Jacob Buchanan

Player profile

  • Hometown Spring, Texas
  • Last School Homeschool
  • Year Senior
Smallbore High
Smallbore Avg.Air Rifle HighAir Rifle Avg.Aggregate HighAggregate Avg.
2017-18589580.5594590.31,181 (school record)1,171

2019-20 (Senior): 

  • Competed in 14 of 15 events
  • Finished a team score ‘counter’ for smallbore in all 14 events and 11 times for air rifle
  • Ranked third on the team in season average for smallbore (573.0), air rifle (585.5) and aggregate (1,158)
  • Shot season high scores of 581 (smallbore vs. Air Force), 591 (air rifle at TCU) and 1,167 (aggregate vs. TCU)
  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete

2018-19 (Junior): 

  • Shot his air rifle season high of 592 at UTEP (9/30) and at TCU (1/19)
  • Shot his smallbore season high of 583 at UTEP (9/29)
  • Shot as a member of the counting team for 14/15 events in both smallbore and air rifle
  • Held season averages of:
    • 574.4 smallbore
    • 587.3 air rifle
    • 1162 aggregate
  • Shot the team-high smallbore score for three matches
  • Shot the team-high in two air rifle matches
  • Shot the highest team aggregate at the PRC Championships with a 1167
  • Academic All-Big Ten

2017-18 (Sophomore): 

  • All-American (air rifle, smallbore, combined)
  • Member of the counting team that holds the 4711 team aggregate record (1/21/19 at TCU)
  • Member of the counting team that holds the 2336 team smallbore record (1/21/19 at TCU)
  • Shot as a member of the counting team for 13/16 events in smallbore and 15/16 in air rifle
  • Held season averages of:
    • 580.5 smallbore (team high)
    • 590.3 air rifle
    • 1171 aggregate (team high)
  • Shot a team-high of 593 on the day in air rifle at Alaska on 10/13
  • Shot a team-high for the match against Nevada with a 593 in air rifle
  • Fired back-to-back team-high scores for the match against Air Force with and 1173 aggregate score on 11/18 and an 1175 aggregate score on 11/19

2016-17 (Freshman):

  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Held season averages of:
    • 573.4 smallbore
    • 589 air rifle
    • 1162 aggregate
  • Shot for the team in every event, including the NCAA Championship
  • Fired a 579 in smallbore in his first collegiate event at Nevada
  • Posted the first of his three season-high aggregates of 1171 at West Virginia behind a solid 593 air rifle
  • Shot a season-high 580 in smallbore at Nebraska
  • Matched that 580 two events later at UTEP en route to a second season-high aggregate of 1171
  • Had a season-best 595 air rifle on day one at Air Force
  • Also had a 595 air rifle at TCU and would finish with his third 1171 aggregate of the year
  • Shot 590 and 589 in air rifle at the PRC Championship and NCAA Qualifier
  • Finished the year with scores of 577 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle at his first NCAA Championship


  • Had only been shooting five years prior to arriving on campus
  • Started his career at the Montgomery County 4-H Shooting Club
  • Overall Champion at the 2014 NRA Conventional 3-Position Championship, set four national records, and became the youngest winner in event history
  • Earned his CMP Junior Distinguished Badge for excellence in three-position Air Rifle in 2014
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 Junior Olympics Smallbore 3-Postion Championship and the 2015 Junior Olympics Smallbore Prone Championship
  • Silver medalist for his age group at the 2015 Junior Olympics Air Rifle Championship
  • Member of the US Junior National Team
  • Competed in his first international competition in Suh, Germany at the ISSF Junior World Cup where he helped the men’s junior team win a silver medal in Smallbore 3-position…
  • Holds 6 national records in both NRA and USA Shooting


  • Son of Bill and Cassandra
  • Has one older sister, Kristin
  • Sport Industry major