"Although John doesn't have much match experience, his drive and effort make up that difference. His energy and motivation on the range brings a very positive atmosphere to our program. His hunger for shooting knowledge and willingness to learn will make him a strong competitor in the very near future. He will far surpass his goals in the near future." -- Harry Mullins
"John's greatest strength is his heart and I know it will carry him to the next level of competition this year. His position knowledge and match experience have increased dramatically over the last month and summer. He is building the foundation necessary to achieve his goals and is always a fantastic motivator for each of his teammates." -- Amy Sowash
2012-13 (Sophomore) Competed in 11 events in his sophomore season ... Shot a smallbore season-best 566 vs. North Carolina State ... Recorded an air rifle season-best 582 at the Withrow Invitational ... Finished his senior season averaging a 554.3 in smallbore and a 568.6 in air rifle ... Named to the 2012-13 Winter SEC Academics Honor Roll.
2011-12 (Freshman) Competed in three smallbore and air rifle events as a freshman ... Shot a season-high at the GARC Championships with a 569 in smallbore ... Posted his best score in air rifle against West Virginia with a score of 573 ... Averaged 556.7 in smallbore and 564.7 in air rifle on the year.
Prior to UK Attended Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Miss. ... Excellent student, was the president of the National Honor Society ... Graduated No. 21 in his class of over 350 seniors ... Also played basketball as a senior and football and golf as a freshman.
Personal Full name is John Frederick Sutton ... Son of Jim and Jane Sutton ... Born Sept. 15, 1992 in New Orleans, La. ... Father shot rifle at Kentucky.