U.S. Army Olympian Bio

Sergeant Vincent C. Hancock

Sergeant
Vincent C. Hancock

Event: Shotgun Shooter

Home State: Georgia

Unit: U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga.

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Sgt. Vincent C. Hancock, a shotgun shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is the current Olympic and National Champion in Men’s Skeet and owns every World Record possible in the sport.

Hancock, 22, joined the Army in June 2006 and completed basic training the same year at Fort Sill, Okla. Upon graduation, Hancock entered Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and earned an Military Occupational Specialty as a Motor Vehicle Operator.

He began shooting as a young child and started competing when he was 11 years old. He has won World Cup events in 2005, 2006, and 2008; was named USA Shooting Shotgun Shooter of the Year in 2007 and USA Shooting Shooter of the Year in 2006; won the World Championship in Men’s Skeet in 2005; and in 2003 was the Junior Men’s Skeet National champion.

Hancock has earned the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Distinguished International Shooter Badge and Accessions Support Brigade Soldier of the Quarter, 1st Quarter, 2008.

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Athletic Achievements

2012

Gold Medal, Skeet, Olympics, London, Great Britain

First Place, Men’s Skeet, Olympic Trials, Tucson

2011

Gold Medal, Skeet, Pan American Games, Mexico

Gold Medal, Skeet, USA Shooting National Championships

2010

Fifth Place, Men’s Skeet, World Championships, Munich

Gold Medal, Skeet, USA Shooting National Championships

Bronze Medal, Skeet, Italy World Cup, Lonota, Italy

First Place, Men’s Skeet, Zone 3 Championships, Fort Benning, Ga.

2009

Silver Medal, Skeet, World Cup Final, Beijing, China

Gold Medal, Skeet, Fall Selection, Kerrville, Texas

Gold Medal, Skeet, World Championships

Gold Medal, Skeet, U.S. National Championships, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2008

Gold Medal, Skeet, Olympics, Beijing, China

Gold Medal, Skeet, National Skeet Shooting Association World Championships

Gold Medal, Skeet, World Cup, Suhl, German

Silver Medal, World Cup Final, Minsk, Belarus

Accessions Support Brigade Soldier of the Quarter

2007

Gold Medal and World Record, Men’s Skeet, World Cup, Lonato, Italy