Shannon Westlake smiles while holding her rifleDarren Calabrese/COC
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Shannon Westlake


Shannon Westlake won bronze in the women’s 50m rifle three positions event at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, which secured an Olympic quota spot for Canada in the event for Paris 2024. Westlake had competed in her first major multi-sport Games at TORONTO 2015, where she finished in 18th in the 50m rifle three positions event. She also competed at the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games where she broke into the top-10 in the event.

Westlake made her ISSF World Cup debut at the 2013 stop in Fort Benning where she finished 42nd in the 10m air rifle and 45th in the 50m rifle 3 positions. In 2014 she competed at her first Continental American Championships, cracking the top-10 in the 50m rifle 3 positions. In 2018, Westlake finished a career-best 9th in the in the 50m rifle 3 positions at the Continental American Championships, missing the finals by just six points. She also earned her career best World Cup result in 2018, placing 39th in Fort Benning in the 50m rifle 3 positions.

A Little More About Shannon

Getting into the Sport: Started shooting at age 12 with the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Aurora, Ontario… Outside Interests: Earned Bachelor of Health Studies from York University (2010) and Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University (2013) and Masters of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology… Enjoys taking her son cross country skiing … Works with the Canadian Cadet Organizations as a Cadet Instructors Cadre… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Chop wood, carry water…  

Palmarès international

Pan American Games: 2023 – BRONZE (50m rifle 3x); 2019 – 9th (50m rifle 3x), 20th (10m air rifle); 2015 – 18th (50m rifle 3x)

Continental American Championships: 2022 – 9th (50m rifle prone), 11th (50m rifle 3x); 2018 – 9th (50m rifle 3x), 27th (10m air rifle); 2014 – 10th (50m rifle 3x), 38th (10m air rifle)