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and 16-year-old Sasha Perez (Newberg, Ore.) came up from the fi fth position with a 104.0 fi nal to claim the second podium spot. Carpentier’s Air Force teammate Kevyn Stinett (Colorado Springs, Colo.) would earn the bronze medal, falling .3 shy of Perez and fi nishing that same margin ahead of Gratz.

Carpentier seems to be a rising

force in Women’s Air Rifl e nationally as she recently fi nished seventh overall at the 2013 NCAA Rifl e Championships and her Junior Olympic qualifying score of 399 is a world-class result in any competition.

As an Air Force

cadet, she’s no stranger to uniform and the greater meaning behind it. Still, as she was awarded her USA Shooting National Team jacket, she recognized the signifi cance of her accomplishment. “That’s a big deal. I’m used to representing the Air Force and everything, I get that all the time, ‘Be on your best behavior wherever you go’ when I’m representing the Air

Force, but now I have

This year’s NJOSC opened with the Men’s and Women’s 10m Air Pistol event .USA Shooting Junior National Team members Wyatt Brown (pictured above) and Alana Townsend secured national titles.

event to walk away with the overall title. In second place heading into the fi nal,

Carpentier shot a

396/400 to open up a fi ve- point advantage on second-place qualifi ers and National Junior Team members Elizabeth Gratz (Sigel, Ill.) and Haylea Broughton (Tulsa, Okla.). Carpentier would be the only one of the three to survive the medal push of the other event fi nalists as the second through fi fth-place fi nishers would be determined by a mere .7 points

a big old U S of A on my back and that’s an even bigger deal,” she said. “That means representing the whole country so that takes my whole self-image thing to a whole other level.” Deanna Binnie (Holsopple, Pa.) joined the USA Shooting National Junior Team with her win in the women’s three-position event. Binnie, who will enroll at Ohio

State University this Fall, led from beginning to end through each of her two relay events shooting the two highest scores (586, 578) in qualifying to give her a 10-point cushion heading into the eight- person fi nal. Not shooting the best of fi nals (96.1), Binnie’s hard work and pin-point accuracy in the relays would still ease her to a 6.8 point win despite shooting the third lowest fi nal. Binnie’s win was impressive given she fi nished 19th in 2012 and

backed-up the 384 she shot to qualify for this year’s National Junior Olympic competition. Rachel Martin (Peralta, N.M.),

who will take her aim to Nebraska, earned National Junior


distinction too after fi nishing second following a tight battle with Minden Miles (Weatherford, Texas). Both shot a 99.3 in the fi nal with Martin earning the silver medal given her two point lead over Miles after qualifi cation. The 16-year-old Miles might go away from Colorado Springs without a medal having fi nished sixth in Air Rifl e, but that won’t tell the whole story. She’s the only competitor in the fi eld to have made two event fi nals and recorded the two highest fi nal scores in the process.

Men’s Rifl e (April 15-19) Later in Men’s Air Rifl e com-

petition, Connor Davis (Shelbyville, Ky.) emerged victorious among a talent-rich fi nal that featured fi ve USA Shooting National Junior Team members. Davis earned a 1.5 point victory over University of Alaska-Fairbanks rifl e shooter Ryan Anderson (Fairbanks, Alaska) while 2012 champ and Air Force cadet Tyler Rico (Tucson, Ariz.) walked away with the bronze medal. The Kentucky freshman Davis was joined in the fi nal by two other Wildcat teammates including Cody Manning (London, Ky.) and Elijah Ellis (Kingsport,


who fi nished fourth and sixth respectively. Davis’ Junior Olympic gold medal reaffi rms his fast-rise in the sport and backs up his fourth- place fi nish at the recent NCAA Rifl e Championships.

He tested

his shooting accuracy against the best in the world after being selected as a member of the USA Shooting Team that competed at the World Cup in Ft. Benning, Ga., as well as the Munich (Germany) World Cup in late May. “Connor has great spirit and a work ethic to be envied,” said Amy

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