Team Kolar Elite / Skeet

Melissa Taylor

Melissa first shot a shotgun in the late fall of 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. She got her Kolar shotgun in November of that same year. Just two months later, she attended her very first shooting competition, and two months after that, in March of 2016, Melissa won Ladies HOA at the Black Gold Open in Bakersfield, CA. The following year, in March of 2017, Melissa had to take medical leave from college, as she was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder. This setback didn’t stop her from doing what she loves- shooting. That same year, Melissa attended the Junior World Championships, where she shot several personal best scores, and won the 28g Collegiate Lady division.

Melissa went on to shoot briefly for Lindenwood University but ended up following her heart down to San Antonio, TX where she is the current Captain of the University of the Incarnate Word shooting team, under Head Coach Todd Bender.


  • Kolar Max Skeet, 30in barrel with Kolar AAA tubes
  • Pilla Outlaw X6
  • Winchester Ammunition

Major Recent Accomplishments:


  • All American, Collegiate Second
  • Zone 7 Teams, Lady & Collegiate
  • CA State Teams: Open, Lady, Collegiate, Triple Sub
    CA State Lady Gun Champion, 28g
    CA State Lady HOA Champion, RU
  • Stockton Open Lady Doubles Champion
    Stockton Open Lady Gun Champion, 12g
    Stockton Open HOA Lady Champion, RU
  • Western Open Lady 12g Gun Champion, RU
    Western Open Lady 20g Gun Champion, RU
  • Got Doubles Lady Champion
  • Mini World Championships 12g Lady Third
    Mini World Championships 28g Lady Third
    Main World Championships 20g Lady Champion RU


  • All American, Lady Honorable Mention
  • NSSA Lady Honor Squad
  • CA State Teams: Lady, Triple Sub, Collegiate
  • Zone 7 All Star Teams: Lady, Collegiate
  • CA State Lady Doubles Champion
    CA State Lady Gun Champion: 20g, 28g, .410 bore
    CA State Lady Gun Champion RU: 12g
    CA State Lady HOA Champion
  • Western Open HOA Lady Third
  • US Open 12g Lady RU
    US Open 20g Lady Third
  • Main World Championships 28g A- Class RU


  • All American, Collegiate First Team
  • CA State Teams: Lady, Triple Sub, Collegiate
  • Zone 7 All Star Teams: Lady 1, Triple Sub, Collegiate
  • Krieghoff Masters .410 Lady Gun Champion
  • TriStar Classic HAA Lady RU, HOA Lady Third

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