COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 21, 2018)
USA Shooting’s 2018 Progressive-Position Pistol (PPP) National Championships have concluded after two days of intense competition during the dual-venue match July 19-21 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Anniston, Alabama.
The Colorado Springs Olympic Shooting Center and the Civilian Marksmanship Program Air Rifle Range in Anniston, Alabama hosted the PPP National Championships for the second year in a row. The two-site system was put in place in 2013 in hopes of helping drive registration numbers and making event travel more attainable for kids and families participating. With matches running concurrently, the athletes at both venues can also compete with athletes from across the country for PPP supremacy.
The winners of the Men’s and Women’s International Standing overall titles are from Colorado Springs – Hunter Battig and Rebecca Platt. Prior to today’s Final, each of them had such a lead on the competition that the additional points earned based on Finals finish were rendered inconsequential, though they also both won their respective Finals.
On the women’s side, silver medalist Carrie Haltiwanger (Little Mountain, South Carolina) bronze medalist Caroline Trombley (Lexington, Massachusetts) won their medals in Alabama and were also medalists at last year’s PPP National Championships.
Both men’s silver and bronze medalists also came from the Alabama competition. Sam Zeigler (Palmyra, Pennsylvania) won the silver medal and Jacob Turner (Omega, Georgia) won the bronze.
Battig and Platt, along with Alissa Johnson (Colorado Springs, Colorado) were the top overall team of October 9 in International Standing (pictured). The team of One Shot Wonders of Turner, Cory Frazier (Tifton, Georgia) and Johnna Dales (Tifton, Georgia) won silver and the team of Palmyra of Zeigler,