UK Rifle Signs Ian Foos to NLI

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky rifle announced on Thursday that Ian Foos signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Kentucky where he will compete on the rifle team.

Foos – a Bellvue, Ohio, product – won the USA Shooting National Championship in 10-meter air rifle last summer.

“We are very excited that Ian is going to join our Wildcat family,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “He has come a long way in the sport of shooting and possess a great passion for the game. Watching him compete over the years you can really see the intensity he brings to the matches.”

Foos has national team experience having earned a score good enough for a spot in the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Qualifiers at last summer’s ISSF Junior World Cup.

 “Although he is mainly known for air rifle right now I feel that with consistent training he will be a strong all-around shooter in the near future. He has played team sports in his high school career and thus understands the value of the teamconcepts that we emphasize here. I feel he will be a great teammate and a strong contributor towards UK rifle meeting its goals in the future.

During his prep career Foos has won multiple state championships, regional championships, and won the Montgomery Bell Academy Rifle Classic last month, the largest high school sponsored shooting event in the U.S.

“Kentucky just felt like home. The team is like a family down there,” Foos told the News-Messenger. “Once I went down there, it was like I was a part of the family.”