COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (March 9, 2019)

The USA Shooting Spring Selection Match for Shotgun wrapped today at Tucson Trap and Skeet in Tucson, Arizona with the final day of competition and awards presented in the Skeet events.

The stakes were high for the nation’s top shotgun competitors as Pan American Games, International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship and World Cup selection spots were up for grabs at this event.  Competition included 250 targets of Qualification over four days, plus today’s Final where additional points were awarded based on finish (three for first, two for second and one for third place).

Taking top honors in the men’s competition was Phillip Jungman (Caldwell, Texas/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, pictured above) who overtook the Qualification lead after Day 3 and finished off Qualification with the top score of 243/250 targets. Jungman, who took silver at last year’s Spring Selection, finished the match with an overall score of 246 points, which included three points for his top finish in the Final. He also tied eventual silver medalist, reigning National Champion and his USAMU teammate Christian Elliott (Greenville, Indiana) in today’s Final with a score of 56/60 targets. Taking bronze was Robert Johnson (Phoenix, Arizona), who won the bronze medal by defeating Mark Staffen (Lewis Center, Ohio/USAMU) in a shootoff, 25-24 targets.

On the Junior side, Benjamin Keller (Johnstown, Colorado) was the top finisher, Alex Ahlin (Bamberg, South Carolina) took silver and Conner Prince (Burleson, Texas) took bronze.

Six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode (El Monte, California, pictured right) was the top finisher in the women’s competition.  Rhode entered the Final with the top Qualification score of 241 targets. Once in the Final, she would

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