Jaiden Grinnell


Date of Birth: 8/28/1991

Hometown: Port Angeles, Wash.

Event: Women’s Skeet

Jaiden began shooting BB guns and .22 caliber rifles at 6 years old.  She began shooting rifle through her local 4-H Program at the age of 12. Jaiden’s father, a competitive shooter also, told her that if she achieved good grades in school, they would make a trip to Sunnydell Shooting Grounds.  It was the same range where he shot as a kid, and shortly thereafter, Jaiden received a full lesson from the club’s owner, Chuck Dryke.  She was eventually referred to Chuck’s son, Matt Dryke, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Skeet.  After a few months of hard training in Women’s International Skeet, Jaiden shot in the Zone 3 Junior Championships at Fort Benning, Ga.  She then progressed to the national level with the National Shotgun Championships, National Junior Olympic Championships and Fall Selection matches.  She earned a spot on the National Development Team and the Junior World Team in 2006, which included competing in Nicosia, Cyprus for the World Championships.  Jaiden was on her school's Swim and Dive Team and enjoys reading.  She also received the Stevens Middle School Girl of the Year Award.  Though she has only been pheasant hunting once in her life, she aspires to go deer hunting soon.

Competition Highlights

  • 2012 National Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Chile, Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 World Clay Target Championship Team
  • 2010 World Championship, Silver Medalist (Junior) and Team Gold (Junior)
  • 2010 National Junior Olympic Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 National Championship, Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Cup Beijing, 11th Place
  • 2009 World Cup Munich, 9th Place
  • 2007 World Championship, 9th Place (Junior)