COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (September 25, 2018)
More than 200 Shotgun athletes from across the country, as well as Columbia, Guatemala and Canada, will descend on the International Shooting Park just south of Fort Carson, Colorado to compete in the USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun starting September 30 and running through October 10.
Starting just two weeks after the conclusion of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship where Shotgun athletes won 12 of the United States’ 19 medals, competition should be as fierce as ever as athletes vie for medals, National and National Junior Team slots, as well as prize money for the top overall finishers in each discipline, courtesy of our longtime team sponsor White Flyer.
This match will also serve as the selection match for Trap Mixed Teams that will represent the United States at the Championship of the Americas (CAT Games) in November, as well as the ISSF World Cups in Acapulco, Mexico and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates next year.
The Women’s Skeet competition will showcase some of the best shooters not only in the United States, but the world. Newly-crowned Women’s Skeet World Champion Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, Louisiana) and World Championship silver medalist Kim Rhode (El Monte, California) will once again take to the field in the Women’s Skeet and Trap Mixed Team events next week. 2017 Women’s Skeet World Champion Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida) and 2018 Junior World Championship bronze medalist Austen Smith (Kellar, Texas) are also expected to compete.
In addition to the two events, six-time Olympic medalist Rhode will also compete in the Women’s Trap event. Rhode publicly declared earlier this summer that she’s actively training for all three events and recently won silver in