Will Hinton

Men's Trap

Date of birth:



Dacula, Georgia


Will grew up in a family of avid bird hunters where his dad was a bird dog trainer in his spare time.

He started shooting in 2007 recreationally and competed in his first sporting clays tournament in 2008. He shot FITASC and sporting clays for NSCA Team USA where he earned two junior world medals.

He made a USA Shooting Junior Worlds team in 2013 and switched to shooting international style trap full time in 2016 after joining the Army.

The Dacula, Georgia, native is a Soldier with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and is one of the primary shotgun demonstration shooters.
Will currently has six ISSF World Cup medals and most recently earned a gold medal and U.S. quota for Paris in Men’s Trap at the 2022 Championship of the Americas Games.

He will be competing at the 2023 World Championships and the 2023 Pan American Games.

Will is looking to make his Olympic debut in Paris 2024.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2023 ISSF World Championship: Gold, Men’s Trap Team
  • 2022 ISSF President's Cup, Men's Trap
  • 2022 CAT Games, Gold and U.S. Olympic Quota in Men's Trap; Gold, Men's Trap Team
  • 2022 ISSF World Championship Team, Men's Skeet
  • 2022 Shotgun National Championship, Silver, Men's Trap