Stetson Bardfield

Para Rifle

Date of birth:



Colorado Springs, Colorado

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, 6th (mixed 10-meter air rifle prone)


Stetson started shooting in 2014 after his family moved to Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. He was introduced to shooting at the Warrior Games after watching Marine Sgt. Pedro Aquino compete in shooting and swimming. At the time, Stetson didn’t know that shooting was a Paralympic sport, and on his first day of practicing rifle, he shot a perfect 10.9 score. His career officially started in 2018 as one of two junior athletes the first Junior Paralympics. Just a year later, in 2019, Stetson won a gold medal in the R5- Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 at the ParaPan American Games.

Stetson is a resident athlete at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games were Stetson’s first Games.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2023 Parpan American Games Champion: R5 Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2
  • 2022 Peru Grand Prix: Silver, 10m Air Rifle R5 SH2 Prone
  • 2022 Winter Air Gun Championships: Gold, R5 10m Air Rifle- (Colorado Springs location)
  • 2019 Parapan American Games: Gold, R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle National Championships: Bronze, SH2 Mixed Prone 50-meter Air Rifle
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle National Championships: 4th, SH2 Mixed Prone 10-meter Air Rifle