Looking for something new? Feeling a little out of shape or perhaps wanting to prove your physical superiority. If you answered any of these questions with an affirmative and you like to shoot or bows, there is a sport tailor made for you.
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The past year has proven to be one full of accomplishments for Amanda Furrer. The 22-year-old Spokane, Washington native not only represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she also wrapped up her degree at The Ohio State University. In addition, while 2012-2013 was a banner year for the young Furrer, the future looks brighter still for this shooting star.
Meet USA Shooting team’s Rachael Schoenrock, an 18 year old rifle and small bore shooter from Beatrice, Nebraska, whose goal is to shoot in the Olympics. She uses imagery and discipline to train and give her best for the Junior USA team and every competition she is part of and move her toward her goals.
You could say shooting is a family affair for Eric and Sandra Uptagrafft and shooting and marriage go hand in hand for this dynamic world-class shooting duo. One look at their resumes and it is easy to see these two share a love of the shooting sports and an obvious attraction to the thrill of elite levels of competition.
Army Sergeant Vince Hancock is one of the brightest stars in the shooting world today. Army Sergeant Vince Hancock is one of the brightest stars in the shooting world today. The fact is Hancock is more than just world-class shooter. He is a leader in the shooting industry; and a genuine role model for the next generation. And despite the fact he has garnered more awards and honors than most men twice his age he still remains focused and humbled by his accomplishments making him a class act in the eyes of his many fans worldwide.
USA Olympic team member Kim Rhode is more than just a girl with a gun who has won a few matches. She is, in fact, a major role model in the shooting industry complete with a long list of accolades and plenty of hardware to prove it.
USA Shooting implements and sanctions events at the local, state, regional and national levels. It also manages programs for developing shooting athletes from grassroots to Olympic medals. Whether you are a shooting enthusiast, interested in self-defense, a waterfowler, upland or big-game hunter, we are all Americans and have an interest in showing the use of firearms in a positive light; one the national media cannot twist in an attempt to use against us.
Here are the final 2012 shooting-event results from the London Olympic Games, with finishes for U.S. shooters.