(Courtesy of USA Shooting)
Rebecca "Beki" Snyder
Events: air pistol, sport pistol
Birthplace: Didsbury, Alberta, Canada
Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
Current residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Birth date: 7/15/1976
Years on national team: 1995-2004
Olympic history: 2000 Olympian in 25m sport pistol (ninth place) and air pistol (25th place). 1996 Olympian in air pistol (30th place)
Beki qualified for the 2004 Olympic Team by finishing first at the Final Olympic Selection. She finished 13th in air pistol and 19th in sport at the 2002 World Championships. She is a three-time National Champion in women’s air pistol and a two-time National Champion in sport. Beki was honored as the USA Shooting Female Pistol Athlete of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2001. She is also a multiple medal winner in past years’ World Cups.
Beki’s father taught her how to shoot when she was 12. She lettered in diving in high school and has black belt in taekwondo. She currently lives at the Olympic Training Center as a full-time resident athlete, and attends the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, where she is pursuing her business degree.
In Her Own Words
“I always expect to win. I think you almost have to in order to compete at this level and against such tough competition.”