Lucas Kozeniesky


Date of Birth:

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisana

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

High School: Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax, Va.) ‘13

CollegeNorth Carolina State University ‘17, Sport Management

Twitter: @LucasKOZUSA

Instagram: @LucasKozUSA

Olympic Experience

  • Olympian (2020)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 21st
  • Olympian (2016)


World Championship Experience

  • 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi Gold Medalist (Air) (Men’s Team Air)
  • 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi Bronze Medalist (Mixed Team Air)
  • 2019 Pan American Games 10m Air Rifle, Gold Medalist, 2nd (mixed team air)
  • 2018 Continental American Championships 10m Air Rifle, Silver Medalist
  • 2018 – 15th (prone), 18th (mixed team air), 27th (three-position), 57th (air)


Competition Experience:

  • 2019 National Championships, Gold Medalist (Air)
  • 2018 National Championships, 3rd (Air) 2nd (Three-Position)
  • 2017 National Championships, Gold Medalist (Air)
  • 2016 National Championships, Gold Medalist, (Air; Three-Position)
  • 2015 Winter Airgun Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2015 National Championships, 4th Place (Junior) in Air Rifle;  22nd Open
  • 2015 National Junior Olympic Championships (7th Air; 17th Prone; 16th Three-Position)
  • 2014 World Championships, 29th Place (Junior)
  • 2014 National Junior Olympic Championships (7th Air; 4th Three-Position)
  • 2013 National Junior Olympic Championships (28th Air; 33rd Prone; 34th Three-Position)
  • 2012 National Junior Olympic Championships (55th Prone; 52nd Three-Position; 32nd Air)
  • 2011 National Junior Olympic Championships (52nd Prone; 51st Three-Position)



This North Carolina State standout started shooting his freshman year of high school and a year later had already earned a trip to USA Shooting’s National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, which ultimately motivated him to go shoot in college.

Lucas became the first Wolfpack All-American since 1975 all while earning an individual selection to the NCAA Championships in air rifle. In 2016, he became the first shooter from North Carolina State University to compete at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 where he placed 21st .

Fueled by his 21st place finish in 2016, Lucas has since made major improvements to his training and mental game. He’s committed to sharing those winning values with junior athletes through his shooting consultation business, Team Winning Solutions (TWS). This year alone, over eight athletes from TWS have committed to go shoot in college .

At Olympic Trials Part 2 in February 2020, Lucas tied a World Record and set a new National Record, securing his spot on the Olympic Team and becoming the first Olympic Qualified Athlete for USA Shooting. Since trials, Lucas won his first ISSF World Cup Medal in New Delhi and re-broke his National Record, just two months shy of Tokyo .