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Airgun Selection Match


By Kevin Neuendorf Director of Media & Public Relations


12 Airgun Athletes Solidify World Cup Status in Anniston


Twelve airgun athletes so-


lidifi ed spots for World Cup USA and World Cup Munich (Germany) during the Air- gun Selection Match held April 17 and 18 at the Civil- ian Marksmanship Program (CMP) ranges in Anniston, Alabama.


One of the highlights in- cluded the new National Record score (419.8) shot by Amy Sowash (Richmond, Kentucky) in the second Qualifi cation match in Wom- en’s Air Rifl e on her way to a third-place overall fi nish. She bettered a score that had lasted all of one day af- ter 17-year-old Rhiann Travis (Weatherford, Texas) got the scoring started with a 419.2 in Day 1 Qualifying. Sowash is now World Cup eligible in two events having already earned a spot in Three-Po- sition Rifl e during a small- bore (.22 caliber) Selection


Match to begin the month. Travis was the runner-up to Elizabeth Marsh (Searcy, Ar- kansas) during the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships earlier in the week. The Women’s Air Rifl e event was won by Sar- ah Beard (Danville, Indiana) who again showed the great- est consistency through- out the match and added third and fi rst-place fi nals fi nishes to her 415.6 and 415.8 Qualifi cation scores. Second place was earned by Air Force senior competi- tor Meredeith Carpentier (Waukegan, Illinois). Connor Davis (Shelbyville,


Kentucky) stood atop the po- dium as the Selection Match victor backed by the top qualifying score (625.3) and two fi nals victories. George Norton (USAMU/Salina, Kansas) was second fol- lowed by Bryant Wallizer (Lit-


Connor Davis


tle Orleans, Maryland), who fi nished .5 points ahead of Ryan Anderson (Wasilla, Alaska) for third.


Norton is


now World Cup eligible in both Air and Three-Position rifl e events. Notable was the high qualifi cation score of 626.9 put forth by Jackson- ville State University sopho- more Brandon Muske (Bren- ham, Texas). In two Selection Matches,


Will Brown (Twin Falls, Ida- ho) has shown he’s now at the head of the class among American men in the Olym- pic pistol disciplines.


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ing already won Free Pistol selection by 33 points, he won Air Pistol by 18 points after shooting the two best qualifying scores and earn- ing wins in both match Fi- nals. Olympian Nick Mowrer (Butte, Montana) also dou- ble-qualifi ed with another second-place fi nish after a similar result in Free Pistol.


Third place was earned by Jay Shi (Phoenix, Arizona) on the result of more center- 10s (38-32) after he tied with double Junior World Champion Alex Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Florida) in aggregate score. Courtney Anthony (Lexing-


ton, Nebraska) was the over- all winner in Women’s Air Pistol, backed by top quali- fying mark of 580 shot on Sunday along with fi rst and third place fi nals fi nishes. Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Alabama) was second followed by Alana Townsend (Kalispell, Montana). These athletes will now


have the opportunity to represent USA Shooting at World Cup USA in Fort Ben- ning, Georgia (May 11-19) and the World Cup in Mu- nich, Germany (May 26-June 2).


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