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Shooters Compete in Int’l Jr Shotgun Cup (FINLAND)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Joe Potosky, Aug 29, 2012.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to the U.S. Junior Women’s Trap Team of Ashley Carroll, Rebekah Lowen, and Kimberley Bowers for taking first place honors in the 4th International Junior Shotgun Cup last weekend, August 25-26, in Orimattilla, Finland. Ashley Carroll also earned a bronze medal.

    The men’s team earned a fourth-place finish in the team Trap event, with Dakotah Richardson finishing in 10th place individually.


    This was the first time the USA Shooting Team has been represented at the International Junior Shotgun Cup. The team was able to compete thanks to the generosity of the shooting sports community, with privately-donated funds from over 40 donors and organizations following requests from the USA Shooting Team Foundation and the USA Shooting Junior Fundraising Committee.


    The three female and three male junior shooters includes athletes from California, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.

    Participating as part of Team USA are 2012 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship medalists including Ashley Carroll (Solvang, CA), Rebekah Lowen (Hillsboro, MO), and Austin Odom (Benton, AR). Also joining the team were Dakotah Richardson (Godley, TX) National Junior Championships bronze medalist and 2012 Junior Olympic team members Kimberly Bowers (Lafayette, CA), and Michael Flores (Sacramento, CA).


    Hosted by the Finnish Shooting Sport Federation and the Shooting Club of Orimattila, U.S. Team athletes competed against 100 other competitors. Competition for the women included 75 match targets and a final round. The men’s competition had a total of 125 targets and a final. Other countries participating included Finland, Germany, India, Cyprus, Russia, Italy, France, Great Britain, Belgium, and Turkey.


    “It is not an easy task to compete and make the USA Shooting Team,” said USA Shooting Team Foundation member and Team Leader Michael Flores. “Each of these individuals is to be commended for working hard and striving for excellence. They make sacrifices in their quest to represent the USA. This opportunity will provide our juniors with invaluable experiences to succeed in their future.”
     
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