American shooter J. Leverett III was born on January 18, 2000. He is now eligible to compete for Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Henry Leverett’s older brother, he is also a competitive shooter. The Leverett Brothers are a new brotherly rapid-fire pistol shooting duo for Team USA.
J. Leverett III Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The Leverett brothers, Henry and Jackson, will represent the United States in the men’s 25-meter rapid-fire pistol event at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.
After communicating with the International Shooting Sports Federation, the United States was granted a second quota (ISSF).
The Leveretts occupy two open positions on the U.S. squad, one created by the awarding of this second quota and the other by the suspension of pistol shooter Keith Sanderson.
The Leverett brothers, both of whom were born and raised in Bainbridge, Georgia, got their start in shooting in 2008 as part of the county’s 4-H programme.
When Henry was eight and Jackson was nine, they each participated in their first shooting competition.
Henry, the younger brother, became interested in rapid-fire pistols when his father read an article about them in the newspaper.
Family members all take part in the shooting for the Leveretts. Their parents have taken up shooting as a hobby, and Abbie, the younger sister, is an accomplished pistol shot as well.
A Leverett has taken first place at the National Junior Olympic Pistol Championships for the past five years.
Meet The Leverett Brothers, Team USA’s New Rapid-Fire Pistol Shooters
The Leverett brothers, Henry and Jackson, are rising sophomores on the Ohio State pistol squad and have both been selected to the United States Olympic Team by USA Shooting.
Henry finished second at our Olympic Tryouts but first at a World Cup in China for 25M Rapid Fire Pistol.
Henry is filling a second Rapid Fire Pistol quota thanks to a quota swap between USA Shooting and the International Shooting Sport Federation.
Henry has competed in a dozen international competitions for the United States national team between 2016 and 2019, including World Cups, Junior World Cups, and the World Championships.
He’s from Bainbridge, Georgia, and he’s studying biology with the intent of going to medical school.
The Tokyo Olympic Games 2021, the year’s most anticipated event, will begin at the end of July. The first day of the massive quadrennial games will feature shooting competitions.
The United States has dominated the shooting medal count at the Olympics.
At the next Olympics in Tokyo, the United States will be represented by a team of shooters who range in age from teenagers to veterans. Interestingly, two close relatives of the Leveretts have accomplished this.