|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Ca.|
Previous School: University California Irvine
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Prior to Coast Guard: He is a product of the nation’s most dominant junior pistol club, Bridge Junior Shooting Club. He a member of the U.S. Team at the inaugural Junior World Cup in Germany, the 51st World Championship in Granada, Spain, and in the Czech Republic at Shooting Hopes Competition. Place in top three in air pistol and is a National Champion in Junior Sport Pistol at the Junior Olympic Pistol Championship at Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Freshman Year: He was First Team All-American in Open Standard Pistol and Honorable Mention All-American in Open Free Pistol, National Champion in Men’s Sport Pistol, and was awarded the Class of 2009 Writing Award.
Sophomore Year: Kim won three National Championships, Men’s Air, Open Air, and then cumulated his shooting year by winning the Collegiate National All-Around Championship at Fort Benning, GA. This is the first time a Coast Guard Academy Cadet has won the All-Around Pistol Championship. He was a member of the National Championship winning Standard Pistol Team. He furthered his great year by 2nd Team All-American in Air Pistol and Free Pistol, and Honorable Mention All-American in Standard Pistol.
Junior Year: Kim won the Men’s Sport Pistol National Championships for the second time. He was a 2nd Team All-American in Air Pistol, Standard Pistol, and Free Pistol. He was selected to the U.S. Shooting Team to compete in the World Championships in both Men’s Rapid Fire and Men’s Free Pistol, in Changwon, Korea.