COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (October 3, 2018)
The first medals of the USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun were presented today in the Trap discipline at the International Shooting Park located just south of Fort Carson, Colorado.
In addition to National Champion titles, National and National Junior Team appointments were at stake; as well as prize money for the top overall finishers in each discipline, courtesy of our longtime team sponsor White Flyer.
Winning the Men’s Trap title was Caleb Lindsey (Spring Hill, Tennessee). Lindsey won silver at last year’s National Championship and promoted that medal to gold today with his nail-biter 44-43 win over silver medalist Roe Reynolds (Quitman, Arkansas).
"That result showed me what I was made of, that I could compete at this level,” Lindsey said. “I knew if I focused harder, with more quality practice versus quantity training, I could take that next step." Lindsey also won bronze in the Junior division at the 2016 National Championships.
Winning bronze was Brian Burrows (Fallbrook, California) who had stepped away from international-style competition in the summer of 2016, but has proven he’s ready to make a return to the international stage with this bronze medal win today and his silver-medal finish earlier this year at the Summer Selection Match in Kerrville, Texas.
Aeriel Skinner won her first Women’s Trap title today with 44 targets in the Final as well over silver medalist Emma Williams (Savannah, Tennessee). Three-time defending National Champion Ashley Carroll (Solvang, California) won the bronze medal.
“It started off rough and I struggled,” said Skinner, who posted a score of 110 in her first 125 targets. “I didn’t even feel like the same person through the first