Rachael Heiden

HeidenDate of Birth: 7/12/1991

Hometown: Clinton, Mich.

Event: Women’s Trap

Rachael is a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Graduated in 2013 with a degree in human biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  She began competitive shooting through the Scholastic Clay Target Program.  Overcoming astigmatisms in her eyes and making a major move from Michigan to Texas to train international trap, Rachael is now on top of her game.  Rachael enjoys hunting whitetail deer, pheasant, and geese.  You can also find her on the slopes downhill skiing.  She is also an accomplished guitarist and pianist. 

Competition Highlights

  • 2013 Fall Selection, Gold Medalist
  • 2013 World Clay Target Championships, 4th Place
  • 2013 National Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2013 Spring Selection, Bronze Medalist
  • 2013 World Cup Acapulco, 6th Place
  • 2012 National Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Slovenia, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Beijing, Silver Medalist
  • 2011 World Clay Target Championship Team
  • 2010 Championship of the Americas, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, Bronze Medalist (Junior)
  • 2010 World Championship, Team Bronze Medal (Junior)
  • 2010 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2010 National Junior Olympic Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2009 World Cup Cairo Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 National Junior Olympic Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2008 National Junior Olympic Championships, Silver Medalist