Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Brunswick, Maine
High School: Oak Harbor
Club: S^3 Shooting Club


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

Freshman (2018-19)
As one of three freshmen in 2018-19, Elena Flake competed for regular match action over the course of the season. Flake appeared five times in each discipline, recording averages of 565.20 in smallbore and 584.00 in air rifle. She fired a season-best score of 577 in smallbore against NC State. Her highest air rifle score of the season (591) led the Huskers at the GARC Championships. 

Before Nebraska
Flake trained for one year at the National Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. under Coach Gregory Shaner. While a member of the National Training Center Shooting Club, Flake was a member of the Junior Air Rifle Precision offhand team that won the 2018 National Championships and set a Junior National Record. She also competed at the National Junior Olympics in 2017 and 2018.

Flake graduated from Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Wash. She competed for the S^3 shooting club under head coach LCDR (R) Dave Goodman. During her senior year she went undefeated in JROTC state competition and was the National Navy JROTC Precision Air Rifle Champion.

The daughter of Lance and Wendy Flake, Elena was born June 2, 1999. She has one younger sister, Julia. Flake is considering majoring in criminal justice or psychology at Nebraska. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2018. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2019. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, playing soccer and hanging out with friends.

Flake on Nebraska
“I came to Nebraska because I felt more at home with this team and these coaches. They have done nothing but prove me right.”

Career Bests
Smallbore - 577 (vs. NC State, 1/20/19)
Air Rifle - 591 (at GARC Championships, 2/23/19)

Year Event Appearances High Score Average
2018-19 Smallbore 5 577 565.20
Air Rifle 5 591 584.00
Career Smallbore 5 577 565.20
Air Rifle 5 591 584.00
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