Ben Salas

Air Rifle

Date of birth:



Tampa, Florida


North Carolina State University


Ben began his shooting career through NJROTC when he joined the rifle team his sophomore year of high school. He excelled in the program, breaking a long-standing school record, and moved onto the precision team.

Shortly after earning a spot in the finals at the 2019 Rifle National Championships, Ben signed to North Carolina State University. Ben went on to win a bronze medal in Mixed Air Rifle Team and Junior Men’s Air Rifle at the 2021 Winter Air Gun Championships. Most recently, Ben earned gold in Junior Men’s Air Rifle at the 2022 Rifle National Championships.

A Tampa, Florida, transplant, Ben currently lives in Gastonia, North Carolina, and is the youngest of five siblings. He is a student-athlete at NC State University majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. He enjoys music, fishing, and golf.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2022 USA Shooting Rifle National Championships: Gold, Junior Men's Air Rifle
  • 2021 Winter Airgun Championships: Bronze, U21 Men's Air Rifle
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle National Championships: High J2, Men's Air Rifle