.

Career Highlight

2019 - Pan American Games 50m Rifle 3-Position Champion
2019 - Silver medal, Robert Mitchell Rifle Championships, 50m 3-Position Prone event
USA Shooting National Championship titles 5-Time World Cup finalist
2010-2013 - All-American, National Rifle Association Smallbore 3-P/Air Rifle Double
2012 - NCAA Champion
2010 - NCAA Champion