Matt Gossett

Date of Birth: 03/11/1992 

Hometown: Springville, Ala.

Event: Men’s Trap


Began shooting on his local SCTP team and had immediate success.  After getting bored with the America- style shooting sports, he became interested in Olympic-style shooting and immediately fell in love with the challenging event of bunker trap. Gossett made the USA Shooting Team at  the 2007 Junior Olympic Shooting Championships in just his second national-level match.   When he's not shooting, he's an avid golfer and loves to hunt and fish, particularly bass fishing in some of the world-famous bass lakes in his native Alabama. A former U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete, Gossett is presently attending Auburn University and is majoring in pre-med with hopes of attending medical school after graduation in 2014. 

Quotable:  "When I first started shooting, I had access to an international trap range near my house, and living in Alabama I was able to go to Fort Benning and shoot quite often. Both at my local range and at Fort Benning I was able train with Olympians and Olympic medalists. Shooting with these competitors forced me to raise my game and strive to be better every day." 

Competition Highlights

  • 2014 USA Shooting National Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2013 Spring Selection Match, Gold Medalist
  • 2012 USA Shooting National Championships, Junior Champion
  • 2012 Fall Selection Match, Silver Medalist
  • 2011 USA Shooting National Champion
  • 2011 Pan American Games Team Member
  • 2011 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 World Championships Junior Team, Silver Medalist (w/ J. Wallace & M. Harbison)
  • 2010 World Championships Junior Team Member
  • 2007 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, Silver Medalist