FORT BENNING, Georgia (May 13, 2018)
The U.S. Mixed Teams for Air Pistol and Air Rifle just missed the podium today, finishing in fourth place to close the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The USA 1 Team of Alexis Lagan (Boulder City, Nevada) and 2012 Olympian Nick Mowrer (Butte, Montana) finished in third place in Qualification in Air Pistol Mixed Team a combined score of 768. Mowrer shot the highest individual Qualification score in the match of 392 (of a possible 400).
“The whole team thing is kind of a strange dynamic. We’re not really used to it yet, but we’re building towards it and trying out different strategies” Mowrer said. He and Lagan were also teammates at the previous World Cup in Changwon, South Korea where they finished in 23rd place. “We’ve been working the match strategy a bit and that seems to be paying off. Moving into the Finals, I think we were the only team talking on the firing line. You’re allowed to and I think we were really the only team trying to utilize that. I think it worked out well to help us remain centered and calm and help each other really get the job done. It was an absolutely great learning opportunity.”
Once in the Final, the pair hovered in the middle of the pack, but was 2.3 points behind at the moment of elimination to finish in fourth place. This was also the pair’s first appearance in an international Final in the Air Rifle Mixed Team event, and Lagan’s first international Finals appearance overall.
The other Air Pistol Mixed Team of 2012 Olympian Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Alabama) and