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MORGAN (HICKS) WALLIZER, ‘04 Rifl e Olympian, Women’s Air Pistol


easier on my knee, more versa- tile for travelling and I don’t have to haul all of this gear around and decided to pick it up. Wallizer is married to Rifl e


National Team member Bry- ant Wallizer. She will compete in her fi rst National Cham- pionships in pistol in June.


You read that correctly - I


have switched disciplines. I was an Olympian in rifl e in 2004. In 2007, I won a World Cup gold medal in Rio de Janerio in small- bore and right after the 2004 Olympics, I started on my mas- ter’s degree in secondary edu- cation at Murray State, then be- came the rifl e coach there. After a year at Murray State, the Ne- braska head coaching position opened up and I was there for fi ve years – it’s hard when you’re a coach to fi nd time to shoot and compete. In 2010, I tore my ACL and


decided at this point in my life, I need to decide if I want to continue with rifl e shooting or if I want to pursue another angle and still be involved in shooting so I decided to try pistol. It’s a lot


GUN - I shoot a Feinwerk- bau P40 Match Air Pistol.


PELLETS - I use Final Match, they’re made by H&N, pretty standard – seems like a lot of people use these.


for free! She was like “These don’t fi t, here, try these out” and they did so she told me I could go for it. Sweet! They are pistol-specifi c – I’ve learned pis- tol shoes can’t have ankle sup- port like rifl e shoes; they’re more like regular shoes with rounded toes and they’re blue and white.


GLASSES - I use Champions – I used them in rifl e, but now I have a smaller lens then I used in rifl e. I guess a lot of pistol shooters use a larger lens but I don’t. I’m comfortable


EQUIPMENT BAG -It’s so much simpler to pack for pistol than for rifl e! I don’t


with the lens I used in rifl e and I don’t have bad eyesight. They have one lens and a blinder on the other eye so you don’t strain one eye more than the other.


SHOES - They’re Nike and given to me by Teresa Chambers


have the pants, the jacket, the sling, the boot, the shoes, the socks – nothing like that. I just change from my tennis shoes to my shooting shoes, put on my shooting glasses and that’s it. The bag I use was actually


given to me by my mother-in- law! I’m also a facility-use ath- lete which means I don’t live on complex so I have to bring every- thing for the day. After training in the morning, I need to make sure to have my clothes to go workout at the gym. I always get hungry too so I usually have a PR bar with me. I also keep my Nook with me to read in between shooting and I can use it at my workouts as well. It’s illegal to use anything electronic during matches so in that case, I use a regular, old-school book. Read- ing calms me down whenever I get nervous – don’t know why, it just does. I think it takes my mind of other things then I’m like “Okay, I’m calm, I can go back to shooting.” It’s different than in rifl e, but I’m getting used to it.


May 2013 | USA Shooting News


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