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National Championships for Rifl e & Pistol 2013 USA Shooting


IT’S THE LAST DAY of com-


petition, the fi nal bullets have been fi red at the USA Shooting National Championships for Rifl e and Pistol and the once bustling fi ring lines at the home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) are now quiet. The more than 350 competitors and dedicated volunteers from virtually every state (and even beyond the U.S. borders) have gone home; but this time as National Champions, National Team members and with a whole lot of new memories. From June 3-9, 23 National Championship titles were award- ed in both Junior and Open


divisions with the medalists in the Open Olympic disciplines earning spots on the National Team and berths in the upcom- ing World Cup in Granada, Spain in July. The top-two Juniors in the Olympic events also earned berths on the National Junior Team.


But to say the National Championships shined a spotlight on just “the best” in our sport doesn’t tell the whole story.


Of course, there were current


National Team members who continued to prove why they’re some of the best. Three-time Olympian Jason Turner (Roch- ester, N.Y.) claimed the two


gold medals in the only events he competed in at this year’s National Championships: Men’s Air and Free Pistol. There’s also Sarah Beard


(Danville, Ind.) who claimed titles in Women’s Prone and Three-Position Rifl e, as well as took bronze in Women’s Air Rifl e. The gold medalist in the Women’s Air Rifl e event Sarah Scherer (Woburn, Mass.) once again retained her national title as did her fellow Olympic teammate Jason Parker (USAMU/ Omaha, Neb.) in Men’s Three- Position Rifl e. “I defi nitely worked really hard for both smallbore titles,” said Beard, the recent graduate


of Texas Christian University. “My approach to this match was training both hard and smart, and it paid off. I’ve got some work to do to achieve at the international level, but this has been a good match that I’ve learned a lot from!” But then there were new, up- and-comers to take notice of on the podiums this year. One such shooter: Justin Tracy (Farmington, N.Y.) who claimed the National Championship title in Men’s Prone Rifl e. The 37-year-old with minimal military experience who took up competitive shooting after his college years bested National Champions, World Cup medalists and Olympians to


Top Left: Sarah Scherer (left) and Sarah Beard (right)com- pete in 10m Air Rifl e Finals Bottom Left: Qualifi cation for the Women’s Air Rifl e Middle: Benjamin Albers mugs for the camera before a shoot off in the Junior 10m Air Pistol Right: Hannah Black


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