WA Varsity Riflery Team

The Woodward riflery team finished the year 12-4 overall, which earned them a berth in the state playoffs.  

Despite having to replace several shooters this year, Woodward finished the season with the second best average (1133 out of 1200) out of 16 teams in area competition.  Junior Annalyn Smith led the team with a 290 average (out of 300) in 15 official matches. Smith finished as one of the top ten shooters in the state, earning her 2017 All State honors.  With just one senior on this year’s squad, the Woodward riflery team is poised for another championship run next year.

2016 – 2017 Woodward Academy Riflery Team

Jenna Benedict9
Hunter Brown10
Cyrstal Chen11
Shengi Geng12
Sydney Hallas10
Caroline Hatcher9
Sierra Lewis10
Grant Lieppe11
Sonny Nguyen11
Annalyn Smith11
Kale St.James9
Conner Sutherlin10
Alex Threlkeld9
Nikihil Vishwanath10
Jacob Workman10
Huanie Xu10


Coach Oliver retired from the U.S. military. During his service, he went undefeated as a light middle weight boxer. Since 1999, Woodward has participated in nine state championship matches in riflery, winning three state championships, coming in at 2nd place on one occasion, and 3rd place on another. Alumni of the program have gone on to compete on riflery teams for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the University of Memphis.