David's Trip to Represent USA

$5,410 of $4,860 goal

Raised by 40 people in 23 months
David Wilkinson  CHARLESTON, SC
My name is David Wilkinson and I am a sophomore cadet at The Citadel. I was introduced to competition shooting during my freshman year of college and excelled. I qualified for National Junior Olympics and Intercollegiate Nationals.  I placed 2nd in the Free pistol event after shooting a team high score for the year. The following summer, I competed in the U.S. National competition and placed 1st Junior in Standard pistol, 3rd Junior in Free pistol, 1st Class B Standard Pistol, 1st Class B Rapid Fire pistol, and 1st Class B Sport pistol. I qualified to represent the USA in Granada, Spain during the World Championships and competed with Team USA. Returning for my sophomore year of college, I became the Vice-President for the college team and again qualified for Intercollegiate Nationals. I was part of the teams to take 3rd in Free and 3rd in Air pistol as well as 2nd team overall. I received All-American in Standard pistol, Free pistol, and Air pistol and was offered a spot on the USA World University Games team. This summer will be the last year shooting events are offered in the World University Games so this is once in a lifetime. I must raise funds to travel to Gwangju, South Korea for the competition. Any help is appreciated.
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Posted by David Wilkinson
17 months ago
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I apologize for this being so late, but I would like to thank everyone who donated and supported me for this trip. I would not have been able to go to South Korea and compete for the USA had it not been for your support. While in South Korea, I placed 21st in the International Rapid Fire event and placed 1st for the USA team. I placed 25th in the Standard event and placed 2nd for the USA after a gun malfunction was corrected. I was given a Diploma of Participation from the games and have it displayed at school. Also, the Citadel Board of Visitors heard of me representing the school and recognized me for my achievements. They gave me a personalized Certificate of Recognition and a miniature Citadel sword with a personalized plaque on the stand. It is an honor to have been recognized by the BOV and I am very grateful for everyone giving me the opportunity to represent my school and my country at the University Games, which are second only to the Olympics. Thank you to all.
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$5,410 of $4,860 goal

Raised by 40 people in 23 months
Created March 31, 2015
$200
Elaine Salkeld Smith Myslik
22 months ago

David, Manman and I wish you the very best in this competition. We know how much you love guns and know you will do a wonderful job representing the USA in Korea. Sarah and Thomas will have to keep us posted on how well you do, as I know you will be awesome. Love Grana

MK
$250
Michael Keefe
22 months ago

Hardy Congratulations!!! Do us proud!

SC
$100
Susan Crum
22 months ago

Good Luck David!!! So proud of you!!! Love you!

$2,300
Anonymous
22 months ago
$50
Michael Graham
22 months ago

Good luck David. Pistol team captain 1980. Truly incredible that Doc is still supporting the team in any number of ways.

DB
$100
David Beauclair
23 months ago

G Co. '89 and pistol team alum. Good Luck David! Great to see Dr. Sexton's continued passion for the sport and that cadets are still benefitting from his mentorship.

DC
$50
Dvaid Caldwell
23 months ago

Romeo '76. Was on Pistol team 73-75.

$10
Anonymous
23 months ago
EM
$50
Ernie Middleton
23 months ago
JM
$100
Jason Mayne
23 months ago

Smooth is fast! Sight alignment and trigger control. Best wishes, 98-'02 Pistol Team mbr

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