Janessa Beaman

kayleDate of Birth: 02/02/1991

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Event: Women’s Trap


Got her start shooting American Trap and has risen through the international ranks to be one of the top female international bunker competitors in the world.  The allure of shooting full ATA and USA Shooting seasons is a fascination for most of the shotgun community. No one has made it look as easy as Beaman. She’s doing things no one has done before her, and her coaches believe it has a lot to do with instinct, aggression and attitude.  A self-described big-event shooter, she admits a reluctance to practice when there’s nothing at stake and there’s no amount of practice that mimics the intensity that happens when she’s behind the gun competing in big matches. Invested most in her success is proud father Jay. His Facebook wall is a rolling chronicle of Janessa’s latest triumphs and tribulations in the sport, complete with analysis, coaching and plenty of love. The two share an inseparable bond, born from the time she moved in with him at age 14, nurtured through their love of shooting and hunting, and cemented by their competitiveness and motivation.  

USA SHOOTING NEWS feature:  Janessa Beaman

Competition Highlights

  • 2015 Fall Selection / Olympic Trials Part I, Gold Medalist
  • 2015 USA Shooting National Championships, Bronze Medalist
  • 2014 World Cup Finals, Silver Medalist (first American female trap shooter to earn a WCF medal)
  • 2014 Championship of the Americas, Silver Medalist
  • 2014 World Cup Munich, Silver Medalist
  • 2012 USA Shooting National Championships, Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 Junior World Champion
  • 2011 National Junior Olympic Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2011 USA Shooting National Championships, Junior Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 National Junior Olympic Championships, Silver Medalist