Corey Cogdell

CogdellDate of Birth: 9/2/1986

Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska

Event: Women’s Trap

Twitter: @CoreyCogdell

Personal
Corey grew up hunting with her father. She began at 3 years old, which fostered a love for shooting. A few years later, she joined the 4-H program and started to develop her trap shooting skills. The experience pushed her to seek out teaching resources from others in the field. At each competition she picked up shooting tips from other athletes, learned to self analyze from her first coach and even traveled for a lesson alongside four-time Olympian Bret Erickson.

Corey made the National Development Team in 2006 at Fall Selection when she placed first in the Junior Women’s Trap competition after shooting for only a few years. That same day, she made the National Team when her score also placed her third in the Women’s Trap competition. In her first international competition, the 2007 Changwon World Cup, Cogdell captured the bronze medal. Shortly after, Cogdell captured the bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games. She earned a spot on her first U.S. Olympic Team in March of 2008. In August of 2008, Corey won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.  Corey worked in a cooking school for two years as an assistant chef. As part of her job, she traveled to Italy to study how to prepare authentic Italian food. Corey also has a love of old cars, in particular Jeeps and Mustangs. Corey is currently a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Beyond the shooting range, she has a wide range of interests. Corey played basketball in grade school and was a competitive skier as a teen. Most recently, she began to climb under the hood and rebuild cars. She can add gears, take apart the transmission and even build the suspension.

In her free time, Corey enjoys riding motorcycles, rock climbing, hunting, fishing and downhill skiing.  Cogdell is married to Denver Broncos defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.  

2013 USA Shooting Shotgun Athlete of the Year Feature 

Competition Highlights

  • 2014 National Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2013 World Cup Finals, 12th Place
  • 2013 Fall Selection, Fifth Place
  • 2013 National Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2013 World Cup Granada, Bronze Medalist (tied qualifying WR of 75/75)
  • 2013 Spring Selection, Silver Medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 11th Place
  • 2012 World Cup Tucson, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Clay Target Championship, 6th Place
  • 2010 Championship of the Americas, Gold Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, 8th Place
  • 2010 National Championship, Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Cup Acapulco, Silver Medalist
  • 2009 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 1st Place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 World Cup Korea, Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 National Championship, Bronze Medalist



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