Henry Leverett will fill the second Rapid Fire Pistol quota for Team USA; Jackson will also compete in Rapid Fire event
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brothers Henry and Jackson Leverett, both rising sophomores on the Ohio State pistol team, have been named to the United States Olympic Team by USA Shooting.
Henry won the United States’ only quota for 25M Rapid Fire Pistol at a World Cup in China but finished second at our Olympic Tryouts. USA Shooting was able to exchange a couple of quotas with the ISSF to get the second Rapid Fire Pistol quota that Henry is filling.
On the world stage, Henry has represented Team USA in a dozen international competitions including World Cups, Junior World Cups and World Championships, and Junior World Championships from 2016-19. A native of Bainbridge, Ga., he is majoring in biology and ultimately hopes to attend medical school.
The Leverett Brothers are TOKYO-BOUND!
“It means a lot to me to have this experience with my brother,” said Henry. “It’s my first time at the Games, so to have my best friend there with me is comforting, especially when the competition and chaos begins.” pic.twitter.com/D6gZIIBBuO
— USA Shooting (@USAShooting) June 28, 2021
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Like his brother, Jackson will also compete for Team USA in the Rapid Fire event. This past March, he won the Open individual title, placing first in both air pistol and standard pistol. His performance helped the Buckeyes secure a team championship.
Prior to coming to Ohio State, Jackson set four USA Shooting national records in junior men’s rapid fire and junior men’s sport pistol. He earned a spot on Team USA for the 2019 Pan American Games and assisted Team USA in earning gold medals at the 2018 Championship of the Americas for both men’s air pistol and men’s rapid fire. He is majoring in computer and information science.
Jackson and Henry are both currently in Colorado Springs training in preparation for the Olympic Games.
Rising sophomores Henry Leverett & Jackson Leverett are going to the Olympics‼️ The brothers will be representing @TeamUSA in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol @USAShooting @OhioStAthletics #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/P0v2brjJqf
— Ohio State Pistol (@OSU_PISTOL) June 28, 2021