The final shooting athletes to be nominated to Team USA earned their slots today at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Airgun at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.
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Hollen’s drive and determination helped him earn a spot on the USA Shooting Paralympics Team and the USA Shooting’s Paralympics Athlete of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011. He also made history in the 2012 IPC World Cup in Sydney by winning the highly sought slot for the Paralympics Games, making him the first U.S. Paralympics pistol shooter to qualify for the Games. Read more about this Special Forces soldier in this article.
The USA Shooting Team announces a new holiday all shooters can support—10.9 Day. On October 9, 2013, the USA Shooting Team declares this day and from this day forth for all us to “aim for excellence in all the shots you take in life.” Along with the announcement comes the unveiling of USA Shooting’s new logo and tagline—“Rio In Sight.”
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.
Shining examples such as Amanda Furrer need our support. Athletes are dedicating their time and money to promoting the shooting sports in a positive light and keeping the American Flag at the top of the podium. Please do what you can support their efforts.
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.