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marvelous freshman cam- paign highlighted by the rare double victory in Air DQG 6PDOOERUH 5LÁ H DW WKH UHFHQW 1&$$ 5LÁ H &KDP pionships. So rare is that feat, Thrasher became just the fourth to do so and the À UVW IUHVKPDQ HYHU $OVR look out for National Junior Team member Hanna Carr (Versailles, Kentucky) who was a consistent presence on the NCAA circuit this past season after winning NJOSC silver in smallbore last year. The other NCAA competitor likely in title consideration is Mindy Miles (Texas Chris- tian University/Weatherford, Texas), the reigning Junior National Champion in Air 5LÁ H ZKR À QLVKHG VHFRQG WR Thrasher at NCAAs. Five high school stand-


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among the mix of NJOSC title contenders including the returning Air and Three- Position NJOSC Champion Elizabeth Marsh (Searcy, Ar- kansas) along with her Pan


American Games teammate Sarah Osborn (Hampton, Virginia). Also, Emily Stith (Colorado Springs, Colora- do) has showcased phenom- enal results recently, good enough to earn an opportu- nity to shoot for a Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) at WKH VHDVRQ·V À UVW :RUOG &XS in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this month. Morgan Phillips (Salisbury, Maryland) will also compete as the Junior Nationals silver medalist in Three-Position. Also, keep an eye out for National Ju- nior Team member Sarah Sutton (Oak Harbor, Ohio) after her win at the 2015 National Three-Position Air 5LÁ H 1DWLRQDO &KDPSLRQ ships last summer. On the pistol side, Na- tional Championships silver medalist Lydia Paterson (Kansas City, Kansas) and National Championships bronze medalist Carson Saabye (Larkspur, Colorado) will provide an entertaining match in Air Pistol.


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for Kaylee Needham (Cole- man, Texas) in Sport Pistol, the reigning Junior National Champion.


Janice Choi (La


Puenta, California) shot the highest qualifying score in Sport Pistol with a 553. Shooting on her home range will be Keli Manegdeg (Colo- rado Springs, Colorado), the WRS - À QLVKHU DW 1-26& D year ago and fourth-place ju- QLRU À QLVKHU DW


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Airgun Championships. In Men’s Pistol, Jack Lev-


erett (Bainbridge, Georgia) ZDV WKH WRS TXDOLÀ HU LQ ERWK Air and Sport with scores of 565 and 578, respectively. He earned top junior hon- ors at the 2015 Winter Air-


gun Championships winning by 18 points over the next nearest competitor. Junior Air Pistol National Champion Justin Ahn (Diamond Bar, California) will also be in the hunt for a Junior Olympic title in either discipline, as will Junior Sport Pistol Na- tional Champion Glenn Zim- merman (Waterville, Ohio). Shooting on his home range will be Charles Platt (Colo- rado Springs, Colorado), a NJOSC bronze medalist who À QLVKHG WKLUG LQ WKH MXQLRU standings of the 2015 Win- ter Airgun Championships.


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