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Scherer (Woburn, Mass.) picked up the fi rst medal for the United States at the World Cup in the Women’s Three-Position Rifl e event. U.S. teammate Amy Sowash (Richmond, Ky.) also fi n- ished in fourth place. Scherer qualifi ed for the Final in sixth place with a score of 583 and Sowash qualifi ed in third with a score of 589. Petra Zublasing of Italy qualifi ed in fi rst place and set a World Record in qualifi cation with her score of 591. Entering the Final, So-


wash got out to an early lead, shooting the highest score for the fi rst round of kneeling (52.7). She led through the second series as well and Scherer hovered in fourth place through- out the kneeling stage, but eventually fell behind in the stage to fall to sixth. Sowash was still in the lead after the prone position. Sowash’s lead would


Amy Sowash (front) fi nished fourth in the Women’s Three-Position Rifl e competition at World Cup USA. Sarah Scherer won a bronze medal in the event.


fade in the standing position and Scherer would eventu- ally move up to fourth place once again with the second- highest score for the fi rst round of standing. Sowash fi nished the Final in fourth place with a score of 436.5. Scherer’s fi nal score was 447.2.


“In the Final, I really just did what I knew I could do. I just enjoyed myself,” Scher- er said. “I just thought ‘You got yourself here, you love this sport, and you love com- peting, just enjoy it, forget everything else and have fun’ and it came out pretty well.”


Scherer’s bronze medal


is the fi rst World Cup medal she has won in this event. Scherer won gold in Wom- en’s Air Rifl e at the 2011 World Cup in Changwon, Ko- rea.


Competing in his fi rst


World Cup since winning bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Matt Em- mons (Brown Mills, N.J., pictured) placed sixth in the Men’s Three-Position Rifl e event.


Athlete


George Norton (Fort Benning, Ga.) 11th Ryan Anderson (Wasilla, Alaska) 30th


Bryant Wallizer (Little Orleans, Md.) 37th Amy Sowash (Richmond, Ky.) 15th


Meredith Carpentier (Waukegan, Ill.) 28th Elizabeth Gratz (Sigel, Ill.) 38th Will Brown (Twin Falls, Idaho) 11th


Brian Beaman (Selby, S.D.) 14th Jason Turner (Rochester, N.Y.) 21st


Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) 15th Lydia Paterson (Kansas City, Kan.) 21st


Teresa Meyer Chambers (Dearborn, Mich.) 23rd Matt Emmons (Brown Mills, N.J.) 6th Joe Hein (Phenix City, Ala.) 26th


Ryan Anderson (Wasilla, Alaska) 35th Sarah Scherer (Woburn, Mass.) Bronze


Amy Sowash (Richmond, Ky.) 4th Erin Lorenzen (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 12th Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.) Bronze


Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) 17th Eric Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) 18th


Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gold


Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Fla.) 12th Brad Balsley (Uniontown, Pa.) 24th


Enkelejda Shehaj (Naples, Fla.) 28th Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) 33rd Jason Turner (Rochester, N.Y.) 9th


James Henderson (Midland, Ga.) 23rd Will Brown (Twin Falls, Idaho) 27th


Event


Men’s Air Rifl e


Women’s Air Rifl e


Men’s Air Pistol


Women’s Air Pistol


Men’s Three- Position Rifl e


Women’s Three-


Position Rifl e


Men’s Prone Rifl e Men’s


Rapid Fire Pistol


Teresa Meyer Chambers (Dearborn, Mich.) 11th Women’s Sport Pistol


Men’s Free Pistol


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