COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 21, 2018)
Just over a week after the conclusion of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia, the USA Shooting Team has headed across the Pond to Munich, Germany for the next ISSF World Cup for Rifle and Pistol beginning Thursday.
This World Cup is crucial to the preparation of the USA Shooting Team as it is the last in the ISSF season for Rifle and Pistol athletes prior to the ISSF World Championship August 31 – September 15 in Changwon, South Korea. The World Championship is the first opportunity for countries to earn valuable quotas for the 2020 Olympic Games. (essentially a country’s ticket to participate in a given event in the Olympic Games).
Nineteen USA Shooting athletes will hope to break the medal barrier they faced in Fort Benning. The Mixed Air Pistol Team of Alexis Lagan (Boulder City, Nevada) and Nick Mowrer (Butte, Montana) will be looking to get on the podium where they were one of the top finishes in Fort Benning for the U.S. team, placing fourth in the Team event.
“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 following their performance in Fort Benning.
“We’ve been training a shot plan and how much time each of us is going to spend and a method before [the World Cup in Changwon, South Korea] and we changed our strategy there, then again in Fort Benning – it’s not something you just hop into,” Lagan said.
“We learned that we can make a Final, which is a barrier to break down within ourselves,” Mowrer added. “We can move