Frank Thompson

ThompsonDate of Birth: 03/11/1988

Hometown: Alliance, Neb.

Event: Men’s Skeet

With a little help from his dad, Frank got his start in shooting when he was 10 years old. Frank honed his skills through the sporting clays programs and made the National Development Team in 2006. Frank has been a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs since 2006. He attends the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, majoring in Business and will graduate in 2011.  Frank’s second cousin, Patty Durkin, is a three-time medalist (two gold and one bronze) in Paralympic Wheelchair Track, in Barcelona in 1992. In high school, Frank also played tennis and was on the wrestling team. In his free time, Frank enjoys hunting, fishing, motor sports and working on the family ranch in Nebraska.

Competition Highlights

  • 2012 Olympic Games, 8th Place
  • 2012 National Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2011 Pan American Games Team
  • 2011 World Cup Chile, 5th Place
  • 2011 World Clay Target Championship Team
  • 2011 National Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 Championship of the Americas, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 Fall Selection, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 National Championship, 4th Place
  • 2009 World Championship, Team Gold Medalist/Team World Record
  • 2009 National Championship, Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 6th Place
  • 2008 World Cup USA, 5th Place
  • 2008 National Championship, Junior Gold Medalist
  • 2008 National Junior Olympic Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2008 National Championship, Silver Medalist
  • 2007 National Junior Olympic Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2007 Fall Selection, 5th Place
  • 2007 National Championship, Junior Bronze Medalist


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