Alyssa Gestl
Alyssa Gestl

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palmyra, Pa.

High School:
Palmyra Area

Height:
5-3



07/16/2014

Getting to Know: Alyssa Gestl

10/06/2013

Memphis Edges Army In GARC Tilt

Black Knights Move To 1-1 After Opening Weekend

10/05/2013

Army Tops Ole Miss In Rifle Season Opener

Black Knights Open 2013-14 With GARC Road Win

10/04/2013

Rifle Opens Season This Weekend

Black Knights Visit Ole Miss, Memphis

03/06/2013

Rifle Heads To NCAAs With High Hopes

10th Consecutive Year of Competing

ABOUT GESTL

  • 2013 NCAA participant - lone underclassman on Army's Unit
  • First female to qualify for the NCAAs as a freshman since Kelly Buck in 2009
  • Member of Army's record-tying air rifle team
  • Letterwinner
  • 2012-13: Worked way into the lineup as member of the firing unit in air rifle by the first meet of the season ... posted a 579 and bettered that mark by 10 points in the first meet of the winter campaign with a career high 589 ... score earned third-place honors in sweep of The Citadel and North Carolina State ... equaled that mark in triangular split with Jacksonville State and Ole Miss firing Army's second highest score on air rifle unit that tied school mark of 2357 ... tied personal -best 589 earning share of medalist honors with teammate Richard Calvin in NCAA Qualifier sweep of USP and SUNY-Maritime ... posted a 587 in runner-up finish in GARC regular-season finale against Nebraska ... tied for Army's second highest air rifle mark at the GARC Championships with a 586 ... season-high 575 in smallbore recorded at the President's Trophy Match ... score was Army's second highest of the meet and just one point shy of third-place honors ... second highest score of 574 posted against Nebraska ... fired a combined score of 1154 (568 SB, 586 AR) in first trip to the GARC Championships.

    Prior to West Point: Competed five times in the Junior Olympics posting third-place finishes in age group in both disciplines in 2008... placed sixth overall and first in age group the following year ... qualified for the American Legion after placing in the top 15 nationally in 3-position air rifle .. ... high women in prone anysights at the NRA nationals in 2010 ... high women in prone in the state of Pennsylvania (2008-12) ... lettered twice in volleyball at Palmyra Area ... co-captain ... member of the National Honor Society.

    Personal: Given name is Ayssa Sue Gestl ... parents' names are Erin and Shelley Gestl ... brother Alex (16) ... grandfathers Ernest Gestl and Dennis Mantz served in the military ... comes from a shooting family that includes father, brother, uncle (Eric Gestl) and grandfather (Ernest Gestl) ... majoring in Management.

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