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Janessa Beaman shoots in the Women’s Trap Final at the World Cup Final. Beaman won a silver medal in the event.


Photo by: Marco Dalla Dea/ISSF


A Strong


and bronze (Junior) World Champs medals and three medals from the Champi- onship of the Americas. Since 2010, the program has earned 13 World Cup medals, crowned fi ve World Champions (three Open, two Junior) and two World Cup Finals winners and earned another nine World Champi- onship medals (two individu- al, seven team). Earning the other medal


was Trap shooter Janessa Beaman (Colorado Springs, Colorado), who excelled in Azerbaijan earning perhaps the hardest fought medal (silver) of her career on little sleep and no patience after a trip that included itinerary confusion, a missed fl ight,


long delays, an airline strike and a broke-down bus. In Women’s Skeet, Haley


Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa) was in top form equaling a world record mark of 74/75 in qualifying despite misera- ble, foggy conditions. She’d have to wait another day to shoot the semifi nals though due to those conditions and wouldn’t be able to regain her


form while shooting


11/16 in the semifi nals to fi nish sixth. Amy Sowash (Richmond,


Kentucky) and Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Florida) both earned a trip to their event fi nals. Competing in Women’s Three-Position Rifl e, Sowash shot a 587 to qualify fourth and would


Athlete , Place


Jeff Holguin (USAMU/Yorba Linda, Calif.), 1st Janessa Beaman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2nd Josh Richmond (USAMU/Hillsgrove, Pa.), 4th Glenn Eller (USAMU/Houston, Texas), 5th Haley Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa), 6th Amy Sowash (Richmond, Ky.), 4th Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Fla.), 4th


Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 12th


hold that fi nishing spot during the eight-person fi - nal as well.


Competing in


Rapid Fire Pistol, the reign- ing World Cup Finals winner Milev fi nished fourth overall despite battling gun issues throughout Stage 2 and the event fi nal. Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs) also com- peted in Rapid Fire Pistol but never did receive his pistol and was forced to use a bor- rowed pistol for his match, which ultimately didn’t give him the result he desired in fi nishing 12th overall.


Finish for Shotgun in 2014


Event


Men’s Double Trap Women’s Trap


Men’s Double Trap Men’s Double Trap Women’s Skeet


Women’s Three-Position Rifl e Rapid Fire Pistol Rapid Fire Pistol


Year in Review 2014 | USA Shooting News 69


Recapping one of the best year’s in the history of the U.S. shot- gun program includes three earned Olympic quotas, 13 World Cup medals, two World Cup Finals medals and a World Championship performance that saw 11 medals with three World Champions in- cluding Richmond, Brandy Drozd (Bryan, Texas) and Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida), a Junior World Champs silver medalist in Ian Rupert (Muncy, Penn- sylvania) and bronze medalist in Phillip Jung- man (Caldwell, Texas), six other


top-10 per-


formers, six team med- alists, and one world record (Junior Women’s Skeet Team).


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