Amy Sowash

Amy Sowash

Date of Birth: 10/14/84

Hometown: Richmond, Ky.

Event(s): Women’s 10m Air Rifle, Women’s 50m Rifle Three -Position Rifle

Twitter: @AmySowash

Amy started shooting with her dad because he was an avid deer hunter. They used to shoot at pop-cans in the backyard. She started shooting for the local 4-H club and finally received her first smallbore rifle. She made the National Team at Fall Selection in 2006. Amy graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007, with a degree in Political Science.   Though she is right-handed, Amy plays pool better left-handed than right-handed. In her free time, Amy enjoys painting, reading and playing games like chess, scrabble and card games.  After an unsuccessful run at making the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, Sowash returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach where she helped lead the Wildcats to a second-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Rifle Championships. Amy is a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Competition Highlights

  • 2015 National Championships, Bronze Medalist (Three-Position & Air) 
  • 2015 World Cup Munich, Eighth Place (Three-Position)
  • 2015 World Cup USA, Seventh Place (Three-Position) earning an Olympic quota
  • 2014 National Championships, Gold Medalist (Three-Position), Sixth Place (Prone)
  • 2014 World Cup Finals, Fourth Place (Three-Position)
  • 2014 Championship of the Americas, Fourth Place (Three-Position)
  • 2014 World Cup USA, Fourth Place (Three-Position)
  • 2013 National Championship, Silver Medalist (Air)
  • 2011 World Cup Sydney, Silver Medalist (Three-Position)
  • 2010 Championship of the Americas, Bronze Medalist (Air)
  • 2010 World Cup Final, 8th Place (Air)
  • 2010 World Championship, 19th (3 Position) and Team Gold Medal
  • 2010 World Cup Beijing, 4th Place (Air) and 8th Place (3 Position)
  • 2010 National Championship, Gold Medalist (3 Position)
  • 2009 National Championship, Silver Medalist (Air)
  • 2008 National Championship, Gold Medalist (Air)
  • 2008 National Championship, Silver Medalist (3 Position)
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 5th Place (3 Position)
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 4th Place (Air)
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Silver Medalist (Air)
  • 2007 National Championship, Bronze Medalist (3 Position) and 5th Place (Air)
  • 2006 National Championship, 6th Place (3 Position and Air)