RICHARD RIDDLE EARNS HIGH MARKS
WORLD SKEET SHOOTING CHAMPION
Former La Jolla, CA grad and now Yale University Freshman Richard Riddle recounts his outstanding performance at the 2010 World Skeet Championships. He won the .410 event and ended up taking third place overall with a score of 398/400. A lofty feat for the then 18-year-old who focuses on courses at school even more than he does on the skeet field.
He also tutors special-needs children three times a week and gains a tremendous amount of satisfaction from watching kids learn and excel.
Richard’s advice to someone just getting into shooting and hunting is to have fun and just be yourself.
He still hunts with his grandfather to this day and loves being afield with one of his sisters. His favorite hunting memory puts him back in Argentina with his dad trying his luck at high-flying doves.
School fills up his life these days, but he still finds the time to be on Yale’s shooting team. He’s also swung his way into the Directed Studies Program on campus, which is an advanced studies program on literature, history, and philosophy.