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Miranda Wilder is a world champion

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Miranda Wilder is a world champion

    MUNICH, GERMANY —(Ammoland.com) — Women’s Junior Trap put America on the podium–twice, that is. First, Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) stepped up to the line to battle for the bronze medal with Zhu Jingyu of China.

    The two were tied at 68 targets and it took Heiden, your Women’s National Champion in Trap at both the open and Junior Olympic level, one target to douse Jingyu’s hopes of a medal. Next up, young American Miranda Wilder (Diana, Texas) and Australia’s Catherine Skinner, tied at 69 targets, remained neck and neck for nine shoot-off birds.

    Skinner stepped up to the fifth post and fired a disappointing miss on a left climbing target. A good showing of American fans, some even superstitious, anxiously awaited Wilder’s opportunity. Taking her time preparing, Wilder stepped up to the line and calmly broke the target as if a World Championship title was not on the line.

    She was greeted by a line of well-wishing and hugging American teammates and officials. The third American junior shotgunner, Ashley Carroll (Solvang, Calif.), finished 25th.

    Shortly before Wilder won her world title, the USA was represented in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final by Matt Emmons. The crowd in the final hall gasped as Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) shot a disappointing 8.4 point tenth shot. Emmons entered the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final in sixth place with a match score of 597 points and scored a decent final of 101.5; yet, his tenth shot moved him from second place to seventh–just one place shy of a 2012 Olympic quota spot. Other finishers include SPC Matt Rawlings (Wharton, Texas) in 20th place and Jonathan Hall (Carrollton, Ga.) in 68th.

    Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Ak.) caught a rough break as she missed the finals by one bird. Tied with Maria Volkova of Russia, Cogdell finished in eighth place out of medal contention. SFC Terri DeWitt (Columbus, Ga.) finished 26th with 67 targets and Susan Sledge (El Cajon, Calif.) was 33rd at 66 targets.

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