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NJOSC Rifl e/Pistol Preview


2016 Junior Olympics: A Glimpse Into The Future


For 768 junior-aged athletes who have chosen Shooting as their Olympic Sport, April’s National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship (NJOSC) will reveal a glimpse into USA Shooting’s future.


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ent that’s already making names for themselves at the highest levels of USA Shooting. NCAA competitors and National Junior Team members like Will Anti (West Virginia University/Colorado 6SULQJV &RORUDGR 0LFKDHO Steinel (Ohio State Univer-


DQG À QLVKHG LQ WKLUG DPRQJ juniors in Three-Position at 2015 Nationals. Johnson is the Three-Position Junior National Champion while Spencer is the Prone Junior National Champion.


There’s also plenty of


high school expertise with athletes shooting marks well


Left: (left to right) Ben Estes, Ivan Roe and Jacob Buchanan in the Men’s Three-Position Rifl e Final at the 2015 NJOSC. Top facing page: Keli Manegdeg. Bottom right: Jack Leverett competes in Men’s Air Pistol.


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beyond their years including ,DQ )RRV %HOOHYXH 2KLR -DFRE %XFKDQDQ 6SULQJ 7H[DV DQG :LOO 6KDQHU 6LOW Colorado). Foos is reigning National Junior Champion LQ $LU 5LÁ H ZKLOH %XFKDQDQ won two Junior Olympic ti- tles a year ago in Prone and Three-Position. Shaner was the junior silver medalist in Prone at Nationals last sum- mer.


Riding the wave of mo-


mentum from her NCAA sea- son will be National Team member Ginny Thrasher :HVW 9LUJLQLD 6SULQJÀ HOG Virginia) who enjoyed a


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