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Shotgun Fall Selection


Juniors Shine and Favorites Return At Fall Selection Match in Arizona


Top fi nishers earned the right to a return trip to Tucson where they’ll compete for Team USA during the 2014 ISSF Tucson World Cup, April 8-15.


Whether you’re climbing that


ladder or you’ve already grasped that top rung, proving yourself an Olympic-caliber shooter isn’t for the weak, timid or uninterested. Success in this sport can be fl eeting with so much to prove so often and with the margin for er-


to Tucson where they’ll compete for Team USA during the 2014 Tucson World Cup, April 8-15.


Trap Known for his expressive alle- giance of the Florida Gators while on the range, Alex Rennert (Surf-


ond-place fi nish among juniors at the USA Shooting National Championships. Now, the junior Florida Gator will end the 2013 competitive shooting season as a champion among a talented fi eld in Tucson.


His rise to be among the top


of qualifying with a score of 242. Trailing him would be his team- mate Seth Inman (Independence, Mo.) while reigning two-time Na- tional Champion Brian Burrows (Fallbrook, Calif.) was in third place. Rennert would qualify in fi fth position with a 230, placing him ahead of the sixth fi nalist Anthony Matarese, Jr. (Pennsville, N.J.) and just behind Jake Wallace


Alex Rennert qualifi ed in the fi fth position for the Men’s Trap fi nal but made use of the “0” start fi nals to win the Fall Selection title.


(Castiac, Calif.). Burrows and Rennert would


advance to the gold-medal match in the 15-shot semifi nal, while Hadden would have to set- tle for a shoot-out with Wallace only after winning a shoot-off with Matarese.


Rennert would


ror so minimal. The latest barom- eter check is upon us with the start of the USA Shooting’s Fall Selection Match for Shotgun that began October 5, at USA Shoot- ing’s Certifi ed Training Center in Tucson, Ariz., the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club. In this game, relevance is only


as good as your last match. The stakes are high for this event with 2014 World Cup selection and World Championships qualifying status on the line. Top fi nishers earned the right to a return trip


side, Fla.) will now be known for just a little more after the biggest victory of his career after winning the Men’s Trap event. Already a National Junior


Team member, Rennert’s pro- gression in the international bunker discipline of shotgun, has been nothing short of remarkable in 2013. He took fi fth in junior competition back during the May Spring Selection Match, fi nished second in the NJOSC to earn his USA Shooting Team nomination, and backed that up with a sec-


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players in the sport has been as unlikely as perhaps his win. The new International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) rules with “0” start fi nals have been both friend and foe to competitors through- out their inaugural season and this competition was no differ- ent. Ryan Hadden (Pendleton, Ore.) showed his love of the Tucson range once again through three days of competition with six perfect (25/25) rounds of the 10 rounds contested to build a four-target advantage at the end


top Burrows on the fourth shot of a shoot-off for the title after both hit 13/15 shots. Hadden would salvage some hardware after topping Wallace 13-12 in the 15-shot medal match. Matarese fi nished fi fth overall while Inman would sink to sixth. Finals were not contested in the junior categories and place- ment was determined by match score. The top junior fi nish came from Clayton Moniot (Kansas City, Kan.). In second place was Gar- rett Beissner (Hondo, Texas) and


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