James Vick Bio
James’ love for the shooting sports began as a small boy, when his Father enrolled him in the competitive 4-H program and in the Junior NRA 10M 3-Position Air Rifle and Smallbore.
He learned then that ‘dedication to training’ and ‘positive mental attitude’ were, and still are, cornerstones of success.
In the summer of 2010 James attended the Basic Rifle Course offered by the Precision Rifle Workshop, and four months later found himself in Guernsey, WY at their Extreme Long Range Precision Three-Day Course. Both courses fueled the desire to enter the precision long range rifle matches in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Since early 2011, James has achieved several great match finishes and he is constantly working to learn and improve upon the science, art and technique of precision shooting. In 2012 James graduated from an advanced two-day course with Whalen’s Precision Shooting School focusing on wind reading, spotting, moving and snap targets.
2013 was a fantastic year for James; winning several local monthly matches, 20th at the 2013 Snipers Hide Cup, 8th at the Steel Safari, 2nd in Thunder Beast Team Challenge and 11th the Precision Rifle Series Finale Match.
This coming year, 2014, is stacking up to be a fantastic year for his competition calendar. He will be competing in the upcoming Rocky Mountain Steel Quest, Steel Safari, Snipers Hide Cup, TBAC Team Challenge and 7 Precision Rifle Series Matches.
James currently works as a Land Development Construction Manager for the largest privately held residential home builder.
James receiving his price for top Semi-pro shooter in the 2013 PRS
James (Right) and team partner Fritz at the 2013 Thunderbeast Team Challenge. Score card shows 54 points out of a possible 55!
James in action at a early 2014 match and his rifle/set up.
James receiving his plaque from Ray Sanchez (TBAC) and the top 5 rifle shooters.
Thanks to Competition-Dynamics for the photos and running a world class event.
RMSQ Day One – James searching for targets and then engaging from shooting sticks.
Day two of the RMSQ was a change for everyone!!