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USAS National Championships for Rifl e & Pistol


take the gold in this event. “I was one of the few shoot- ers in [both fi nals] so that gave me a real advantage and I just ran with it!” Tracy said excitedly. A star on the rise to note


at this event was Connor Davis (Shelbyville, Ky.) who became the lone Junior to claim a Na- tional Championship title in the Open division. Davis took gold in Men’s Air Rifl e and earned himself a spot on the Granada, Spain World Cup team along with a promotion to the National Team at the age of 20. “I’ve been really looking forward to air gun all week and I was really just looking forward to coming out and putting up a solid performance,” Davis said. “I didn’t really expect to win, just to do well. I was really confi dent


for the juniors’ championship, but to win the full men’s open National Championship is really special.”


In addition to this title, he also claimed the gold in Junior Air and silver in Junior’s Three- Position.


Another standout Junior


performance came from Lydia Paterson (Kansas City, Kan.) who claimed the silver medal in the Women’s Air Pistol event at just 16 yearsof age making her one of the youngest athletes to ever compete on the National Team. She also won Junior Air Pistol and took second in the Junior Sport Pistol event. Other National Junior Team


members who earned promo- tions to the National Team due to their medal-winning


performances are Daniel Lowe (Olympia, Wash.) for his bronze medal in Men’s Prone Rifl e and Emily Holsopple (Wilcox, Pa.) for her silver in Women’s Three- Position Rifl e. New members to the Na- tional and Developmental Para- lympic teams were also named during this year’s National Championships with eight new athletes being named to the Paralympic Development Team and one new athlete named to the Paralympic National Team. New Paralympic Development Team members are Jazmin Almlie (Houston, Texas), Nick Beach, McKenna Dahl (Arlington, Wash.), Tammy Delano (Rome, N.Y.), Kerry Morris (Grand Prairie, Texas), Mike Tagliapietra (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Shaun Tichenor


Top Left: The Junior 10m Air Pistol medalists (left to right: Darian Shenk, Lydia Paterson and Alana Townsend) Top Right: McKenna Dahl and John Joss having fun before the Paralympic Air Rifl e Prone medals ceremony. Middle: Daniel Lowe applauds after being eliminated in Three-Position Rifl e event. Bottom Left: Jason Parker celebrates after his Three-Position Rifl e win. Bottom Right: (left to right) Dempster Christenson Connor Davis and Bryant Wallizer - Medalists from 10m Air Rifl e


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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Eric Trueblood (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Named to the National Paralympic Team is John Joss (Fort Michael, Ala.). This year’s match introduced


a new format to select National Champions and World Cup com- petitors. Scores are a combined total of points including quali- fi cation scores from each day and additional points awarded for placing in each day’s fi nal (eight additional points awarded for fi rst, seven points for second, six points for third and so on for all fi nals positions).


For complete results from the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifl e and Pistol, please scan the QR code below.


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